Sunday, 23 June 2019 – Second Sunday After Pentecost, Year C

Here are the resources you need for this Sunday. Please feel free to choose what is suitable for your congregation’s needs.

Altar colour: Green

Orders of service

You will notice that the orders of service are available in different formats: choose the “pdf” format if you want something that is ready to print and photocopy, the “doc” or “rtf” format if you wish to change the formatting yourself or the “ppt” format if you use PowerPoint.
After Pentecost Sunday Word & Prayer ( pdf / doc / ppt )
Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
Service orders with holy communion
Service with communion (page 6) (pdf / doc / ppt)
Alternative form A (page 58) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Sing the Feast (Chataway) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Simplified Spoken (pdf / doc/ ppt)
Service with Five Songs of Faith (pdf / rtf/ ppt)

Bible readings

Note: There are two sets of first readings (with accompanying Psalms) given for the Sundays after Pentecost: (a) a new semi-continuous set, and (b) a set related thematically to the gospels (as in the earlier form of the lectionary). It is intended that either one of these two sets be used throughout and that they not be mixed.

First Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a Elijah flees and meets God
Psalm: Psalms 42 & 43 (used together as one Psalm)

Isaiah 65:1-9 The Lord will punish the rebellious but save those who serve him
Psalm 22:19-28

*For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*

Second Reading:  Galatians 3:23-29 We are Christ’s, justified by faith
Gospel: Luke 8:26-39 Jesus heals a man with demons (Begin: ‘Jesus and his disciples…’)

Printable, Formatted Readings
Notes on Readings


Lay-readers please note: the following sermons have all been edited for lay-reading.
Sermon on Galatians 3:23-29:  sermon – galatians 3 23-29 – year c – proper 7
Sermons on 1 Kings 19:1-15: Sermon_Pr Vernon Kleinig ; Sermon_Pr Vince Gerhardysermon – 1 kings 19 1-15 – year c_proper 7
Sermon on Luke 8:26-39: Sermon_Pr Vernon Kleinig


Opening Sentences

As many of you as were baptised into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ. 
(Gal 3:27 NRSV)

There is no longer Jew or Greek,
there is no longer slave or free,
there is no longer male and female;
for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.  (Gal 3:28 NRSV)

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following
Grant, O Lord,
that the course of this world
may be so peaceably ordered
by your government,
that your church may joyfully serve you
in all godly quietness;
through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

OR, modernised traditional
Lord, govern the world
and keep it in peace,
so that your church may joyfully serve you
in all quietness.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

OR, alternative
(Let us pray that we may desire the eternal blessings of God. [silence])
Strengthen our faith, Lord,
so that we do not set our hearts on earthly things,
but love the things of heaven.
As we are surrounded
by things that are passing away,
help us to cling to those that will last forever.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

OR, new
(Let us pray that we live in unity with one another. [silence])
Thank you, heavenly Father,
that you have clothed us with Christ,
and made us one in him.
Break down all barriers
that divide us,
and teach us to live in harmony
as members of your family.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Children’s Address, Pentecost 2 (Proper 7), Yr C

Prayer after the gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for rescuing people in bondage to Satan.
Let us serve you as your free people.

Offering Prayer

Loving heavenly Father,
you have made us yours and set us free to serve you.
Teach us to give of ourselves
out of thankfulness for all you have done.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church-Proper 7C

Additional Prayer Points

Visit the LCA International Mission website to access their prayer points, which you may like to include in the Prayer of the Church, or in your bulletin.

Resources for services with Holy Communion


It is indeed right and good,
Lord God, holy Father,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(On this day)*
he overcame death by his resurrection
and opened up for us
the way to eternal life with you.
And so, with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we adore and praise your glorious name:
* The words ‘on this day’ are used only on Sundays.

Communion Invitation

Jesus says: ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be
hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’ Come, for
everything is ready.
Jesus says: ‘My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those
who eat my flesh and drink my blood remain in me, and I in them.’
Come, for everything is ready.
This cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks is a communion in
the blood of Christ. This bread that we break is a communion in the body
of Christ. Come, for everything is ready.

Prayer After Communion

See the service order for a standard post-communion prayer. Alternatively, use the third prayer of the day (as listed above) at this point. It may be modified as follows.

Thank you, Lord, for this healing gift.
Strengthen our faith,
so that we do not set our hearts on earthly things,
but love the things of heaven.
As we are surrounded
by things that are passing away,
help us to cling to those that will last forever.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.


Go in peace. You are children of God through faith in the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

OR  In the name of Christ. Amen.


You can access excellent examples of church art relevant to each season of the Church year on the Visual Arts website. The image used on the Traditional and General Use slides below was taken with permission from the Visual Arts site, and was created by Faye Lienert.

Ordinary Time PPT Slides (Widescreen) General Use/Traditional / Modern / Modern 2
Ordinary Time PPT Slides (Standard): General Use /Traditional/Modern / Modern 2

Simply download your preferred slides and copy the liturgy and songs into each slide.

NEW Sermon Art Ideas with Sources

Other Visual Art resources
There are some great sites which have good quality ppt slides and images which you may find helpful:


‘Mega Drama’
See a drama for the day in Mega Drama  resources (Openbook Publishers), originally included in these worship resources when they were released on disks.

dramatising the READINGS
The readings can be read by more than one person to make the dramatic meaning of the text clearer. For instance, the first reading from 1 Kings could be read by four readers: narrator, Jezebel, Elijah, angel/voice of the Lord. The gospel could be read by three readers: narrator (the pastor), a man, and Jesus.

