Sunday 28 July, 2013- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), 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 Hosea 1:2-10 Hosea’s wife and children
    OR Genesis 18:20-32 Abraham pleads for Sodom
    PSALM Psalm 85 OR Psalm 138 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Colossians 2:6-15(16-19) Not philosophy or legalism, but Christ
    GOSPEL Luke 11:1-13 Jesus’ teaching on prayer
  • 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: edited for lay reading sermon – luke 11 1-13 – year c – pentecost 10
    Based on Hosea reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy
  • 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
    Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
    be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
    and make them ask for whatever pleases you,
    so that you may grant what they desire;
    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
    Listen in mercy to our prayers, Lord.
    Lead us to ask for whatever pleases you,
    so that you may grant what we desire.
    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 that we may find peace in knowing God. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have made us for yourself,
    and our hearts are restless
    until they find their rest in you.
    Teach us to seek you
    and to rely on you in all our needs,
    so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
    and we may finally see you face to face.
    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 for boldness in prayer. [silence])
    Thank you, generous God,
    that you want to give us so much more
    than we even think of asking for.
    Keep us coming to you in prayer,
    knowing that you are waiting to answer.
    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 10C
    OR
    The following prayer based on the Lord’s Prayer from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism may be used today:Gracious God, you encourage us to believe that you really are our Father and we really are your children. Help us to pray to you with complete confidence, just as children speak to their loving parents, and say:

    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
    Father, your name is already holy, but we ask you to help us to keep your name holy. Help us to teach your word clearly and correctly, and to live holy lives as your children, doing what you say. Do not let us bring disgrace on your name by going against your word in what we teach or the way we live.

    Your kingdom come.
    Father, you come to rule as king even if we don’t ask for this to happen, but we ask you to come and rule over us. Give us your Holy Spirit, so that by your goodness to us we believe your holy word and live as your people on earth now and in heaven forever.

    Your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Father, you do the kind and good things you want for people even if we don’t ask for this to happen, but we ask you to do these kind and good things for us too. Break the power of the devil, our sinful human nature, and people who are against God, since all these want to stop us from keeping your name holy and having you rule as our king. Make our faith in Jesus strong and help us to trust God’s word as long as we live.

    Give us today our daily bread.
    Father, you give daily bread to all people, whether they are good or bad, even if we don’t ask for this to happen. But we ask you to help us to see our daily bread as your gift, and to be thankful for it. Give us and all people everything we need for this life, things like food, clothes, a place to live, money and possessions, a good marriage, loving children, good people to work with, good and honest community leaders, good government, good weather, peace, health, respect for law, a good reputation, good friends, and helpful neighbours.

    Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
    Father, we don’t deserve anything we pray for. We sin every day, and all we deserve is punishment. But we ask you not to look at our sins or refuse to listen to our prayers because of them. Instead, give us everything we need simply out of your kindness. When people sin against us, help us gladly to forgive them and be kind to them.

    Lead us not into temptation.
    Father, we know that you do not tempt anyone. But we ask you to keep us safe from the devil, our sinful nature, and people who are against you. Don’t let them trick us into losing our Christian faith, giving up all hope, or doing other terrible things. And even though they attack us, we pray that in the end we will win the victory.

    Deliver us from evil.
    Father, save us from every kind of evil – anything that could hurt our body or soul, our possessions or reputation. Be with us when we die. Be kind to us and take us from the troubles of this world to be with you in heaven.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Saving God,
    you have forgiven us
    and set us free to be yours.
    Help us to offer ourselves and all we have
    for your service.
    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): Hosea 1:2-10
    LHS

    323    Blessed are the sons of God* G4
    431    My soul, now bless Thy maker* G6
    439    I will sing my Maker’s praises G5
    850    O Father, my Father, I call on your name GS
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    57    Father God
    TIS
    115    Behold the amazing gift of loveFirst reading (b): Genesis 18:20-32
    LHS

    314    Turn, Lord, Thine anger, and in mercy spare us G4
    425    Lord, teach us how to pray aright G6
    571    Almighty Lord, before Thy throne
    573    Great King of nations, hear our prayer (alt tune 183, G6)
    AT
    11    Lord, have mercy
    238    Kyrie I (Taize)
    379    Kyrie Eleison (Ghana)
    392    Kyrie Eleison (Russia)
    TIS
    31    Have mercy on us, living Lord
    734    Lord, have mercy (Ghana)
    735    Lord, have mercy (Taize)
    736    Lord, have mercy (Russia)

