Sunday 2 June, 2013- Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 4), 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: Green
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING 1 Kings 18:20,21(22-29)30-39 Elijah’s triumph over the priests of Baal
    OR 1 Kings 8:22,23,41-43 Solomon’s prayer of dedication of the temple
    PSALM Psalm 96 OR Psalm 96:1-9 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Galatians 1:1-12 No other gospel
    GOSPEL Luke 7:1-10 The Roman officer’s faith
  • 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

    No online sermons available
    Based on gospel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – galatians 1 1-12 – year c – pentecost 2
  • 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 God, the strength of all those
    who put their trust in you:
    Mercifully accept our prayers;
    and because through the weakness of our mortal nature
    we can do nothing good without you,
    grant us the help of your grace,
    that in keeping your commandments
    we may please you both in will and deed;
    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, the strength of all who trust in you,
    we cannot do anything without you.
    In mercy help us to obey your commandments
    and to please you in our intentions
    and in our actions.
    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 (revised alternative)
    (Let us pray for perseverance in faith. [silence])
    Almighty and everliving God,
    increase in us your gift of faith in your Son.
    Teach us to forget what lies behind
    and reach out for what is ahead,
    and run to win the crown of eternal joy.
    We ask this 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 2C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Merciful God,
    thank you for sending your Son to save us.
    Teach us to be compassionate like him,
    and to give of ourselves to help others.
    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
    There are no songs based specifically on the readings for this Sunday; however, the following songs and hymns would be suitable for the themes of “Faith” and “Healing” that are brought out in the gospel:
    FAITH
    LHS
    356      Lord of glory, who hast bought us
    359      Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure
    361      Let us ever walk with Jesus
    365      With the Lord thy task begin
    368       My faith looks up to Thee
    395       O for a faith that will not shrink
    388       All depends on our possessing
    871       My heart is filled with faith and wonder
    AT
    336       Faith is
    367       My heart is fixed on you
    376       Faith, hope and love
    466       I am aware
    554       Jesus, you’re the one

    HEALING
    LHS

    815      O Christ, the healer, we have come
    AT
    530      Healing is flowing
    572       In the shape of a cross

    PSALM 96
    For a song version, see ATW 468, ‘Sing a new song’. Or the following paraphrase of Psalm 96 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune ‘Church Triumphant’ (LH 227, TIS 98). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Come, sing a new song to the Lord,
    come, sing a new song, all the earth.
    Sing to the Lord, and bless his name,
    that all may know his saving grace.

    Let heav’n be glad, let earth rejoice;
    let sea and all its creatures roar.
    Let field exult, and all in it;
    let trees and forests sing for joy.

    Rejoice before the coming Lord,
    for he shall come to judge the earth,
    to judge the earth with righteousness –
    he judges nations with his truth.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 96 p160

Merciful God,
thank you for sending your Son to save us.
Teach us to be compassionate like him,
and to give of ourselves to help others.
Amen.

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