FEAST OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL Lectionary #519

Acts 22:3–16 or Acts 9:1–22. Either choice tells the story of Paul’s conversion. The first choice tells it as a narrative from Paul himself, while the second choice tells the story objectively. Paul’s version, in which he admits that “I persecuted this Way to death” is perhaps more powerful because it is personal.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (116) 117
This hymn is the shortest psalm in the Psalter. Recognition of God’s steadfast fidelity and kindness to Israel will bring the nations to worship the one God.

Go Out and Tell (Ash)  JS 260
Go Out to All the World (Alstott)  JS 93
Go Out to All the World (Guimont)  GC2 985
Go Out to All the World (Haas) GC 112
Holy Is God (Hughes)  WOR 64
Holy Is God (Joncas)  GC 111
Vayan por el Mundo Entero (Montgomery)  FYC 255

Mark 16:15-18. Traditionally called the “longer ending” to Mark’s Gospel (and accepted as the inspired conclusion to this Gospel, though other endings appear in some manuscripts), this text includes the “great commandment” to preach the Gospel “to every creature,” and it lists some miraculous signs that will accompany this preaching. Some people have made much of these signs, but they may be understood as symbols of the way that God will protect Christ’s followers from any harm and will make their lives a healing presence to all they meet.

Songs for the Liturgy

*A Follower of Christ (G)  LMGM 117
Amazing Grace (1)  WOR 583/CBW 480/GP 615/LMGM 173/WC 685/MI‑BB/RS 737/GC 612/GC2 586/JS 713/PMB 323/WS/SS
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (G)  GC 663/GC2 643/RS 779
As We Gather at Your Table (G)  RS 848/GC2 738/CBW 583/JS 792/SS
Be Not Afraid (1)  JS 706/GP 602/CBW 481/LMGM 123/MI‑BB/RS 734/GC 608/GC2 596/PMB 446/WC 852/WS/SS
Before the Sun Burned Bright (G)  GP 577/CBW 504
Bring Forth the Kingdom (G)  RS 772/GC 658/GC2 640/SS
By Name I Have Called You (G)  GP 582
Christ Is the King (G)  WOR 500/CBW 387/RS 630/GC2 491/JS 848/SS
Christ Is the World=s Light (C)   WOR 543
Christ, the Word before Creation (G)  SS
Christ, You Formed the Church, Your Body (G)   SS
Disciple's Song (G)  CBW 505
For the Life of the World (G)  GC 801/GC2 792
Give Me a Clean Heart (1,Ps)  LMGM 279
Glory and Praise to Our God, v 3 (1,Ps)  JS 596/GP 671/MI‑BB/RS 696/GC 522/GC2 537/WC 909/WS
God Has Chosen Me (2,G)  JS 831/MI‑BB/GC 682/GC2 669/GP 546
God Has Spoken by His Prophets (1,G)  WOR 516/RS 654/JS 678/PMB 419/WC 775
God It Was (G)  GC 701/RS 818
Grant to Us, O Lord (1,G)  WC 683/RS 558/CBW 621/PMB 329/WS
Great Is the Lord -- Toolan (1,G)  GC 684
Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (G)  GC 562/GC2 529/RS 692/PMB 482
Hold Me in Life (1,Ps)  JS 702/MI‑BB/GC 423/GP 596
*I Am the Light of the World (C)   GP 658/JS 664/GC 510/MI-BB
I Danced in the Morning (G)  WOR 636/MI‑BB/RS 809/GC 708/GC2 689/WC 725/JS 764/GP 395/PMB 366/WS
I Have Been Anointed (G)   PMB 395/WC 794/WS
