November 9, 2025 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost / Proper 27

Lectionary Readings   -   Gathering   -  Word  -   Eucharist   -   Sending   -   Music and Art

Lectionary Readings

Haggai 1:15b—2:9
I am with you; do not fear; I will restore the splendor of this house. 

Psalm 145:1–5, 17–21 
I will extol you, my God; great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.

or Psalm 98
Make a joyful noise to the Lord; give thanks for God’s victory. 

Job 19:23–27a
I know that my Redeemer lives; at the last I will see my God. 

Psalm 17:1–9
Hear a just cause, O Lord; guard me as the apple of your eye. 

2 Thessalonians 2:1–5, 13–17
Do not be deceived; stand firm and hold fast to our traditions.

Luke 20:27–38
The Sadducees ask Jesus a question about marriage and resurrection.  

— Gathering —

Opening Sentences

The Lord is just and kind, near to all who call.
Take courage, all you people, 
for I am with you, says the Lord.

The Lord has made known his victory; 
do not to be quickly shaken or alarmed.
Take courage, all you people, 
for I am with you, says the Lord. 

Stand firm and hold fast to the traditions 
that you were taught. 
Take courage, all you people, 
for I am with you, says the Lord. 

And may our Lord Jesus Christ
and God our Father, 
who loved us and, through grace, gave us 
eternal comfort and good hope,
comfort your hearts and strengthen them 
in every good work and word. 
Take courage, all you people, 
for I am with you, says the Lord.  

Prayer of the Day

God of grace,
you have given us eternal comfort and good hope.
You have shown us the glorious splendor 
of your majesty 
and the wonder of your works. 
Join our work with your own, 
that by the grace in which we trust, 
we may be brought to the resurrection
in which we hope, 
by the faithfulness of your wondrous love. Amen. 


Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song

Thanksgiving for Baptism

At the baptismal font:
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
O Lord our God, we give you thanks
for the grace that is at work in us
through the gift of our baptism—
the sign of your threefold name,
the communion of your faithful people,
the promise of your glorious realm.
By the power of your Holy Spirit,
poured out upon us in baptism,
let your grace and peace grow in us,
until we gather at your heavenly throne
to give you thanks and praise forever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession and Pardon

At the baptismal font:
In Jesus Christ,
God moves towards us with open arms,
welcoming our confession,
and offering a fresh start.
Together, let us seek God’s forgiveness.

You call us to faithful living,
giving ourselves to you and to one another
after the example of Jesus.
Yet sin prevents us
from following your directions.
We pursue our own goals,
worship our own gods,
and place our hope in things
that cannot last.
Wash us anew.
Forgive us again.
Give us ears to hear your call
and faith to follow where Christ leads.

Lifting water from the font:
Stand firm in the gospel.
Stand firm in the goodness and mercy of our God.
Stand firm and be refreshed
by God’s refreshing love.
This is good news!
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!

— Word —

Prayer for Illumination

At the lectern or pulpit:
Faithful God, how blessed are those
who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
Sanctify us by your Word and Spirit
so that we may glorify you
in the company of the faithful;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Before the readings:
Sacred writings, our instruction in salvation 
through faith in Jesus Christ. 
2 Timothy 3:15

After the readings: 
The words of Scripture, inspired by God. 
Thanks be to God.
2 Timothy 3:16


Ascription of Praise

After the sermon:
Blessed be the Lord our God. Amen.
Luke 1:68

Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song

Affirmation of Faith

The life, death, resurrection,
and promised coming of Jesus Christ
has set the pattern for the church’s mission.
His human life involves the church
in the common life of all people.
His service to men and women
commits the church
to work for every form of human well-being.
His suffering makes the church sensitive
to all human suffering
so that it sees the face of Christ
in the faces of persons in every kind of need.
His crucifixion discloses to the church
God’s judgment on the inhumanity
that marks human relations,
and the awful consequences
of the church’s own complicity in injustice.
In the power of the risen Christ
and the hope of his coming,
the church sees the promise
of God’s renewal of human life in society
and of God’s victory over all wrong.
The church follows this pattern
in the form of its life
and in the method of its action.
So to live and serve
is to confess Christ as Lord.
Adapted from the Confession of 1967, 9.32–33

Prayers of Intercession

Trusting in the power of God to deliver us,

let us make our prayers of intercession for all,

saying: God our Savior, hear our prayer.  


