Sunday 7 July, 2013- Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9), 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:
    Note: There are two sets of first readings (with accompanying Psalms) given for the Sundays after Pentecost: (a) a new semi-continuous set, and (b) a set related thematically to the gospels (as in the earlier form of the lectionary). It is intended that either one of these two sets be used throughout and that they not be mixed.
    FIRST READING 2 Kings 5:1-14 The healing of Naaman
    OR Isaiah 66:10-14 Rejoice with Jerusalem
    PSALM Psalm 30 OR Psalm 66:1-9 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 Do good to all
    GOSPEL Luke 10:1-11,16-20 Jesus sends out the seventy-two
  • 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 Peter Ghalayini
    Based on 2 Kings and gospel: Pr Tim Stringer
    Based on 2 Kings reading: edited for lay reading sermon – 2 kings 5 1-14 – year c – pentecost 7
  • 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 of all power and might,
    the author and giver of all good things:
    Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
    and increase our devotion;
    nourish us with all goodness,
    and by your mercy
    preserve in us what you have nourished;
    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 author and giver of all good things,
    graft in our hearts a love for your name.
    Nourish in us what is good,
    and preserve in us what you have nourished.
    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 weakness. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son revealed the wonder of your saving love
    in signs and miracles.
    Renew your people by your loving kindness,
    and sustain us in all our weakness
    by your mighty power.
    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 for the good of others. [silence])
    Everliving God, all life flows from you.
    Fill us with your Spirit,
    and lead us to do good to all people,
    whenever we can,
    especially to those who belong to the family of faith.
    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.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 7C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Loving Father,
    your Son Jesus offered himself on the cross for us.
    Lead us to offer ourselves
    and our possessions for you,
    and use our gifts for the good of 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
    First reading (a): 2 Kings 5:1-14
    LHS

    616    I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus* G9
    877    Trust and obey GS
    AT

    TIS

    First reading (b): Isaiah 66:10-14
    LHS

    12    ‘Comfort, comfort, ye My people’ (vv 1,2)* G4
    431    My soul, now bless thy Maker* G6
    440    Sing praise to God who reigns above G3
    465    Praise, my soul, the king of heaven G7
    AT
    70    I’ve got peace like a river
    235    In your hand, my Saviour
    448    Loving Spirit
    480    On the day I called
    TIS
    110    Sing praise to God who reigns above
    134    Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
    417    Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
    614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning

    Second reading: Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16
    LHS

    54    When I survey the wondrous cross G5
    75    We sing the praise of him who died G5
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
    171    In the cross of Christ I glory G4
    240    Blessed fount of heavenly gladness G9
    337    God, from all eternity* (alt tune 276, G5)
    380    O God of mercy, God of might G9
    474    Farewell I gladly bid thee (vv 3-5) G5
    587    O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest G7
    797    Blest be the tie that binds GS
    816    O Fount of good, for all your love G7
    855    Brother, let me be your servant GS
    872    Nearer, my God, to Thee G5
    AT
    96     Don’t give up
    182    Christ is changing everything
    191    Brother, let me be your servant
    292    Because we bear your name
    TIS
    342    When I survey the wondrous cross
    343    Nature with open volume stands
    347    We sing the praise of him who died
    349    In the cross of Christ I glory
    378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
    422    Come, Holy Spirit, come (vv 1,2)
    581    Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus
    631    Father, Lord of all creation
    650    Brother, sister, let me serve you
    686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you

    Gospel: Luke 10:1-11,16-20
    LHS

    221    Spread, O spread, thou mighty Word* G5
    226    Winter reigns o’er many a region G5
    228    Lord Jesus Christ, the cause is Thine* G3
    233    Lord of the harvest, hear (alt tune 127, G4)
    247    Thou who the night in prayer didst spend* G5
    276    Dearest Jesus, we are here* (v 5) G5
    485    The day is surely drawing near* G5
    871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder (v 4) G6
    AT
    93    Pass my love around
    103   Send your servant
    412    Sent by the Lord am I
    413     The Summons
    TIS
    409    O breath of life, come sweeping through us
    450    Spread, O spread, almighty word
    461    God, your glory we have seen in your Son
    480    Dearest Jesus, we are here (v 5)

    PSALM 30

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 30 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Bethany (‘Nearer my God to thee’, LHS 872). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    I will exalt you, Lord;
    you rescued me
    from the deep grave of death
    that threatened me.
    You did not let my foes
    gloat over me in death;
    I called to you for help,
    you spared my life.

    Sing to the Lord, you saints,
    and praise his name.
    Weeping may last the night,
    joy comes with dawn.
    His anger is so short,
    his favour is so long!
    So I rejoice in him,
    singing my song.

    Feeling secure, I said:
    ‘I shan’t be moved!’
    But when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed!
    To you, O Lord, I called;
    ‘Have mercy!’ was my cry.
    ‘What gain is there for you,
    if I should die?’

    ‘How can I praise you, Lord,
    if I am dust?
    How, from the grave, can I
    speak of your trust?
    Hear and be merciful!
    O Lord, come to my aid!’
    I called to God for help,
    and I was saved.

    You turned my mournful tears,
    into a dance.
    You stripped me of my grief,
    robed me with joy!
    I will not hold my tongue!
    Now I, with all my heart,
    sing songs of thanks to you,
    O Lord, my God.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 30 p51 , Psalm 30 p52 , Psalm 30 p53

    PSALM 66
    TIS 36, Joyfully shout, all you on earth, is a paraphrase of Psalm 66:1-12.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 66 p108 , Psalm 66 p109

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