'TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME C Lectionary #135
What is our relationship to those in authority? What is a Christian perspective on secular authority, especially the authority to govern?

Intercessions
Today's second reading encourages that “supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,” and especially “for kings and for all in authority.” The Church's tradition of prayer for the whole world is carried on in the general intercessions. Today's liturgy presents liturgy planners and pastoral musicians an opportunity to reflect on the importance of these general inter­cessions. The intercessions are arranged in a litany style, suggesting at least a sung response. If your community does not regularly sing the response to the general intercessions, you might begin today. Choose one response that you can pray today and for the remaining weeks of Ordinary Time.

Amos 8:4-7. The prophet says that those who abuse authority and “trample upon the needy” will suffer God's punishment, because God will not forget “a thing they have done.”

Psalm of the Day: Ps (112) 113. A hymn that connects God's exaltation with God's power to exalt the poor “to seat them with princes.”

Praise God's Name (Joncas) GC 105/RS 150
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Alstott) BB
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Guimont) GC 106/GC2 981/RS 151/LPMG 150
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Hunstiger) SS
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Janco/Hughes) PRM C95/PMB 716/WS
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Marchionda) CBW 186
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Peloquin/Gelineau) WOR 939/LPGG 944
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Ups the Poor (Ridge) GP 256
Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Schiavone) JS 1022/LP 167
Praise to God Who Lifts Up the Poor PSL C-170/SS

Suggested Common Psalm
Ps 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul

1 Timothy 2:1–8: See the suggestions and questions given above about this reading. The focus in this section is God's intent to save everyone. Christians live in the world in a way that reflects this hope.

Luke 16:1–13. You may not believe it when you read this text, but Luke's focus in this section (16:1–31) is on care of the poor and sharing with the needy. The meaning of the story of the “unjust steward” (1–8) has been debated for centuries. Jesus is not praising the steward's unjust manipulation of his master's contracts, but he may be praising the steward's decisive action in a crisis. The story is linked to a saying about the way Christians don't seem to “get it” in terms of kingdom behavior—they are less prudent as “children of light” than people who aren't believers. One form of kingdom prudence is using this world's goods by sharing them with others, especially the poor.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems


