Sunday 26 February, 2012- First Sunday in Lent, 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: Violet
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING Genesis 9:8-17 God’s covenant with Noah
    PSALM Psalm 25:1-10 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Peter 3:18-22 The flood a symbol of baptism
    GOSPEL Mark 1:9-15 The baptism, temptation, and preaching of Jesus
  • 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 Stephen Pietsch
    Based on second reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy
    Based on first reading: edited for lay reading sermon – genesis 9 8-17 – year b – lent 1
  • Orders of service:
    Lent 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, mercifully hear our prayer,
    and stretch out your mighty hand
    to defend us from those
    who rise up against us;
    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 mercy listen to our prayers.
    Stretch out your mighty hand
    to defend us from all the evil we 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, alternative
    (Let us pray for self-discipline and obedience. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the desert,
    and was tempted as we are,
    yet without sin.
    Help us to discipline ourselves
    in obedience to your Spirit,
    so that, as you know our weakness,
    we may also know your power to save.
    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 (revised alternative)
    (Let us pray for strength in temptation. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son fasted in the desert
    and was tempted as we are,
    yet without sin.
    Protect us when we are tempted,
    and help us to resist the devil
    by trusting in your word.
    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- Lent 1B
  • Offering prayer:
    Thank you, Lord, for washing away our sins,
    and for promising to be our God forever.
    As our real life is with Christ,
    help us to live as members of your kingdom,
    trusting and serving you
    and giving ourselves in love to others.
    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: Genesis 9:8-17
    LHS

    394     God is love; let heaven adore Him G9
    AT
    152     I have made a covenant with my chosen
    TIS
    153     God is love, let heav’n adore him
    154     Great is your faithfulness
    602     O Love that will not let me go

    Second reading:1 Peter 3:18-22
    LHS

    71     Come to Calvary’s holy mountain* G5
    277     Baptized into Thy Name most holy* G4
    317     Jesus sinners doth receive* G5
    331     My hope is built on nothing less* G5
    826     Father welcomes all his children GS
    828     I am baptised – O blessed day GS
    831     O baptised children one and all G3
    AT
    4     Father welcomes
    118     The baptism song
    421    Born forever
    TIS
    391     Come, God’s people, sing for joy
    481     Baptised into your name most holy
    482     Father of peace and God of love
    488     Now in the name of him who sent
    491     Father welcomes

    Gospel: Mark 1:9-15
    LHS

    277     Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4
    748     When Christ our Lord to Jordan came G7 (see alt version below)
    756     O Lord, throughout these forty days G5
    791     O love, how deep, how broad, how high G5
    826     Father welcomes GS
    AT
    4     Father welcomes
    118     The baptism song
    443    Like an angel
    TIS
    194     O love, how deep, how broad, how high (vv 1-4)
    250     Christ, when for us you were baptised
    481     Baptised into your name most holy
    491     Father welcomes
    591     Forty days and forty nights

    PSALM 25
    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

First reading: Genesis 9:8-17

LHS

394 God is love; let heaven adore Him G9

AT

152 I have made a covenant with my chosen

TIS

153 God is love, let heav’n adore him

154 Great is your faithfulness

602 O Love that will not let me go

Second reading:1 Peter 3:18-22

LHS

71 Come to Calvary’s holy mountain* G5

277 Baptized into Thy Name most holy* G4

317 Jesus sinners doth receive* G5

331 My hope is built on nothing less* G5

826 Father welcomes all his children GS

828 I am baptised – O blessed day GS

831 O baptised children one and all G3

AT

4 Father welcomes

118 The baptism song

421 Born forever

TIS

391 Come, God’s people, sing for joy

481 Baptised into your name most holy

482 Father of peace and God of love

488 Now in the name of him who sent

491 Father welcomes

Gospel: Mark 1:9-15

LHS

277 Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4

748 When Christ our Lord to Jordan came G7 (see alt version below)

756 O Lord, throughout these forty days G5

791 O love, how deep, how broad, how high G5

826 Father welcomes GS

AT

4 Father welcomes

118 The baptism song

443 Like an angel

TIS

194 O love, how deep, how broad, how high (vv 1-4)

250 Christ, when for us you were baptised

481 Baptised into your name most holy

491 Father welcomes

591 Forty days and forty nights

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