Sunday 4 August, 2013- Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13), 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 11:1-11 God’s love for his rebellious people
    OR Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-23 Only in God does life have meaning
    PSALM Psalm 107:1-9,43 OR Psalm 49:1-12 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Colossians 3:1-11 The old life and the new
    GOSPEL Luke 12:13-21 The parable of the rich fool.
  • 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
    Based on Hosea reading: Pr Mark Greenthaner
    Based on second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – colossians 3 1-11 – year c – pentecost 11
  • 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
    O God, since you declare your almighty power
    chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
    Mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace,
    that we may run to obtain your promises,
    and share in your heavenly glory;
    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, you reveal your almighty power
    most of all in showing mercy.
    In your loving kindness
    let us run towards what you have promised,
    and share in your heavenly treasure.
    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 bread of life. [silence])
    Loving Father,
    your dear Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven
    to be the true bread
    which gives life to the world.
    Give us this bread, so that he may live in us
    and we in him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for wisdom in regard to wealth. [silence])
    Thank you, loving Father,
    for giving us so many good things.
    Keep us from hoarding earthly riches for ourselves
    and neglecting the needs of others.
    Make us truly rich
    in knowing and following your Son.
    For he 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 11C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Generous God,
    teach us to use our possessions wisely,
    by offering them back to you
    and helping other people.
    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 11:1-11
    LHS

    326    O how great is Thy compassion* G3
    394    God is love, let heaven adore Him G9
    431    My soul, now bless thy Maker* G6
    439    I will sing my Maker’s praises G5
    440    Sing praise to God who reigns above G3
    AT
    225    Why do you love me?
    TIS
    110    Sing praise to God who reigns above
    153    God is love, let heaven adore him

    First reading (b): Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-23
    LHS

    346    Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go G5
    407    If Thou but suffer God to guide Thee* G6
    870    Lord of all hopefulness G6
    AT
    230    Christ the worker
    242    Son of the Father
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    405    Lord of all hopefulness
    TIS
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us
    571    Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go
    613    Lord of all hopefulness

    Second reading: Colossians 3:1-11
    LHS

    102    Hallelujah, Hallelujah!* G5
    106    Since Christ has gone to heaven, His home* G3
    109    Draw us to Thee* G5
    114    See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph (v 5) G4
    170    Chief of sinners though I be (esp vv 1,4) * G5
    173    Before the throne of God above (esp vv 1,3,6) G5
    177    O my Saviour, lifted G5
    355    May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
    358    Renew me, O eternal Light* G3
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    479    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives* G5
    763    Now is eternal life (alt tune 176, G9)
    798    Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round G6
    799    In Christ there is no east or west G7
    847    The Lamb’s high banquet called to share G5 (alt tune 839, G7)
    AT
    101    Jesus, please watch over us
    148   Born for resurrection
    171    Dying you destroyed our death
    264    Spirit of God
    357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord
    393    Real food, real drink
    TIS
    248    When Christ was lifted from the earth
    366    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives
    385    Now is eternal life
    459    In Christ there is no east or west
    475    If we have died to ourselves in Jesus (v 4)
    600    O my Saviour, lifted
    673    I set the Lord before my eyes

    Gospel: Luke 12:13-21
    LHS

    239    Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
    342    Watch, my soul, and pray* G4
    357    O God, thou faithful God* G3
    367    O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise* G6
    372    We give Thee but Thine own G5
    AT
    34     Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
    265    Take us now, we are yours
    358    Gift to the world
    TIS
    606    Son of God, eternal Saviour
    611    God of grace and God of glory

    PSALM 107

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

    PSALM 49

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings:Psalm 49 p87Psalm 49 p88

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