What does hospitality demand of us?


Genesis 18:1–10a. Hospitality among desert nomads requires, even today, that strangers be welcomed and made comfortable. That part of the story would have been expected. The comment by one of the strangers would not have been expected.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (14) 15

This “entrance liturgy” prepares someone to come into the Temple to worship. The one worthy of offering worship is the one who does justice.


He Who Does Justice (Chepponis) PMB 689/PRM C86/WS

He Who Does Justice (Guimont) GC2 881/LPMG 123

He Who Does Justice (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 912/WOR4 29/LPGG 917

He Who Does Justice (Schiavone) LP 140/JS 995

Lord, Who Shall Be Admitted (Boon/Murray) CBW 159

One Who Does Justice (Guimont) GC2 882

The Just Will Live (Batastini/Gelineau) RS 33

The One Who Does Justice (Alstott) JS 16

They Who Do Justice (Haas) GC 22/GC2 17/G3 28/PCY3 56

Those Who Do Justice PSL C-142/SS 496

Those Who Do Justice (Mundell) GP 168


Suggested Common Psalm

Ps 34: Taste and See


Colossians 1:24–28. Having established his faith credentials (see last week), Paul presents himself as a proper apostle. He has suffered for the faith, especially for his unique addition to the message: The message is not only for Jews, it is also for Gentiles “that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”


Luke 10:38–42. Was either of the sisters inhospitable to Jesus, or did they simply offer different forms of hospitality? If that was the case, why did Jesus say what he did to Martha?


Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Other Songs for the Liturgy

As We Gather at Your Table (G) RS 848/GC2 738/CBW 583/JS 792

Bless the Feast (1,G) GP 532

Blessed Jesus, at Your Word (G) JS 675

Blest Are They (1,Ps) GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/MI‑BB 635/RS 774/CBW 522/WC 973/WS 810/WOR4 721/GP3 759

Come, Lord, to Our Souls, Come Down (G) CBW 440

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (1,G) WOR 569/WOR4 662/GC 577/JS 693/WC 855/RS 717

Come Now, Almighty King (1,G) WOR 487/WOR4 549/MI‑BB 715/LMGM 76/GC 475/GC2 486/G3 562/JS 471/GP 417/GP3 359/PMB 378/WS 653/SS 868

Come, Now is the Time to Worship SPS 284/GP3 457

Covenant Hymn (1,G) RS 904/GC 797/GC2 798/G3 904

Gather Us In (G) WOR 665/WOR4 836/WC 909/MI‑BB 302/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/RS 850/CBW 587/WS 758/GP3 471/SS 1002

*God It Was (1) GC 701/RS 818

God of Abraham (1) GC 391/GP 450

God of Adam, God of Joseph (1) GC 893/GC2 870/G3 982/RS 960/JS 361

Happy Are They -- Ps 84 (G) GC 77/RS 111

He Comes to Us as One Unknown (1,G) WOR 573/WOR4 675

Holy Is His Name (1) MI-BB 700/SPS 110/GP3 379

Holy Is Your Name (1) GC 147/GC2 83/G3 102/RS 210/SPS 111

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (G) WOR 45/GC 78, 855/GP 222, 488/MI‑BB 689/JS 59, 581/RS 110/PMB 155/WS 383/GP3 163,430

How Shall They Hear the Word of God (2) WOR 629

I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord (1,G) WOR 726/WOR4 926CBW 424/WC 913/GC 806/GC2 799/G3 919/RS 854/PMB 320/WS 597/SS 1056

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (G) WOR 607/WOR4 707/MI‑BB 460/LMGM 41, 160/GC 646/GC2 622/G3 724/JS 729/WC 878/RS 768/GP 633/GP3 646/PMB 452/WS 737/SS 945

I Received the Living God (G) WOR 735/RS 913/GC 851/GC2 809/G3 916/JS 815/WC 676/PMB 312/WS 592,595/MI-BB 343/SS 1076

I Will Not Die (1) JS 658/GC 657/RS 771/GP 716/GP3 758

In My Father's House (G) LMGM 250

In the Garden (G) LMGM 248

In the Land There Is a Hunger (G) MI‑BB 597

*It Is the Lord Who Keeps My Life (E) IH 52

Jesus, Wine of Peace (G) GC 817/GC2 804

Keep in Mind (2) WC 219,841/MI‑BB 679/GC 674/GC2 658/G3 646/JS 589/RS 940/GP 492/GP3 434/PMB 36/WS 28,711/WOR4 651

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (G) LMGM 257

Like a Child Rests (G) JS 734/MI‑BB 453/GP 635/GP3 640

*Listen: I Stand at the Door (C) PSL C-143/

*Lord, Grant Us Grace to Know the Time (G) GC 142

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (G) GP 663/GP3 689

Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness (G) CBW 444

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (1,G) WOR 606/WOR4 708/WC 886/RS 761/JS 732

My Song Will Be for You Forever (G) GC2 615/G3 704

Nada Te Turbe/Nothing Can Trouble (G) RS 757/GC 639/GC2 626/G3 733/WOR4 718

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G) WOR 605/WOR4 705/RS 759/CBW 654/SS 1080

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (G) WOR 580/WOR4 663/CBW 704/WC 862/MI‑BB 444/GC 615/GC2 600/G3 658/JS 720/RS 728/GP 608/GP3 613/PMB 433/WS 571

Sweet Hour of Prayer (G) LMGM 212

This Alone (G) GP 621/JS 657/MI‑BB 399/GP3 631

We Live a Mystery (2) GC 595

What Is This Place (G) WOR 709/GP 538/MI‑BB 304/GC 748/GC2 736/JS 799/RS 892

We Belong to You SPS 368/GP3 405

When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (G) WOR 614/WOR4 723/RS 773

Without Seeing You (G) GC 844/GC2 842/G3 922

You Alone SPS 365/GP3 415

*You Alone Are My Help (E) PSL C-141



Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
God is My Help (SATB, Baritone Solo, Organ)  Hovhaness, Alan C. F.  Peters (66190) E
I Am Standing at the Door (SATB, Organ)  Gehring, Walter  Concordia (98-3585) C
Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart (SATB, Keyboard)  Bach, Johann Sebastian  Augsburg in Bach for All Seasons  (080065854)  PS
Lord, Who Shall Abide in Thy Temple? (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Hovahaness, Alan  Associated (A-693)  PS
Lord, Who Shall Abide? (SATB, Organ)  Darst, W. Glenn  Elkan-Vogel (362-03121)  PS
Mary and Martha’s Just Gone ‘Long (SATB)  Dett, R.  Nathaniel Hall & McCreary in The Dett Collection of Spirituals—First Set  PS
O Lord, Your Word Always Be My Guide (2 Mixed voices, Keyboard)  Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-4301)  PS
Open Your Ears, O Faithful People, TORAH SONG (SATB, Brass Quartet, Percussion, Organ)  arr. Powell, Robert  GIA (G-3381) PS
Who May Lodge in Thy Tabernacle? (SATB, Organ)  Pinkham, Daniel  Ione Press (3034)  PS
Who Shall Abide in Thy Tabernacle? (SATB, Organ)  Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista/Ehret, W.  Augsburg (11-1965)  PS
Who Shall Abide? (SAB, Guitar, Flute)  Pelz, Walter  Augsburg (11-9617)  PS