Sunday 2 September, 2012- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17), Year B

Father’s Day

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  Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Springtime love song
    OR Deuteronomy 4:1,2,6-9 Moses urges Israel to keep the Lord’s commands
    PSALM Psalm 45:1,2,6-9 OR Psalm 15 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING James 1:17-27 Listening and doing
    GOSPEL Mark 7:1-8,14,15,21-23 What makes people unclean
  • 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 second reading : Pr Tim Stringer
    Based on all readings: Pr Stephen Pietsch
    Based on gospel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – mark 7 1-23 – year b – pentecost 14
  • 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
    Keep, O Lord, your church
    with your continual mercy;
    and because without you
    we in our frailty cannot but fall,
    keep us always by your help
    from all things hurtful,
    and lead us to all things
    profitable to our salvation;
    through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Watch over your church, Lord,
    with your constant mercy,
    because without your support
    we would fall.
    Keep us from what might hurt us,
    and lead us to what is good 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 that we may offer ourselves to God. [silence])
    Lord God, your Son humbled himself
    in obedience to your will
    and gave up his life for us.
    Transform and renew us within.
    Help us not to be conformed to this world,
    but to dedicate ourselves to you,
    and do what pleases you.
    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 sincerity. [silence])
    Holy and faithful God,
    keep us from a piety
    that is only for show.
    Wash us completely clean,
    so that what flows out of us
    may be pure and good.
    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 14B
  • Offering Prayer:
    God of light and life,
    let our faith be sincere and active,
    so that we put your word into practice,
    and live the lives you want us to.
    Lead us to help people in need,
    showing the same love that you have shown us.
    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): Song of Solomon 2:8-13
    LHS

    8    Rise, children of the kingdom* G5 (alt tune 107, G4)
    15    Jesus came – the heavens adoring* G6
    AT
    114    Come my brother, come my sister
    TIS

    First reading (b): Deuteronomy 4:1,2,6-9
    LHS

    265    How blest are they who hear God’s Word* G3
    268    Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace G6
    345    O that the Lord would guide my ways G6
    355    May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
    587    O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest G7
    588    O blest the house, whate’er befall* G6
    AT
    246    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
    TIS
    430    Your words to me are life and health
    581    Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus

    Second reading: James 1:17-27
    LHS

    157    Jesus, Lord and precious Saviour G4
    356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
    357    O God, Thou faithful God* G3
    378    Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God G7
    563    We plough the fields and scatter (chorus) G4
    638    Great God, Thou giver of all good G6
    828    I am baptized – O blessed day GS (alt tune 270, G3)
    844    Sent out by God’s blessing G6
    845    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands (alt tune 109, G5)
    AT
    300    Everyone should be quick to listen
    330    A baby’s smile and a gentle rain
    456    Everything we got
    TIS
    130    We plough the fields and scatter (chorus)
    255    O Laughing Light, O first-born of creation
    420    Holy Spirit, go before us
    494    In water we grow
    496    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
    531    Sent forth by God’s blessing
    596    Fill my whole life, O Lord my God
    687    God gives us a future
    697    All the sleepy

    Gospel: Mark 7:1-8,14,15,21-23
    LHS

    129    Breathe on me, Breath of God G5
    358    Renew me, O eternal light* G3
    364    A new heart, Lord, create in me* G5
    AT
    269    Create in us
    423    Examine my heart
    TIS
    407    Breathe on me, Breath of God
    476    As a chalice cast of gold
    559    A new heart, Lord, create in me
    712    Create in us

    PSALM 45
    Here is a metrical paraphrase of Psalm 45:1-9 by David Schütz to be sung to the tune of Hanover (LH 454, TIS 133). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    My heart overflows with beautiful verse,
    in songs for the king my tongue pens its words,
    you are the most handsome, your lips speak with grace,
    and so God has blessed you throughout all your days.

    With sword at your side, in majesty ride,
    victorious and strong, defend right from wrong,
    Your right hand is lifted t’ward our enemies,
    your arrows fly swiftly, they fall to their knees.

    The throne of our God will always endure.
    You hate wickedness, with justice you rule,
    and so God anoints you with gladness for oil,
    above your companions, you rule over all.

    In ivory halls, the harps make you sing.
    Around you attend the daughters of kings.
    The queen stands beside you in gold of Ophir,
    and your robes are fragrant with aloes and myrrh.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings :Psalm 45 p75 , Psalm 45 p76

    PSALM 15
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 15 by David Schütz (alt.) may be sung to the tune Anthes (LH 308). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Lord, who shall be admitted
    into your holy tent?
    And who may find a dwelling
    upon your holy hill?
    All those whose life is blameless,
    the righteous and the just,
    who never stoop to slander,
    but speak with honest heart.

    They keep from doing evil,
    from doing harm to friends.
    They close their ears to rumours
    that harm their neighbours’ name.
    They show the greatest honour
    to those who fear the Lord,
    but in their eyes the evil
    are held in no regard.

    They always keep their promise,
    no matter what the cost.
    They lend their money freely
    and will not take a bribe.
    All these shall be admitted
    and shall not be removed,
    for they alone may enter
    God’s tent and know his love.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 15 p18 , Psalm 15 p19 , Psalm 15 p20

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