Music Suggestions

Other Songs for the Liturgy
A Touching Place (1) RS 760/GC 640
Abundant Life (1,G) GC 710/GC2 703/RS 636
All Who Love and Serve Your City (1,G) WOR 621
All You Who Are Thirsty (1,G) GC 501/RS 644/GP 526
Anthem (1,G) GP 578/GC 690/GC2 681/MI‑BB/JS 761
At the Table of the World (1,Ps) WC 658/PMB 301/WS
Beatitudes (1,G) JS 657/GP 717/MI‑BB
Behold a Broken World, We Pray (1,2) CBW 538
Blest Are They (1,G) GC 659/GC2 636/MI‑BB/RS 774/CBW 522/WC 946/WS/SS
Canticle of the Turning (1) GC 556/GC2 527/RS 678
Christ, Be Our Light (1,Ps,G) GP 656/JS 551/GC2 512/WC 937/WS/MI-BB/SS
Christ Is Alive (1) WOR 466/CBW 384/WC 561/RS 601/PMB 258/JS 441/SS
Christ's Peace (1,Ps) JS 844
Come, Let Us Love the Unborn Generations (1,G) WOR 639
Come, Taste and See, v 2 (C) GP 526/JS 818
Come to the Water (1,G) GP 706/GC 502/GC2 502/MI‑BB/JS 253, 650
Do Not Store Up Earthly Treasures (G) PSL C-171/SS
For the Healing of the Nations (1,Ps,2,G) WOR 643/WC 935/GC 719/GC2 712/JS 866/MI‑BB/RS 823/CBW 503/PMB 505/WS
Freedom Is Coming (1) GC 723/GC2 707/RS 821
From All That Dwell below the Skies (Ps) WOR 521/WC 919/MI‑BB/JS 603/GP 682/PMB 483/WS/SS
God of Our Fathers/God of All Ages (2) WOR 764/WC 1003/RS 966/JS 867/MI-BB/SS
God of the Hungry (1) MI‑BB/GP 560
God, Who Gives to Life Its Goodness (G) CBW 559
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (1,G) WOR 631/RS 794/PMB 396/WC 799/WS
God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle (1) WOR 640/GC 714/GC2 704/RS 828
*I Am the Salvation (E) IH 62
*I Am Your Savior, My People (E) PSL C-169/SS
I Will Lift Up My Eyes (1,G) JS 646/GC 500/GP 709
I Will Not Die (1,G) JS 658/GC 657/RS 771/GP 716
Let Justice Flow Like Streams (1,G) HG 117
*Let Justice Roll Like a River (1) GC 716/GC2 709
Lift Every Voice and Sing (1,G) LMGM 291/WC 920/GP 561/PMB 487/WS
Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (1,G) WC 875/CBW 630/SS
Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (1) WOR 630/WC 943/GC 681/GC2 668/JS 840/MI‑BB/RS 793/CBW 507/GP 557/PMB 508/WS/SS
Make Us True Servants (1,G) WC 936/PMB 501/WS/SS
Not by Bread Alone (1,G) GC 517
O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (1,G) WOR 620
Oh, Freedom (1,G) LMGM 298
*Praise to the Lord ‑‑ Klusmeier (Ps) CBW 568
Priestly People, v 7 (2) WC 761/PMB 383/WS
Ps 72: Justice Will Flourish in His Time (1,2,G)
Renew Your People (1,G) RS 786
Send Down the Fire (1,G) GC 466/GC2 477
Shake Up the Morning (1,G) GC 529
Stewards of Earth (G) WC 941/JS 627/CBW 634/PMB 509/WS/SS
The Cry of the Poor (1) GP 203/GC 48/GC2 33/MI‑BB/JS 847/RS 69
The Harvest of Justice (1,G) GC 711/GC2 716
The Kingdom of God (1,G) WOR 615/GC 655/GC2 639/RS 775/PMB 511/WC 949
Voices That Challenge (1) GC 721/GC2 702
We Are Called (1,G) GC 718/GC2 710/RS 820/WC 792/WS/MI-BB/SS
We Are the Light of the World (1,G) WC 934/GC 508/GC2 515/JS 660/MI‑BB/GP 657/PMB 506/WS
We Gather Together (2) WOR 760/GP 698/BB/GC 571/GC2 549/JS 794/RS 709/WC 888/PMB 468/WS/SS
What Does the Lord Require (1,G) WOR 624/RS 785
Whatsoever You Do (1) CBW 717/WC 944/MI‑BB/GC 670/GC2 656/JS 846/GP 558/WS
When Jesus Came Preaching the Kingdom of God (G) WOR 614/RS 773

