Sunday 12 February, 2012- Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

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

  • Altar colour: Green
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING 2 Kings 5:1-14 The healing of Naaman the Syrian
    PSALM Psalm 30 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Paul’s self-denial in the cause of the gospel
    GOSPEL Mark 1:40-45 Jesus heals a man with leprosy
  • Sermons:
    Lay-readers please note: the linked sermons have not been edited for general use. As part of your preparations, keep in mind that they have been written for specific people in a specific context, and for this reason the issues they address or the examples they use may not be entirely suitable for people in your congregation. If you feel this is the case, you may need to make minor adjustments or find another sermon

    Based on gospel reading: Pr Simon Cooper ; Pr Vince Gerhardy ; edited for lay reading sermon – mark 1 40-45 – year b – epiphany 6
  • Orders of service:
    Epiphany Sunday Word and Prayer (pdf / doc / ppt)
    Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    Traditional
    O Lord,
    favourably hear the prayers of your people,
    that we, who are justly punished for our offences,
    may be mercifully delivered by your goodness,
    for the glory of your name;
    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, in your kindness
    listen to the prayers of your people.
    Have mercy on us
    who are justly punished for our sins,
    and save us,
    for the glory of your name.
    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 a fuller trust in God. [silence])
    Most loving Father,
    it is your will
    that we should leave all our worries with you.
    Keep us from faithless fears
    and worldly anxieties,
    that no cloud may hide from us
    the light of your love
    in Jesus Christ our Lord.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray that we show Christ’s compassion. [silence])
    Merciful God,
    we thank you that your Son healed lepers
    and brought good news to the despised and rejected.
    Give us compassion and self-control,
    so that we can bring your healing
    to people in need.
    We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer:Prayer of the Church- Epiphany 6B
  • Offering prayer:
    Thank you, Lord, for your great mercy and compassion
    in sending your Son Jesus to make us whole and holy.
    Let us show our thankfulness by obeying you
    and by not letting our sinful nature master us.
    Help us to discipline ourselves
    so that we can serve you and others better,
    with all that we are and all that we have.
    Amen.
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * = Modernised version available (please click here to download the modernised text file) ;G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
    First reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14
    LHS

    877    Trust and obey GS
    AT
    266    Through our Lord we shall do valiantly
    TIS

    Second reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
    LHS

    157    Jesus, Lord and precious Saviour G4
    164    Love divine, all loves excelling
    178    Dearest Saviour, hear my promise G3
    340    Be thou faithful unto death* G8
    352    Fight the good fight *G4
    807    Lift high the cross GS
    AT
    266    Through our God we shall do valiantly
    TIS
    217    Love divine, all loves excelling
    351    Lift high the cross
    594    Fight the good fight
    609    May the mind of Christ

    Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
    LHS

    4    Once He came in blessing* G4
    358    Renew me, O Eternal Light* G3
    364    A new heart, Lord create in me* G5
    422    Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
    452    O bless the Lord, my soul
    AT
    269    Create in us a clean heart
    345    What can wash away my sin?
    354    Change my heart, O Lord
    429    Praise the Lord, O my soul
    TIS
    64    O bless the Lord, my soul
    197    God’s Son came to bless us
    430    Your words to me are life and health
    444    Dear Shepherd of your people
    559    A new heart, Lord, create in me
    625    I need you, Lord, for I have seen


    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

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