The scandal of innocent suffering finds its central symbol in the scandal of the cross: An innocent person dies for the guilty; a person without sin dies for sinners.


Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1. The prophet is struggling with the meaning of the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile to Babylon (587 bce). He sees a future restoration of the nation and its capital, but at the cost of suffering by a figure similar to the Suffering Servant in the Book of Isaiah.


Psalm of the Day: Ps. 63 (62)

Psalm 63 may be a song written in exile. The poet longs for the Jerusalem Temple, source of God’s blessings. But even without sight of the sanctuary, the poet will continue to pray and to shout for joy “in the shadow of [God’s] wings.”


For You My Soul Is Thirsting PSL C-129/SS

God, My God, You I Crave (Black) CBW 658

I Long for You (Balhoff/Ducote/Daigle) GP 215/GC 63/PCY6 32

Mi Alma Está Sedienta de Ti (Castillo) FYC 213

Mi Alma Está Sedienta de Ti (Rangel) GP 214

Mi Alma Está Sedienta de Ti/My Soul Is Thirsting (Peña) FYC 214

Mi Alma Está Sedienta de Ti, Señor (Rubi) FYC 212

My Soul Is Longing (Cooney) PCY4 49

My Soul Thirsts (Schutte) GP3 157

My Soul Is Thirsting for God (Alstott) CBW 175

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Alstott) JS 51

My Soul is Thirsting for You (Andino) SPS 72

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Angrisano) MI-BB 777/SPS 71/GP3 156

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Chiusano) JS 52

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Guimont) CBW 205/GC2 933/LPMG 96/SS 647

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Hirten) GIA 3317

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Janco) GIA 3607/WC 202/WS/PMB 676/PRM C81

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Joncas) GC 61/GC2 43/G3 55/0RS 90/WOR4 57

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Lovelace) SO 50

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 42, 900/WOR4 58/RS 89/GC 60/GC2 44/G3 56/LPGG 905

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Roberts) LMGM 531

My Soul Is Thirsting for You/Mi Alma Tiene Sed (Rubalcava) WC 443

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Schiavone) JS 983/LP 127

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Somerville) CBW 147

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Stewart) RS 91/PCY5 49

My Soul Is Thirsting for You (Willcock) PFS 48

My Soul is Thirsting for You WOR4 57,1144,1172,1202

My Soul Thirsts (Schutte) GP 213/MI-BB 778

Your Love Is Finer Than Life (Haugen) GC 62/GC2 42/G3 58/LMGM 530/WC 442/CBW 13D/PCY1 67


Galatians 3:26-29. Life in Christ changes everything, even the way we look at and understand one another.


Luke 9:18-24. Jesus rejects identification as the messiah (“the Christ of God”) because that title carries with it images of military conquest. Rather, he uses his preferred self-description—“the Son of Man”—to point to his coming self-sacrifice. He warns his followers that the same self-sacrifice will be expected of them: They must give themselves to the will of God, whatever that may require.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy


A Follower of Christ (G) LMGM 117

A Living Hope (2) CBW 613/PMB 284

Anthem (G) GP 578/GC 690/MI‑BB 503/JS 761/GP3 556

At the Name of Jesus (G) WOR 499/JS 400, 483/CBW 427/MI‑BB 734/GP 424/GP3 366/WS 643

Baptized in Water (2) WOR 720/WOR4 919/GC 798/GC2 797/G3 903/RS 903/CBW 614/WC 635/PMB 286/WS 552/JS 542/MI-BB 654/GP3 391/SS 1057

Behold, Before Our Wond’ring Eyes (G) JS 381

Children of the Lord (2) WC 842/PMB 410

Church of God (2) GC 664/GP 571/RS 783/CBW 581/PMB 381/WOR4 733

Covenant Hymn (G) RS 904/GC 797/GC2 798/G3 904

Cup of Blessing (2) JS 309

Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race (2) GC 739/GC2 729/G3 833/RS 837

Embrace My Way and Cross (G) GC2 698

Father, Lord of All Creation (2) WOR 655/WOR4 555/RS 839/JS 853

Glory and Praise to You (2) PMB 360/WS 631

*God Is Love (2) GC 629/GC2 608/G3 699/RS 744/GP 647/CBW 473/MI‑BB 485/JS 749/SS/GP3 655

*God Is My Great Desire (Ps) WOR 581

*I Am the Bread of Life ‑‑ Englert (Ps) WC 696/PMB 321

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (G) LMGM 118

I Say "Yes," Lord/Digo "Sí," Señor (G) GC 597/GC2 581/G3 676/RS 722

I Shall Not Be Moved (G) LMGM 276

I Will Choose Christ (G) GP 459/JS 775/GC2 683/G3 802/MI-BB 515/GP3 574

*I Will Lift Up My Eyes (Ps) JS 646/GC 500

In Christ There is No East or West (2) WC 807/JS 850/WOR 659/WOR4 824/CBW 529/MI‑BB 583/RS 836/GC 738/GC2 726/G3 832/GP 565/GP3 548/PMB 391/WS 672/SS 998

In the Cross of Christ (G) RS 221/GC2 436/G3 515/SS 818

Is Your All on the Altar (G) LMGM 277

Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed (G) WC 759/PMB 369/WS 640

Jesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Forever (G) RS 679/GC 745/GC2 730/G3 847/WOR4 843

