Sunday 6 October, 2013- Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22), 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 Lamentations 1:1-6 The deserted city of Jerusalem
    OR Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 The righteous will live by faith
    PSALM Lamentations 3:19-26 OR Psalm 137 OR Psalm 37:1-9 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Encouragement to be faithful
    GOSPEL Luke 17:5-10 Faith and duty
  • 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 Habakkuk reading:  Pr Peter Ghalayini ;
    Based on gospel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – luke 17 3-10 – year c – pentecost 20
  • 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
    O almighty and most merciful God,
    in your bountiful goodness
    keep us from all things that may hurt us,
    that we may be ready both in body and soul
    cheerfully to accomplish those things
    that are according to your will;
    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
    Almighty and merciful God,
    in your goodness defend us
    from everything that might hurt us,
    so that we may be ready in body and soul
    to do cheerfully what is according to your will.
    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 live by faith. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have ordered our earthly life
    that we must walk by faith and not by sight.
    Give us such trust in your fatherly care
    that we show our faith
    by our courage in the face of all perplexities.
    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 faithfully serve God. [silence])
    Faithful God,
    have mercy on us, your unworthy servants,
    and make our faith stronger,
    so that we serve you obediently
    throughout our lives.
    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.

  • NEW: Prayer after the gospel:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus, that we can serve you.
    Increase our faith,
    and make us good servants.
  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 20C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Merciful God,
    you have saved us and called us to a holy life.
    Let our faith be shown in service to you
    and love to other people.

  • 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): Lamentations 1:1-6

    First reading (b): Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

    16    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed G6
    310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* (alt tune 404, G9)
    321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
    490    O Son of God, we wait for Thee* G3
    731    Come, Lord Jesus, come GS
    20    Come, Lord Jesus, come
    286    Sorrowing song
    160    Father all-loving and ruling in majesty
    275    Hail to the Lord’s anointed
    616    O day of God, draw near
    657    God of freedom, God of justice

    Second reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14

    118    O Holy Ghost, to Thee we all pray* G3
    119    Come down, O Love divine G9
    121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
    122    O Holy Ghost, Thou gift divine* G5
    124    O Holy Spirit, enter Thou* G3
    134    Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit* G3
    178    Dearest Saviour, hear my promise G3
    197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word* G5
    773    Filled with the Spirit’s power G7
    829    I was made a Christian G5 (baptism)
    842    Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing G3 (holy communion)
    845    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands G5
    860    When this earth was created GS
    99    Pentecost prayer
    264    Spirit of God
    448    Loving Spirit
    140    Firmly I believe and truly
    398    Come down, O Love divine
    399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
    400    O Holy Spirit, enter in
    411    Filled with the Spirit’s power
    414    There’s a spirit in the air
    417    Loving Spirit, loving Spirit
    422    Come, Holy Spirit, come
    436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your word
    496    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
    562    I’m not ashamed to own my Lord
    572    O Thou who camest from above
    690    Beauty for brokenness
    717    Give thanks with a grateful heart

    Gospel: Luke 17:5-10

    265    How blest are they who hear God’s Word* G3
    346    Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go G5
    379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6
    395    O for a faith that will not shrink* G7
    499    Lord Jesus Christ, to us attend* G9
    507    Open now thy gates of beauty* G3
    292    Because we bear your name
    357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord (v 4)
    376    Faith, hope and love
    169    Our God, we know your providence
    571    Forth in your name, O Lord, I go
    626    Lord of creation, to you be all praise
    686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you
    PSALM : Lamentations 3:19-26
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

    PSALM 137
    TIS 85, By the Babylonian waters, is a version of Psalm 137:1-6.
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

    PSALM 37
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 37:1-9 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune All Saints (LH 165). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Do not fret about the wicked;
    envy not their unjust gain.
    Soon they all will die and wither
    like the grass upon the plain.
    Long life in the land is yours,
    when you trust in God the Lord.

    Take delight in God, and he will
    give you all that you desire.
    Put your life into the Lord’s hands,
    trust and he’ll do what’s required.
    He will make your justice bright,
    clear as noonday’s shining light.

    So, be still and wait in patience;
    in God’s presence take your stand.
    Do not fret about the wicked,
    those who make their evil plans.
    Anger, rage and wrath forget,
    evil comes to those who fret!

    Though the wicked shall be cut off,
    those who wait upon the Lord
    will receive the land of promise
    as their birthright and reward.
    Soon the wicked will be gone,
    though you look, they won’t be found.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 37 p67 , Psalm 37 p68

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