Sunday 21 July, 2013- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11), 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 8:1-12 The basket of fruit; Israel’s doom
    OR Genesis 18:1-10a A son promised to old Abraham and Sarah
    PSALM Psalm 52 OR Psalm 15 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Colossians 1:15-28 The supremacy of Christ; Paul a servant
    GOSPEL Luke 10:38-42 Jesus visits Mary and Martha
  • 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 ; Pr Roger Atze
    Based on second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – colossians 1 15-28 – year c – pentecost 9
  • 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
    Grant us, Lord,
    the spirit to think and do always what is right,
    so that we,
    who cannot do anything that is good without you,
    may by you be enabled to live according to your will;
    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
    Guide us, Lord,
    to think and do always what is right.
    Enable us, who cannot exist without you,
    to live according to your will.
    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 the spread of the gospel. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have made your loving purpose known to us
    through the good news of your salvation in Christ.
    Make us faithful witnesses to the truth,
    so that those who hear may believe
    and be united with all the saints in glory.
    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 gladly hear the words of Christ. [silence])
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for coming from God
    and reconciling us to him.
    Teach us to listen to your words,
    and treasure them more than anything else.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 9C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Great God,
    you have rescued us and made us yours to serve you.
    Help us willingly
    to give of ourselves and all we have,
    and use our gifts for your good purposes.
    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): Amos 8:1-12
    LHS

    260    Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide* G3
    824    Your word, O Lord, is gentle dew G7
    AT

    TIS
    431    Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken

    First reading (b): Genesis 18:1-10a
    LHS

    456    The God of Abraham praise G7
    AT
    403    God of Abraham (esp vv 1,2)
    TIS
    125    The God of Abraham praise

    Second reading: Colossians 1:15-28
    LHS

    21     Of the Father’s love begotten G7
    39    O Christ, Thou Lord eternal* G7
    45    Hail, Thou source of every blessing* G4
    50    Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (alt tune A9, G9)
    65    Lord Jesus, we give thanks to thee* G5
    176    We come, O Christ, to Thee G9
    215    Arise, O God, and shine* G9
    379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise
    454    Ye servants of God (see TIS 215 for revised words) G6
    790    O Lord of light, who made the stars
    AT
    17    Emmanuel
    157    Jesus, name above all names
    220    There’ll be peace
    242    Son of the Father
    267    Bread of heaven
    TIS
    165    Praise our God, the great creator
    174    Morning glory, starlit sky
    215    You servants of God
    219    Jesus comes, with all his grace
    255    O Laughing Light, O first-born of creation
    290    Of the Father’s love begotten
    308    To us a child of royal birth
    331    Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
    469    This is the truth we hold
    528    The Son of God proclaim
    565    Author of faith, eternal word
    626     Lord of creation, to you be all praise

    Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
    LHS

    148    Jesus, the very thought of Thee G6
    149    Jesus, priceless treasure* G3
    153    One thing needful: this one treasure G9
    259    Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth* G7
    265    How blest are they who hear God’s word* G3
    587    O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest G7
    588    O blest the house, whate’er befall* G6
    AT
    34    Seek ye first
    67    Let your words fill my days
    100    St Patrick’s prayer
    239    Listen to him
    304    Stay with me
    367    My heart is fixed on you, Lord
    547    Fill our hearts
    TIS
    581    Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus
    748    There once was a man (v 3)

    PSALM 52
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 52 p95 , Psalm 52 p96

    PSALM 15
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 15 by David Schütz (alt.) may be sung to the tune Anthes (LH 308). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Lord, who shall be admitted
    into your holy tent?
    And who may find a dwelling
    upon your holy hill?
    All those whose life is blameless,
    the righteous and the just,
    who never stoop to slander,
    but speak with honest heart.

    They keep from doing evil,
    from doing harm to friends.
    They close their ears to rumours
    that harm their neighbours’ name.
    They show the greatest honour
    to those who fear the Lord,
    but in their eyes the evil
    are held in no regard.

    They always keep their promise,
    no matter what the cost.
    They lend their money freely
    and will not take a bribe.
    All these shall be admitted
    and shall not be removed,
    for they alone may enter
    God’s tent and know his love.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 15 p18 , Psalm 15 p19 , Psalm 15 p20

2 comments to Sunday 21 July, 2013- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11), Year C

  • Ross Salomon

    If using the paraphrase of Psalm 15 by David Schütz, the following verse could be sung to the same tune at the end for the “Glory to the Father.” (Gloria Patri).

    All glory, praise and honour
    be always ever given
    to Father, Son and Spirit
    on earth as is in heaven,
    as ‘twas in the beginning,
    so now let praises be
    ascending to the Highest
    for all eternity.

  • Bronwyn

    Thankyou for your notes they are a great help