I Say, "Yes," Lord/Digo, "Sí," Señor (G)  RS 722/GC 597/GC2 581/WS
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (G)  WOR 510/RS 651/GC 507/GC2 513/PMB 404/WC 795/WS/SS/MI-BB
I Will Be with You (1,G)  GC 455/RS 603
Journeysong (G)  GP 581/JS 759
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You, v 3  (G)  WOR 525/GP 693/LMGM 197/WC 918/MI‑BB/RS 669/GC 528/GC2 520/CBW 511/JS 617/PMB 497/WS/SS
Lord Jesus, We Must Know You (G)  CBW 517
*Lord, When You Came/Pescador de Hombres (G)  JS 763/MI‑BB/LMGM 116/RS 817/GC 696/GC2 678/WC 790/GP 580/WS/SS
Lord, You Give the Great Commission (G)  WOR 470/RS 607/GC 456/GC2 466/CBW 691/WC 763/JS 452/MI‑BB/GP 401/PMB 382/WS/SS
*New Songs of Celebration Render (E)   WOR 533
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (G)  WOR 625/CBW 521/WC 938/PMB 472
O God of Love, O King of Peace (Ps)  WOR 652/WC 872/RS 833/CBW 681/PMB 457
Open Wide the Doors to Christ (G)   PMB 356/WC 740/WS
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (1,Ps)  WOR 530/CBW 565/LMGM 198/WC 930/MI‑BB/RS 684/GC 551/GC2 531/JS 612/GP 685/PMB 492/WS/SS
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (G)  CBW 582
Seek the Lord (1,G)  GP 351/RS 540/GC2 395/MI-BB
Send Us as Your Blessing, Lord (G)  JS 671/GP 554
Servant Song -- McGargill (Ps,G)  MI‑BB/JS 837/GP 550
*Sing a New Song B Brown (E)   GP 692/MI-BB
*Sing a New Song -- Schuttte (E)   CBW 563/MI‑BB/RS 686/GP 670/GC 537/GC 544/JS 607/WC 904/WS
*Sing a New Song to the Lord -- Dudley-Smith/Wilson (E)  WOR 550/CBW 566/GC 521/GC2 541/RS 677/PMB 493/WC 931/SS
*Sing Hey (Yes) for the Carpenter (G)  GC 692/GC2 697
*Sing to God (E)   GC2 533
Song of Good News (1,G)  WC 776/WS
Sow the Word (1,G)  GC 516
Take, O Take Me as I Am (G)   GC2 692/SS
Take the Word of God with You (G)  JS 838/MI‑BB/GP 543
Tell It! Tell It Out with Gladness (G)   GC2 518
The Kingdom of God (1,G)  WOR 615/RS 775/GC 655/GC2 639/PMB 511/WC 950
*The Lord Observed Two Fishermen (E)   IH 37
The Reign of God (G)   SS
The Spirit of God (G)  WC 807/GC 458/PMB 399/WS
The Summons (G)  RS 811/GC 700/GC2 687/WC 805/WS/MI-BB/SS
The Voice of God (G)  WOR 358/CBW 433
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (1)  WOR 595, 596/MI‑BB/RS 742/GC 626/GC2 603/CBW 443/WC 682/JS 748/GP 639/PMB 322/WS/SS
*This Is the Time (G)  RS 556/SS
Thy Kingdom Come (G)  GP 719/GC 656/RS 776
To Be Your Presence (G)   SS
*Two Fishermen (E,G)  WOR 633/RS 812/GC 688/GC2 693
We Are Many Parts, v 1 (1,G)  MI‑BB/RS 840/GC 733/GC2 727/WC 778/WS/SS
*Walk in My Ways (G)   PSL B-103/SS
When Jesus Came Preaching (G)  WOR 614/RS 773
When John Baptized by Jordan's River (G)  WOR 412/RS 538/GC2 390/CBW 325/JS 373/WC 524/SS 786
Where He Leads Me (G)  LMGM 120
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (1,G)  RS 653/WOR 513/CBW 429/JS 449/PMB 367/WC 726
*You Call to Us, Lord Jesus (G)   SS
You Have Anointed Me (1,G)  RS 795/GC 676/GC2 662/GP 555
*You Walk Along Our Shoreline (G)   RS 807/GC2 679/HG 35/PMB 394/WC 789/WS/SS
Your Word Went Forth (1,G)  RS 655