Sunday 15 July, 2012- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10), 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 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19 David brings the ark to Jerusalem
    OR Amos 7:7-15 The plumb line; Amos and Amaziah
    PSALM Psalm 24 OR Psalm 85:8-13 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Ephesians 1:3-14 God praised for his secret plan now revealed
    GOSPEL Mark 6:14-29 The death of John the Baptist
  • 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
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    Based on gospel: Pr Vince Gerhardy ; edited for lay reading sermon – mark 6 14-29 – year b – pentecost 7
    Based on second reading: Pr Heath Pukallus
  • 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
    Traditional
    O God, whose never-failing providence
    orders all things in heaven and earth:
    Put away from us all hurtful things,
    and give us whatever is profitable for 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 God, everything is in your care.
    Put away from us all things that are harmful,
    and give us whatever is profitable for us.
    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 the gift of spiritual growth. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have planted in us the seed of your word.
    Help us by your Holy Spirit
    to receive it with joy
    and live according to it,
    so that we may grow in faith, hope, and love.
    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
    (Let us pray for knowledge of what is right. [silence])
    Holy and merciful God,
    give us a clear vision
    to see what is right and true,
    and the courage to live by it,
    whatever the cost may be.
    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.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 7B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, eternal God,
    for all you have given us through Christ.
    You have made us holy as he is holy:
    help us to live holy lives.
    Let us show by our actions
    and our lives of love and service
    that we are your children.
    Amen.
  • 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): 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19
    LHS

    468    O praise ye the Lord
    AT
    150    Sing a new song unto the Lord
    208    In the presence of your people
    TIS
    96    Sing praise to the Lord
    727    In the presence of your people

    First reading (b): Amos 7:7-15
    LHS

    181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
    207    Oft in danger, oft in woe
    260    Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide* G3
    AT
    215    Even tho’ it’s often hard to cope (My hiding place)
    TIS
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus

    Second reading: Ephesians 1:3-14
    LHS

    67    And can it be, that I should gain (alt tune TIS 209)
    147    O Morning Star, so bright and fair* G3
    154    Amazing love, that rent the heavens* G4
    322    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice* G3
    323    Blessed are the sons of God* G4
    337    God, from all eternity, v 1* (alt tune 276, G5)
    400    From God shall naught divide me* G3
    441    With joyful heart your praises bring* G3
    774    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling G6
    777    Father in heaven GS
    805    We are heirs of the Father GS
    871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder (vv 1-4) G6
    AT
    12    We are family
    31    Freely, freely
    115    Father in heaven
    145    What wondrous love is this
    349    There is a Redeemer
    448    Loving Spirit
    534    I always will love you
    TIS
    96    Sing praise to the Lord
    99    God, we praise you, God, we bless you
    122    What shall I do, my God to love?
    164    The great love of God
    192    Christ is the world’s redeemer
    196    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
    199    Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star
    209    And can it be, that I should gain
    219    Jesus comes with all his grace
    343    Nature with open volume stands
    410    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
    413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
    414    There’s a spirit in the air
    417    Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
    465    Father in heaven
    482    Father of peace and God of love

    Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
    See selections for 1b above

    PSALM 24
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 24 p39 , Psalm 24 p40

    PSALM 85
    Below is a metrical version by David Schütz of Psalm 85:8-13, which may be sung to the tune Ave virgo (LH 469. TIS 391). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Let me hear what God will say –
    say to all his faithful.
    He will speak his peace to us –
    peace to all who trust him.
    His salvation now is near –
    near to all who fear him.
    He in glory comes to us –
    comes and makes his dwelling.

    Love and faithfulness will meet –
    meet in peace and justice.
    Faithfulness will spring from earth,
    righteousness from heaven.
    God will give us what is good
    and our land will prosper.
    Righteousness will pave his way
    as he comes to save us.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 85 p140 , Psalm 85 p141

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