Sunday 29 September, 2013- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21), 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 32:1-3a,6-15 Jeremiah buys some land
    OR Amos 6:1a,4-7 Woe to the complacent
    PSALM Psalm 91:1-6,14-16 OR Psalm 146 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Pastoral advice to Timothy
    GOSPEL Luke 16:19-31 Parable of the rich man and Lazarus
  • 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 second reading:  Pr Heath Pukallus ; edited for lay reading sermon – 1 timothy 6 6-10 – year c – pentecost 19
    Based on second reading and gospel: Pr Roger Atze
  • 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 without you
    we are not able to please you:
    Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
    may in all things
    direct and rule our hearts;
    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,
    without you we are not able to please you.
    Direct our hearts
    by the working of your mercy.
    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 to be faithful stewards of our possessions. [silence])
    Loving Father,
    you have so generously given us
    all that we are
    and all that we call our own.
    Help us to serve you
    by managing our possessions wisely,
    so that they may not be a curse in our lives,
    but an instrument for blessing.
    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 help other people. [silence])
    God, the giver of all good gifts,
    teach us to be understanding and compassionate
    to all people, whatever their needs,
    and to share with them
    the good things you have provided.
    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 19C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Merciful God,
    you have given us so many good things.
    Make us generous and willing to share with others,
    and use us and our possessions
    for your purposes.
    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): Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

    First reading (b): Amos 6:1a,4-7
    LHS

    119    Come down, O Love divine G9
    310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* G9 (alt tune 404, G9)
    315    Lord, to Thee I make confession* G6
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    279    Create in us a clean heart, O God
    TIS
    398    Come down, O Love divine
    476    As a chalice cast of gold
    712    Create in us a clean heart, O God

    Second reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
    LHS

    185    Sun of righteousness divine* G3
    206    Stand up, stand up for Jesus G6
    239    Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
    352    Fight the good fight with all thy might* G4
    357    O God, Thou faithful God* G3
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    385    With all my heart I love Thee, Lord*
    405    In God, my faithful God* G4
    407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G6
    801    O Lord Jesus, hand in hand GS
    AT
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    TIS
    117    The Lord Jehovah reigns
    142    Glory be to God the Father
    143    Immortal, invisible, God only wise
    547    Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us
    560    All my hope on God is founded
    592    Stand up, stand up for Jesus
    594    Fight the good fight with all thy might
    606    Son of God, eternal Saviour
    611    God of grace and God of glory
    690    Beauty for brokenness

    Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
    LHS

    101    Jesus lives! Thy terrors now* G5
    269    Speak forth Thy word, O Father G4
    385    With all my heart I love Thee, Lord*
    AT
    239    Listen to him
    263    Singing all praises
    TIS
    372    Jesus lives! Your terrors now
    416    Great God, your Spirit

    PSALM 91
    Michael Joncas’s paraphrase of Psalm 91 ‘On eagle’s wings’ in ATO 411, TIS 48 is also suitable for use today.
    The song ‘All those who live benath God’s shade’, LHS 861, AT 21, is also a paraphrase of part of Psalm 91.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 91 p152

    PSALM 146
    TIS 90, I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath, is a paraphrase of Psalm 146:1,2,5-9. Or, either of the following paraphrases of the psalm by David Schütz may be used. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The first may be sung to the tune Adelaide, LH 461.

    As long as I have breath,
    I’ll sing my praise to God:
    O praise the Lord, my soul!
    Don’t trust in human strength,
    in whom there is no help.
    O praise the Lord, my soul!

    When mortal breath is gone,
    and strength returns to dust,
    all human plans will end;
    but Jacob’s God keeps faith –
    he made the earth and sky
    and all that they contain!

    He gives the hungry food,
    and justice to the poor
    and sets the prisoners free.
    The righteous know his love.
    He lifts up those weighed down,
    and makes the blind to see.

    He cares for refugees,
    for widows, orphans too,
    but all who hate him fall!
    Forever Zion’s God
    is King of all the earth,
    O praise the Lord, my soul!

    This second version may be sung to the tune of ‘Now the green blade rises’ (LHS 764, AT 15, TIS 382).

    Verses1-4
    Praise the Lord, my soul! I’ll praise him all my days.
    Trust no human leader – mortals bring no aid.
    Their breath departs, their bodies turn to dust,
    all their plans will perish, as all creatures must.

    Verses 5,6
    Blest are those who find their help in Jacob’s God.
    Blest are those whose hope is in the Lord their God.
    He made the sky, the sea, and all the earth.
    He is always faithful, always keeps his word.

    Verses 7,8
    The Lord feeds the hungry, sets the prisoner free,
    by his healing power the blind are made to see,
    he gives his justice to all those oppressed,
    lifts up those bowed down, and loves all righteousness.

    Verses 9,10
    Strangers, widows, orphans know his loving grace.
    But he brings to ruin every wicked way.
    The Lord will reign forever, Zion’s God.
    Through all generations, praise the Lord our God!
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 146 p239 , Psalm 146 p240

2 comments to Sunday 29 September, 2013- Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21), Year C

  • Peter Ghalayini

    Hi, there is an error in the edited lay reading sermon for the 29th September.
    On page 2 it says:
    Jesus rescued people from their love of money. Just look at the other Lazarus from the gospels – the one who used to cheat people out of their money through false taxes.

    It wasn’t Lazarus, but Zacchaeus.

  • Trudi

    Thanks for pointing out the mistake- it has been corrected. Please download the updated version of the sermon again.