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Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Ain’a That Good News (SATB)  Dawson, William  Kjos (T103A  2
Be Thou My Vision (SATB, Organ)  arr. Ferguson, John  Augsburg (0800657934)  G
Be Thou My Vision, SLANE (SATB, Organ)  arr. Young, Gordon  McAfee (M 1132)  G
Ego Sum Pastor Bonus (SATB) Flocks in Pastures Green Abiding (SATB, Organ)  Porta Bach, J.S.  C. F. Chester in “Chester Motets #14,” p. 22) Oxford in “Oxford Easy Anthem Book”  C
Excelsur super omnes gentes dominus (SATB, Soprano, Alto, Latin/English)  Pergolesi, Giovanni B.  G. Schirmer (11456)  P
Give Alms of Thy Goods (SATB) Jesus, My Sweet Pleasure/Jesu, Meine Freude (SATB)  Tye, Christopher Bach, Johann Sebastian  in “Oxford Tudor Anthems” Augsburg (080065854X)  G
God of Love My Shepherd is, The (SATB, 2 Violins, Organ) I Am the Good Shepherd (SATB, Organ/Keyboard, Flute)  Schalk, Carl Englert, Eugene  MorningStar (MSM-50-8812) GIA (G-2117)  C
I Am the Good Shepherd (2-part equal voices, Keyboard) I Am the Good Shepherd (SATB)  Bender, Jan Willan, Healey/Guenther, E.  Concordia (98-1992) Concordia (98-3057)  C
I Am the Good Shepherd (SATB, Organ)  Young, Phillip  Carl Fischer (CM 7759)  C
I’m the Good Shepherd (2-part, Keyboard, opt. Flute)  Barta, Daniel  Choristers Guild (CGA 861)  C
Jesus, Good Shepherd (SATB, Piano or Harp) Lamb, The/Pequeño Cordero (Unison, opt. Flute)  Ellingboe, Bradley Patterson, Mark  Augsburg (08006-5827-2) Choristers Guild (CGA 839)  C
Laudate Pueri (SATB, Latin/English)  Prez, Josquin des  Tetra (AB 720)  P
Laudate Pueri Dominum (SSATB, Soprano Solo, Organ, String, 2 Oboes)  Handel, George Frideric  Novello (07-0467)  P
Laudate Pueri, K. 339, Solemn Vespers (SATB, Organ, Lat./Eng)  Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus  Golden Music (G-16)  P
Laudate Pueri, K. 339, Solemn Vespers (SATB, Piano, Lat./Eng.)  Handel, George Frideric  G. Schirmer (51166)  P
Laudate Pueri, K. 339, Solemn Vespers (SATB, Piano, Lat./Eng.)  Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus  Arista (AE 455)  P
Lord Praise Ye, The (SATB)  Berger, Jean  Shawnee (A-1597)  P
Make My Steps Steadfast (SATB) O Lord, I Trust Your Shepherd Care (SATB, Organ)  Asola, Giovani/ad. Diemente, E. Schütz, Heinrich  Lawson Gould (51523) Augsburg in “Chantry Choirbook” (08006-4277-2)  C
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (SATB)  Thompson, Virgil  H. W. Gray  E
O Come, Ye Servants of the Lord (SATB)  Tye, Christopher/Roper, Stanley  RSCM (Hinshaw) (RSCM 508)  P
O Come, Ye Servants of the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Tye, Christopher/Roper, Stanley  Novello (29.0219.02)  P
One Fold, One Shepherd (2 equal or mixed voices, organ) Savior, Like A Shepherd, Lead Us (Unison, Organ)  Woollen, Russell Bach, J.S./Hopson, H.H.  WLP (ESA 660) GIA (G-2266)  C
Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Tallis, Thomas/ ed. Roesch, Robt.  Flammer (A 5682)  P
Praise the Lord (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Zimmermann, H. W.  Concordia (98-2176)  P
Praise the Lord, Ye Servants (SATB, Organ)  Blow, John/ed Statham, Heathcote  Oxford (A 203) also in “Anthems for Choirs, Vol. I)  P
Praise Ye The Lord (SATB, Keyboard)  Butler, Eugene  Abingdon (APM212)  P
Praise Ye the Lord (SATB, Organ)  Young, Gordon  Oxford (94.207)  P
Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Children Unison, Keyboard, Triangle, 4 Handbells)  Proulx, Richard  Augsburg (11-0322)  P
Savior, Like A Shepherd, Lead Us (Unison, Keyboard, opt Flute, Violin or other C instrument)   Roberts, William Bradley  Augsburg (0800646983)  C
Shepherd Me, O God (SATB, Keyboard, C instrument, opt. Glockenspiel and Strings) Haugen, Marty  GIA (G-2950)  C
There Is One God and One Savior (SSAB, Organ)  Geisler, Johann/ed. Nolte, E.  Boosey & Hawkes (5600)  G
Thy Sheep May Safely Graze (SATB, Organ, 2 flutes)  Bach, J. S./Morgan, Julia  Beckenhorst (BPI 369)  C
Twenty-Third Psalm, The (SATB, solo, Keyboard)  Vaughan Williams, Ralph  Oxford (43-913)  C
With a Shepherd’s Care (SATB, Keyboard, opt. C Instrument)  Chepponis, James  GIA (G-3617)  C

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