Sunday 16 September, 2012- Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19), 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  Proverbs 1:20-33 The call of wisdom
    OR Isaiah 50:4-9a The obedient servant of the Lord
    PSALM Psalm 19 OR Psalm 116:1-9 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING James 3:1-12 Taming the tongue
    GOSPEL Mark 8:27-38 Christ must suffer and die
  • 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 : edited for lay reading sermon – james 3 7-10 – year b – pentecost 16
    Based on gospel reading: Pr Stephen Pietsch
    Based on Psalm 116: Pr Vince Gerhardy
  • 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
    Lord, we pray that your grace
    may always go before and follow after us,
    so that we may continually be devoted
    to all good works;
    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, let your loving kindness
    always go before us and follow us,
    and lead us continually to do 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.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray that we may depend on God’s mercy. [silence])
    Loving heavenly Father,
    it is by your mercy that we are redeemed.
    Help us always to remember
    that you have forgiven and accepted us
    only because of Christ,
    and not because of ourselves
    or anything that we have done.
    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 strength to follow Jesus’ path of suffering. [silence])
    Jesus, the Christ,
    we thank you that you obediently suffered and died
    to give us life.
    Strengthen us to carry our cross
    and willingly to go where you lead us.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 16B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Loving God,
    we thank you for giving up your Son for us.
    Help us to follow his way
    of obedience and self-sacrifice,
    willingly serving you and other people.
    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): Proverbs 1:20-33
    LHS

    132    Spirit of wisdom, turn our eyes (alt tune 245, G6, alt tune 355, G3)
    859    Seek, O seek the Lord
    AT

    TIS
    464    Seek, O seek the Lord
    547    Be thou my vision
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind
    636    God has spoken to his people

    First reading (b): Isaiah 50:4-9a
    LHS

    400    From God shall naught divide me* G3
    411    If God be my defender* G3
    422    Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
    500    Blessed Jesus, at Thy word* G5
    AT
    64    Nothing can separate us
    281    Nothing in all creation
    TIS
    107    Sing praise and thanksgiving
    437    Blessed Jesus, at your word
    444    Dear Shepherd of your people, hear
    636    God has spoken to his people

    Second reading: James 3:1-12
    LHS

    337    God from all eternity* (alt tune 276, G5)
    357    O God, Thou faithful God* G3
    373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
    377    Take my life, and let it be* G6
    378    Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God G7
    845    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands (alt tune 109, G5)
    AT
    300    Everyone should be quick to listen
    TIS
    476    As a chalice cast of gold
    496    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
    596    Fill my whole life, O Lord my God
    599    Take my life, and let it be

    Gospel: Mark 8:27-38
    LHS

    60    Christ the life of all the living G5
    336    ‘Come follow me’, the Saviour spake* G3
    339    Praise to Thee and adoration* G4
    351    ‘Take up thy cross’, the Saviour said (alt tune 270 G3, G9)
    357    O God, Thou faithful God* G3
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    385    With all my heart I love Thee, Lord*
    750    When Jesus lived among us G7
    AT
    261    From heaven you came (The Servant King)
    401    Follow me
    413    Will you come and follow me
    495    Come and follow me
    506    Oh, let’s get up to love and serve
    532    Jesus asks
    579   Go and tell
    TIS
    235    A man there lived in Galilee
    251    Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice
    256    From heaven you came, helpless babe
    583    ‘Take up your cross’, the Saviour said
    595    O Jesus I have promised
    624    Christ be my leader by day as by night
    625    I need you, Lord, for I have seen
    656    Jesus, my Lord

    PSALM 19
    TIS 7, The sky tells the glory of God, is a version of Psalm 19:1-5, and TIS 8, God’s law is perfect, is a version of Psalm 19:7-10.

    The Iona song ‘May the words of my mouth’ in ATO 323 may be used as a congregational refrain, while a reader reads the verses of Psalm 19. AT 518 ‘May the words’ would also be suitable.

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 19 by David Schütz is sung to either St Denio (LH 392, TIS 143) or Foundation (LHS A4, TIS 578). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Accept now, O Lord, my redeemer, my rock,
    the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart.
    The heavens are telling your glory and power,
    your handwork is shown by the sky all around.

    Though night teaches night, and though day speaks to day,
    no language is heard in the words that they say.
    And yet their voice goes throughout all of the world,
    their words are conveyed to the end of the earth.

    God set up a tent for the sun in the sky;
    it comes like a bridegroom on his wedding day,
    and runs, like an athlete, from morning to night,
    and nothing is hidden from its burning light.

    The Lord’s law is perfect, reviving the soul;
    his precepts are right, making saddened hearts whole.
    His teachings are certain, they make us all wise;
    and all his commandments give light to our eyes.

    The fear of the Lord will forever endure.
    His judgments are righteous and holy and pure,
    far sweeter than honey, more precious than gold;
    in them both a warning and promise is told.

    But no-one can know all the things they’ve done wrong,
    so cleanse me from those secret things that I’ve done.
    From sinning intention’ly, Lord, keep me free,
    then holy and blameless forever I’ll be.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 19 p26Psalm 19 p27Psalm 19 p28

    PSALM 116

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 116 p196

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