Sunday 3 March, 2013- Third Sunday in Lent, Year C

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: Violet
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING  Isaiah 55:1-9 Come to the Lord, who is merciful
    PSALM Psalm 63:1-8 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Do not take God’s grace for granted
    GOSPEL Luke 13:1-9 Repent or 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 first reading: edited for lay reading sermon – isaiah 55 6-9 – year c – lent 3
    Based on gospel reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy
  • Orders of service:
    Lent 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
    Almighty God,
    look upon the heartfelt desires
    of your humble servants,
    and stretch out your mighty hand
    to defend us against all our enemies;
    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 God,
    look in mercy on our heartfelt desires,
    and stretch out your mighty hand
    to defend 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 for strength in temptation. [silence])
    Lord God, our strength,
    the battle of good and evil rages
    within and around us.
    Keep us firm in our faith in your Son,
    and when we fall,
    raise and restore 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, new
    (Let us pray that we live repentant lives. [silence])
    Holy and merciful God,
    we thank you for giving your Son Jesus
    to die on the cross for us sinners.
    Turn us away from our sins
    and back to a life of trust in you.
    We ask this through 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 – Lent 3C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Merciful God,
    you have given us so much,
    without money and without price.
    Help us to freely give of ourselves
    in serving you
    and loving 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: Isaiah 55:1-9
    LHS

    259    Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth* G7
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3 (holy communion)
    306    I heard the voice of Jesus say G7
    836    Come, let us eat, for now the feast is spread* G
    859    Seek, O seek the Lord, while he is near
    AT
    114    Come my brother, come my sister
    137    I heard the voice of Jesus say
    179    Come let us eat
    479    For living, for dying
    TIS
    464    Seek, O seek the Lord, while he is near
    510    My God, your table now is spread
    585    I heard the voice of Jesus say
    576    O for a closer walk with thee

    Second reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
    LHS

    181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
    330    Rock of ages, cleft for me G6
    341    Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
    342    Watch, my soul, and pray* G4
    371    O Jesus, I have promised G5
    398    Lord Jesus, think on me G5
    426    What a friend we have in Jesus G8
    AT
    251    God sends us his Spirit
    TIS
    222    Rock of ages, cleft for me
    546    Lord Jesus, think on me
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
    590    What a friend we have in Jesus
    595    O Jesus, I have promised

    Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
    LHS

    From hymns of repentance, 309-320, 850, esp.
    49    Alone Thou goest forth, O Lord
    304    Delay not, delay not, O sinner, draw near
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    331   Turn to me with all your heart
    322    We are sorry
    TIS
    472    Father of mercy, God of consolation
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind

    PSALM 63

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings : Psalm 63 p103 , Psalm 63 p104 , Psalm 63 p105

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