Sunday 10 November, 2019 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27), Year C

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

This is the fourth Sunday in the Season of Prayer, a LCANZ focus on prayer for Church planting and renewal. The Season of Prayer will run for six weeks, from 20 October to 24 November 2019. Liturgy Helps for the season are available here. A selection from these resources has been incorporated into the worship resources below. Feel free to substitute other choices from the material provided to best suit 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: Haggai 1:15b – 2:9 The future glory of the temple
Psalm: Psalm 145:1-5,17-21   OR Psalm 98
Responsive Psalm 145 PPT standard / widescreen
Responsive Psalm 98 PPT standard / widescreen

OR b) First Reading:  Job 19:23-27a I know that my Redeemer lives
Psalm:   Psalm 17:1-9
Responsive Psalm 17 PPT standard / widescreen

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

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Stand firm as you wait for the coming of our Lord
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38 The question about rising from death

Printable, Formatted Readings
Notes on Readings

Sermons

Lay-readers please note: the following sermons have been edited for lay-reading.

Sermons on the Gospel: sermon – luke 20 27-38 – year c – pentecost 25 ; Sermon_Luke 20_27-38_ Pr Vince Gerhardy ; Sermon_Luke 20_27-38_ Pr Joshua Pfeiffer
Sermons on the Second Reading: Sermon_2Thessalonians 2_Pr Heath Pukallussermon-2-thess-2-1-5-13-17-year-c-proper-27

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 / doc/ ppt standard /ppt widescreen )
Morning Praise (pdf / doc / 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 / doc/ 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 of the Word. Every effort will be made to vary the liturgy each week.

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

Liturgy

Opening Sentences

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;
and then in my flesh I shall see God. 
(Job 19:25,26b NRSV)
OR
The Lord, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.  (Luke 20:37,38 NRSV)
OR
Season of Prayer
We gather in the name of the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Who desires all people to hear the gospel and receive the Holy Spirit.

Prayer of the Day (Collect)

Choose one of the following
Traditional
Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people,
that they may richly bear the fruit of good works,
and receive your rich reward;
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
Stir up, Lord, the wills of your faithful people.
Help us richly bear the fruit of good works,
and give us your rich reward.
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 vigilance. [silence])
Heavenly Father,
keep us watchful and alert
as we wait for the coming of your Son, our Lord.
When he stands at the door and knocks,
may he not find us asleep
in carelessness and sin,
but awake in hope and rejoicing,
so that we may live with you forever.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, new
(Let us pray for faithfulness until Christ’s return. [silence])
Awaken us, Lord,
so that when your Son comes
we may be ready to receive him with joy
and serve you with clean hearts.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, Season of Prayer
Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
you have opened your divine life to us
to make us partakers of your divine nature.
Mercifully fill us with the power of your Triune life
that the nations may hear
and be glad for the gift of your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Responsive Prayer – Season of Prayer

(This could be used in place of the Psalm or Old Testament canticle, at the beginning or end of worship, after the sermon or as part of the Prayer of the Church.)
Call to Me and I will answer you.
Father, we call upon you for mercy: revive your Church and heal this land.
Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.
Lord Jesus, we call upon you for mercy: revive your Church and heal this land.
The Lord is near to all who call upon him, all who call in truth.
Spirit of truth and love, we call upon you for mercy: revive your Church and heal this land.

Children’s Address – Proper 27C

Prayer after the gospel

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for bringing us life with God forever.
Help us to live as God’s children.
Amen.

Offering Prayer

Faithful God,
strengthen us to stand firm in our faith.
Encourage us to keep on serving you,
giving of ourselves and what we have
to help other people.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 25C

Additional Prayer Points

  • Season of Prayer
    Dear heavenly Father. We pray for the new believers coming to faith in our churches and church plants. Please keep them in your truth; your word is truth. Please protect them from the backlash of the world, the flesh and the devil. Call and equip them to become mature believers and fruitful servants in your kingdom. Use them to bring many others to know you love and raise them up to speak of your deeds among the nations. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
  • 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.
OR
As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
(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:
Heavenly Father,
keep us watchful and alert
as we wait for the coming of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Help us to hear his voice
when he stands at the door and knocks,
so that he may come in to us
and eat with us.
For he lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Dismissal

Go in peace. Stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught.
Thanks be to God.

OR  In the name of Christ. Amen.

VISUAL ARTS

Sermon and Reading Art Ideas with Sources   UPDATED WEEKLY! Images related to the readings and sermons for use in PowerPoints and other projections. The images are provided with permission. Please include the acknowledgements for any images you use.

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

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

DRAMA

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 Haggai could be read by two readers: narrator, and the word of the Lord; and the gospel from Luke could be read by three readers: narrator (the pastor), a Sadducee, and Jesus.

‘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.

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 ‘The story of Job (Job 1:1 – 2:13; 43:7-16)’. Material for this story may be found in Original Edition, Year B, Semester One, 5 Epiphany OR Revised RCL Edition, Year C, Semester 2, Proper 27.

