ORDINARY TIME: SUNDAY 21 [C] — Inclusive Gathering Enters Christ’s Narrow Gate for Messianic Banquet—Faith Celebrated

LUKE 13, 22 – 30  

22  Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem.

23  Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’  He said to them,

24  ‘Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

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Luke 13, 24
… enter by the narrow door
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25  ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us,” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.”

26  Then you will start saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets,”

27  but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from; away from me, all evil doers!”

28  ‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrown out.

29  And people from east and west, from north and south, will come and sit down at the feast in the kingdom of God.

30  ‘Look, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

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FAITH CELEBRATED

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Songs

GATHERING

Gather Your People
Bob Hurd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZkTkEzNFq4

All are Welcome
Marty Haugen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sba9cHv9TG8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLx0qD-o-Yk

PRESENTATION & PREPARATION OF GIFTS

Table of Plenty
Dan Schutte
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t8O_PwPlKA

COMMUNION

Song of the Body of Christ
David Haas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI_Oz_PpejU

COMMUNION MEDITATION

One Bread, One Body
John Foley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG9T8UmN6VY

SENDING FORTH

In Christ There Is No East or West
John Oxenham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9TuT1FyPUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNRyGGSOQLQ

How Can I Keep from Singing
Robert Lowrey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li2hddmy63U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uc1smOOs7A

From_To

FAITH CONVERTED

God in Jesus Christ offers his saving love to all peoples (1, P, G). The only condition is to follow Jesus’ paschal journey of entering through the narrow gate (G) of a disciplined reform of life (2) to partake in the messianic banquet prepared (G).

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In my daily life and ministries how could I be more inclusive?