FIFTEENTH SUNDAY B Lectionary #104
Continued reflections on prophecy and ministry: The call comes whether we want it or not. The message is confirmed not by our fancy clothes or impressive credentials but by our words and actions.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Amos 7:12-15. Amos defends his prophetic ministry as coming from God. He was never one of the “cult prophets”—professionals associated with a holy site or with a royal household whose job was to offer official interpretations of events in the light of God’s word. Amos was living as a shepherd when God called him.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (84) 85
Psalm 85, which is also a seasonal psalm for Advent, is a communal call for forgiveness and divine aid. It begins with an evocation of God’s mighty deeds in the past as the foundation for a petition for current help.

Let Us See Your Kindness (McAleer)  GP 225/MI-BB
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Alstott)   BB
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Balhoff et al)  RS 114/GC 80/PCY6 12/GP 224
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Bogdan)   WC 421/WS
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Carroll/Gelineau)  WOR 908/RS 113/LPGG 913
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (French)  PRM B85/PMB 156, 684/WS
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Guimont)   GC2 951/LPMG 104
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Haugen)  LMGM 502/RS 112/GC 79/GC2 48/PCY1 8
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Hunstiger)   SS
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Peloquin)   SI2 5
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Roff/Isele)  CBW 155
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Schiavone)   JS 991/LP 135
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Soper)   MI-BB
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Testa)  CCS 2932
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Willcock)  PFS 4
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Young)  JS 783
Lord, Show Us Your Mercy (Marchionda)  SO 64
Muéstranos, Señor (Rubalcava) Cantos 68
Muéstranos, Señor (Sosa) FYC 226
Muéstranos, Señor, Tu Misericordia (Taulé) FYC 227
Muéstranos, SeZor Tu Misericordia/Show Us, O Lord (Cortez)   FYC 225/JS 61
O Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness (Harbor)  LMGM 501
Show Us, Lord, Your Kindness   PSL B-5/SS

Ephesians 1:3-14. Paul begins this letter with a prayer of blessing, giving thanks for God’s action in blessing us in Christ “with every spiritual blessing.” The rest of the prayer spells out those blessings: election “before the foundation of the world,” adoption, redemption, revelation of the mystery of faith, sealing with the promised Holy Spirit “which is the first installment of our inheritance.”

Mark 6:7-13. Jesus sends out the Twelve, provided only with the basics, to extend his mission of revealing the kingdom’s presence by driving out “unclean spirits” and curing the sick.

Songs for the Liturgy

All That Is Hidden (1,G)  MI‑BB/JS 762/GP 585
Alleluia! Go and Teach All People (1,G)  CBW 515
Arise, Your Light Is Come! (1,G)  CBW 302
Baptized in Living Waters (2)    PMB 386/WC 762/WS
Baptized in Water, v 3 (2)  WOR 720/RS 903/GC 798/GC2 797/CBW 614/JS 542/PMB 286/WC 617/WS/SS
Before the Sun Burned Bright (1,G)  GP 577/CBW 504
Bring Forth the Kingdom (G)  RS 772/GC 658/GC2 640
*Chosen in Christ (2)   PSL B-139/SS
Church of God (2)  MI‑BB/GP 45/RS 783/GC 664/CBW 581/JS 686/GP 571/PMB 381
Come unto Me (2)  MI‑BB/JS 770/GP 518
Dwelling Place (2)  GP 591/GC 594/GC2 582
Forth in the Peace of Christ (G)  WOR 627/CBW 514
Give Thanks and Remember (2)   PMB 315/WC 656/WS
Give Thanks to God on High (2)  RS 888/GC 792
Go (G)  LMGM 66/RS 604/GC 454/PMB 478/WC 891/WS
Go, Be Justice (G)    PMB 476/WC 901/WS/SS
Go Forth (1,G)   JS 833/MI-BB
Go Make a Difference (1,G)   MI-BB
Go Out to the World/Vayan al Mundo (G)   MI-BB
Go to the World (1,G)  RS 608/GC2 469/CBW 508/WC 889/WS/SS
Go Ye Out (1,G)   MI-BB
God Has Chosen Me (1,G)  MI‑BB/GC 682/GC2 669/JS 831/GP 546
God Has Spoken by His Prophets (1)  WOR 516/RS 654/PMB 419/WC 775/JS 678
God Is Working His Purpose Out (2)  WOR 507/RS 646
God, Whose Almighty Word (1,G)  WOR 486/RS 619
God's Blessing Sends Us Forth (G)   PMB 473/WC 893/WS
Great Is the Lord -- Toolan (1,G)  GC 684
*Happy Are They (C)   RS 111/GC 77
Here I Am, Lord -- Schutte (1,G)  GP 542/MI‑BB/LMGM 283/WC 804/RS 802/GC 686/GC2 671/CBW 520/JS 832/PMB 406/WS/SS
How Shall They Hear the Word of God (1,G)  WOR 629
*I Am the Bread of Life – Toolan, v 3 (C)   WOR 738/MI‑BB/LMGM 133/RS 931/GC 828/GC2 822/WC 633/WS/SS
I Cannot Tell It All (G)  GP 390
*I Pleaded to the Lord My God (E)   IH 51
Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed (G)   PMB 369/WC 734/WS
Journeysong (G)   JS 759/GP 581
Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness (1,G)  CBW 444
Lord, You Give the Great Commission (G)  WOR 470/WC 763/MI‑BB/RS 607/GC 456/GC2 466/CBW 691/JS 452/GP 401/PMB 382/WS/SS
Make Me a Blessing (G)  LMGM 278
Make Us True Servants, v 2 (G) PMB 501/WC 936/WS/SS
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (G)  CBW 521/WOR 625/WC 938/JS 411
O Christ, Who Called the Twelve (G)   HG 55
Out of Darkness -- Walker (2)  MI‑BB/GC 689/JS 765/GP 574
Praise the Spirit in Creation (G)  WOR 477/RS 609
Ps 84: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (C)
Send Me, Jesus (1,G)  RS 796/GC 677/GC2 674
Send Us (1,G)  MI-BB
Send Us as Your Blessing, Lord (1)  GP 554
Sent Forth by God’s Blessing (1,G)   PMB 474, 475/WC 888, 899/MI‑BB/CBW 533/JS 768/GP 588/WS
Sing Praise to Our Creator (2)  WC 752/RS 620/PMB 376/WS
Speak, Lord (1,G)  MI‑BB
Take Christ to the World (1,G)  JS 836/MI‑BB/GP 549
Take the Word of God with You (1,G)  JS 838/MI‑BB/GP 543
The Church of Christ in Every Age (G)  WOR 626/RS 803/GC2 665/WC 40/JS 843/SS
The God Who Sends Us Forth (1,G)  GC 675
The Spirit of God (1,G)  WC 807/GC 458/PMB 399/WS
The Spirit Sends Us Forth (1,G)   JS 835/MI-BB
The Word Is in Your Heart, vss 2‑3 (2)  GC 518
This Little Light of Mine (1,G)  LMGM 190/GC 513/GC2 514/PMB 502/WC 945/WS
*To Gaze on Your Glory (E)   PSL B-137/SS
*We Are God's Work of Art/Somos la Creación de Dios, v 5 (2)  RS 901/GC 808
We Are Your People (2)  WOR 623/RS 789/PMB 387/WC 765/WS/SS
We Bring God's Holy Love (G)   PMB 469/WC 895/WS
When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (G)  WOR 614/RS 773
Who Calls You by Name (2)  RS 231/GC2 794/CBW 618/WC 620/WS/SS
You Are God's Work of Art (2)  GC 810/SS
You Have Anointed Me (1,G)  RS 795/GC 676/GC2 662/GP 555
*Your Mercy Like Rain (Ps)  GC 330

Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Blest Are They Bouman Selah G
Blessed Jesus At Thy Word Hopson Selah  
Christ Be Our Seed (SATB, Organ, Oboe)  Schalk, Carl  Concordia (98-3602)  2
Come Pure Hearts (SATB) White Selah 402-382 1, G
Go to the World! (SAB, Keyboard, opt. Trumpet)  Johengen, Carl  GIA (G-4395)  G
Go to the World, SINE NOMINE (SAB, Organ, Brass Quartet, Percussion)  arr. by Chepponis, James  GIA (G-5133) G
God Chose Us in Christ (SATB, Solo, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer)  Hutmacher, OFM, Robert M.  GIA (G-3101)  2
How Lovely are they Messengers (SATB)  Mendelssohn, Felix  E. C. Schirmer (1925/52) in“Concord Anthems”, Book 1 G
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling (SATB)  Schütz, Heinrich  Concordia (97-6303)  C
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (SATB, Organ)  Stearns, Peter Pindar  Paraclete Press (PPM 00409) C
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (SATB)  Reagan, Donald J.  World Library (8508)  C
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (SATB, Keyboard)  Joncas, Michael  Coronet Press (CP 304)  C
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (SATB, Keyboard, opt. Horn) 
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (2 pt)
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (SATB)
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (SATB)
Scott, K. Lee 
Concordia (98-3492) 
Morning Star 50-6302
Various Publishers
GIA G1615
I Am the Living Bread (SATB, Solo, Organ, opt. Oboe)  Johengen, Carl  GIA (G-4353)  C
I Will Go As You Have Sent Me (SATB, Piano)  Alberty, James  GIA (G-4910)  G
Listen to What the Lord is Saying (Unison, Keyboard)  Behnke  Concordia (98-3578) P
Lord, Speak to Me Richard SMP G
Lord, You Give the Great Commission, ABBOT’S LEIGH  (SATB, Organ, opt. Brass Quartet, Timpani, 20 Handbells)  arr. by Haugen, Marty  GIA (G-3200)  G
My Jesus Is My Lasting Joy (Unison, Organ)  Buxtehude, Dietrich  H.W. Gray (CGMR 02727) 2
Nations, Listen to God’s Calling (Unison/2-part, Keyboard)  Bach, Johann Sebastian  Concordia (97-6055) in “BachArias for the Church Year”  1
Praise God in Heaven (2-part, Keyboard)  Schütz, Heinrich  Concordia (98-3587)  2
Ps 84 How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (SATB) Proulx GIA G5721 C
Saint Teresa's Book Mark (SATB) White E C Schirmer/MSM 3140 1, PS, G
Thanksgiving Hymn from Ephesus (SATB, Keyboard)  Hansen, James  GIA (G-4636)  2
Will You Come and Follow Me, KELVINGROVE  (SATB, solo, Organ, opt. Trumpet)  Bell, John L.  GIA (G-4384)  G