MUSIC AND SONG

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 501 God himself is present
AT  220 (orange) They’ll be peace
ATG 405 (red) Lord of all hopefulness
Strength will rise (Everlasting God) / B Brown  OR LHS 206 Stand up stand up for Jesus
LHS 103 I know that my Redeemer lives

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: (If a hymn is hyperlinked, modernised lyrics are available).

LHS 501 God himself is present
LHS 331 My hope is built on nothing less
LHS 341 Jesus lead Thou on
LHS 103 I know that my Redeemer lives

Backing tracks for these recommendations are available from ACR

https://www.acresources.com.au/products/music/product/1061-hymns-of-the-church-mp3 (the 647 hymns from the black hymnal, played on organ
https://www.acresources.com.au/products/music/product/1536-cd-hymns-i-remember 25 favourite hymns with choir and organ
https://www.acresources.com.au/products/music/product/708-together-in-song-cd1-cd2  40 organ accompaniment hymns  – list on website
https://www.acresources.com.au/products/music/cd-s/product/823-together-in-song-cd3-cd4  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): Haggai 1:15b – 2:9
LHS
14     Let the earth now praise the Lord (vv 1,2,6,8) * G4
17     Come, Thou long-expected Jesus G6
19     Come, Thou Saviour of our race* G4
490   O Son of God, we wait for Thee* G3
731    Come, Lord Jesus, come GS
739    When the king shall come again G4
841    O welcome, all you noble saints of old GS
AT
20    Come, Lord Jesus, come
77    O welcome, all ye noble saints of old
220    There’ll be peace
TIS
272    Come, thou long-expected Jesus
295    Saviour of the nations, come

First reading (b): Job 19:23-27a
LHS
101    Jesus lives! thy terrors now* G5
103    I know that my Redeemer lives* G3
479    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives* G5
761    Christ is alive! Let Christians sing G3
AT
35    I will sing unto the Lord
127    Because he lives
150    Sing a new song
216    O sing to the Lord
220    There’ll be peace
312    Celebrate
346    Jesus is alive
TIS
202    I know that my Redeemer
366    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives
372    Jesus lives! your terrors now
376    I know that my Redeemer lives
387    Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

Second reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17
LHS
181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word* G5
331    My hope is built on nothing less* G5
341    Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
419    Jesus, Lord of life and glory G6
870    Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy G6
AT
300    Practise love
405    Lord of all hopefulness
TIS
198    I greet you, my Redeemer sure, who lives
436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your word
551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
613    Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy

Gospel: Luke 20:27-38
LHS
60    Christ, the life of all the living (vv 1,5) G5
103    I know that my Redeemer lives* G3
763    Now is eternal life (alt tune 176, G9)
841    O welcome, all ye noble saints of old GS
AT
77    O welcome, all ye noble saints of old
257    Jesus is living
437   I have seen the Lord
TIS
376    I know that my Redeemer lives
385    Now is eternal life

PSALM 145
TIS 89, O Lord, you are my God and King, is a paraphrase of Psalm 145:1-7,9-12. The following paraphrase of Psalm 145:1-5,17-21 by David Schütz may be sung to various tunes, including Quam dilecta (LH 503) and St Cecilia (LH 416). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.I praise you, God and King,
I bless your holy name,
forever every day,
I bless your name always.

Great is the Lord our God,
and greatly to be praised,
his greatness is beyond
all human power to know.

And every age will tell
each other of your works,
and everyone declare
the mighty things you do.

And I will meditate
upon your wondrous works,
the beauty of your face,
the splendour of your ways.

The Lord is just and kind,
he’s near to all who call.
He fills and saves all those
who learn to fear his name.

The wicked he puts down;
he watches those he loves.
My mouth will praise the Lord;
all creatures bless his name.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 145 p237

PSALM 98
TIS 56 O sing a new song to the Lord and 57 Sing to the Lord a new song are versions of this psalm.

The chorus of ‘Sing a new song unto the Lord’ (ATA 150) by Dan Schutte is based on Psalm 98. The song could be used for the psalm, although the verses are not really a translation of the psalm itself.

The following paraphrase of Psalm 98 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Wir pflügen (‘We plough the fields and scatter’, LH 563, TIS 130). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

Sing to the Lord a new song,
great wonders he has done!
For he has shown the victory
his mighty power has won.
The ends of earth have all seen
the saving acts of God.
Let all the earth shout praises;
ring out your song with joy!

Sing the Lord a new song,
from earth to heaven above:
‘Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia.’

Sing psalms and play the harp, and
with music praise the Lord!
Come, blow the trumpet! Sound the horn!
Acclaim the Lord your King!
Let seas and all that fills them,
with earth rise up and roar,
let rivers clap their hands, and
let hills ring out their joy!

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 98 p163 , Psalm 98 p164 , Psalm 98 p165

PSALM 17
TIS 6, Lord, hear a cause that is just, is a version of Psalm 17:1,5-6,8,15.

Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 17 p25

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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