Sunday, 28 July 2019 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), 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: Hosea 1:2-10 Hosea’s wife and children
Psalm: Psalm 85

OR

b) First Reading:  Genesis 18:20-32 Abraham pleads for Sodom
Psalm: Psalm 138
*For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*

Second reading:  Colossians 2:6-15(16-19) Not philosophy or legalism, but Christ
Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 Jesus’ teaching on prayer

Printable, Formatted Readings
Notes on Readings

Sermons

Lay-readers please note: the following sermons have all been edited for lay-reading.
Sermon on Hosea reading: Sermon_Hosea 1_Pr Vince Gerhardy
Sermon on Genesis reading: Sermon_Genesis 18_Pr Peter Ghalayini
Sermons on Colossians reading: Sermon_Colossians 2_Pr Tim Ebbs ; Sermon_Colossians 2_Pr Vernon Kleinig
Sermons on Gospel reading: Sermon_Luke 11_Pr Vernon Kleinig ; sermon – luke 11 1-13 – year c – pentecost 10

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 Sentence

In Christ the whole fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily,
and we have come to fullness in him.  (Col 2:9,10a NRSV alt)

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following
Traditional
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and make them ask for whatever pleases you,
so that you may grant what they desire;
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
Listen in mercy to our prayers, Lord.
Lead us to ask for whatever pleases you,
so that you may grant what we desire.
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 that we may find peace in knowing God. [silence])
Almighty and merciful God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless
until they find their rest in you.
Teach us to seek you
and to rely on you in all our needs,
so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
and we may finally see you face to face.
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 for boldness in prayer. [silence])
Thank you, generous God,
that you want to give us so much more
than we even think of asking for.
Keep us coming to you in prayer,
knowing that you are waiting to answer.
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 7 (Proper 12), Year C

Prayer after the Gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for teaching us how to pray. Help us to keep on praying with faith and confidence.
Amen.

Offering Prayer

Saving God,
you have forgiven us
and set us free to be yours.
Help us to offer ourselves and all we have
for your service.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 10C
OR
The Prayer of the Church based on the Lord’s Prayer from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism may be used today.

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.’
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, 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.’
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, 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.
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, 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 made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless
until they find their rest in you.
Teach us to seek you
where you may be found,
especially in your word and sacraments.
May we rely on you in all our needs,
so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
and we may finally see you face to face.
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. Live your lives in the Lord.
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.

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 Hosea could be read by two readers: the narrator and the Lord; the first reading from Genesis could be read by three readers: narrator, the Lord and Abraham; and the gospel could be read by three (or five) readers: narrator (the pastor), disciple, Jesus (and perhaps a person asking for bread and the friend).

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 teaches about prayer ( Luke 11:1-13)’. Material for this story may be found in Original Edition, Year C, Semester 2, 10 Pentecost OR Revised RCL Edition, Year C, Semester 2, Proper 12.

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.

Blessed be your name / Redman
AT 57 Father God
LHS 355 May we thy precepts Lord fulfil
AT 283 Our Father (Lord’s Prayer)
LHS 426 What a friend we have in Jesus

First reading (a): Hosea 1:2-10
LHS

323    Blessed are the sons of God* G4
431    My soul, now bless Thy maker* G6
439    I will sing my Maker’s praises G5
850    O Father, my Father, I call on your name GS

AT

6    O Father, my Father
57    Father God

TIS

115    Behold the amazing gift of love

First reading (b): Genesis 18:20-32
LHS

314    Turn, Lord, Thine anger, and in mercy spare us G4
425    Lord, teach us how to pray aright G6
571    Almighty Lord, before Thy throne
573    Great King of nations, hear our prayer (alt tune 183, G6)

AT

11    Lord, have mercy
238    Kyrie I (Taize)
379    Kyrie Eleison (Ghana)
392    Kyrie Eleison (Russia)

TIS

31    Have mercy on us, living Lord
734    Lord, have mercy (Ghana)
735    Lord, have mercy (Taize)
736    Lord, have mercy (Russia)

