Sunday 13 July, 2014 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10), 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 25:19-34 Jacob gains the birthright of Esau
    OR (b) Isaiah 55:10-13 God’s word will succeed
    PSALM (a) Psalm 119:105-112
    OR (b) Psalm 65:(1-8) 9-13*For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 8:1-11 You are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit
    GOSPEL Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The parable of the sower
  • 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 Vince Gerhardy ; Pr Heath Pukallus ; edited for lay reading sermon – matthew 13v1-9,18-23 – year a – pentecost 4 ; NEW Pr Tim Stringer ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – matt 13 3 – year a – proper 10
    Based on second reading: Pr Mark Greenthaner ;
    Based on Isaiah 55:  NEW Pr Roger Atze ;
  • 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, whose never-failing providence
    orders all things in heaven and earth:
    Put away from us all hurtful things,
    and give us whatever is profitable for us;
    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, everything is in your care.
    Put away from us all things that are harmful,
    and give us whatever is profitable for us.
    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 gift of spiritual growth. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have planted in us the seed of your word.
    Help us by your Holy Spirit
    to receive it with joy
    and live according to it,
    so that we may grow in faith, hope, and love.
    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 that God’s word will bear fruit. [silence])
    Kind and generous God,
    you have planted and watered
    the seed of your word in us.
    Use it to produce a rich harvest
    in us and through us.
    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.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for the seed of God’s word planted in our hearts.
    May it bear fruit in our lives.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    Thank you, Lord, for all your gifts,
    especially for your word,
    which comforts us and sets us free.
    May we take your message of love and forgiveness to heart,
    and live fruitful and productive lives,
    serving others for you.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Proper 10A
  • 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 25:19-34
    LHS

    383    O Lord, who hast my place assigned
    388    All depends on our possessing* G3
    415    Whatever God ordains is good* G3
    865    God will take care of us all through the day G6
    874    The will of God is always best G9
    AT
    1    Lord of our days
    29    Wait on me
    354    Change my heart, O God
    401    Follow me
    TIS
    109    What God ordains is always good
    556    All depends on our possessing
    648    Help us accept each other
    656    Jesus, my Lord
    685    Lord, I come to you

    First reading (b): Isaiah 55:10-13
    LHS

    259    Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth* G7
    511    Almighty Father, bless the Word* G5
    515    On what has now been sown* G9
    739    When the King shall come again
    824    Your word, O Lord, is gentle dew
    AT
    39    My word is like the snow and rain
    67    Let your word fill my days
    196    The trees of the field
    239    Listen to him
    TIS
    621    O God of every nation
    663    Isaiah the prophet
    755    You shall go out

    Second reading: Romans 8:1-11
    LHS

    67    And can it be, that I should gain (alt tune TIS 209)
    101    Jesus lives! thy terrors now* G5
    121    Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord* G4
    122    O Holy Ghost, thou gift divine* G5
    124    O Holy Spirit, enter Thou* G3
    125    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove G5
    128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God* G5
    324    Salvation unto us has come* G5
    772    Come, Holy Spirit, come G4
    773    Filled with the Spirit’s power G7
    774    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling G6
    AT
    133    Jesus set us free
    182    Christ is changing everything
    251    God sends us his Spirit
    265    Take us now, we are yours
    495    Come and follow me
    TIS
    118    We give immortal praise
    195    Salvation now to us has come
    209    And can it be, that I should gain
    372    Jesus lives! your terrors now
    399    Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord
    400    O Holy Spirit, enter in
    401    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God
    402    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove
    410    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
    411    Filled with the Spirit’s power

    Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
    LHS

    221    Spread, O spread, thou mighty Word* G5
    243    How beauteous are their feet* G5
    259    Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth* G7
    267    Almighty God, Thy word is cast* G6
    507    Open now thy gates of beauty* G3
    515    On what has now been sown* G9
    844    Sent out by God’s blessing G6
    AT
    39    My word is like the snow and rain
    67    Let your word
    226    All is nearness
    TIS
    439    What shall we offer our good Lord
    450    Spread, O spread, almighty word
    461    God, your glory we have seen
    531    Sent forth by God’s blessing
    597    Master, speak, thy servant heareth
    636    God has spoken to his people

    PSALM 119
    TIS 75, Blessed are those whose way is blameless, is a version of Psalm 119:1-2,105-6,108,110-112. LHS 345, O that the Lord would guide my ways*, and AT 246, Thy word is a lamp, based partly on the verses of Psalm 119 for today.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 119 p205 , Psalm 119 p206

    PSALM 65
    LHS 567, Sing to the Lord of harvest*, is based partly on Psalm 65.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 65 p107

    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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