Sunday, 7 July 2019 – Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 9), 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

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.

a) First Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14 The healing of Naaman
Psalm: Psalm 30 

OR

b) First Reading:Isaiah 66:10-14 Rejoice with Jerusalem
Psalm: Psalm 66:1-9
*For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*

Second Reading: Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 Do good to all
Gospel:  Luke 10:1-11,16-20 Jesus sends out the seventy-two

Formatted, Printable Readings
Notes on Readings

Sermons

The following sermons have all been edited for lay-reading:
Sermon on the Gospel: Sermon for Proper 9_Pr Peter Ghalayini ; Sermon for Proper 9_Pr Joshua Pfeiffersermon – luke 10 1-11 16-20 – year c – proper 9
Sermon on 2 Kings reading:  sermon – 2 kings 5 1-14 – year c – pentecost 7

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)

Liturgy

Opening Sentences

May I never boast of anything
except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
(Gal 6:14a NRSV)

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following:
Traditional
Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
and increase our devotion;
nourish us with all goodness,
and by your mercy
preserve in us what you have nourished;
through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, modernised traditional
Lord God,
the author and giver of all good things,
graft in our hearts a love for your name.
Nourish in us what is good,
and preserve in us what you have nourished.
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.
Amen.

OR, alternative
(Let us pray for strength in weakness. [silence])
Almighty and merciful God,
your Son revealed the wonder of your saving love
in signs and miracles.
Renew your people by your loving kindness,
and sustain us in all our weakness
by your mighty power.
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.
Amen.

OR, new
(Let us pray that we live for the good of others. [silence])
Everliving God, all life flows from you.
Fill us with your Spirit,
and lead us to do good to all people,
whenever we can,
especially to those who belong to the family of faith.
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.
Amen.

Children’s Address, Pentecost 4C (Proper 9)

Prayer after the gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for calling us to be your followers.
Stay with us and strengthen us.
Amen.

Offering Prayer

Loving Father,
your Son Jesus offered himself on the cross for us.
Lead us to offer ourselves
and our possessions for you,
and use our gifts for the good of others.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 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

Preface

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.
OR
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.
OR
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.

Almighty and merciful God,
your Son has revealed
the wonder of your saving love
in this sacrament.
Renew your people by your loving kindness,
and sustain us in all our weakness
by your mighty power.
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.
Amen.

Dismissal

Go in peace, and rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
OR
Go in peace. Do not become tired of doing good.
Thanks be to God.
OR
In the name of Christ. Amen.

VISUAL ARTS

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:

DRAMA

‘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 2 Kings may be read by up to seven readers: narrator, slave girl, king of Aram (Syria), king of Israel, Elisha, Elisha’s messenger, and Naaman’s servant. The gospel may be read by three readers: narrator (the pastor), Jesus, and one of the 72/70.

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

CHILDREN

In addition to the Children’s Address included in the Liturgy above, you can find excellent resources for children’s ministry at Grow Ministries, the Child, Youth and Family Ministry of the LCA.

‘COME AND SEE JESUS’

The Come and See Jesus curriculum published by Openbook Publishers has a wealth of material and ideas that may be adapted for use in worship. Please note that a new edition of this material is currently available for the Revised Common Lectionary.

This week’s story is ‘Jesus sends out twelve disciples (Luke 9:1-6)’. Material for this story may be found in Original Edition, Year B, Semester 2, 8 Pentecost OR Revised RCL Edition, Year C, Semester 2, Proper 9

MUSIC AND SONG

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.

Be still for the presence of the Lord / David Evans (available on CCLI)
AT 292 Because we bear your name
AT 413 The Summons
TIS 342 When I survey the wondrous cross
TIS 134 Praise my soul the King of heaven 

First reading (a): 2 Kings 5:1-14
LHS

616    I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus* G9
877    Trust and obey GS

AT

TIS

First reading (b): Isaiah 66:10-14
LHS

12    ‘Comfort, comfort, ye My people’ (vv 1,2)* G4
431    My soul, now bless thy Maker* G6
440    Sing praise to God who reigns above G3
465    Praise, my soul, the king of heaven G7

AT

70    I’ve got peace like a river
235    In your hand, my Saviour
448    Loving Spirit
480    On the day I called

TIS

110    Sing praise to God who reigns above
134    Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
417    Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning

Second reading: Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16
LHS

54    When I survey the wondrous cross G5
75    We sing the praise of him who died G5
169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
171    In the cross of Christ I glory G4
240    Blessed fount of heavenly gladness G9
337    God, from all eternity* (alt tune 276, G5)
380    O God of mercy, God of might G9
474    Farewell I gladly bid thee (vv 3-5) G5
587    O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest G7
797    Blest be the tie that binds GS
816    O Fount of good, for all your love G7
855    Brother, let me be your servant GS
872    Nearer, my God, to Thee G5

AT

96     Don’t give up
182    Christ is changing everything
191    Brother, let me be your servant
292    Because we bear your name

TIS

342    When I survey the wondrous cross
343    Nature with open volume stands
347    We sing the praise of him who died
349    In the cross of Christ I glory
378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
422    Come, Holy Spirit, come (vv 1,2)
581    Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus
631    Father, Lord of all creation
650    Brother, sister, let me serve you
686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you

Gospel: Luke 10:1-11,16-20
LHS

221    Spread, O spread, thou mighty Word* G5
226    Winter reigns o’er many a region G5
228    Lord Jesus Christ, the cause is Thine* G3
233    Lord of the harvest, hear (alt tune 127, G4)
247    Thou who the night in prayer didst spend* G5
276    Dearest Jesus, we are here* (v 5) G5
485    The day is surely drawing near* G5
871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder (v 4) G6

AT

93    Pass my love around
103   Send your servant
412    Sent by the Lord am I
413     The Summons

TIS

409    O breath of life, come sweeping through us
450    Spread, O spread, almighty word
461    God, your glory we have seen in your Son
480    Dearest Jesus, we are here (v 5)

PSALM 30

The following paraphrase of Psalm 30 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Bethany (‘Nearer my God to thee’, LHS 872). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

I will exalt you, Lord;
you rescued me
from the deep grave of death
that threatened me.
You did not let my foes
gloat over me in death;
I called to you for help,
you spared my life.

Sing to the Lord, you saints,
and praise his name.
Weeping may last the night,
joy comes with dawn.
His anger is so short,
his favour is so long!
So I rejoice in him,
singing my song.

Feeling secure, I said:
‘I shan’t be moved!’
But when you hid your face,
I was dismayed!
To you, O Lord, I called;
‘Have mercy!’ was my cry.
‘What gain is there for you,
if I should die?’

‘How can I praise you, Lord,
if I am dust?
How, from the grave, can I
speak of your trust?
Hear and be merciful!
O Lord, come to my aid!’
I called to God for help,
and I was saved.

You turned my mournful tears,
into a dance.
You stripped me of my grief,
robed me with joy!
I will not hold my tongue!
Now I, with all my heart,
sing songs of thanks to you,
O Lord, my God.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 30 p51 , Psalm 30 p52 , Psalm 30 p53

PSALM 66
TIS 36, Joyfully shout, all you on earth, is a paraphrase of Psalm 66:1-12.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 66 p108 , Psalm 66 p109

OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR CHURCH MUSIC
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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