Sunday 20 October, 2013- Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24), 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 31:27-34 The Lord’s new covenant
    OR Genesis 32:22-31 Jacob wrestles with God
    PSALM  Psalm 119:97-104 OR Psalm 121 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 Responsibilities of the pastor
    GOSPEL Luke 18:1-8 Parable of the widow and the judge
  • 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 Genesis reading: Pr Peter Ghalayini
    Based on second reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy ;
    Based on gospel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – luke 18 1-8 – year c – pentecost 22
  • 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
    Lord, keep your family the church
    in continual godliness,
    that through your protection
    it may be free from all evil,
    and may devoutly serve you
    in good works,
    to the glory of your name;
    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, keep your family faithful to you.
    Protect us from all evil,
    so that we may serve you
    by doing good,
    to the glory of your name.
    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 that we may approach God with confidence. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    the Lord of heaven and earth,
    your Son has opened for us
    a new and living way into your presence.
    Give us pure hearts and a sure faith
    to draw near to you as our Father,
    and to ask you for whatever we need.
    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 for persistence in prayer. [silence])
    Merciful Lord of heaven and earth,
    teach us to come to you with confidence
    in all our needs,
    and rely on your help and protection.
    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.

  • NEW: Prayer after the gospel:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus, for encouraging us to pray.
    Help us to persist in prayer,
    knowing that God wants what is good for us.
    Amen.
  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 22C
  • Offering Prayer:
    Caring God,
    help us joyfully and confidently
    to place all we are and all we have
    in your hands.
    Use us and our possessions
    according to your will.
    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 31:27-34
    LHS

    299    My God, accept my heart this day G5
    358    Renew me, O eternal Light* G3
    862    As we step from the edge of morning GS
    AT
    101    As we step from the edge of morning
    184    Love is the law
    TIS
    428    Help us, O Lord, to learn
    430    Your words to me are life and health
    485    My God, accept my heart this day
    614    O God of love, whose heart is ever yearning

    First reading (b): Genesis 32:22-31
    LHS

    146    Thee, O Jesus, I’ll not leave G8
    310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* G9 (alt tune 404, G9)
    404    Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me G9
    777    Father in heaven GS
    AT
    90    Father, bless us as we go
    115    Father in heaven
    342    Jacob struggled for a blessing
    TIS
    465    Father in heaven
    781    Father, bless us as we go

    Second reading: 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5
    LHS

    193    Jesus, with Thy Church abide* G9 (alt tune 82, G5)
    194    Thy hand, O God, has guided G3
    221    Spread, O spread, thou mighty Word*
    245    Lord of the Church, we humbly pray* G6
    260    Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide* G3
    261    How shall the young secure their hearts? G6
    265    How blest are they who hear God’s Word* G3
    269    Speak forth Thy word, O Father G4
    272    O Word of God incarnate G6
    273    We have a sure, prophetic Word G7
    373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
    824    Your Word, O Lord, is gentle dew G7
    AT
    103    Send your servant
    TIS
    415    Praise the Spirit in creation (vv 3,5,6)
    425    Come, Spirit blest, our hearts inspire
    426    Spirit of truth, essential God
    431    Thanks to God whose word was spoken
    450    Spread, O spread, almighty word
    451    Pour out your Spirit from on high
    456    Your hand, O God, has guided

    Gospel: Luke 18:1-8
    LHS

    16    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed G6
    390    Wait, my soul, with patience* G3
    395    O for a faith that will not shrink* G7
    409    Commit whatever grieves thee* G6
    422    Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
    425    Lord, teach us how to pray aright G6
    426    What a friend we have in Jesus
    AT
    168    Hear our prayer
    219    Then I will praise you
    485    Praying
    TIS
    275    Hail to the Lord’s anointed
    282    The voice of God goes out to all the world
    444    Dear Shepherd of your people, hear
    555    Put all your trust in God
    590    What a friend we have in Jesus
    621    O God of every nation

    PSALM 119
    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A
    PSALM 121
    TIS 76, I to the hills will lift my eyes, and 77, Lifting my eyes up to the hills, are paraphrases of Psalm 121. Songs ATO 407 and LHS 868 are also based on this psalm.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 121 p208 , Psalm 121 p209

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