Sunday 9 September, 2018

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings are laid out as for the continuous form of the lectionary. Alternative related readings (OT and psalm only) are below. Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
God of justice, Saviour to all (StF 699)
Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience (StF 701)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)

Psalm 125

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
O love that wilt not let me go (StF 636)

James 2: 1-10 (11-13) 14-17

Father, we have sinned in word, and deed, and thought (StF 422)
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love (StF 249)
Make us your prophets, Lord (StF 665)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
The Church of Christ, in every age (StF 415)
The love of God comes close where stands an open door (StF 654)
When I needed a neighbour, were you there? (StF 256)

Mark 7: 24-37

Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
O Christ, the Healer, we have come to pray for health (StF 653)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)

Alternative related readings

Isaiah 35:  4-7a

Darkness like a shroud (StF 170)
Hail to the Lord’s anointed (StF 228)
We come to you with no pretence (StF 435)
When all your mercies, O my God (StF 97)

Psalm 146

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

God who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
Jesus shall take the highest honour (StF 356)
Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast (StF 598)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)
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