12th 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 19: 1-4 (5-7) 8-15a

Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word (website only)
God has spoken - by his prophets (StF 157)
We cannot bear the full light of your glory (website only)
When listening prophets dare to speak (StF 163)

Psalms 42; 43

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
The thirsty deer longs for the streams (StF 514)
When our confidence is shaken (StF 644)

Galatians 3: 23-29

Beauty for brokenness (StF 693)
Community of Christ (StF 681)
Gracious God, you call your people (website only)
‘I have a dream’, a man once said (website only)
In Christ there is no east or west (StF 685)

Luke 8: 26-39

* Before the world began (StF 101)
Deep in the darkness a starlight is gleaming (StF 625)
Lord of life, we come to you (StF 651)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
We come today to celebrate (website only)
We cannot measure how you heal (StF 655)

Alternative related readings

Isaiah 65: 1-9

* Because you came and sat beside us (StF 420)
In the darkness of the still night (StF 109)
In the wonder of creation (StF 110)

Psalm 22: 19-28

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Because you came and sat beside us (StF 420)
Before the world began (StF 101)
God, who sent us on a journey (website only)