ELEVENTH SUNDAY B Lectionary #92

The kingdom of God is growing, even though we may not see it at work. But our challenge is to look for and, when we find it, cooperate in that growth.

Ezekiel 17:22-24. This allegory completes the one begun on Ezekiel 17:3-8, about the reigns of Kings Jehoiachin and Zedekiah. It says that God is at work in the history of Judah to restore the reign of the Davidic kings and expand that reign like a mighty tree to which all will come.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (91) 92
The verses from this psalm were selected to reflect the image of sheltering trees in the first reading and apply it to individual believers.

At the Work of Your Hands (Warner)  PSY 25
It Is Good to Give Thanks to You (Jordan/Murray)  CBW 143
It Is Good to Give You Thanks   PSL B-126/SS
Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks (Guimont)  RS 124/GC 86/GC2 1011/G3 1123
Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks (Hunstiger)   SS
Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks (Joncas)   PMB 672/WS/LPGA B70
Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks (Proulx/Gelineau)  W3 896/WOR4 1140/RS 125/LPGG 92
Lord, It Is Good to Give Thanks (Schiavone)   JS 979

Suggested Common Psalm: Ps (103) 104

The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

2 Corinthians 5:6-10. We believe that our final home is with the Lord. In the meantime, we live by faith as we try to live lives that will reflect that goal and bring us there in time.

Mark 4:26-34. Jesus is described as a teller of parables, and that point is illustrated with two parables about the kingdom of God. It grows with our help but beyond anything that we can do to control its growth.

Songs for the Liturgy

A Living Faith (2)   RS 726/WOR4 676/GC2 579/G3 677
All That Is Hidden (1,G)  MI-BB 512/JS 762
Anthem (1,G)  GP 19/MI-BB 511/GC 690/GC2 681/G3 778/JS 761
Bread for the World SPS 240
Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken (2,G)  JS 484/OIF 533/WC 657
Bring Forth the Kingdom (G)  RS 772/GC 658/GC2 640/G3 734
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (G)  W3 759/WOR4 858/LMGM 205/BB 211/OIF 890/RS 706/GC 564/GC2 552/G3 634/PMB 518/WC 987/WS/JS 639/SS
Father, We Thank Thee (2,G)  W3 558/WOR4 631/CBW 528/RS 705/GC 568/GC2 547/G3 632/OIF 539/PMB 316/WC 656/WS/SS
For the Fruits of This Creation (1,G)  W3 562/WOR4 857/MI-BB 427/CBW 532/OIF 893/PMB 519/WC 988/WS/RS 704/JS 629/SS
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (G)  LMGM 242/OIF 611
In This Place Your Word Is Planted (G)   WOR4 595
*Keep Us in Your Name (C) PSL B-127/SS
Life-Giving Bread, Saving Cup (2,G)   RS 920/GC 822/GC2 821/G3 926/WOR4 956/SS
*My Voice Has Called (E)   IH 47
One Thing I Seek (E) PSL B-125/SS
Receive in Your Heart (G)  OIF 560/WC 679
*Seed, Scattered and Sown, v 2 (G)  CBW 604/GC 834/GC2 830/RS 918/JS 811/MI-BB 363
Seek First the Kingdom of God (Ps 37) OIF 527/WC 700
Seek Ye First (G)  W3 580/WOR4 663/MI-BB 437/OIF 754/PMB 433/WC 862/WS/RS 728/GC 615/GC2 600/JS 720
Sent Forth by God's Blessing (1) OIF 817, 825/PMB 474,475/WC 925, 926/WS/MI-BB 385/CBW 533/JS 768
Sing with All the Saints in Glory, v 4 (2)  W3 467/WOR4 526/RS 595/GC 442/GC2 442/G3 539/JS 789/CBW 406/OIF 881/PMB 510/WC 975/WS 770/MI-BB 622/SS
Singing Songs of Expectation (2)  RS 780
Sow the Word (1,G)  GC 516
The King of Glory (G)  W3 501/WOR4 565/MI-BB 738/OIF 640/GP 128/WC 763/WS 605/RS 628/GC 486/GC2 494/G3 572/JS 487
*The Kingdom of God (G)  W3 615/WOR4 720/RS 775/GC 655/GC2 639/G3 736/OIF 883/PMB 511/WC 976
*The Reign of God (G) WOR4 722/GC2 641/G3 738
We Are Called (2,G)  RS 820/GC 718/GC2 710/G3 807/WOR4 799/WC 817/WS/MI-BB 630/SS
We Are the Light SPS 236
We Remember (2)  MI-BB 502/GP 255/WC 691/WS/RS 724/GC 593/GC2 578/G3 681/WOR4 938/SS
*We Walk by Faith (2)  W3 572/WOR4 674/GP 258/MI-BB 494/OIF 693/PMB 416/WC 847/WS 664/RS 723/GC 590/GC2 583/G3 680/CBW 495/SS 924
We've Come This Far by Faith (2)  LMGM 225
*What Shall We Say God’s Realm Is Like (G) HG 91