Sunday 3 August, 2014 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13), 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 32:22-31 Jacob wrestles with God
    OR (b) Isaiah 55:1-5 Invitation to the thirsty
    PSALM (a) Psalm 17:1-7, 15
    OR (b) Psalm 145:8,9,14-21 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 9:1-5 Paul’s sorrow for his own people
    GOSPEL Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus feeds the five thousand
  • 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 Tim Stringer; Pr Lloyd Boughen; Pr Stephen Pietsch ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – matt 14 13-21 – year a – proper 13
    Based on Genesis reading: edited for lay reading sermon – genesis 32v22-31 – year a – pentecost 7
    Based on Isaiah reading: NEW Pr Roger Atze ; NEW 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
    O God, since you declare your almighty power
    chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
    Mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace,
    that we may run to obtain your promises,
    and share in your heavenly 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, you reveal your almighty power
    most of all in showing mercy.
    In your loving kindness
    let us run towards what you have promised,
    and share in your heavenly treasure.
    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 bread of life. [silence])
    Loving Father,
    your dear Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven
    to be the true bread
    which gives life to the world.
    Give us this bread, so that he may live in us
    and we in 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 bread of life. [silence])
    Thank you, compassionate God,
    that your Son healed the sick
    and fed those who were hungry.
    Satisfy our hunger both for daily bread
    and for the life-giving bread that lasts forever.
    We ask this through 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 your great compassion.
    Help us to receive your generosity with thanks,
    and share your gifts with others.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    Lord, we thank you for giving us
    not only what we need, but much more.
    Help us joyfully to accept your good gifts,
    especially life and fellowship with you,
    and to share your gifts with others.
    Make us generous and self-giving.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Proper 13A
  • 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 32:22-31
    LHS
    146    Thee, O Jesus, I’ll not leave G8
    326    O how great is Thy compassion* G3
    AT
    342    Jacob struggled for a blessing
    399    In the darkest night
    TIS

    First reading (b): Isaiah 55:1-5
    LHS
    71    Come to Calvary’s holy mountain* G5
    156    Jesus, our Saviour, of true joy the giver (esp v 4)* G3
    265    How blest are they who hear God’s word* G3
    269    Speak forth Thy word. O Father G4
    306    I heard the voice of Jesus say (esp v 2) G7

    AT
    114    Come, my brother, come, my sister
    137    I heard the voice of Jesus say (esp v 2)
    152    I have made a covenant
    359    Holy Spirit, living water (esp v 1)
    403    God of Abraham (esp vv 11,12)
    TIS
    208    Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour (esp v 5)
    585    I heard the voice of Jesus say (esp v 2)

    Second reading: Romans 9:1-5
    LHS
    38    In peace and joy I now depart* G4
    44    Thou light of gentile nations* G4
    265    How blest are they who hear God’s word* G3
    898    Now, Lord, you let youir servant go GS
    900    O Lord, now let your servant G6
    AT
    104    Now, Lord, you let your servant go
    152    I have made a covenant with my chosen
    329    This kingdom
    TIS
    324    Lord, bid your servant go in peace
    733    Lord God, you now have set your servant free

    Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
    LHS
    265    How blest are they who hear God’s word* G3
    269    Speak forth Thy Word, O Father G4
    282    Draw nigh, and take the body of the Lord*
    284    O living Bread from heaven* G6
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
    326    O how great is Thy compassion* G3
    835    Bread of heaven, on you we feed G5
    837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS
    838    I am the Bread of life GS
    849    With holy joy my heart shall beat
    AT
    79    Feed us now
    167    I am the Bread of life
    226    All is nearness
    267    Bread of heaven
    313    Longing for light
    332    We are sorry (esp chorus)
    344    The New Road (esp v 4)
    356    Give glory
    473    Bread for the world
    474    The bread of angels
    TIS
    429    Break now the bread of life
    498    Draw near and take the body of our Lord
    513    Bread of heaven, on you we feed
    522    Christ is the heavenly food
    535    I am the Bread of life
    538    Feed us now, Bread of life
    544    Since the world was young

    PSALM 17
    TIS 6, Lord, hear a cause that is just, is a version of Psalm 17:1,5-6,8,15.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 17 p24 , Psalm 17 p25

    PSALM 145
    TIS 89, O Lord, you are my God and King, is a metrical paraphrase of Psalm 145:1-7,9-12.

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 145:8-10,13b-21 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of ‘Sent by the Lord am I’ (ATO 412), or to Quam dilecta (LH 503) or St Cecilia (LH 416). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    How gracious is the Lord;
    the Lord is merciful.
    He’s slow to show his wrath,
    abounds in steadfast love.

    The Lord is good to all,
    compassionate and kind.
    Now all your works give thanks,
    your faithful bless your name.

    He’s faithful in his words,
    and gracious in his deeds.
    He lifts up those who fall,
    he holds up those weighed down.

    All eyes shall look to you,
    and you will give them food,
    You open up your hand,
    and satisfy our needs.

    The Lord is just and kind,
    he’s near to all who call.
    He fills and saves all those
    who learn to fear his name.

    The wicked he puts down;
    he watches those he loves.
    My mouth will praise the Lord;
    all creatures bless his name.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 145 p237

    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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