Sunday 6 October, 2019 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22), 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) The First Reading: Lamentations 1:1-6 The deserted city of Jerusalem
Psalm: Lamentations 3:19-26 OR Psalm 137

Responsive Psalm Lamentations 3 PPT standard / widescreen
Responsive Psalm 137 PPT standard / widescreen

OR b) The First Reading:  Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 The righteous will live by faith
Psalm: Psalm 37:1-9

Responsive Psalm 37 PPT standard / widescreen

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

The Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Encouragement to be faithful
The Gospel: Luke 17:5-10 Faith and duty

Printable, Formatted Readings
Notes on Readings


Lay-readers please note: all of the following sermons have been edited for lay-reading.
Sermon on Psalm 37: Sermon_Psalm 37_Pr Vernon Kleinig
Sermons on the Second Reading: Sermon_2 Timothy 1_1-14_Pr Vernon Kleinig
Sermons on  Gospel: Sermon_Luke 17:5-10_Pr Vernon Kleinig1 ; Sermon_Luke 17:5-10_Pr Vernon Kleinig2 ;  sermon – luke 17 3-10 – year c – pentecost 20 ; sermon – luke 17 5-10 – year c – proper 22

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 standard /ppt widescreen )
Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt standard /ppt widescreen )
Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt standard /ppt widescreen )
Service without communion (pdf / doc /ppt standard /ppt widescreen )
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)

Ready to Go Resources

Please note that the resources below have been prepared for congregations with limited administrative support and represent only one combination of the available service orders, readings, etc. This week’s service has been prepared using the Service without Communion. Every effort will be made to vary the liturgy each week.

Service Order     Word / PPT (standard) /PPT (widescreen)


Opening Sentences

The grace of God has now been revealed
through the appearing of our Saviour, Christ Jesus. 
(2 Tim 1:10a NRSV)

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following:
O almighty and most merciful God,
in your bountiful goodness
keep us from all things that may hurt us,
that we may be ready both in body and soul
cheerfully to accomplish those things
that are according to your will;
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
Almighty and merciful God,
in your goodness defend us
from everything that might hurt us,
so that we may be ready in body and soul
to do cheerfully what is according to your will.
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 live by faith. [silence])
Almighty and merciful God,
you have ordered our earthly life
that we must walk by faith and not by sight.
Give us such trust in your fatherly care
that we show our faith
by our courage in the face of all perplexities.
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 faithfully serve God. [silence])
Faithful God,
have mercy on us, your unworthy servants,
and make our faith stronger,
so that we serve you obediently
throughout our lives.
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.

Children’s Address, Pentecost 17C: Proper 22C

Prayer after the gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that we can serve you.
Increase our faith,
and make us good servants.

Offering Prayer

Merciful God,
you have saved us and called us to a holy life.
Let our faith be shown in service to you
and love to other people.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Proper 22C

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,
thank you for showing your love for us
in this sacrament.
As we walk throughout this earthly life by faith,
give us such trust in your fatherly care
that we show our faith
by our courage in the face of all perplexities.
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. Be strong in faith.
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  / Set 5
Ordinary Time PPT Slides (Standard): General Use /Traditional/Modern / Modern 2/ Set 5

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

Sermon and Reading 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 reading from Habakkuk could be read by three readers: narrator, Habakkuk, and the Lord.

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.


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 fall of Jericho (Joshua 5:13 – 6:27)’. Material for this story may be found in Original Edition, Year B, Semester 2, 14 Pentecost OR Revised RCL Edition, Year C, Semester 2, Proper 22.


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.

Hail to the Lord’s anointed LHS 16 (Public Domain)
Speak O Lord / Townend & Getty (CCLI)
Spirit of God   AT 264 (orange) Robin Mann (CCLI, One Licence)
Lord of creation     TIS 626
Blessed Assurance    LHS 863 (Public Domain, arrangements available on CCLI, One Licence)

Top 4 Public Domain

If you enjoy traditional hymn singing or your congregation does not have a copyright license, Mark Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship’s Music and Song team recommends the following:

LHS 16   Hail to the Lords’ anointed
LHS 197 Lord, keep us steadfast
LHS 379 Lord of creation to Thee 

LHS 346 Forth in Thy name O Lord I go

Backing tracks for these recommendations are available from ACR (the 647 hymns from the black hymnal, played on organ 25 favourite hymns with choir and organ  40 organ accompaniment hymns  – list on website  40 more accompaniments for congregational singing

Song/Hymn suggestions

* Modernised version available. Click on the hyperlinks to see the modernised lyrics. (Please click here to browse the Modernised Hymns page.)
G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

First reading (a): Lamentations 1:1-6 First reading (b): Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
16    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed G6
310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* (alt tune 404, G9)
321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
490    O Son of God, we wait for Thee* G3
731    Come, Lord Jesus, come GS
20    Come, Lord Jesus, come
286    Sorrowing song
160    Father all-loving and ruling in majesty
275    Hail to the Lord’s anointed
616    O day of God, draw near
657    God of freedom, God of justice

Second reading:
118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray* G3
119    Come down, O Love divine G9
121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
122    O Holy Ghost, Thou gift divine* G5
124    O Holy Spirit, enter Thou* G3
134    Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit* G3
178    Dearest Saviour, hear my promise G3
197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word* G5
773    Filled with the Spirit’s power G7
829    I was made a Christian G5 (baptism)
842    Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing G3 (holy communion)
845    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands G5
860    When this earth was created GS
99    Pentecost prayer
264    Spirit of God
448    Loving Spirit
140    Firmly I believe and truly
398    Come down, O Love divine
399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
400    O Holy Spirit, enter in
411    Filled with the Spirit’s power
414    There’s a spirit in the air
417    Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
422    Come, Holy Spirit, come
436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your word
496    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
562    I’m not ashamed to own my Lord
572    O Thou who camest from above
690    Beauty for brokenness
717    Give thanks with a grateful heart

Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
265    How blest are they who hear God’s Word* G3
346    Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go G5
379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6
395    O for a faith that will not shrink* G7
499    Lord Jesus Christ, to us attend* G9
507    Open now thy gates of beauty* G3
292    Because we bear your name
357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord (v 4)
376    Faith, hope and love
169    Our God, we know your providence
571    Forth in your name, O Lord, I go
626    Lord of creation, to you be all praise
686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you

PSALM : Lamentations 3:19-26
Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

TIS 85, By the Babylonian waters, is a version of Psalm 137:1-6.
Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 37:1-9 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune All Saints (LH 165). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Do not fret about the wicked;
envy not their unjust gain.
Soon they all will die and wither
like the grass upon the plain.
Long life in the land is yours,
when you trust in God the Lord.

Take delight in God, and he will
give you all that you desire.
Put your life into the Lord’s hands,
trust and he’ll do what’s required.
He will make your justice bright,
clear as noonday’s shining light.

So, be still and wait in patience;
in God’s presence take your stand.
Do not fret about the wicked,
those who make their evil plans.
Anger, rage and wrath forget,
evil comes to those who fret!

Though the wicked shall be cut off,
those who wait upon the Lord
will receive the land of promise
as their birthright and reward.
Soon the wicked will be gone,
though you look, they won’t be found.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 37 p67 , Psalm 37 p68

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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