Sunday 13 October, 2013- Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23), 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 29:1,4-7 Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon
    OR 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Naaman is cured
    PSALM  Psalm 66:1-12 OR Psalm 111 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Timothy 2:8-15 A call to endurance
    GOSPEL Luke 17:11-19 Jesus heals ten lepers
  • 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 reading: Pr Heath Pukallus ; Pr Roger Atze ; edited for lay reading sermon – luke 17 11-19 – year c – pentecost 21
  • 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
    Merciful Lord,
    grant to your faithful people
    pardon and peace,
    that they may be cleansed from all their sins
    and serve you with a quiet mind;
    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
    Merciful Lord,
    give pardon and peace to your faithful people.
    Cleanse us from all our sins,
    so that we may serve you with minds set at rest.
    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. [silence])
    Lord, you have called us to open our hands
    so that you might fill them.
    Open not only our hands,
    but our hearts also,
    so that we recognise your goodness,
    count all things loss in comparison with you,
    and desire to be made like 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.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for thankfulness. [silence])
    God of our salvation,
    thank you for healing us and making us whole.
    Make us always thankful and ready to praise you,
    rejoicing in your goodness.
    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.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for having mercy on us
    and healing us of our sin.
    Make us thankful in words and deeds.
  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 21C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Faithful God,
    accept the gifts we bring
    out of thankfulness for all you have done for us,
    and use them for your service.

  • 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 29:1,4-7

    572    O God of love, O King of peace* G5
    192    Spirit of peace
    301    Prayer of peace
    181    Come, O God of all the earth (esp v 5)
    614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning
    616    O day of God, draw near
    680    God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind

    First reading (b): 2 Kings 5:1-3,7-15c

    616    I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus* G9
    877    Trust and obey GS


    Second reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15

    4    Once He came in blessing* G4
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
    277    Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4
    352    Fight the good fight with all thy might* G4
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    833    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ G5
    171    Dying you destroyed our death
    322    Where have we left you
    347    O dearest Jesus
    197    God’s Son came to bless us
    245    We have a gospel to proclaim
    378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
    481    Baptized into your name most holy
    486    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ
    594    Fight the good fight with all thy might
    611    God of grace and God of glory

    Gospel: Luke 17:11-19

    151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G9 (alt tune 331, G5; alt tune 360, G9)
    161    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds G5
    335    Just as I am, without one plea G9
    431    My soul, now bless thy Maker* (vv 1,4) G6
    437    Now thank we all our God* G6
    451    When all Thy mercies, O my God G9
    452    O bless the Lord, my soul
    880    How shall I call you? GS
    43    How shall I call you?
    189    Thank you for life
    289    Thank you that you hear me
    325    Sing to God with joy and gladness
    361    Here we are
    429    Praise the Lord, O my soul
    64    O bless the Lord, my soul
    106    Now thank we all our God
    223    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    584    Just as I am, without one plea

    PSALM 66
    TIS 36, Joyfully shout, all you on earth, is a paraphrase of Psalm 66:1-12.
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 66 p108 , Psalm 66 p109

    PSALM 111
    Two metrical versions of Psalm 111 by David Schütz are given here. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Version I: may be sung to the tune Herzlich Lieb (LHS 385)

    Alleluia! Alleluia!
    With all my heart I thank the Lord
    before the congregation.
    The works of God are great and good,
    and all who find their joy in him,
    will seek to understand them.
    His noble works and splendid ways,
    have won him fame and glorious praise;
    for evermore his righteousness
    and grace and mercy never cease.
    The Lord our God
    provides for those who fear his name,
    true to his word, always the same.

    The Lord has shown his mighty power
    by giving to his faithful ones
    a good land to inherit.
    The things he does are right and just,
    and all his laws deserve our trust,
    they will remain for ever.
    He set his faithful people free,
    when we were lost in slavery,
    gave us his covenant and word –
    holy and awesome is the Lord!
    Be wise and learn to fear the Lord,
    whose praise endures for evermore.

    Version II: may be sung to the tune ‘I am covered over’ (ATA 130)

    I will thank the Lord with all
    my heart before the presence of
    his holy ones.
    Everything the Lord has done
    is great and wonderful, and
    I delight in it!
    He is full of majesty
    and honour, and his righteousness
    will always last forever.
    We will not forget him for
    he always shows us tenderness
    and mercy.

    He provides the food for those
    who fear him; he will not forget
    his covenant;
    he has shown his power to
    his people and he’s given us
    a heritage.
    All he does is just and true;
    and we can trust his precepts too,
    for they are always steadfast,
    they have been set down to be
    performed in truth and righteousness
    for ever.

    He has freed his people from
    their chains and he has given us
    his covenant.
    Holy is the Lord our God
    and awesome is his holy name
    for evermore.
    Wisdom starts with fearing God
    the Lord, and all who practise it
    will reach true understanding.
    Everyone who loves the Lord
    our God will praise his name now
    and forever.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 111 p182 , Psalm 111 p183

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