We pray for the church . . .

Make us ready for the coming of the Lord,

when your church will be gathered together

to worship you in glory forever. 

God our Savior, hear our prayer.


We pray for the world . . .

Shake the foundations of this world,

so that the power of evil will crumble.

Restore the splendor of your good creation.

God our Savior, hear our prayer.


We pray for this community . . .

Hear the prayers of those

who cry to you for justice.

Show them your great faithfulness.  

God our Savior, hear our prayer.


We pray for loved ones . . .

Surround them with your steadfast love.

Guard them as the apple of your eye

and hide them in the shadow of your wings.

God our Savior, hear our prayer.


Merciful and mighty God, as you are one,

make us one with you through Jesus Christ,

whom you have sent to redeem us,

and in whose holy name we pray. Amen.

— Eucharist —

Invitation to Offering

At the communion table:
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,
to present yourselves as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
Romans 12:1

Prayer of Dedication

At the communion table:
To you, O God, we offer our lives—
our abundance, our poverty,
all that we have, all that we are—
a sign of our great thanksgiving
for the treasure of your grace.
Take and use us for good
in the world that you so love;
we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mark 12:41–44

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God:
You are the living God, our Redeemer.
You promise that greater things
are yet to come
on the day when we will see you face to face.

Therefore we praise you, joining the song
of the universal church
and the heavenly choir:
A Sanctus (“Holy, holy, holy”) is sung.

Blessed is Jesus Christ, our Savior:
Jesus died and rose again from the grave
to show that you are the God of the living
and to lead us to new life in you. 

The words of institution are included here.

Remembering your goodness and grace,
we offer ourselves to you with gratitude
as we share this joyful feast.
A Memorial Acclamation
(e.g., “Christ has died”) is sung.

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon this bread and cup;
make us one in the body and blood
of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Help us to hold fast to your word
as we await the coming of the Lord,
trusting in the hope of the gospel.

Through the Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Spirit,
we bless you, God of glory,
now and forever.
An Amen is sung.

Lord’s Prayer


Breaking the Bread


Communion of the People


Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song


Prayer after Communion

At the communion table:
Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
creator and ruler of the universe,
for you have satisfied our souls
with this feast of your grace.
Keep us faithful in your service
until your realm of glory comes;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

— Sending —

Hymn, Psalm, or Spiritual Song


Blessing and Charge

At the doors of the church:
The Lord bless and keep
your going out
and your coming in
from this time on
and forevermore. Alleluia!
Psalm 121:8

Proclaim the message,
be persistent in prayer,
do the work of the gospel,
and carry out the ministry
of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:2, 5; Luke 18:1

Symbol of the Gospel of Luke

Stained Glass, Corning, Ohio

Additional Materials

Congregational Song


  • I Will Exalt My God, My King (P) TE EXALTARÉ, MI DIOS GTG 622

  • I Will Call Upon the Lord (O) I WILL CALL GTG 621

  • Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain (G) ST. KEVIN GTG 234


  • There Is a Redeemer (O) GREEN GTG 443

  • Hear, O Lord, My Plea for Justice (P) CHARLESTOWN GTG 211

  • Now There Is No Male or Female (G) OMNI DIE (Trier) GTG 493


  • Sing a New Song unto the Lord (P) SING A NEW SONG GTG 276

  • While We are Waiting, Come (O) WAITING (Cason) GTG 92

  • Come, Behold! The Feast of Heaven (G) LLANFAIR GTG 511


  • God Is Here! (E) ABBOT’S LEIGH GTG 409

  • When We Are Living (G) SOMOS DEL SEÑOR GTG 822

  • My Life Flows On (O) HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING GTG 821

