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

Father's Day

As we gather in your presence now (StF 609)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
Called by Christ to be disciples (StF 660)
Lord of all hopefulness (StF 526)
One human family God has made (StF 687) 

World Refugee Day 

Pay heed to the people you meet on the journey (website only)
Show me how to stand for justice (StF 713)
There are no strangers to God's love (StF 716)
We do not hope to ease our minds (StF 717) 

1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49

Even as the world began (StF 71)
*Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
Lord the light of your love is shining (StF 59)
May the God of hope go with us every day (StF 411)
My soul rejoices in God, my Saviour (StF 60)
Praise is rising, eyes are turning to you (StF 64)
Sing of the Lord's goodness, Father of all wisdom (StF 65)
Spirit of the living God (StF 395)
*Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (StF 89)
Who would true valour see (StF 486)

Psalm 9: 9-20

Now thank we all our God (StF 81)
Oh freedom, Oh freedom. Oh freedom (StF 697)
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise (StF 50)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
You give rest to the weary (StF 657)

or 1 Samuel 17: 57 – 18: 5, 10-16

A charge to keep I have (StF 658)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
*Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Lord, you call us to your service (StF 664)
*Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (StF 89)
Thanks for friends who keep on loving (StF 619)

Psalm 133

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Because the Saviour prayed that we be one (StF 675)
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (StF 686)
Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)

See also section: Life and Unity in the Church (StF 675 – 692)

2 Corinthians 6: 1-13

Come let us sing of a wonderful love (StF 443)
Come, now is the time to worship (StF 24)
Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)
*Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)
I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)
Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556)
*Let love be real, in giving and receiving (StF 615)
Make me a channel of your peace (StF 707)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)

Mark 4: 35-41

Be still and know that I am God (anon.) (StF 18)
Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm (StF 624
Eternal Father, strong to save (StF 517)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Have faith in God, my heart (StF 466)
Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult (StF 250)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation! (StF 88)
Rock of Ages, cleft for me (StF 434)
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life (StF 645)

Alternative related readings

Job 38: 1-11

Even as the world began (StF 71)
From the highest of heights (StF 48)
In the beginning God played with the planets (StF 108)
Lord of creation, to you be all praise! (StF 449)
Praise ye the Lord! 'Tis good to raise (StF 115)

Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Always remember, never forget (StF 70)
Calm me Lord as you calmed the storm (StF 624)
Come all you people (Uyau mose) (StF 22)
Eternal Father, strong to save (StF 517)
Give thanks with a grateful heart (StF 78)