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.

General

God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)
*Just as we are, your servants here (website only)
*O Lord we are always in your presence (StF 33)
Time for God, time for God (website only) a responsive round

Genesis 28: 10-19a

All my hope on God is founded (StF 455)
Author of faith, eternal Word (StF 457)
Come, O thou Traveller unknown (StF 461)
*Just as we are, your servants here (website only)
May the love of the Lord rest upon your soul (StF 771) sung blessing
O God of Bethel, by whose hand thy people are fed (StF 475)

Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I watch the sunrise lighting the sky (StF 469)
O God, you search me and you know me (StF 728)
*O Lord we are always in your presence (StF 33)
O Lord, you have searched me out and know me (StF 835) responsive reading
There is no moment of my life (StF 482)
What shall I do my God to love? (StF 436)

Romans 8: 12-25

Abba Father, let me be (StF 439)
Away with our fears! (StF 458)
Father God, I wonder I managed to exist (StF 72)
Sing of the Lord’s goodness, Father of all wisdom (StF 65)
When I was lost you came and rescued me (StF 367)

Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

As servants working an estate (StF 491)
Day of judgment! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Son of God, if your free grace (StF 336)
We gather round this table (website only) communion hymn
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Alternative related readings:

Isaiah 44: 6-8

Lord, I come before your throne of grace (StF 58)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Rock of ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)

Psalm 86: 11-17

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

God of forgiveness, your people you freed (StF 425)
Teach me, my God and King (StF 668)
We praise you, O God; acclaim you as Lord (StF 95)