Sunday September 24th 2017

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Year A

So the last will be first, and the first will be last.
— an excerpt from this week's reading from Matthew

Readings from Holy Scripture

Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16

Music and Hymns

Prelude: Andante No. 1 in C Major - William Volckmar
Processional Hymn: 527 Singing songs of expectation - Ton-Y-Botel
Sequence: 660 O Master, let me walk with thee - Maryton

Anthem: As We Gather at Your Table - Lloyd Larson

As we gather at your Table, as we listen to your Word, help us know, O
God, your presence; let our hearts and minds be stirred. Nourish us
with sacred story till we claim it as our own; teach us through this
holy banquet how to make Love's victory known. Turn our worship into
witness in the sacrament of life; send us forth to love and serve you,
bringing peace where there is strife. Give us Christ, your great
compassion to forgive as you forgave; may we still behold your image
in the world you died to save. Gracious spirit, help us summon other
guests to share that feast where triumphant Love will welcome those
who had been last and least. There no more will envy blind us nor will
pride our peace destroy, as we join with saints and angels to repeat
the sounding joy.

Communion Hymn: 309 O Food to pilgrims given - O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen
Recessional Hymn: 685 Rock of ages, cleft for me - Toplady
Postlude: Opus 91 in B Flat Major - J. G. Sachs

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