11th 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

1 Kings 21: 1-10, 15-21a (11-14 optional)

God, how can we forgive when bonds of love are torn? (StF 613)
Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience (StF 701)
In an age of twisted values (StF 703)
Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)
When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 643)

Psalm 5: 1-8

Hymn echoing the psalmist’s theme

Here as we kneel, here as we pray(StF 521)

Galatians 2: 15-21

All I once held dear, built my life upon (StF 489)
Jesus – the name high over all (StF 357)
Let earth and heaven agree (StF 358)
Rock of ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee (StF 434)

Luke 7: 36-8: 3

All my days I will sing this song of gladness (StF 343)
What shall we offer our good Lord? (StF 671)
Where shall my wondering soul begin? (StF 454)

Alternative related readings

2 Samuel 11: 26-12: 10, 13-15

Almighty God, we come to make confession (StF 419)
(NB see hymn posts for notes and discussion about singing this hymn to "Finlandia")
Empty, broken here I stand, Kyrie eleison (StF 421)
Forgive our sins, as we forgive.’ you taught us, Lord, to pray (StF 423)

Psalm 32

Hymn echoing the psalmist’s theme

My lips shall praise you, my great Redeemer (StF 430)