Thirteenth Sunday of Trinity
Introduction and Call to Worship
We gather together, seeking to abide in Christ as he abides in us, meeting us in the holy sacrament of the altar, present among us as we journey through life.
First Reading Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Choose this day whom you will serve: The Lord who has chosen you or the gods of other people?
Second Reading Ephesians 6:10-20
Be strong in the Lord and avail yourself of the gifts he has given. Take on the whole armour of God and you will stand firm.
Gospel John 6:56-69
Jesus makes startling claims about himself that are hard to hear, yet there is abundant life for those who are not offended and abide with him.
HOMILY “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.”(John 6:56)
“Abide with me” has become a very popular hymn for Remembrance commemorations and Christian funerals; composed by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte, sung to the tune of “Eventide”, written by English composer William Henry Monk. Lyte wrote his poem in 1847 and set it to music whil