Sunday 15 September, 2013- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19), 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 4:11,12,22-28 The coming destruction of Judah and Jerusalem
    OR Exodus 32:7-14 Moses pleads for the people and the Lord relents
    PSALM Psalm 14 OR Psalm 51:1-10 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Gratitude for God’s mercy
    GOSPEL Luke 15:1-10 The lost sheep and the lost coin
  • 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: Pr Heath Pukallus ; Pr Vince Gerhardy ;
    Based on  second reading : edited for lay reading sermon – 1 timothy 1 12-17 – year c – pentecost 17
  • 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
    Lord, we pray that your grace
    may always go before and follow after us,
    so that we may continually be devoted
    to all good works;
    through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Lord, let your loving kindness
    always go before us and follow us,
    and lead us continually to do good.
    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 that we may depend on God’s mercy. [silence])
    Loving heavenly Father,
    it is by your mercy that we are redeemed.
    Help us always to remember
    that you have forgiven and accepted us
    only because of Christ,
    and not because of ourselves
    or anything that we have done.
    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 show compassion to others. [silence])
    Jesus, the Saviour of sinners,
    thank you that like a shepherd
    you search for those who are lost,
    to bring them safely home to God.
    Give us the same care and concern for others
    as you have shown for us.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 17C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Loving Father,
    you sent your Son to save us lost sinners.
    Teach us to give of ourselves in gratitude.
    Use us and our possessions,
    so that other sinners may be found and saved.

  • 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 4:11,12,22-28

    314    Turn, Lord, Thine anger, and in mercy spare us G4
    431    My soul, now bless thy Maker* G6
    500    Blessed Jesus, at Thy word* G5
    332    We are sorry for the foolish things we do
    357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord
    437    Blessed Jesus, at your word

    First reading (b): Exodus 32:7-14

    131     Holy Ghost with light divine* G5
    170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
    314    Turn, Lord, thine anger, and in mercy spare us G4
    440    Sing praise to God who reigns above (esp v 5) G3
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    6    O Father, my Father
    84    Give to our God immortal praise
    110    Sing praise to God who reigns above

    Second reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

    4    Once He came in blessing* G4
    170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
    317    Jesus sinners doth receive* G5
    852    God loved the world so that he gave G5
    31    God forgave my sin, in Jesus’ name
    376    Faith, hope and love
    446    Mercy
    455    All this I believe
    84    Give to our God immortal praise
    143    Immortal, invisible, God only wise
    197    God’s Son came to bless us
    213    Father, whose everlasting love

    Gospel: Luke 15:1-10

    144    Lord God, to Thee we all give praise (esp v 3) G6
    165    One there is, above all others* G8
    170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
    305    Today Thy mercy calls us* G3
    317    Jesus sinners doth receive* G5
    391    The King of love my shepherd is* G9
    424    Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire (esp v 3 – v 2 in mod) * G5
    465    Praise my soul, the King of heaven G7
    841    O welcome, all you noble saints of old GS
    851    Amazing grace, how sweet the sound GS
    77    God and man at table are sat down
    131    Amazing grace
    470    I’m so secure
    509   You hear the lambs a-cryin’
    129    Amazing grace (how sweet the sound)
    134    Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
    145    The king of love my shepherd is
    233    I will sing the wondrous story

    PSALM 14
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 14 p16 , Psalm 14 p17

    PSALM 51
    The following paraphrases of the psalm are by David Schütz. Note that verses 11 and 12 have been added in both cases to complete the verse structure. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The first is sung to the tune Aus tiefer Not (Luther), LHS 310.

    Have mercy on me, O my God,
    according to your steadfast love;
    wipe my transgressions from your sight,
    according to your gen’rous grace.
    O wash me from iniquity,
    and cleanse me from the stain of sin;
    for I know my transgressions.

    I’ve sinned against you, Lord, alone,
    and done what’s evil in your sight,
    so you are right to sentence me,
    and blameless when you judge my sin.
    Indeed, a sinner I was born,
    but you seek truth within my heart;
    so make me know your wisdom.

    Purge me with hyssop, make me clean;
    O wash me, make me white as snow.
    Let me hear sounds of joy again;
    and give me gladness in my soul.
    O let the bones you crushed be healed.
    and turn your face from all my sins,
    blot out all my transgressions.

    Create in me a clean heart, God,
    and let my spirit be renewed.
    Don’t cast me out away from you,
    or take your spirit from my heart.
    Restore to me the joy I knew
    when first you saved me from my sin.
    Uphold me with your spirit.

    This second version may be sung to the tune Delay not, LH 304. Note that verse 13 is added to complete the song verse

    Have mercy upon me, O God, in your love;
    blot out my transgressions, O merciful God;
    O wash me and cleanse me from all of my guilt,
    for I know my sin and I know what I’ve done.

    Against you, O Father, alone, I have sinned,
    and done what is evil, condemned by your law.
    I know that your judgment is righteous and true;
    I know I am guilty, that’s how I was born.

    But you look for truth in my innermost thoughts;
    so give me your wisdom deep down in my heart.
    Oh, purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
    and wash me and make me far whiter than snow.

    That I may be glad, let me hear your good news;
    and let me rejoice when my bones have been healed.
    Don’t let your eyes rest on the sins I have done;
    blot out from your memory the things I’ve done wrong.

    Create a clean heart within me, O my God,
    and put a right spirit within me, O Lord.
    Don’t chase me away from your presence, I pray,
    and don’t take your life-giving spirit away.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 51 p92 , Psalm 51 p93 , Psalm 51 p94

1 comment to Sunday 15 September, 2013- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19), Year C

  • Nathan Glover

    Lay Readers – I read this sermon from Pastor Stephen Pietsch and believe it to be of good quality, so I submit it here to add to the mix of sermons already listed. You may want to appropriately modify or omit the section intended for the confirmation students at the end.
    click here to access the sermon.