Second reading: Colossians 2:6-15(16-19)
LHS

97    The strife is o’er, the battle done G5
147    O Morning Star, so bright and fair* G3
159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
176    We come, O Christ, to Thee G9
277    Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4
279    He that believes and is baptized* (alt tune 106, G3)
361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
378    Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God G7 (alt tune 106, G3)
826    Father welcomes GS
827    Good Shepherd, take this lamb
833    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ G5

AT

4    Father welcomes
31    Freely, freely
61    Hallelujah, my Father
118    Jesus went down to the water
150    Sing a new song

TIS

199    Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star
210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
225    My heart and voice I raise
367    The strife is past, the battle done
596    Fill my whole life, O Lord my God
375    Come, let us with our Lord arise
461    God, your glory we have seen in your Son
479    They that believe and are baptised
481    Baptized into your name most holy
486    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ
491    Father welcomes

Gospel: Luke 11:1-13
LHS

121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
And others from ‘Pentecost’ sections
355    May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
421    Our Father, Thou in heaven above* G5
424    Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire* G5
426    What a friend we have in Jesus
894    Father God in heaven GS
901    Our Father, you from heaven above G5

AT

34    Seek ye first
74    The Lord’s Prayer
278    Lord, hear our prayer
283    Our Father
485    Praying
574    You are our Father

TIS

399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
And others from ‘The Holy Spirit’ section
550    Our Father, God in heaven above
635    Forgive our sins as we forgive
745    Seek ye first
750    Veni, Creator Spiritus
752    Veni, Sanctus Spiritus

PSALM 85
Below is a metrical version by David Schütz of Psalm 85:1-13, which may be sung to the tune Ave virgo (LH 469. TIS 391). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Lord, you have been merciful
to your land of Israel;
and you give prosperity
to the tribes of Jacob.
You forgave the sinfulness
of your wayward people;
you have pardoned all their wrongs
and restored their fortune.

You withdrew your wrath from us –
turned away your anger.
Come, restore us once again,
God of our salvation.
Will your anger never end –
will you not revive us?
Show us, Lord, your steadfast love –
grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God will say –
say to all his faithful.
He will speak his peace to us –
peace to all who trust him.
His salvation now is near –
near to all who fear him.
He in glory comes to us –
comes and makes his dwelling.

Love and faithfulness will meet –
meet in peace and justice.
Faithfulness will spring from earth,
righteousness from heaven.
God will give us what is good
and our land will prosper.
Righteousness will pave his way
as he comes to save us.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 85 p139

PSALM 138
Here are two metrical paraphrases of Psalm 138 by David Schütz. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The following may be sung to the tune of ‘The Greatest Commandment’ (ATA 175).

I give you thanks, Lord, with all my heart;
before the angels I will sing your praise.
I worship you in your holy place
and always thank and praise your holy name.
For you are loving, and faithful too;
your name and your word have been glorified.
And when I called on your holy name,
you gave me your answer and made me strong.

All kings and rulers shall praise you, Lord,
when they have heard your words of truth and love;
and they shall sing of the ways of God:
‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.
Yet, though exalted, he keeps his watch
with love and compassion upon the poor.
The rich and proud, he will still observe,
but like one that watches from far away.

And you preserve me throughout my life,
though trouble meets me everywhere I go.
You stretch your mighty right hand to save,
and fight the anger of my enemies.
The Lord fulfils his promise to me;
forever and ever your love endures.
Do not forsake what your hands have made,
remember you made me and I am yours.

This second version could be sung to the traditional tune Dir, dir, Jehovah (LH 218):

With all my heart, I give you thanks, Lord.
Before the angels I will sing your praise.
I worship in your holy temple
and always thank and praise your holy name.
For you have shown your love and faithfulness,
Your holy name and word are glorified.

And on the day I called upon you,
you gave me answer and you made me strong.
The kings of all the earth shall praise you,
when they have heard your words of truth and love.
They all shall sing about your ways, O Lord:
‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.

Yet, though the Lord is high in heaven,
he still regards the lowly of the earth.
He does not overlook the haughty,
but watches them like one who’s far away.
Though trouble meets me everywhere I go,
your right hand saves me from my enemies.

The Lord will keep his promise to me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, will always last.
Stretch out your hand and come to save me!
Do not forsake the work your hands have made.
With all my heart, I give you thanks, O Lord.
Before the angels I will sing your praise.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 138 p231

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