Sunday 29 June, 2014 – Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8), 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 22:1-14 The sacrifice of Isaac: God tests Abraham
    OR (b)  Jeremiah 28:5-9 Jeremiah and the false prophet Hananiah
    PSALM (a) Psalm 13
    OR (b) Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 6:12-23 You have become slaves to righteousness
    GOSPEL Matthew 10:40-42 Whoever welcomes you welcomes me
  • 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: Pr Mark Greenthaner ;
    Based on Genesis reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy ; edited for lay reading sermon – genesis 22v1-14 – year a – pentecost 2 ; Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW sermon – genesis 22 1-14 – year a – proper 8
    Based on second reading: NEW Pr Andrew Brook ; NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini
  • 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
    O God, since you have prepared
    for those who love you
    such good things as pass our understanding:
    Pour into our hearts such love for you,
    that we may love you above all things
    and obtain your promises,
    which exceed all that we can desire;
    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, you have prepared for those who love you
    good things beyond our understanding.
    Pour into our hearts such love for you
    that we may love you in all things
    and above all things,
    and obtain what you have promised,
    which is more than we can desire.
    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 power to endure. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your dear Son willingly endured
    the agony and shame of the cross
    for our sake.
    Give us courage and patience
    to take up our cross and follow him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for the gift of compassion. [silence])
    Thank you, loving heavenly Father,
    for setting us free from sin,
    so that we can willingly serve you.
    Open our eyes and hearts
    to see the needs of others
    and show them your compassion.
    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.

  • Prayer after the gospel
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to us from God.
    Help us to serve you by serving others.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    Thank you, Lord, for making us your people
    and for letting us hear your word.
    Help us gladly to receive your message
    and your messengers,
    and to give of ourselves and our possessions
    for your kingdom.
    Amen

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Proper 8A
  • 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 22:1-14
    LHS

    298    In the hour of trial G8
    301    Take Thou my hand and lead me* G3
    341    Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
    352    Fight the good fight* G4
    363    O God, forsake me not
    390    Wait, my soul, with patience* G3
    862    As we step from the edge of morning GS
    AT
    84    I want Jesus to walk with me
    101    Jesus, please watch over us
    185    Jesus, Son of God and man
    233    He will listen to you
    339    In you, O Lord, I found refuge
    399    In the darkest night you’re there
    TIS
    560    All my hope on God is founded
    578    How firm a foundation, you people of God
    593    Lord, take my hand and lead me
    594    Fight the good fight with all thy might

    First reading (b): Jeremiah 28:5-9
    LHS

    337    God, from all eternity* (alt tune 276, G5)
    355    May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil* G3
    356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
    AT
    357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord
    TIS
    679    God of Jeremiah, grieving

    Second reading: Romans 6:12-23
    LHS

    65    Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee* G5
    67    And can it be, that I should gain (alt tune TIS 209)
    74    Enslaved by sin, and bound in chains G3
    296    My Maker, be Thou nigh* G5
    333    All that I was, my sin, my guilt* G9
    356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
    375    Thy life was given for me*
    379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6
    846    The candles are lit and the table is laid GS
    AT
    71    Face to face
    156    He set us free
    232    He set me free
    265    Take us now, we are yours
    373    Bound by love
    522    New Life (baptism)
    TIS
    202    I know that my Redeemer
    209    And can it be, that I should gain
    563    Let him to whom we now belong
    567    God of all truth and power and grace
    568    O for a heart to praise my God
    626    Lord of creation, to you be all praise

    Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42
    LHS

    351    ‘Take up thy cross’, the Saviour said G3
    356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* G5
    821    Where cross the crowded ways of life G7
    855    Brother, let me be your servant GS
    AT
    191    Brother, let me be your servant
    197    When I needed a neighbour
    292    Because we bear your name
    373    Bound by love
    561    Community
    TIS
    583    ‘Take up your cross’, the Saviour said
    608    Where cross the crowded ways of life
    650    Brother, sister, let me serve you
    656    Jesus, my Lord, let me be near you
    686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you

    PSALM 13
    AT 565,  How long, O Lord, is based on this Psalm.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 13 p15

    PSALM 89
    TIS 46, I will sing forever of your love, O Lord, is a setting of Psalm 89:1-6,13-16.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 89 p144 , Psalm 89 p145

    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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