Sunday 7 October, 2012- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22), 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  Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Job is tested
    OR Genesis 2:18-24 The creation of woman
    PSALM Psalm 26 OR Psalm 8 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 God has spoken through his Son
    GOSPEL Mark 10:2-16 Jesus teaches about divorce, and blesses children
  • 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 Genesis reading: edited for lay reading sermon -genesis 2 18 – year b – pentecost 19
    Based on gospel reading: Pr David Christian
  • 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 almighty and most merciful God,
    in your bountiful goodness
    keep us from all things that may hurt us,
    that we may be ready both in body and soul
    cheerfully to accomplish those things
    that are according to your will;
    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
    Almighty and merciful God,
    in your goodness defend us
    from everything that might hurt us,
    so that we may be ready in body and soul
    to do cheerfully what is according to your will.
    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 live by faith. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have ordered our earthly life
    that we must walk by faith and not by sight.
    Give us such trust in your fatherly care
    that we show our faith
    by our courage in the face of all perplexities.
    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 a child-like faith. [silence])
    Loving heavenly Father,
    you have made us your own children,
    the younger brothers and sisters of your Son, Jesus.
    Give us faith like a little child,
    so that we ask you for whatever we need
    with complete confidence.
    We pray 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 – Pentecost 19B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Almighty God,
    thank you for speaking to us through your Son,
    and for making us your daughters and sons.
    Lead us to live holy lives
    as your holy people.
    Help us to show kindness and respect to others,
    and to serve all those in need.
    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): Job 1:1; 2:1-10
    LHS

    386    In Thee is gladness* G AT 364 or G7
    407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G AT 384 or G6
    413    Why should cross and trial grieve me? G5
    414    God moves in a mysterious way G7
    415    Whatever God ordains is good* G3
    416    Thy way, not mine, O Lord*
    AT
    215    My hiding place
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    364    In you is gladness
    TIS
    109    What God ordains is always good
    126    God moves in a mysterious way
    200    In you is gladness
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us

    First reading (b): Genesis 2:18-24
    LHS

    587    O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest G7
    588    O blest the house, whate’er befall* G6
    589    O blessed home where man and wife G3
    800    May we be one GS
    846    The candles are lit GS
    892    Hear us now, our God and Father G3
    AT
    71    Face to face (holy communion)
    172    May we be one
    174    Bind us together
    TIS
    581    Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus
    645    As man and woman we were made
    654    When love is found and hope comes home
    664    Your love, O God, has called us here
    678    God beyond glory, gracious and holy
    698    When the light of first creation

    Second reading: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
    LHS
    21    Of the Father’s love begotten G7
    26    Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men G4
    31    Arise, my soul, sing joyfully* G7
    142    We all believe in one true God* G3
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
    322    Dear Christians , one and all rejoice* G3
    381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
    738    The night is marching onwards G4
    782    At the name of Jesus G7
    791    O love how deep, how broad, how high G5
    798    Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round G6
    822    God has spoken by his prophets G6
    871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder G6
    AT
    67     Let your word fill my days
    161    Majesty
    163    Hymn of glory
    261    The Servant King
    TIS
    113    Now to the Lord a noble song
    115    Behold, the amazing gift of love
    158    God has spoken by his prophets
    194    O love how deep, how broad, how high (vv 1,2,7)
    196    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
    231    At the name of Jesus
    290    Of the Father’s love begotten
    298    Let us all together praise our God
    378    The head that was once crowned with thorns
    431    Thanks to God whose word was spoken
    435    We all believe in God who made

    Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
    See selections for first reading (b) plus:
    LHS
    276    Dearest Jesus, we are here* G5
    280    Jesus took the lambs and blessed them *
    600    Gentle Jesus, meek and mild G, STJ 204
    609    Jesus loves me! This I know G, STJ 152
    618    Jesus, friend of little children* G, STJ 146
    825    Cradling children in his arm G4
    826    Father welcomes all his children GS
    832    The gentle Shepherd calls G5
    AT
    4    Father welcomes all his children
    30    There’s a friend for little children
    386    Jesus and me
    TIS
    229    Jesus loves me, this I know
    236    Jesus’ hands were kind hands
    480    Dearest Jesus, we are here
    491    Father welcomes all his children
    493    Wash, O God, our sons and daughters

    PSALM 26
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 26 by David Schütz is sung to the tune Trisagion, LHS 865. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Vindicate me, Lord, for I have been true,
    and, without wavering, trusted in you.
    Prove me, O Lord, and put me to the test,
    try both my heart’s and my mind’s righteousness.

    I keep your steadfast love always in sight;
    I’ve lived in faithfulness through all my life.
    I shun the worthless and vain hypocrite,
    nor with the wicked will I ever sit.

    I wash my hands to show you I am clean,
    and, at your altar, I serve without sin,
    singing to you a loud thanksgiving song,
    telling your deeds to the world all day long.

    I love the house where your glory abides!
    Save me from all those who offer their bribes.
    Those who do evil will be swept away –
    save me from your righteous judgment that day.

    But as for me, I will always be true;
    graciously save me in all that I do.
    I’m standing firmly in faith on your word,
    and, with your people, I sing ‘Praise the Lord!’

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 26 p44Psalm 26 p45

    PSALM 8
    The following paraphrase, by David Schütz, is sung to the tune Portland, LHS 374. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
    your glorious name is ever praised.
    Even on lips of infant babes
    your song is raised.

    When I look at the sun and moon,
    the stars and all in heav’n above,
    how is it that we humans know
    your saving love?

    How can it be that you should care
    for us poor creatures of the dust?
    Yet you have made us like yourself
    and honoured us.

    Over all creatures great and small
    you let us share your power to reign.
    O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
    we praise your name.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 8 p11 , Psalm 8 p12

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