Psalms and Canticles

Psalm 145:1–5, 17–21

  • We Will Extol You, Lord, Our God []; SGP 211

  • Te exaltaré, me Dios / I Will Exalt My God [ECUADOR]; GTG 622, PAS 145C, LUYH 37

  • O Lord, You Are My God and King (I Will Exalt My God and King) [JERUSALEM]; GTG 270, PH 252, PAS 145B

  • We Will Extol You, God and King [SCARECROW]; PAS 145G, LUYH 562

  • I Will Ever Sing Your Praises [ D]; PCW 145

  • I Will Extol You, O My God [NOEL/GERARD]; PAS 145E, LUYH 561


  • I Will Praise Your Name Forever; PAS 145D (pointed vv.), PFTS2 59 (through-composed vv.)

Psalm 98

  • New Songs of Celebration Render [RENDEZ À DIEU (GENEVAN 98/118)]; GTG 371, PH 218

  • Sing, Sing a New Song to the Lord God [RENDEZ À DIEU (GENEVAN 98/118)]; PAS 98C, LUYH 547

  • Sing a New Song to Our Savior [ D]; SGP 145

  • To God Compose a Song of Joy [RICHMOND, KEDDY]; NCH 36, PH 219

  • Joy to the World [RICHMOND]; GTG 266


  • All the Ends of the Earth Have Seen the Victory; PAS 98B (alt. refrain)

  • Sing to the Lord a New Song; PAS 98A 

  • Sing a New Song unto the Lord [SING A NEW SONG]; GTG 276

Psalm 17:1–9

  • Hear, O Lord, My Plea for Justice [CHARLESTOWN, RUSSIAN TUNE OLD]; GTG 211, PP 31 (with refrain)

  • Lord, Listen to My Righteous Plea [ROSALIE MCMILLAN]; PAS 17C, LUYH 888


  • Lord, Bend Your Ear; PAS 17A (pointed vv.), 17B (through-composed vv.)

  • Keep Me as the Apple of Your Eye; PSA 11

Organ Music

  • “Joy,” HYMN TO JOY, Fruit of the Spirit: Chorale Preludes for Organ, David Evan Thomas, AF (A)

  • “Festival March on Maccabaeus,” Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists: Easter and Ascension, vol. 4, Aaron David Miller, OUP (M) 

  • MIT FREUDEN ZART,” Soli Deo Gloria: Eight Distinctive Chorale Preludes for Every Organist, Set 5, Jacob B. Weber, CON (ME)

Piano Music

  • “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above,” MIT FREUDEN ZART, Grateful Praise, Jason Krug, SFP (M)

  • “The Solid Rock,” SOLID ROCK, 20 Hymn Settings for the Developing Pianist, John Purifoy, KBM (M)

Anthems for Adult Choirs

  • “Still, Small Voice,” Douglas Nolan, SHAW, 2 pt mx, keybd (E)

  • “Celtic Peace Blessing,” Timothy Paul Banks, Musicspoke, SATB, opt keybd (M)

  • “O Keep Me as the Apple of Your Eye,” William Bradley Roberts, AF, SATB, org (ME)

  • “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” Joel Raney, HOPE, SATB, keybd, opt solo (ME)

  • “Live Your Love,” Stacey Nordmeyer, SHAW, SATB, keybd (E)

Vocal Solos

  • “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,” Messiah, G. F. Handel, various, soprano (MA)

  • “Thy Holy Wings,” Sing Praise, Michael Burkhardt, MSM (E)

  • “I Can Only Imagine,” Bart Millard, (M)


  • Animalia Rationalia et Insecta (Ignis): Plate XIV, Joris Hoefnagel, 1575–80 (VCS)

  • Psalm 145:3, 4 & 7, Timothy Botts, 2016 (EYE)

  • Job: Take Me to the Water, Steve Prince, 2016 (EYE)

  • Joy to the World, Harriet VanderMeer, 2011 (EYE)

  • Shadow of Your Wings, Peter Koenig, 1980 (VDL)