Sunday 10 August, 2014 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14), 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 37:1-4, 12-28 Joseph sold into slavery in Egypt
    OR (b) 1 Kings 19:9-18 The Lord appears to Elijah
    PSALM (a) Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
    OR (b) Psalm 85:8-13 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 10:5-15 The word of the Lord is near you
    GOSPEL Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus walks on the water
  • 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 Heath Pukallus; Pr Vince Gerhardy; edited for lay-reading sermon – matt 14v31-32 – year a – pentecost 8 ; NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini
    Based on 1 Kings reading: Pr Roger Atze ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – 1 kings 19 9-18 – year a – proper 14
    Based on Romans reading : NEW Pr Heath Pukallus
  • Orders of service:
    After Pentecost Sunday Word & Prayer ( pdf / doc / ppt )
    NEW Sunday Word and Prayer – Time after Pentecost 2 (pdf / doc / ppt ) A more generic form of the order above allowing for weekly variations in psalms and prayers.
    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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    since you are always more ready to hear
    than we to pray,
    and are eager to give more
    than we either desire or deserve:
    Forgive us those things
    of which our conscience is afraid,
    and give us those things
    which we are not worthy to ask,
    except through the merits of 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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    you are always more ready to hear
    than we are to pray,
    and you are eager to give more
    than we desire or deserve.
    Forgive us those things
    that make our conscience afraid,
    and give us those things
    that we are not worthy to ask for,
    except 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 be defended in doubt and difficulty. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    your Son Jesus Christ gave up his life
    so that we might die to self
    and live in him.
    Give us such close fellowship with him
    that in all doubts and dangers
    our faith may not fail.
    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 the preaching of God’s word. [silence])
    Ever-loving God,
    send out messengers to proclaim
    your victory over death to the whole world,
    so that people everywhere
    hear the good news,
    and receive eternal life.
    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 showing yourself as the Son of God.
    Help us always to trust and worship you.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    Lord, thank you for caring for us
    and providing us with all we need and much more.
    Strengthen our faith as we live our everyday lives.
    Make us bold and confident in trusting you
    and serving you and other people.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Proper 14A
  • 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 37:1-4, 12-28
    Many of the song/hymn suggestions for the gospel reading would also be suitable for this reading plus others from the ‘Trust’ sections of the hymnal. You might also like to check out the suggestions provided by the Together to celebrate and Singing from the Lectionary websites listed below.

    First reading (b): 1 Kings 19:9-18
    LHS
    371    O Jesus, I have promised G5
    AT
    212    Hush now, for I am your God
    215    Even though it’s often hard to cope (My hiding place)
    TIS
    415    Praise the Spirit in creation
    595    O Jesus, I have promised
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind

    Second reading: Romans 10:5-15
    LHS
    138    The Lord my God be praised
    139    We all believe in one true God, Father*
    142    We all believe in one true God, Maker* G3
    159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
    271    The gospel shows the Father’s grace G5
    504    To Thy temple I repair G5
    782    At the name of Jesus G7
    793    To God be the glory (G, STJ, 50)
    AT
    26    He is Lord
    103    Send your servant down the road
    244    We have seen the Word of life
    349    There is a redeemer
    362    I believe, I do
    446    Mercy
    455    All this I believe
    466    I am aware
    527   All that is hidden
    TIS
    140    Firmly I believe and truly
    143    Immortal, invisible, God only wise
    147    To God be the glory, great things he has done
    210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    231    At the name of Jesus
    248    When Christ was lifted from the earth
    420    Holy Spirit, go before us
    435    We all believe in God who made
    477    Jesus calls us here to meet him
    499    Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts

    Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33
    LHS
    149    Jesus, priceless treasure* G3
    301    Take Thou my hand and lead me* G3
    524    The golden morning (esp vv 4,5)*
    578    Eternal Father, strong to save G6
    854    Be still, my soul
    862    As we step from the edge of morning GS
    878    Your love surrounds me GS
    AT
    10    Your love surrounds me
    101    As we step from the edge of morning
    203    Keeping my eyes on you
    235    In your hand, my Saviour
    TIS
    123    Be still, my soul
    138    Eternal Father, strong to save
    593    Lord, take my hand and lead me

    PSALM 105
    TIS 66, O give thanks to God, is a version of Psalm 105:1-11.
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 105:1-6 by David Schütz is sung to the tune of ‘Trust and obey’, LHS 877. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    O give thanks to the Lord,
    as you call on his name,
    and make known all his deeds to the world.
    Sing your praises to him,
    as you tell what he’s done,
    as you glory in his holy name.

    Let the hearts of all those
    who approach him rejoice.
    Seek the Lord and his strength at his throne.
    And remember his works
    and the judgments he gave,
    O you chosen of Abraham’s line.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 105 p176

    PSALM 85
    TIS 45, I will listen to what the Lord God is saying, is a version of Psalm 85:7-13.
    Below is a metrical version by David Schütz of Psalm 85:8-13, which may be sung to the tune Ave virgo (LH 469. TIS 391). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Let me hear what God will say –
    say to all his faithful.
    He will speak his peace to us –
    peace to all who trust him.
    His salvation now is near –
    near to all who fear him.
    He in glory comes to us –
    comes and makes his dwelling.

    Love and faithfulness will meet –
    meet in peace and justice.
    Faithfulness will spring from earth,
    righteousness from heaven.
    God will give us what is good
    and our land will prosper.
    Righteousness will pave his way
    as he comes to save us.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 85 p140 , Psalm 85 p141

    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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