Jesus the Lord (G) GP 370/GP3 363/GC 418/GC2 403/G3 491/JS 484/MI‑BB 731/RS 574/CBW 432

Keep in Mind (G) WC 219,841/JS 589/MI‑BB 679/RS 940/GC 674/GC2 658/G3 646/GP 492/PMB 36/WS 28,711/WOR4 651/GP3 434

Let Kings and Prophets Yield Their Name (G) HG 99

Lift High the Cross (G) WOR 704/WOR4 885/WOR4 697/WC 792/JS 522/CBW 435/GP 444/MI‑BB 720/RS 884/GC 791/GC2 785/G3 881/PMB 393/WS 699/GP3 384/SS 1054

Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection (G) MI-BB 366

Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace (2) WOR 602/WC 805/RS 751/GC 634/GC2 602/G3 703

*Lose Your Life and Save It (G) PSL C-130

Many Are the Light Beams (2) GC 736/RS 841

Now Go Forward (G) GC 691

Now We Remain (G) GC 694/GC2 696/G3 785/WC 678/MI‑BB 506/RS 813/WS 582/WOR4 764

O Christ the Great Foundation, v 2 (2) WOR 618/RS 781, 782/GC2 646

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (Ps,G) WOR 605/WOR4 705/RS 759/CBW 654

*One Bread, One Body, v 2 (2) GP 499/GP3 498/WC 687/JS 820/GC 830/GC2 813/G3 932/MI‑BB 342/RS 915/WS 556/SPS 249/WOR4 931

One Bread, One Cup SPS 255

One Lord (2) MI‑BB 655/GP 453/GP3 401

One Love Released (2) JS 814

Only This I Want (G) GP 575/GP3 562/GC 695/GC2 701/G3 782/CBW 516/JS 766/MI‑BB 510

Pan de Vida (2) WC 675/GC 848/GC2 811/G3 920/JS 813/MI‑BB 340/RS 909/GP 500/WS 576/WOR4 925/GP3 501

Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (G) JS 674/MI‑BB 598/GC 515/GC2 517/G3 596/RS 652/GP 662/GP3 691/CBW 442/WOR4 591

Rise Up, O Saints of God (G) WC 833/PMB 405

*Save Us, Lord (E) PSL C-128

Sing a New Church (2) MI‑BB 413/GP 572/GP3 569/GC2 644/G3 743

Sing Praise to Our Creator (2) WC 776/RS 620/PMB 376/WS 654

Song of Gathering (2) GC 740

Song over the Waters (2) GC 585/GC2 559/G3 661/RS 855

*Take Up Your Cross (G) WC 793/WOR 634/WOR4 761/JS 524/CBW 353/MI-BB 718/RS 808/GC 698/GC2 688,690/G3 787,801/GP 586/GP3 552/PMB 238/WS 667/SS 985

Take Up Our Cross SPS 354/GP3 383

The Broken Body (2) GC 737

The Church of Christ in Every Age (G) WOR 626/WOR4 785/JS 843/RS 803/GC2 665/G3 765/WC 965/SS 979

*The Lord Is the Strength (E) IH 48

The Love of Christ Urges Us On (G) BB 477

There Is One God (2) RS 237

There Is One Lord (2) WOR 657/WOR4 921/GC 809/GC2 796/G3 905/WC 638/JS 699/GP 453/MI‑BB 495/RS 835/PMB 287/WS 555

Tree of Life (G) RS 541/GC 397/GC2 401/G3 475/CBW 373

Unless a Grain of Wheat (G) GC 697/GC2 699/G3 783/JS 760, 802/MI‑BB 346,509/RS 804/GP 579/GP3 516,563/WOR4 759

We Have No Glory (G) JS 671

*We Know and Believe, v 4 (2) GC 836

We Will Drink the Cup (G) GC 709

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (G) WOR 433/WOR4 494/WC 796/JS 417/CBW 382/PMB 249/WS 665/BB 152/GP3 302

*Wherever He Leads (G) RS 810

You Are the Way (G) WC 748/CBW 441/WS 634/PMB 365/WOR4 682

*You Have Put on Christ (2) WC 642,644/WOR 112/JS 545, 547/RS 979/GC2 107/GP 458/CBW 4F/PMB 30, 291/WS 143,549



Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
He Comes to Us As One Unknown Ferguson Augsburg G
Jesu Dulcis Memoria Victoria GIA G
Jesu Dulcis Memoria Byrd CPDL G
Jesu Dulcis Memoria (SATB) Giles, R. Paraclete Press (PPM 0213)
Jesu, Dulcis Memoria (SATB) Lee. R. A. Paraclete Press (PPM 9611)
Jesu Dulci Memoria
Jesu Dulci Memoria
E. C. Schirmer
Jesu, the Very Thought Near Aureole/MSM G
Jesu, the Very Thought Proulx GIA G
Jesu, the Very Thought Wetzler AMSI G
Jesus Lead the Way Pfautch Augsburg G*
Jesus Lead the Way Proulx GIA G
Prayer of St. Francis     2
Prayer of St. Richard White Oxford G
Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester Archer RSCM/GIA G
Seek to Serve Pfautch Hope G
Take Up Your Cross Corp GIA 6549 G
Take Up Your Cross Hopson Augsburg G
Whoever would be great amoung You Nelson Augsburg G

* out of print