Sunday, 14 July 2019, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10), 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: Amos 7:7-17 A plumbline; Amos and Amaziah
Psalm: Psalm 82

b) First reading: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 A call to obey God whose word is very near
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10
*For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*

Second Reading: Colossians 1:1-14 Paul’s thanksgiving and prayer
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 The parable of the good Samaritan

Printable, Formatted Readings
Notes on the Readings

Blessing of People Involved in Welfare Work
As today’s gospel is the parable of the good Samaritan, any people in the congregation involved officially in welfare or caring work could be blessed.


Lay-readers please note: the following sermons have all been edited for lay-reading.
Sermons on Gospel reading: Sermon_Luke 10:25-37_Pr Tim Ebbs ; Sermon_Luke 10:25-37_Pr Peter Ghalayini ; Sermon_Luke 10:25-37_Pr Vernon Kleinigsermon – luke 10 25-37 – year c – pentecost 8sermon – luke 10 25-37 – year c – proper 10
Sermon on the Colossians reading: Sermon_Colossians 1:1-14_Pr Vernon Kleinig

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)


Opening Sentences

The word is very near you;
it is in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it. 
(Deut 30:14 NIV)

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following:
O God, whose never-failing providence
orders all things in heaven and earth:
Put away from us all hurtful things,
and give us whatever is profitable for us;
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 God, everything is in your care.
Put away from us all things that are harmful,
and give us whatever is profitable for us.
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 for the gift of spiritual growth. [silence])
Almighty and merciful God,
you have planted in us the seed of your word.
Help us by your Holy Spirit
to receive it with joy
and live according to it,
so that we may grow in faith, hope, and love.
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 are active in Christian love. [silence])
Thank you, merciful God,
for showing your love for us
by sending your Son to live among us
and to suffer and die.
Lead us to reflect this love to our neighbours
by helping them in all their needs.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Children’s Address, Pentecost 5, Proper 10, Year C

Prayer after the gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for showing us God’s great love for us.
Help us to love our neighbours.

Offering Prayer

God of love,
teach us to give of ourselves in love,
and use us and our possessions
to help other people.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 8C

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:

Almighty and merciful God,
you have planted in us the seed of your word,
and nurtured us
with the body and blood of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Help us by your Holy Spirit
to grow in faith, hope, and love.
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 to love and serve your neighbour.
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.

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 Amos could be read by three readers: narrator, the Lord and Amaziah; and the gospel could be read by three readers: narrator (the pastor), lawyer, 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


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.

Talking with the children

If the first reading from Amos (1a) is read, it may be useful, in talking to the children (also for the adults), to explain what a plumbline is (perhaps by showing one) and to explain its significance in the reading from Amos.


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 ‘The parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)’. Material for this story may be found in Original Edition, Year C, Semester 2, 8 Pentecost OR Revised RCL Edition,Year C, Semester 2, Proper 10


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.

LHS 344 Our God is love and all his saints
LHS 500  Blessed Jesus at thy word
LHS 819 Wake us O Lord to human need
What the Lord has done in me / R Morgan (available on CCLI)
AT 177 Love one another

First reading (a): Amos 7:7-17

First reading (b): Deuteronomy 30:9-14

462    God of mercy, God of grace



102     Praise to the living God
427    Help us, O Lord, to learn
452    God of mercy, God of grace

Second reading: Colossians 1:1-14

39    O Christ, Thou Lord eternal* (esp vv 3-5) G7
132    Spirit of wisdom, turn our eyes (alt tune 245, G6)
134    Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit* G3
163    Would you know what most I prize?* G9
176    We come, O Christ, to Thee G9
178    Dearest Saviour, hear my promise G3
181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
500    Blessed Jesus, at Thy word* G5
798    Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round G6
871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder G6


262    Shine on me, Lord
275    In our darkness
376    Faith, hope and love


202    I know that my Redeemer
437    Blessed Jesus, at your word
470    Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days
549    God be in my head
551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus

Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

344    Our God is love, and all His saints* G6
356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
359    Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure* G6
366    Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult G7
370    Saviour, Thy dying love* G9
380    O God of mercy, God of might G9
381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
385    With all my heart, I love Thee, Lord* G7
816    O Fount of good, for all your love G7
817    O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
819    Wake us, O Lord, to human need GS
820    We thank you, God, for eyes to see GS


175    The greatest commandment
177    Love one another
197    When I needed an neighbour
310    Yesu, Yesu
503    Show me heaven
543     All the world
561     Community


572    O Thou who camest from above
589    Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning
618    What does the Lord require
620    O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
640    Kneels at the feet of his friends
656    Jesus, my Lord

The following paraphrase of Psalm 82 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Aberystwyth (LH 302, TIS 211(i)). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

In the council of the great,
God sits in the judgment seat,
calling nations to admit
to the sins that they commit.
‘How much longer will you keep
justice from the low and weak?
Aid the cause of wrong no more,
save the needy and the poor.’

No-one knows or understands
what our God in judgment plans;
other judges all seem blind,
but our God declares his mind:
‘Acting like the gods, most high,
you, as mortals, still will die!’
Rise, O God, give judgment true;
all the earth belongs to you.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 82 p135 , Psalm 82 p136

TIS 14, O Lord, make me know your ways, is a version of Psalm 25:1,4-5,8-10,14.
The following paraphrase of Psalm 25:1-10 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune ‘Die Sach ist dein’, LH 228. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
My God, in you I trust;
Do not let me be put to shame;
don’t let my foes rejoice.
Do not let those who wait for you
be disappointed in their hope.
Let them be disappointed who
have openly rejected you.
Show me your ways,
O Lord, teach me your paths.

Teach me and lead me in your truth,
my Saviour and my God;
I wait for you the whole day long,
do not forget me, Lord.
Be mindful of your mercy, Lord,
and of your steadfast love of old.
Forget and wipe away my sins
according to your steadfast love.
Remember me,
Lord, for your goodness’ sake.

The Lord, my God, is good and just,
therefore he shows the way
to sinners who return to him
and those with humble hearts.
He shows the humble what is right,
and teaches them to know his will.
The paths of God are steadfast love
and faithfulness for those who keep
his covenant
and listen to his word.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 25 p41 , Psalm 25 p42 , Psalm 25 p43


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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