Accepting God's call may mean confronting those who do not live according to the ways of peace and justice. Jeremiah discovered this; so did Jesus.

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19. The call of Jeremiah is a summons to “stand up and tell them all that I command you.” But it is also a promise that God will provide the backbone that Jeremiah needs for this mission.

Psalm of the Day: Ps (70) 71. A prayer of hope and confidence.

I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Alstott)   BB
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Currie/Gelineau)  RS 99
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Englert/Gelineau)  WOR 876
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Guimont)   LPMG 72/GC2 941
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Haas)  GC 71/PCY3 46
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Marchionda)   PRM C73/PMB 653/WS
I Will Sing of Your Salvation (Schiavone)   JS 959/LP 103
My Lips Will Tell of Your Help (Young/Atkinson)  CBW 123
My Lips Will Tell of Your Justice   PSL 105/SS

1 Corinthians 12:31–13:13. The greatest of these is love.

Luke 4:21-30. Jesus elaborates on the statement of his mission (see last Sunday) and introduces himself as a prophet. His announcement is not received well.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Songs for the Liturgy

A New Commandment (2)   PMB 423/WC 828/WS            
Arise, Your Light Is Come! (G)  CBW 302
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (1,G)  RS 779/GC2 643
Be Not Afraid (1,C)  GP 602/JS 706/GC 608/GC2 596/CBW 481/WC 852/LMGM 123/MI‑BB/RS 734/WS/PMB 446
*Beatitudes (G)  GP 717/MI‑BB/JS 657
*Before the Sun Burned Bright (1)  CBW 504/GP 577
Beloved, Let Us Love (2)  WOR 601
*Blest Are the Pure of Heart (C)  CBW 719
*Blest Are They (C)  GC 659/GC2 636/GP 35/MI‑BB/RS 774/CBW 522/WC 946/WS/SS
*By Name I Have Called You (1)  GP 582
Celtic Alleluia: Sending Forth (1,G)   JS 834/MI-BB
Christians, Let Us Love One Another (2)  CBW 595/JS 751/MI‑BB/GP 646
Come unto Me (1)   JS 770/GP 418/MI-BB
Disciple's Song (G)  CBW 505
*Faith, Hope and Love (2)  GC 624/GC2 609
Faithful Family (2)  GP 365
God Has Chosen Me (1)  JS 831/GC 682/GC2 669/MI‑BB/GP 546
God Has Spoken by His Prophets (1,G)  WOR 516/WC 775/RS 654/HG 31/PMB 419/JS 678
God Is Love (2)  RS 744/GC 629/GC2 608/CBW 473/GP 647/MI‑BB/JS 749/SS
*Good News, vs 2 (G)  LMGM 282/GC 679/GC2 672/RS 797
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (G)  WC 517/PMB 225/SS
Here I Am, Lord  -- Schutte  (1, G) GP 542/WC 797/GC 686/GC2 671/JS 832/LMGM 283/MI‑BB/RS 802/CBW 520/PMB 406/WS
How Can We Be Silent (G)   GC2 670
Hush, Hush, Somebody's Callin' (1)  LMGM 262
I'll Be Somewhere Listening for My Name (1)  LMGM 113
*In Love We Choose to Live (2)  GC 873
In Perfect Charity (2)  GP 547/JS 442/MI‑BB
*Lead Me, Lord (C)   GP 715/JS 659/MI‑BB
*Let Searching Hearts Rejoice (E)   IH 39
Lord, You Give the Great Commission (1,G)  WOR 470/MI‑BB/WC 763/JS 452/GC 456/GC2 466/CBW 691/RS 607/GP 401/WS/PMB 382/SS
*Love Bears All Things (2)   PSL 106/SS
Love Consecrates the Humblest Act (2)   PMB 425
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (2)  WOR 588/JS 746/WC 832/GP 640/MI‑BB/RS 743/GC 622/GC2 613/CBW 625/WS/PMB 431/SS
Love Is His Word (2)  RS 750/WOR 599/WC 634/PMB 299
Love One Another (2)  GC 630/RS 745/GP 645/MI‑BB/JS 752
Make Me a Blessing (2)  LMGM 278
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (2)  GC 726/GC2 721/JS 738/WC 874/GP 650/MI‑BB/RS 830/WS/PMB 459
*Not for Tongues of Heaven's Angels (2)  WOR 589/GC 623/GC2 612/RS 748/WC 692/WS/GP 637/JS 564
Now Know We Not the Meaning of Life's Sorrow (2)  CBW 635
Now Let Us from This Table Rise (1,G)  CBW 521/WOR 625/WC 938/JS 411/PMB 472
*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (C)  WOR 620
Out of Darkness Walker (1,2)  JS 765/GC 689/MI‑BB/GP 574
People of Peace (1,G)  GP 564
Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (G)  CBW 582
Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior (G)  JS 674/GC 515/GC2 517/MI‑BB/RS 652/CBW 442/GP 662
*Save Us, Lord Our God (Walker)   OCP 10293
*Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts (2)  WC 831/WS/PMB 426
The Bearers of the Living Word (G)   JS 679
*The Greatest Gift (2)  WC 693/WS/PMB 334
*The Song of Beatitudes (C)  CBW 523
The Spirit of God (G)  WC 807/GC 458/WS/PMB 399
The Voice of God Goes Out through All the World (G)  WOR 358/CBW 433
This Is My Commandment (2)  WOR 603
Thy Strong Word Didst Cleave the Darkness (1,G)  WOR 511
Ubi Caritas (2)  WOR 598/JS 753, 754, 805/CBW 376/MI‑BB/RS 752/GC 568, 601/GC2 430/GP 364/WC 827/WS/PMB 428, 430
*Ubi Caritas, Taizé setting (2)  WOR 604/GC 408/GC2 430/WC 824/RS 746/CBW 67/WS/SS
We Are Marching in the Light of God/Siyahamba (1,G)   PMB 398/WC 803/WS/JS 665/RS 648/GC 512/GC2 516
*We Are the Light of the World (C)  WC 934/MI‑BB/JS 660/GC 508/GC2 515/GP 657/WS/PMB 506
We Have Been Told (2)  GC 699/GC2 694/WC 826/GP 253/MI‑BB/RS 815/WS/SS
Where Charity and Love Prevail (2) GC 625/GC2 610/MI‑BB/RS 747/GP 644/WC 825, 833/WS/PMB 424, 429/JS 756/SS
*Where There Is Love (2)  JS 569/MI‑BB/CBW 631/GP 464
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (G)  WOR 513/CBW 429/RS 653/PMB 367/WC 726
You Are Called to Tell the Story (1,G)  RS 800/GC 680/GC2 675
You Are the Way (G)  WC 723/CBW 441/WS/PMB 365
You Have Anointed Me (1,G)  GP 555/RS 795/GC 676/GC2 662
You Have Called Us (1)   JS 540/MI-BB


