THE TWENTY – FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 20, 2020
GATHERING HYMN: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, O Ancient of Days,
Almighty,victorious, your great name we praise.
Response: “The Lord is close to all who call him.”
I will bless you day after day
and praise your name for ever.
You are great, Lord, highly to be praised,
your greatness cannot be measured. R.
You are kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good you are, Lord, to all,
compassionate to all your creatures. R.
You are just in all your ways
and loving in all you deeds.
You are close to all who call you,
who call on you from their hearts. R.
SECOND READING: Philippians 1.20-24, 27
Brothers and sisters: Christ will be exalted now as always in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.
Live your life in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ. The word of the Lord. R.-Thanks be to God.
COMMUNION HYMN: “Gift of Finest Wheat”
You satisfy the hungry heart
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.
CLOSING HYMN: “For the Fruit of All Creation”
For the fruit of all creation, Thanks be to God.
For the gifts to ev’ry nation, Thanks be to God.
For the plowing, sowing, reaping,
Silent growth while we are sleeping.
Future needs in earth’s safe-keeping,
Thanks be to God.