    Second reading: Colossians 2:6-15(16-19)
    LHS

    97    The strife is o’er, the battle done G5
    147    O Morning Star, so bright and fair* G3
    159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
    176    We come, O Christ, to Thee G9
    277    Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4
    279    He that believes and is baptized* (alt tune 106, G3)
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    378    Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God G7 (alt tune 106, G3)
    826    Father welcomes GS
    827    Good Shepherd, take this lamb
    833    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ G5
    AT
    4    Father welcomes
    31    Freely, freely
    61    Hallelujah, my Father
    118    Jesus went down to the water
    150    Sing a new song
    TIS
    199    Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star
    210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    225    My heart and voice I raise
    367    The strife is past, the battle done
    596    Fill my whole life, O Lord my God
    375    Come, let us with our Lord arise
    461    God, your glory we have seen in your Son
    479    They that believe and are baptised
    481    Baptized into your name most holy
    486    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ
    491    Father welcomes

    Gospel: Luke 11:1-13
    LHS

    121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
    And others from ‘Pentecost’ sections
    355    May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
    421    Our Father, Thou in heaven above* G5
    424    Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire* G5
    426    What a friend we have in Jesus
    894    Father God in heaven GS
    901    Our Father, you from heaven above G5
    AT
    34    Seek ye first
    74    The Lord’s Prayer
    278    Lord, hear our prayer
    283    Our Father
    485    Praying
    574    You are our Father
    TIS
    399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
    And others from ‘The Holy Spirit’ section
    550    Our Father, God in heaven above
    635    Forgive our sins as we forgive
    745    Seek ye first
    750    Veni, Creator Spiritus
    752    Veni, Sanctus Spiritus

    PSALM 85
    Below is a metrical version by David Schütz of Psalm 85:1-13, which may be sung to the tune Ave virgo (LH 469. TIS 391). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Lord, you have been merciful
    to your land of Israel;
    and you give prosperity
    to the tribes of Jacob.
    You forgave the sinfulness
    of your wayward people;
    you have pardoned all their wrongs
    and restored their fortune.

    You withdrew your wrath from us –
    turned away your anger.
    Come, restore us once again,
    God of our salvation.
    Will your anger never end –
    will you not revive us?
    Show us, Lord, your steadfast love –
    grant us your salvation.

    Let me hear what God will say –
    say to all his faithful.
    He will speak his peace to us –
    peace to all who trust him.
    His salvation now is near –
    near to all who fear him.
    He in glory comes to us –
    comes and makes his dwelling.

    Love and faithfulness will meet –
    meet in peace and justice.
    Faithfulness will spring from earth,
    righteousness from heaven.
    God will give us what is good
    and our land will prosper.
    Righteousness will pave his way
    as he comes to save us.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 85 p139

    PSALM 138
    Here are two metrical paraphrases of Psalm 138 by David Schütz. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The following may be sung to the tune of ‘The Greatest Commandment’ (ATA 175).

    I give you thanks, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the angels I will sing your praise.
    I worship you in your holy place
    and always thank and praise your holy name.
    For you are loving, and faithful too;
    your name and your word have been glorified.
    And when I called on your holy name,
    you gave me your answer and made me strong.

    All kings and rulers shall praise you, Lord,
    when they have heard your words of truth and love;
    and they shall sing of the ways of God:
    ‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.
    Yet, though exalted, he keeps his watch
    with love and compassion upon the poor.
    The rich and proud, he will still observe,
    but like one that watches from far away.

    And you preserve me throughout my life,
    though trouble meets me everywhere I go.
    You stretch your mighty right hand to save,
    and fight the anger of my enemies.
    The Lord fulfils his promise to me;
    forever and ever your love endures.
    Do not forsake what your hands have made,
    remember you made me and I am yours.

    This second version could be sung to the traditional tune Dir, dir, Jehovah (LH 218):

    With all my heart, I give you thanks, Lord.
    Before the angels I will sing your praise.
    I worship in your holy temple
    and always thank and praise your holy name.
    For you have shown your love and faithfulness,
    Your holy name and word are glorified.

    And on the day I called upon you,
    you gave me answer and you made me strong.
    The kings of all the earth shall praise you,
    when they have heard your words of truth and love.
    They all shall sing about your ways, O Lord:
    ‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.

    Yet, though the Lord is high in heaven,
    he still regards the lowly of the earth.
    He does not overlook the haughty,
    but watches them like one who’s far away.
    Though trouble meets me everywhere I go,
    your right hand saves me from my enemies.

    The Lord will keep his promise to me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, will always last.
    Stretch out your hand and come to save me!
    Do not forsake the work your hands have made.
    With all my heart, I give you thanks, O Lord.
    Before the angels I will sing your praise.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 138 p231

2 comments to Sunday 28 July, 2013- Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), Year C

  • Pastor Mal Huf

    Hi,
    Appreciate all you do.

    Is it possible to provide up to a month ahead?

    God bless your week.
    Pastor Mal

  • Trudi

    Hi Pr Mal! With only one person working one day per week sourcing, compiling and editing resources which are then sent to pastors to be checked before publishing them on the website, it simply isn’t possible to have these resources available any sooner than 2 weeks in advance. Sorry for any inconvenience.