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation


Publisher & edition  #

Alleluia, Come Let Us Sing (2 equal voices) Bertalot, John Choristers Guild (CGA 679)
Come, Praise Him (Venite, Exultemus Domino) (SSATB) Sweelink, J. P. Concordia (98-1938)
Deliver Us (SATB) Gibbons, Orlando/Harris, Roy G. Schirmer (8983)
He Comes to Us as One Unknown Ferguson Augsburg ED003704
How Beautiful Are the Feet from “Messiah” (Unison or Soprano) Handel, Georg Frederic Various
Introit (SATB, Organ) Persichetti, Vincent Elkan Vogel (463.00001)
Lord Gave the Word, The from “Messiah” (SATB, Keyboard) Handel, Georg Frederic Various
O Come and Sing Unto the Lord (Unison, Handbells) Bridges Concordia (98-2927)
O Come, Let Us Sing (2-part treble, Orgsan/Keyboard)
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SATB)
Mawby, Colin
Gibbons, Orlgndo
GIA (G-1098)
Concordia (98-2233)
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord (SATB) Piccolo Oxford (A329)
O Praise the Lord Gumpelzheimer GIA
Prayer of St. Francis     2
Psalm 95 (SAB) LeJeune, Claude Mercury (MC 56)
Sing Unto the Lord (SATB, opt. trebles & handbells) Fetler, David C. Fischer (CM 7951)