Play scripts and scores for a range of skits may be downloaded at a small cost from Our Saviour Lutheran Church Aberfoyle Park. There are a number of websites where you can source good quality short films for use in worship service, including: The Skit Guys


Song/Hymn suggestions:
* = Modernised version available (please click here to go to the Modernised hymns page) ;G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

This Week’s Top 5

There are many great songs and hymns to choose from each week. This list has been compiled by Mark Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship’s Music and Song team. Please make sure you check the copyright on any songs you use.

TIS 578  How firm a foundation you people of God
LHS 181 Abide O dearest Jesus
LHS 347 Guide me O thou great Jehovah
Give thanks with a grateful heart / H Smith
AT 62 One family

First reading (a): 1 Kings 19:1-4(5-7)8-15a

151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
347     Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah G6
389    God His watch is keeping* G9
392    How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord G6
407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G6
409    Commit whatever grieves thee* G6
579    Where’er I go, whate’er my task* G6
835    Bread of heaven, on you we feed GS
837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS


79    Feed us now, Bread of life
274    In Jesus’ name
384    If we will trust in God to guide us


415    Praise the spirit in creation (esp v 2)
513    Bread of heaven, on you we feed
553    In all my ways, in every task
554    If we will trust in God to guide us
555    Put all your trust in God
569    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
578    How firm a foundation, you people of God
598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind

First reading (b): Isaiah 65:1-9
Second reading: Galatians 3:23-29

183    The saints on earth and those above G6
270    The law of God is good and wise G3
279    He that believes and is baptised* (alt tune 106, G3)
323    Blessed are the sons of God* G4
327    Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness* G3
798    Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round G6
799    In Christ there is no east or west G7
800    May we be one GS
802    One family, we’re together GS
805    We are heirs of the Father GS
828     I am baptized – O blessed day GS
829    I was made a Christian G5
831    O baptized people, one and all G3


12    We are heirs of the Father
62    One family
172    May we be one


193    God, you are clothed in light
238    Christ is the world’s true light
241    So God loved the people of the world
248    When Christ was lifted from the earth
440    Christ from whom all blessings flow
459    In Christ there is no east or west
479    They that believe and are baptised
484    When we to cleansing waters came
486    We praise you Lord, for Jesus Christ
493    Wash, O God, our sons and daughters

Gospel: Luke 8:26-39

181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
195    A mighty fortress is our God* G3
202    Help us to conquer, Thou Prince ever-living* G3
795    When Jesus came, the demons cried GS


146    When Jesus came, the demons cried


103    A mighty fortress is our God
551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind

PSALMS 42 & 43
The following paraphrase of Psalms 42 and 43 is by David Schubert (Psalm 42) and David Schütz (Psalm 43). Use them together to the tune by Olga Radke given at LHS 869 (‘Like the deer’).

Response:    Why should I be sad, why troubled so,
I will trust and praise my Saviour God.

Psalm 42
Like the deer that yearns for running streams,
so I long for you, my Lord, my God.
How I thirst for you, the living God;
when can I behold the face of God?

Tears have been my food, by night and day;
people say to me: Where is your God?
I recall the past amid my grief:
how we went with joy to worship God.

Deep is calling deep, as waters roar;
like the waves of grief that flood my soul.
Daily God will send his constant love;
and at night I will praise the God of life.

Psalm 43
Vindicate me, God, defend my cause,
and deliver me from unjust hands.
Since you are my God, why cast me off?
Why should I be sad and so weighed down?

O send out your light, send out your truth;
let them bring me to your holy hill.
So will I approach your altar, Lord.
I will praise you, God, upon the harp.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

The following paraphrase of Psalm 22:19-28, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune ‘Vine and fig tree’ (ATN 36). Note that in the second last bar, the second crotchet must be played as two quavers.

But you, O Lord, do not be far from me!
My Helper, quickly come to me!
And from the sword and the dog, preserve me;
and from the lion, rescue me.
You saved me from the wild bull’s horn,
so I will always praise your name;
so I will praise you in your house,
where all your people come to pray.

Now praise the Lord, everyone who fears him!
All Jacob’s children, praise his name;
and all you children of Israel, fear him,
and glorify him every day!
For he does not despise the poor,
those who are down are not ignored.
He did not hide his face from me,
he heard my cry and answered me.

So when I stand in the congregation;
there all my praise will come from him.
And in the presence of those who fear him,
there I will pay my vows to him.
Then there will be food for the poor,
then they will all be satisfied.
Praise him, all those who seek the Lord,
and may your spirit never die.

Then shall the ends of the earth remember
and ev’ry land turn to the Lord,
and all the fam’lies of ev’ry nation
shall worship him and hear his word.
For all dominion is the Lord’s,
power and might belong to him.
He rules the nations as their king,
he brings his love and grace to them.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 22 p33 , Psalm 22 p34

While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
Together to Celebrate:lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
Singing from the Lectionary:has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
Song Select: you can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music.
Hymns Without Words:: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.
Song and Hymn Index. Contains all the indexes of the LHS and AT books in one Excel file. Download the file (zip file) here.
Metrical Psalms by Dale Schoening : Psalms set to well known hymn tunes.
Keyboard Accompaniments for Together in Song – CDs are available for purchase through ACR. CD 1 & 2 ; CD 3 & 4.

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