Sunday 24 November, 2013- Last Sunday of Church Year/ Day of Fulfilment (Proper 29)

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 23:1-6 The Lord will raise up a righteous Branch
    PSALM Luke 1:68-79 OR Psalm 46 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Colossians 1:11-20 The supremacy of Christ (If using NIV, begin: ‘May you be strengthened . . . and joyfully give thanks . . .’)
    GOSPEL Luke 19:11-27 The parable of the gold coins OR Luke 23:33-43 The crucified King
  • 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 Luke 23 reading: Pr Roger Atze
    Based on Luke 19 reading: edited for lay reading sermon – luke 19 11-27 – year c – last sunday
  • 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 God, heavenly Father:
    Grant that your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
    may come quickly
    and take to himself his bride, the church,
    so that together with all the redeemed
    we may enter into your glory;
    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 God, heavenly Father,
    let your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
    come quickly
    and take to himself his bride, the church.
    Bring us, together with all the redeemed,
    into your glory.
    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 for the coming of God’s kingdom. [silence])
    Almighty and everliving God,
    it is your will to restore all things
    in your dear Son.
    Bring together under his just and gentle rule
    all the peoples of the world,
    now divided and torn apart by sin.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new (revised second alternative)
    (Let us pray for confidence in the Day of Judgment. [silence])
    Merciful Saviour,
    you have taught us that those who believe in you
    will not be condemned,
    but have already passed from death to life.
    Give us faith in your forgiveness,
    so that we fearlessly wait for the time
    when you set us completely free.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer after the gospel:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.

    Then, EITHER, for the gospel from Luke 19:
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for your gifts to us.
    Help us to be good servants.
    Amen.

    OR, for the gospel from Luke 23:
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for showing yourself as our King on the cross.
    Rule over us forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Last Sunday of Church Year C

  • Offering Prayer:
    Our heavenly Father,
    help us always to acknowledge
    that Jesus is our Lord,
    who will finally come in power to save us.
    Teach us to dedicate our lives to him,
    and to serve you through what we do
    and what we have.
    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 23:1-6
    LHS

    9    Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes G6
    11    The advent of our King G4
    41    O Jesus, King of glory* G4
    215    Arise, O God, and shine* G9
    271     The gospel shows the Father’s grace G5
    422    Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
    867    Have no fear, little flock G6
    AT
    55    His name is Wonderful
    329    Jesus, God’s righteousness (This kingdom)
    TIS
    269    Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
    271    The advent of our God
    444    Dear Shepherd of your people, hearFirst reading (b)
    Same as (a) – see above

    Second reading: Colossians 1:11-20
    LHS

    21    Of the Father’s love begotten G7
    39    O Christ, Thou Lord eternal* G7
    65    Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee* G5
    176    We come, O Christ, to Thee G9
    299    My God, accept my heart this day G5
    454    Ye servants of God, your master proclaim G6
    755    O Christ, our king, creator, Lord
    783    Christ is the world’s light G6
    788    Lord, who left the highest heaven G8
    AT
    17    Emmanuel: God is with us
    157    Jesus, name above all names
    267    Bread of heaven
    TIS
    165    Praise our God, the great creator
    215    You servants of God
    219    Jesus comes with all his grace
    246    Christ is the world’s light
    255    O Laughing light, O first-born of creation
    290    Of the Father’s love begotten
    305    Let earth and heaven combine
    485    My God, accept my heart this day
    528    The Son of God proclaim

    Gospel (a): Luke 19:11-27
    LHS

    367    O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise* G6
    372    We give Thee but Thine own G5
    AT
    265    Take us now, we are yours
    358    Gift to the world
    TIS

    Gospel (b): Luke 23:33-43
    LHS

    53    Jesus, refuge of the weary* G3
    60    Christ, the life of all the living G5
    68    There is a fountain filled with blood G6
    75    We sing the praise of Him who died G5
    82    Jesus, in Thy dying woes (Parts I, II)* (3 vv mod) G5
    85    According to Thy gracious word G5
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5
    755    O Christ, our King, creator, Lord
    759    When his time was over GS
    788    Lord, who left the highest heaven (vv 5,6) G8
    790    O Lord of light who made the stars (alt tune 346, G5)
    791    O love how deep, how broad, how high G5
    AT
    147    When his time was over
    279    And so we meet again
    387    Jesus, remember me
    TIS
    194    O love how deep, how broad, how high
    347    We sing the praise of him who died
    357    When his time was over
    378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
    515    According to thy gracious word
    730    Jesus, remember me

    LUKE 1:68-79THE SONG OF ZECHARIAH
    This canticle is given in Matins on page 42 of the Lutheran Hymnal with Supplement, and three further settings are provided in LHS 652-654. A metrical paraphrase is in Morning Praise (originally from Worship Today) and another song version is TIS 284.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: N/A

    PSALM 46
    TIS 28, God is our strength and refuge, is a paraphrase of the psalm.

    The following songs and hymns have some basis in Psalm 46 – although none of them are actually paraphrases of the psalm itself.

    LHS
    195    A mighty fortress* (* modernised version available)
    854    Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side
    AT
    9    Be still and know that I am God   As the reader speaks the verses of Psalm 46, the congregation may respond after every few verses with the singing of the first verse of ‘Be still and know that I am God’ (LHS 885, ATN 9).
    311    Be still and know that I am God    Most appropriate for an opening song.
    339    In you, O Lord, I found refuge
    458    God is our refuge and strength
    TIS
    103    A mighty fortress

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 46, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune of ‘A mighty fortress’ (LH 195, TIS 103). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    God is our refuge and our strength
    a present help in trouble.
    And so we will not be afraid,
    though all the earth may tremble.
    Though mountains may fall,
    though seas roar and foam,
    though all the earth quakes,
    still we are not afraid.
    The Lord of hosts is with us!

    A flowing river brings great joy
    throughout God’s holy city,
    for God himself is always there,
    and it will not be shaken.
    God’s help comes at dawn,
    the nations will roar,
    the kingdoms will fall,
    his voice will melt the earth.
    The Lord of hosts is with us!

    O come and see the fearsome things
    the Lord has made to happen.
    He makes wars cease; he shatters shields;
    he breaks the spears and arrows.
    ‘Now be still, and know
    that I am your God.
    Throughout all the earth,
    I am exalted high!’
    The Lord of hosts is with us!

    OR, the following paraphrase by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune of ‘Be still and know that I am God’ (LHS 885, ATN 9). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    A mighty fortress is our God,
    A mighty fortress is our God,
    A mighty fortress is our God,

    And so we will not be afraid;
    and so we will not be afraid;
    and so we will not be afraid.

    The Lord of hosts is with us now,
    The Lord of hosts is with us now,
    The Lord of hosts is with us now.

    He makes wars cease throughout the earth;
    He makes wars cease throughout the earth;
    He makes wars cease throughout the earth.

    ‘Be still, and know that I am God!’
    ‘Be still, and know that I am God!’
    ‘Be still, and know that I am God!’

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 46 p79 , Psalm 46 p80 , Psalm 46 p81

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