Sunday 17 June 2012- Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6), 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 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 David anointed as king
    OR Ezekiel 17:22-24 God’s promise of hope
    PSALM Psalm 20 OR Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Corinthians 5:6-10(11-13)14-17 Living for Christ by faith
    GOSPEL Mark 4:26-34 The growing seed; the mustard seed
  • 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: Pr Stephen Pietsch ;
    Based on second reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy ; Pr Heath Pukallus ; edited for lay reading sermon – 2 corinthians 5 6-17 – year b – pentecost 3
  • Orders of service:
    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)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
    without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
    Multiply your mercy upon us that,
    with you as our ruler and guide,
    we may so pass through good things temporal
    that we finally lose not those that are eternal;
    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
    Lord God, you protect all who trust in you,
    and without you
    nothing is strong and nothing is holy:
    In your great mercy
    guide us through the good things of this life,
    so that in the end
    we do not lose the things of eternal life.
    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 for the compassion of Christ. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    you have freed us from guilt
    through your Son
    and called us to work with him
    in your kingdom.
    Help us to be as compassionate with others
    as he has been with us.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for dedication in following Jesus. [silence])
    Jesus, our Saviour,
    thank you for giving up everything for us,
    and making us your people.
    Live within us,
    and teach us to follow you
    without counting the cost.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer:Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 3B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, Lord, for sending your Son
    to establish your kingdom among us.
    Teach us to live by faith in him,
    and gladly serve you
    with all that we are and all that we have.
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * =  Modernised version available (please click here to download the text file) ;G3, G4 . . . =  Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS =  Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
    First reading (a): 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13

    122    O Holy Ghost, Thou gift divine*
    337    God, from all eternity*
    358    Renew me, O eternal Light*
    364    A new heart, Lord, create in me*
    269    Create in us
    357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord
    559    A new heart, Lord, create in me
    685    Lord, I come to you

    First reading (b): Ezekiel 17:22-24


    744    Refresh my heart

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17

    228    Lord Jesus Christ, the cause is Thine*
    296    My Maker, be Thou nigh*
    339    Praise to Thee and adoration*
    358    Renew me, O eternal Light*
    103    Send your servant down the road
    182    Christ is changing everything
    200   One more step
    521    New Day
    218    Jesus! the name high over all
    414    There’s a spirit in the air
    509    Come now, everlasting Spirit
    744    Refresh my heart

    Gospel: Mark 4:26-34

    226    Winter reigns o’er many a region
    564    Come, ye thankful people, come (vv 2,3,4)
    814    For the fruits of his creation
    181    Faith, hope and love
    168    For the fruits of all creation

    PSALM 20
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 20 p29
    PSALM 92
    TIS 50, It is good to give thanks to the Lord, is a version of Psalm 92:1-2,5,12-13.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 92 p153

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