Sunday 14 July, 2013- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10), 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 Amos 7:7-17 A plumbline; Amos and Amaziah
    OR Deuteronomy 30:9-14 A call to obey God whose word is very near
    PSALM Psalm 82 OR Psalm 25:1-10 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Colossians 1:1-14 Paul’s thanksgiving and prayer
    GOSPEL Luke 10:25-37 The parable of the good Samaritan
  • 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 Vince Gerhardy ; Pr Roger Atze ; edited for lay reading sermon – luke 10 25-37 – year c – pentecost 8
  • 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
    O God, whose never-failing providence
    orders all things in heaven and earth:
    Put away from us all hurtful things,
    and give us whatever is profitable for us;
    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 God, everything is in your care.
    Put away from us all things that are harmful,
    and give us whatever is profitable for 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.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray for the gift of spiritual growth. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have planted in us the seed of your word.
    Help us by your Holy Spirit
    to receive it with joy
    and live according to it,
    so that we may grow in faith, hope, and love.
    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 are active in Christian love. [silence])
    Thank you, merciful God,
    for showing your love for us
    by sending your Son to live among us
    and to suffer and die.
    Lead us to reflect this love to our neighbours
    by helping them in all their needs.
    We ask this through Jesus Christ 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 8C
  • Offering Prayer:
    God of love,
    teach us to give of ourselves in love,
    and use us and our possessions
    to help other people.

  • 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): Amos 7:7-17

    First reading (b): Deuteronomy 30:9-14

    462    God of mercy, God of grace

    102     Praise to the living God
    427    Help us, O Lord, to learn
    452    God of mercy, God of grace

    Second reading: Colossians 1:1-14

    39    O Christ, Thou Lord eternal* (esp vv 3-5) G7
    132    Spirit of wisdom, turn our eyes (alt tune 245, G6)
    134    Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit* G3
    163    Would you know what most I prize?* G9
    176    We come, O Christ, to Thee G9
    178    Dearest Saviour, hear my promise G3
    181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
    500    Blessed Jesus, at Thy word* G5
    798    Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round G6
    871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder G6
    262    Shine on me, Lord
    275    In our darkness
    376    Faith, hope and love
    202    I know that my Redeemer
    437    Blessed Jesus, at your word
    470    Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days
    549    God be in my head
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus

    Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

    344    Our God is love, and all His saints* G6
    356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
    359    Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure* G6
    366    Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult G7
    370    Saviour, Thy dying love* G9
    380    O God of mercy, God of might G9
    381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
    385    With all my heart, I love Thee, Lord* G7
    816    O Fount of good, for all your love G7
    817    O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
    819    Wake us, O Lord, to human need GS
    820    We thank you, God, for eyes to see GS
    175    The greatest commandment
    177    Love one another
    197    When I needed an neighbour
    310    Yesu, Yesu
    503    Show me heaven
    543     All the world
    561     Community
    572    O Thou who camest from above
    589    Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
    614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning
    618    What does the Lord require
    620    O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
    640    Kneels at the feet of his friends
    656    Jesus, my Lord

    PSALM 82
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 82 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Aberystwyth (LH 302, TIS 211(i)). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    In the council of the great,
    God sits in the judgment seat,
    calling nations to admit
    to the sins that they commit.
    ‘How much longer will you keep
    justice from the low and weak?
    Aid the cause of wrong no more,
    save the needy and the poor.’

    No-one knows or understands
    what our God in judgment plans;
    other judges all seem blind,
    but our God declares his mind:
    ‘Acting like the gods, most high,
    you, as mortals, still will die!’
    Rise, O God, give judgment true;
    all the earth belongs to you.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 82 p135 , Psalm 82 p136

    PSALM 25
    TIS 14, O Lord, make me know your ways, is a version of Psalm 25:1,4-5,8-10,14.
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 25:1-10 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune ‘Die Sach ist dein’, LH 228. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
    My God, in you I trust;
    Do not let me be put to shame;
    don’t let my foes rejoice.
    Do not let those who wait for you
    be disappointed in their hope.
    Let them be disappointed who
    have openly rejected you.
    Show me your ways,
    O Lord, teach me your paths.

    Teach me and lead me in your truth,
    my Saviour and my God;
    I wait for you the whole day long,
    do not forget me, Lord.
    Be mindful of your mercy, Lord,
    and of your steadfast love of old.
    Forget and wipe away my sins
    according to your steadfast love.
    Remember me,
    Lord, for your goodness’ sake.

    The Lord, my God, is good and just,
    therefore he shows the way
    to sinners who return to him
    and those with humble hearts.
    He shows the humble what is right,
    and teaches them to know his will.
    The paths of God are steadfast love
    and faithfulness for those who keep
    his covenant
    and listen to his word.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 25 p41 , Psalm 25 p42 , Psalm 25 p43

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