Sunday 21 October, 2012- Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24), 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 38:1-7 (34-41) The Lord challenges Job
    OR Isaiah 53:4-12 The suffering servant
    PSALM Psalm 104:1-9,24,35c OR Psalm 91:9-16 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 5:1-10 Jesus our great high priest
    GOSPEL Mark 10:35-45 The request of James and John
  • 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 Job reading: edited for lay reading sermon – job 38 1-11 – year b – pentecost 21
    Based on gospel reading: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on Isaiah reading: Pr Simon Cooper
  • 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
    Lord, keep your family the church
    in continual godliness,
    that through your protection
    it may be free from all evil,
    and may devoutly serve you
    in good works,
    to the glory of your name;
    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, keep your family faithful to you.
    Protect us from all evil,
    so that we may serve you
    by doing good,
    to the glory of your name.
    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 that we may approach God with confidence. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    the Lord of heaven and earth,
    your Son has opened for us
    a new and living way into your presence.
    Give us pure hearts and a sure faith
    to draw near to you as our Father,
    and to ask you for whatever we need.
    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, new
    (Let us pray that we are willing servants. [silence])
    Jesus, Son of God,
    we thank you that you suffered so much
    because of our sins
    and gave up your life.
    Make us willing to serve,
    and strengthen us for suffering,
    until we live with you forever.
    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 21B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Loving Father,
    thank you for sending your Son Jesus,
    our great high priest,
    to bear our sins and suffer for us.
    Teach us to be willing servants,
    ready to follow Jesus into suffering and self-sacrifice.

  • 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 38:1-7(34-41)
    143    Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright G6
    429    All creatures of our God and King G6
    461    When morning gilds the skies
    463    O worship the King, all glorious above (alt tune 454, G6)
    810    Let all things now living G6
    812    The Lord in wisdom made the earth
    123    Morning has broken
    325    Sing to God with joy and gladness
    369    Shout to the Lord
    100    All creatures of our God and King
    133    O worship the King, all glorious above
    148    All things praise you, Lord most high
    156    Morning has broken
    181    Come, O God of  all the earth
    186    Stars and planets flung in orbit
    187    Let all creation dance
    227    When morning gilds the skies

    First reading (b): Isaiah 53:4-12

    48    Lamb of God most holy *G5
    49    Alone Thou goest forth, O Lord G5
    52    O sacred head, now wounded* G6
    55    O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken?*
    57    A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth* G5
    69    Glory be to Jesus* G6
    78    Jesus, who for my transgression G6
    112    Hail, Thou once despised Jesus G3
    156    Jesus our Saviour, of true joy the giver (v 3)* G3
    159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
    426    What a friend we have in Jesus
    22    He was wounded
    220    There’ll be peace
    261    The Servant King
    347    O dearest Jesus
    449    Walk him along
    455    All this I believe
    208    Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour (v 4)
    210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    249    No weight of gold or silver
    251    Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice
    260    He walked on earth, showing glimpses of heaven
    337    O dearest Jesus, why aren’t you acquitted?
    339    O sacred head, sore wounded
    344    Glory be to Jesus
    356    Here hangs a man discarded
    373    Hail, our once despised Jesus
    590    What a friend we have in Jesus
    614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning

    Second reading: Hebrews 5: 1-10

    111    Hail the day that sees Him rise G5
    112    Hail, Thou once despised Jesus G3
    160    Arise, my soul, arise
    161    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    173    Before the throne of God above
    790    O Lord of light, who made the stars (alt tune 642, G6, or 346, G5)

    206    With joy we meditate the grace
    223    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    369    Hail the day that sees him rise
    373    Hail, our once despised Jesus

    Gospel: Mark 10:35-45

    26    Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men G4
    62    My song is love unknown
    789    My Lord, you wore no royal crown G6
    855    Brother, let me be your servant GS
    857    Low, the way is low GS
    190    Low, the way is low
    191    The Servant Song
    261    The Servant King
    310    Yesu, Yesu
    340    Jesus was a servant
    443    Like an angel
    506    Oh, let’s get up to love and serve
    213    Father, whose everlasting love
    225    My heart and voice I raise
    250    Christ, when for us you were baptized
    256    From heaven you came, helpless babe
    298    Let us all together praise our God
    341    My song is love unknown
    640    Kneels at the feet of his friends
    650    Brother, sister, let me serve you

    PSALM 104
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 104:1-9,24,35c by David Schütz could be used on this day. It is sung to the tune Wondrous love (LHS 798, ATA 145). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    O bless the Lord, my soul; O Lord God, you are great;
    in majesty and light you are robed.
    The heavens form your house, with pillars in the sea;
    the clouds your chariot on the wings of the wind,
    and fire, flame and wind serve your will.

    And so you also founded the earth to stand firm,
    though deeply it was covered in flood.
    At your rebuke the flood fled back to valleys deep,
    and at your thunderous voice it returned to the sea,
    where you assigned the waters their place.

    You set a boundary there that sea may not pass;
    the earth will not be flooded again.
    How many are your works, in wisdom they were made!
    Your creatures fill the earth, and your blessings abound.
    O bless the Lord, my soul! Praise the Lord!

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 104 p173

    PSALM 91
    Michael Joncas’ paraphrase of Psalm 91 ‘On eagle’s wings’ in ATO 411, TIS 48 could also be considered for today.

    John Bell’s paraphrase of Psalm 91 ‘Whoever lives beside the Lord’ may be found on page 42 of Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise (c) 1993 Wild Goose Publications (and is also in TIS, 49).

    Note: The Iona Community is willing to allow a church or worship assembly to reproduce the words only of a song from this publication on a service sheet or overhead projector transparency that is to be used once only on a non-commercial basis . . . provided that the title of the song and name of the copyright owner are clearly shown.

    The song ‘All those who live beneath God’s shade’, LHS 861, AT 21, is also a paraphrase of part of Psalm 91.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 91 p150Psalm 91 p151

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