16th 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

2 Samuel 7: 1-14a

Take, oh take me as I am (StF 781)
When mountains that we thought secure lie crumbled where we stand (StF 722)

Psalm 89: 20-37

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
From the breaking of the dawn (StF156)
Rock of ages, cleft for me (StF 434)

Ephesians 2: 11-22

As we gather, Father, seal us in the love that knows no fear (StF 570)
Because the Saviour prayed that we be one (StF 675)
Christ is the world’s light, Christ and none other (StF 346 )
Come all who look to Christ today (StF 678)
In Christ there is no east or west (StF 685)
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (StF 686)

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

God grant us words to speak (StF 647)
In a byre near Bethlehem (StF 324)
Lord of life, we come to you (StF 651)
O Christ, the Healer, we have come (StF 653)
Take this moment, sign, and space (StF 513)
*The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
The love of God comes close (StF 654)
To be in your presence (StF 530)

Alternative related readings

Jeremiah 23: 1-6

Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)
O God of hope, your prophets spoke (StF 708)
*The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
*The Lord’s my shepherd, I'll not want (StF 481)
There is a higher throne than all this world has known (StF 337)

Psalm 23

Even though I walk through the valley (StF 626)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (StF 322)
In heavenly love abiding (StF 736)
*The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)
The Lord is my shepherd - Psalm 23 (StF 805) responsive reading
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want (StF 480)
*The Lord’s my shepherd, I'll not want (StF 481)