Sunday 11 August, 2013- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14), 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 Isaiah 1:1,10-20 God tells his people: become clean
    OR Genesis 15:1-6 Abraham justified by faith in God’s promise
    PSALM Psalm 50:1-8,22,23 OR Psalm 33:12-22 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 Living by faith in God’s promise
    GOSPEL Luke 12:32-40 Be ready for Christ’s return
  • 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 Genesis reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy
    Based on second reading: Pr Heath Pukallus ; edited for lay reading sermon – hebrews 11 1 13 – year c – pentecost 12
  • 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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    since you are always more ready to hear
    than we to pray,
    and are eager to give more
    than we either desire or deserve:
    Forgive us those things
    of which our conscience is afraid,
    and give us those things
    which we are not worthy to ask,
    except through the merits of 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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    you are always more ready to hear
    than we are to pray,
    and you are eager to give more
    than we desire or deserve.
    Forgive us those things
    that make our conscience afraid,
    and give us those things
    that we are not worthy to ask for,
    except 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 be defended in doubt and difficulty. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    your Son Jesus Christ gave up his life
    so that we might die to self
    and live in him.
    Give us such close fellowship with him
    that in all doubts and dangers
    our faith may not fail.
    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 by faith. [silence])
    God, our protector and guide,
    as we travel on through life,
    teach us to trust in your loving direction,
    knowing that you will bring us
    safely home to you.
    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 12C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Lord God, our true treasure,
    take us and our possessions
    and use them for your kingdom.
    Help us to trust in your generous care
    for all our needs.
    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): Isaiah 1:1,10-20
    LHS

    315    Lord, to Thee I make confession* G6
    317    Jesus sinners doth receive* G5
    335    Just as I am, without one plea G9
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    345    Nothing but the blood
    TIS
    584    Just as I am, without one plea
    618    What does the Lord require

    First reading (b): Genesis 15:1-6
    LHS

    321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
    456    The God of Abraham praise G7
    786    In faith and hope and love GS
    AT
    403    God of Abraham (esp vv 1,2)
    TIS
    116    Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme
    125    The God of Abraham praise
    139    O love of God, how strong and true
    628    In faith and hope and love

    Second reading: Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16
    LHS

    251    Only begotten, Word of God eternal* G6
    321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
    323    Blessed are the sons of God* G4
    341    Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
    353    Holy father, Thou hast taught me* G5
    480    A pilgrim and a stranger* G6
    AT
    234    Hebrews 11:1
    289    Thank you that you hear me (esp v 3)
    336    Faith is
    525    Travellers on the journey
    TIS
    114    Blessed be the everlasting God
    462    Now we come, our heavenly Father
    565    Author of faith, eternal word

    Gospel: Luke 12:32-40
    LHS

    1    Hark, a herald voice is calling G7
    149    Jesus, priceless treasure* G3
    200    Thou little flock, be not dismayed
    487    Wake, awake, for night is flying (esp v 1) * G6
    525    Awake, my soul, and with the sun G9
    856    Give me oil in my lamp GS
    867    Have no fear, little flock G6
    AT
    85    Give me oil in my lamp
    281    Nothing can separate us
    303    Stay awake
    440    Heaven’s like a treasure
    TIS
    264    Hark! A herald voice is calling
    266    Wake, awake, for night is flying (esp v 1)
    557    Awake, my soul, and with the sun
    695    Fare well. We come to send you on the way

    PSALM 50
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 50:1-8,22,23 by David Schütz could be used on this day. It is sung to the tune Morning Light (‘Stand up, stand up for Jesus’, LH 206, TIS 592). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    The God of gods is speaking,
    he summons all the earth;
    the Lord demands attention
    from early dawn till night.
    From Zion, the perfection
    of beauty, God shines forth.
    Our God does not keep silence,
    he comes in glorious might.

    The Lord appears before us,
    an all-consuming fire;
    a mighty wind is raging,
    around his throne of light.
    He calls for cosmic witness
    to earth and to the sky,
    that he may judge his people
    made holy in his sight.

    ‘Come, gather now before me,
    my steadfast, faithful ones,
    and make your cov’nant with me
    in sacrificial love.’
    The heavens tell his glory
    and justice to the world.
    Come, gather now before him,
    for God himself is judge.

    Now, Israel, my people,
    come listen to my word:
    I testify against you,
    for I am God, your God.
    Your offerings are faultless –
    for them, I’ve naught to say;
    your sacrifice is always
    before me every day.

    But you who would forget me,
    mark this, and listen well,
    or else I will destroy you,
    and there’ll be none to help:
    All those who bring thanksgiving
    as their off’ring to me,
    and those who go the right way,
    my salvation shall see.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 50 p90

    PSALM 33
    The following paraprhase of Psalm 3312-22 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune ‘Lobe den Herren’ (LH 442, TIS 111). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    The Lord destroys all the plans and the scheming of nations;
    but what he plans in his heart stands unchallenged forever!
    Happy are they who worship only the Lord.
    He blesses his chosen people.

    The Lord looks down from above and he sees all his creatures.
    From his high throne he observes all the deeds of his people.
    No land is saved by its great armies or strength,
    but the Lord guards all who fear him.

    The Lord delivers from famine and death all who trust him.
    We put our hope in the Lord who protects us and helps us.
    Our hearts are glad, we put our trust in his name.
    Lord, let your love be upon us.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 33 p60 , Psalm 33 p61

2 comments to Sunday 11 August, 2013- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14), Year C

  • Ross Salomon

    If using the paraphrase of Psalm 33:12-22 by David Schütz with the tune ‘Lobe den Herren’, the following could be sung as the “Glory to the Father” (Gloria Patri) to the same tune:

    Glory to God the Father, all creation sustaining;
    and to the Son for evermore co-equally reigning;
    and Holy Ghost:
    gloried by heavenly host
    and earthly saints here remaining.

    I left a reply with a similar verse yesterday, but I think this revision gets the meaning across better. Apparently ‘gloried’ is a real word after all!

    Regards,
    Ross

  • Nathan Glover

    An additional sermon lay readers may wish to consider this week is this one from Pastor Vince Gerhardy:
    Being Certain