21st 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 8 22-30, 41-43

Come, Host of heaven’s high dwelling place (StF 680)
God, who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (StF 79)
Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him (StF 86)

Psalm 84

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)
May the glory of the Lord fill his temple (StF 31)

Ephesians 6: 10-20

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
O God, what offering shall I give (StF 562)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

John 6: 56-69

Come, divine interpreter (StF 154)
From the breaking of the dawn (StF 156)
I, the Lord of sea and sky (StF 663)
The Spirit lives to set us free, walk, walk in the light (StF 397)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)

Alternative related readings

Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18

Captain of Israel's host (StF 459)
Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)

Psalm 34: 15-22

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)