Sunday 25 November, 2012- Last Sunday of Church Year (Day of Fulfilment), Year B

Last Sunday of the Church Year

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 23:1-7 The last words of David
    OR Daniel 7:9,10,13,14 A vision of God surrounded by his court
    PSALM Psalm 132:1-12(13-18) OR Psalm 93 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Revelation 1:4b-8 Christ is coming on the clouds
    GOSPEL John 5:21-29 The Son’s authority to judge and to save
    OR John 18:33-37 Jesus’ kingdom not of this world
  • 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 Daniel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – daniel 7 9-10 13-14 – year b – last of church year
    Based on John 5  reading: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on second reading: Pr Roger Atze
  • 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 God, heavenly Father:
    Grant that your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
    may come quickly
    and take to himself his bride, the church,
    so that together with all the redeemed
    we may enter into your glory;
    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, heavenly Father,
    let your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
    come quickly
    and take to himself his bride, the church.
    Bring us, together with all the redeemed,
    into your glory.
    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 coming of God’s kingdom. [silence])
    Almighty and everliving God,
    it is your will to restore all things
    in your dear Son.
    Bring together under his just and gentle rule
    all the peoples of the world,
    now divided and torn apart by sin.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new (revised second alternative)
    (Let us pray for confidence in the Day of Judgment. [silence])
    Merciful Saviour,
    you have taught us that those who believe in you
    will not be condemned,
    but have already passed from death to life.
    Give us faith in your forgiveness,
    so that we fearlessly wait for the time
    when you set us completely free.
    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 – Last Sunday of Church Year B
  • Offering Prayer:
    Almighty God,
    we thank you for bringing us into your kingdom
    and making us priests to serve you.
    Help us to keep trusting in Jesus
    until this life is over.
    Meanwhile, make us faithful servants,
    doing what you want us to do,
    and showing love to 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): 2 Samuel 23:1-7
    LHS

    147    O Morning Star, so bright and fair* G3
    781    As water to the thirsty
    AT
    152    I have made a covenant with my chosen
    TIS
    199    Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star

    First reading (b): Daniel 7:9,10,13,14
    LHS

    219    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun G3
    436    Come, let us join our cheerful songs
    456    The God of Abraham praise
    735    Jesus comes with clouds descending
    737    Prepare the royal highway G4
    782    At the name of Jesus
    AT
    161    Majesty
    329    This kingdom
    TIS
    125    The God of Abraham praise
    143    Immortal, invisible, God only wise
    204    Come, let us join our cheerful songs
    207    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
    231    At the name of Jesus
    273    Lo! He comes with clouds descending
    346    Prepare the royal highway

    Second reading: Revelation 1:4b-8
    LHS

    21    Of the Father’s love begotten
    102    Hallelujah, hallelujah*
    156    Jesus our Saviour, of true joy the giver*
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
    456    The God of Abraham praise
    469    Come ye people, rise and sing G4
    735    Jesus comes with clouds descending
    880    How shall I call you
    AT
    43    How shall I call you
    163    Hymn of Glory
    TIS
    125    The God of Abraham praise
    142    Glory be to God our Father
    208    Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour
    261    Lord, you are the light of life to me
    273    Lo! He comes with clouds descending
    290    Of the Father’s love begotten
    378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
    520    Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

    Gospel (a): John 5:21-29
    LHS

    176    We come, O Christ, to Thee
    179    Christ alone is our salvation* G3
    321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
    484    Blessed are the heirs of heaven G6
    485    The day is surely drawing near* G5
    793    To God be the glory GS
    AT
    244    We have seen the Word of life
    302   Soon and very soon
    TIS
    118    We give immortal praise
    147    To God be the glory

    Gospel (b): John 18:33-37
    LHS

    115    Rejoice, the Lord is King
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns
    782    At the name of Jesus
    AT
    162    King of kings and Lord of Lords
    329    This kingdom
    TIS
    216    Rejoice, the Lord is King
    231    At the name of Jesus
    237    Hail redeemer, King divine
    378    The head that once was crowned with thorns

    PSALM 132
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 132:1-12, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune of ‘The greatest commandment’ (ATA 175). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    O Lord, remember what David did,
    remember all the hardship he endured,
    the way he swore to the Lord our God,
    ‘I will not rest or even go to bed,
    I will not let my eyes close in sleep
    and I will not seek to lay down my head,
    until I’ve found a place for the Lord
    and a dwelling place for the Mighty One.’

    In Ephrathah we have heard of it,
    we heard them say it in the fields of Jaar.
    ‘Come, let us go to his dwelling-place;
    let’s worship God where he puts up his feet!’
    Rise up, O Lord, and go to your house,
    both you and the ark of your power and might.
    With righteousness let your priests be clothed,
    and let all your faithful shout out for joy.

    And so we pray now, for David’s sake,
    don’t turn your face from your anointed one.
    The Lord himself now has sworn an oath,
    an oath to David which he will not break.
    ‘Upon your throne I will set your sons,
    and they shall be kings always after you.
    And if they keep to my covenant,
    then also their sons will reign after them.’

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 132 p228

    PSALM 93
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 93, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune Gopsal (LH 115, TIS 216). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    The Lord our God is King,
    he’s robed in majesty;
    he’s armed himself with might
    and rules eternally.
    For his decrees are always sure;
    his house is holy evermore.

    The world shall not be moved,
    he set it in its place.
    And though the floods rise up,
    they flee before his face.
    For his decrees are always sure;
    his house is holy evermore.

    The floods have lifted up,
    the waters rage and roar;
    but greater still by far
    majestic is the Lord.
    For his decrees are always sure;
    his house is holy evermore.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings :Psalm 93 p154 , Psalm 93 p155

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