Sunday 23 June, 2013- Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7), 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 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a Elijah flees and meets God
    OR Isaiah 65:1-9 The Lord will punish the rebellious but save those who serve him
    PSALM Psalms 42 & 43 (used together as one Psalm) OR Psalm 22:19-28 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Galatians 3:23-29 We are Christ’s, justified by faith
    GOSPEL Luke 8:26-39 Jesus heals a man with demons
  • 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 gospel reading: Pr Tim Stringer ; Pr Peter Ghalayini
    Based on 1 Kings reading: edited for lay reading sermon – 1 kings 19 1-15 – year c – pentecost 5
  • 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
    Grant, O Lord,
    that the course of this world
    may be so peaceably ordered
    by your government,
    that your church may joyfully serve you
    in all godly quietness;
    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, govern the world
    and keep it in peace,
    so that your church may joyfully serve you
    in all quietness.
    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 desire the eternal blessings of God. [silence])
    Strengthen our faith, Lord,
    so that we do not set our hearts on earthly things,
    but love the things of heaven.
    As we are surrounded
    by things that are passing away,
    help us to cling to those that will last forever.
    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 live in unity with one another. [silence])
    Thank you, heavenly Father,
    that you have clothed us with Christ,
    and made us one in him.
    Break down all barriers
    that divide us,
    and teach us to live in harmony
    as members of your family.
    We ask this through your Son,
    Jesus our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 5C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Loving heavenly Father,
    you have made us yours and set us free to serve you.
    Teach us to give of ourselves
    out of thankfulness for all you have done.

  • 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): 1 Kings 19:1-4(5-7)8-15a

    151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
    347     Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah G6
    389    God His watch is keeping* G9
    392    How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord G6
    407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G6
    409    Commit whatever grieves thee* G6
    579    Where’er I go, whate’er my task* G6
    835    Bread of heaven, on you we feed GS
    837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS
    79    Feed us now, Bread of life
    274    In Jesus’ name
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    415    Praise the spirit in creation (esp v 2)
    513    Bread of heaven, on you we feed
    553    In all my ways, in every task
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us
    555    Put all your trust in God
    569    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
    578    How firm a foundation, you people of God
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind

    First reading (b): Isaiah 65:1-9

    Second reading: Galatians 3:23-29

    183    The saints on earth and those above G6
    270    The law of God is good and wise G3
    279    He that believes and is baptised* (alt tune 106, G3)
    323    Blessed are the sons of God* G4
    327    Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness* G3
    798    Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round G6
    799    In Christ there is no east or west G7
    800    May we be one GS
    802    One family, we’re together GS
    805    We are heirs of the Father GS
    828     I am baptized – O blessed day GS
    829    I was made a Christian G5
    831    O baptized people, one and all G3
    12    We are heirs of the Father
    62    One family
    172    May we be one
    193    God, you are clothed in light
    238    Christ is the world’s true light
    241    So God loved the people of the world
    248    When Christ was lifted from the earth
    440    Christ from whom all blessings flow
    459    In Christ there is no east or west
    479    They that believe and are baptised
    484    When we to cleansing waters came
    486    We praise you Lord, for Jesus Christ
    493    Wash, O God, our sons and daughters

    Gospel: Luke 8:26-39

    181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
    195    A mighty fortress is our God* G3
    202    Help us to conquer, Thou Prince ever-living* G3
    795    When Jesus came, the demons cried GS
    146    When Jesus came, the demons cried
    103    A mighty fortress is our God
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind

    PSALMS 42 & 43
    The following paraphrase of Psalms 42 and 43 is by David Schubert (Psalm 42) and David Schütz (Psalm 43). Use them together to the tune by Olga Radke given at LHS 869 (‘Like the deer’).

    Response:    Why should I be sad, why troubled so,
    I will trust and praise my Saviour God.

    Psalm 42
    Like the deer that yearns for running streams,
    so I long for you, my Lord, my God.
    How I thirst for you, the living God;
    when can I behold the face of God?

    Tears have been my food, by night and day;
    people say to me: Where is your God?
    I recall the past amid my grief:
    how we went with joy to worship God.

    Deep is calling deep, as waters roar;
    like the waves of grief that flood my soul.
    Daily God will send his constant love;
    and at night I will praise the God of life.

    Psalm 43
    Vindicate me, God, defend my cause,
    and deliver me from unjust hands.
    Since you are my God, why cast me off?
    Why should I be sad and so weighed down?

    O send out your light, send out your truth;
    let them bring me to your holy hill.
    So will I approach your altar, Lord.
    I will praise you, God, upon the harp.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

    PSALM 22
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 22:19-28, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune ‘Vine and fig tree’ (ATN 36). Note that in the second last bar, the second crotchet must be played as two quavers.

    But you, O Lord, do not be far from me!
    My Helper, quickly come to me!
    And from the sword and the dog, preserve me;
    and from the lion, rescue me.
    You saved me from the wild bull’s horn,
    so I will always praise your name;
    so I will praise you in your house,
    where all your people come to pray.

    Now praise the Lord, everyone who fears him!
    All Jacob’s children, praise his name;
    and all you children of Israel, fear him,
    and glorify him every day!
    For he does not despise the poor,
    those who are down are not ignored.
    He did not hide his face from me,
    he heard my cry and answered me.

    So when I stand in the congregation;
    there all my praise will come from him.
    And in the presence of those who fear him,
    there I will pay my vows to him.
    Then there will be food for the poor,
    then they will all be satisfied.
    Praise him, all those who seek the Lord,
    and may your spirit never die.

    Then shall the ends of the earth remember
    and ev’ry land turn to the Lord,
    and all the fam’lies of ev’ry nation
    shall worship him and hear his word.
    For all dominion is the Lord’s,
    power and might belong to him.
    He rules the nations as their king,
    he brings his love and grace to them.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 22 p33 , Psalm 22 p34

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