Sunday 22 June, 2014 – Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7), Year A

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 (a) Genesis 21:8-21 God’s promise to Hagar and Ishmael
    OR (b) Jeremiah 20:7-13 Jeremiah struggles with his calling
    PSALM (a) Psalm 86:1-10,16,17
    OR
    (b) Psalm 69:7-10(11-15)16-18 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 6:1b-11 Dead to sin, but alive to Christ
    GOSPEL Matthew 10:24-39 Do not be afraid; take up your cross and follow Christ
  • 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 the gospel : edited for lay reading sermon – matt 10 28-30 – year a – proper 7
    Based on the second reading: Pr Roger Atze ; Pr Heath Pukallus

  • 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
    Grant, O Lord,
    that the course of this world
    may be so peaceably ordered
    by your government,
    that your church may joyfully serve you
    in all godly quietness;
    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, govern the world
    and keep it in peace,
    so that your church may joyfully serve you
    in all quietness.
    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 desire the eternal blessings of God. [silence])
    Strengthen our faith, Lord,
    so that we do not set our hearts on earthly things,
    but love the things of heaven.
    As we are surrounded
    by things that are passing away,
    help us to cling to those that will last forever.
    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 new life in Christ. [silence])
    Thank you, loving God,
    that we have been baptised into Christ’s death.
    We pray that, as you raised him from death,
    we too live a new life,
    dead to sin,
    but alive for you in Jesus Christ.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you 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.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for giving up your life for us.
    Help us to trust in you more than everything else.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    Lord, you have given us the privilege
    of being your servants,
    telling other people about you
    and showing your compassion through our actions.
    Give us courage to serve you
    and not to count the cost.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Proper 7A
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * =  Modernised version available (please click here to go to the Modernised hymns page) ;G3, G4 . . . =  Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS =  Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
    First reading (a): Genesis 21:8-21
    LHS

    400    From God shall naught divide me* G3
    401    When in the hour of utmost need G3
    406    God still lives, and His compassion G7
    408    Beloved, it is well*
    414    God moves in a mysterious way G7
    415    Whatever God ordains is good* G3
    452    O bless the Lord, my soul
    465    Praise, my soul, the King of heaven G7
    AT
    212    Hush now
    233    He will listen to you
    333    You are our God
    375    Come and hear
    399    Holding out your hand
    TIS
    64    O bless the Lord, my soul
    109    What God ordains is always good
    126    God moves in a mysterious way
    134    Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

    First reading (b): Jeremiah 20:7-13
    LHS

    195    A mighty fortress is our God* G3
    399    In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust G7
    413    Why should cross and trial grieve me? G5
    824    Your Word, O Lord, is gentle dew G7
    862    As we step from the edge of morning GS
    873    Safe in the shadow of the Lord
    876    When our confidence is shaken G9
    AT
    101    Jesus, please watch over us
    209    Do Lord (Psalm 27)
    219    Then I will praise you, my Saviour, again
    225    Why do you love me?
    339    In you, O Lord, I found refuge
    342    Jacob struggled for a blessing
    TIS
    103    A mighty fortress is our God
    262    When pain and terror strike by chance
    644    Safe in the shadow of the Lord

    Second reading: Romans 6:1b-11
    LHS

    277    Baptized into Thy name most holy* G4
    279    He that believes and is baptized* (alt tune 106, G3)
    360    O Love, who formedst me to wear G9
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    828    I am baptized – O blessed day GS
    829    I was made a Christian G5
    831    O baptized people, one and all G3
    833    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ G5
    AT
    13    Lord of the morning
    118    The baptism song
    190    The way is low
    268    Christ has died
    276    Into your death
    316    From the air and from the light
    320    I was there to hear your borning cry
    417    Water and the Spirit
    421    Born forever
    432    M-m-m-miracle
    495    Come and follow me
    502    Patiently waiting for you
    522    New Life (Baptism)
    TIS
    475    If we have died to ourselves
    479    They that believe and are baptized
    481    Baptized into your name most holy
    484    When we to cleansing water came
    486    We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ
    487    Lord Jesus Christ, on this your day
    488    Now in the name of him who sent
    489    We know that Christ is raised
    492    Take this water and please bless it, Lord
    493    Wash, O God, our sons and daughters
    494     In water we grow

    Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39
    LHS

    4        Once He came in blessing* G4
    149    Jesus, priceless treasure* G3
    195    A mighty fortress is our God* G3
    200    Thou little flock, be not dismayed
    300    Let me be Thine for ever* G5
    349    Jesus, I my cross have taken G3
    351    ‘Take up thy cross,’ the Saviour said G9
    353    Holy Father, Thou hast taught me* G5
    384    Who trusts in God, a strong abode G9
    867    Have no fear, little flock G6
    AT
    96    Don’t give up
    185    Jesus, Son of God and man
    205    What you hear in the dark
    401    Follow me
    404    Let nothing trouble you
    495    Come and follow me
    527    All that is hidden
    TIS
    103    A mighty fortress is our God
    169    Our God, we know your providence
    197    God’s Son came to bless us
    198    I greet you, my Redeemer sure
    583    ‘Take up your cross,’ the Saviour said
    656    Jesus, my Lord

    PSALM 86
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 86:1-10,16,17 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Readhead 76 [Petra] (LH 330, TIS 222). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Listen, Lord, and answer me,
    I am poor and need your help.
    Save my life! I trust in you.
    I’m your servant; you’re my God.
    All day long, I pray to you.
    So be gracious, Lord, to me.

    Make your servant glad, O Lord,
    for I lift my prayer to you.
    You, O Lord, forgive my sins,
    and your love is always there
    for all those who pray to you.
    Listen, Lord, and hear my prayer.

    In distress I pray to you,
    for you always answer me.
    There’s no other god like you!
    None can do the things you do!
    All the nations you have made
    shall bow down and praise your name.

    Lord, our great and awesome God,
    turn to me and strengthen me!
    Since I am your servant’s child,
    prove your love and grace to me!
    Let all those who hate me see
    how you help and comfort me.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 86 p142 , Psalm 86 p143

    PSALM 69
    TIS 39, Let not those who hope in you, is a version of Psalm 69:6-15.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 69 p116

    OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR CHURCH MUSIC
    While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning.
    Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site.
    Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
    Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.
    Song Select: you can search for more contemporary songs by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music.
    Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes.

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