Tuesday 24 May, 2016

John and Charles Wesley

The readings are for use on Wesley Day (24 May), or on Aldersgate Sunday (the Sunday preceding 24 May), but not the Principal Service as in 2016 Aldersgate Sunday is also Trinity Sunday.

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)
How small a spark has lit a living fire! (StF 408)
Where shall my wondering soul begin? (StF 454)

Isaiah 12:1-6 or Isaiah 51:1-3, 7-11

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (StF 416)
God has spoken – by his prophets (StF 157)
Your hand, O God, has guided (StF 692)

Psalm 130

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Out of the depths I cry to thee (StF 433)

Romans 5:1-11

Come, thou fount of every blessing (StF 494)
I am a new creation (StF 553)
I am not skilled to understand (StF 349)

The first 5 verses of Romans 5 may have been read on Trinity Sunday in 2016

OR 2 Peter 1:1-11

Father of everlasting grace (StF 378)
God in my living, there in my breathing (StF 497)
God, whose love is all around us (StF 585)
Great God, your love has called us here (StF 499)
Help us, O Lord, to learn (StF 501)
My heart is full of Christ (StF 506)

Mark 12:28-37

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
I will worship (I will worship) with all my heart (StF 54)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour (StF 504)
More like you, Jesus, more like you (StF 505)

or Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Lord, your Church on earth is seeking (StF 410)
Go to the world! Go into all the earth (StF 402)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
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