Sunday 25 August, 2013- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16), 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 Jeremiah 1:4-10 The Lord calls Jeremiah
    OR Isaiah 58:9b-14 The Lord calls on Israel to obey him
    PSALM Psalm 71:1-6 OR Psalm 103:1-8 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 12:18-29 Mount Sinai and Mount Zion contrasted
    GOSPEL Luke 13:10-17 Jesus heals a crippled woman on the Sabbath
  • 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 Isaiah reading: Pr Roger Atze
    Based on  gospel: Pr Tim Stringer
    Based on Psalm 71: edited for lay reading sermon – psalm 71 1-6 – year c – pentecost 14
  • 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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    grant that we may grow in faith, hope, and love;
    and make us love what you command,
    so that we may obtain what you promise;
    through your Son,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Almighty and eternal God,
    help us to grow in faith, hope, and love.
    Make us love what you command,
    and give to us what you promise.
    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 faith to follow Christ. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son Jesus Christ
    is the way, the truth, and the life.
    Help us to follow him
    and walk along the way
    that leads to eternal life.
    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 please God with our worship. [silence])
    Thank you, great and loving God,
    for bringing us into your presence
    with the angels and all your people.
    Fill us with joy as we come
    to receive good gifts from 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.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 14C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Loving Lord,
    help us to trust in your care,
    and place ourselves and all we have
    in your hands,
    to use according to your wisdom and goodness.

  • 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): Jeremiah 1:4-10

    227    O Spirit of the living God G5
    269    Speak forth Thy word, O Father G4
    373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
    103    Send your servant down the road
    296    I, the Lord of sea and sky
    305    Thuma mina
    323    May the words of my mouth
    448    Loving Spirit
    405    O Spirit of the living God
    417    Loving spirit, loving Spirit
    658    I, the Lord of sea and sky
    749    Thuma mina

    First reading (b): Isaiah 58:9b-14

    358    Renew me, O eternal light* G3
    373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
    804    The Church of Christ, in every age G5
    814    For the fruits of his creation G6
    272    Help, O Lord, the thrown away
    292    Because we bear your name
    301    Prayer of peace
    308    We are called to follow Jesus
    168    For the fruits of all creation
    686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you
    697    All the sleepy should have a place to sleep

    Second reading: Hebrews 12:18-29

    69    Glory be to Jesus* G6
    191    The Church’s one foundation G4
    251    Only begotten, Word of God eternal* G6
    445    Ye holy angels bright G8
    456    The God of Abraham praise G7
    501    God Himself is present* G3
    504    To Thy temple I repair G5
    507    Open now Thy gates of beauty* G3
    130    I am covered over
    324    Saints of all time
    345    Nothing but the blood
    108    You holy angels bright
    121    God himself is present
    125    The God of Abraham praise
    221    Glory to God on high
    344    Glory be to Jesus
    457    The Church’s one foundation

    Gospel: Luke 13:10-17

    159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
    505    Father, who the light this day G4
    817    O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7

    210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    620    O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising

    Below is a song by John Kleinig, based on Hebrews 12:22-24, to be sung to a tune by Sue Collyer (see Music Package 9, pp 150,151).

    Here we have come to a place that is holy,
    the mountain of God,
    the city of light.
    Here we cross over from earth into heaven,
    receiving by faith
    things hidden from sight.

    Here we can join with ten thousands of angels
    who lead us in praise
    for what Christ has done.
    Here we are part of a world-wide assembly,
    in which we are all
    joint-heirs with God’s Son.

    Here is our Father, the judge of all people
    who pardons our sin
    and shows us his face.
    Here we are close to the saints gone before us
    who rest in the light
    of God’s holy place.

    Here we have Jesus, our one mediator
    who brings God to us
    and us back to him.
    Here is the blood that makes us sinners holy,
    by giving us life
    and washing us clean.

    PSALM 71
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 71:1-6 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of ATN 84, I want Jesus to walk with me. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    I take refuge in you, O Lord.
    Let me never be put to shame.
    In your justice, come and save me,
    bend to hear me, and rescue me.

    Be a rock, Lord, where I can hide;
    be a fortress to shelter me.
    Only you can be my fortress,
    and the rock where you set me free.

    Rescue me, Lord, out of the hands
    of the wicked and the unjust.
    Since my youth, Lord, you have been my
    only hope and my only trust.

    Lord, I’ve always relied on you;
    since my birth from my mother’s womb,
    you have helped me in my trouble.
    So I always give praise to you.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 71 p118 , Psalm 71 p119

    PSALM 103
    The hymn ‘O bless the Lord, my soul’ (LH 452, TIS 64) is a paraphrase of Psalm 103:1-7 or 1-9. A paraphrased version of Psalm 103 from the Iona Community may be found in John L Bell, Psalms of patience, protest and praise on page 48.

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

1 comment to Sunday 25 August, 2013- Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16), Year C

  • Wayne Beebe

    I find that if you use the Isaiah lesson it is best to use the whole of Isaiah 58 since the thrust of 58 is what constitutes acceptable worship in the Lord’s sight. It is also a good lead in to the Gospel lesson of healing on the sabbath.