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Open Your Heart

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

As we enter this three-week stretch focusing on Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth, we also focus on what I think is one of the key questions of Ordinary Time; namely, how do we live our faith day after day after day?

We want to live wide open, embracing the possibilities, going for the gusto, seizing the day, and any other cliché that we can think of. Yet there is also a risk in living that way. We are vulnerable, might be taken advantage of, and liable to be hurt. It is not always easy to be a person of faith, but we come closer to Christ when we open our hearts.

Abbreviations:

  • TFWS: The Faith We Sing
  • UMH: United Methodist Hymnal
  • W&S: Worship and Song

Theme Hymns:

  • Lord of All Hopefulness TFWS 2197
  • Give Thanks TFWS 2036

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

How do we live our faith day after day after day? Paul certainly seems to address this question in his missive to the Corinthian Christians, but I would hazard a guess that the Corinthians find his answer as hard then as we do now. Open your heart.

  • Bind Us Together TFWS 2226
  • Give to the Winds Thy Fears UMH 129
  • Be Still My Soul UMH 534
  • It Is Well with My Soul UMH 377
  • God of Grace and God of Glory UMH 577
  • Through It All UMH 507
  • We Are God's People TFWS 2220
  • We Walk by Faith TFWS 2196

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