Sunday 17 August, 2014 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15), 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 45:1-15 Joseph reveals himself to his brothers
    OR (b) Isaiah 56:1,6-8 God’s people will include foreigners
    PSALM (a) Psalm 133
    OR (b) Psalm 67 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Romans 11:1,2a,29-32 The salvation of the Jews as well as the Gentiles
    GOSPEL Matthew 15:(10-20)21-28 The healing of an unclean woman’s daughter
  • 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 Roger Atze ; Pr Stephen Pietsch; edited for lay-reading sermon – matt 15v21-28 – year a – pentecost 9 ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy ; NEW Pr Tim Stringer
    Based on Genesis 45 reading: Pr Heath Pukallus ;
    Based on Psalm 67 : NEW edited for lay reading sermon – psalm 67v1 – year a – proper 15
  • 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 merciful God,
    since you give your faithful people grace
    to offer you true and acceptable service:
    Grant that we may so faithfully serve you in this life
    that we fail not finally to obtain your heavenly promises;
    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
    Almighty and merciful God,
    it is your gift
    that your faithful people serve you well.
    Help us to run without stumbling
    and reach what you have promised.
    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 all people may find their fulfilment in Christ. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have fulfilled our human longing
    for justice and peace
    in the coming of your Son as a human being.
    May he shine in our lives,
    so that all who see us
    are drawn to him
    as their only Saviour.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for boldness in prayer. [silence])
    Thank you, God of the nations,
    for calling all kinds of people into your kingdom,
    even though none of us deserve your great love.
    Make us confident in praying to you
    for our own needs
    and for the needs of others.
    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 your mercy to all people.
    Give us faith to ask for your help in all our needs,
    knowing your great love for us.
    Amen.

  • Offering prayer
    Thank you, Lord, for accepting us
    and people from all backgrounds into your kingdom –
    Gentiles as well as Jews, the outsiders
    as well as those who have grown up in the church.
    Help us to accept other people and welcome them, as you do.
    Use us and our gifts to reach out to those in need.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Proper 15A
  • 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 45:1–15
    LHS
    440    Sing praise to God who reigns above G3
    442    Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the king of creation
    579    Where’er I go, what’er my task* G6
    AT
    254    I thank you for life (I give you my joys and sorrows)
    TIS
    110    Sing praise to God who reigns above
    111    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
    553    in all my ways, in every task

    First reading (b): Isaiah 56:1,6-8
    LHS
    503    We love the place, O God
    506    Jesus, where’er Thy people meet G5
    AT
    325    Sing to God, with joy and gladness
    TIS
    92    Sing to God with joy and gladness
    441    Behold! the mountain of the Lord
    445    Jesus, where’er your people meet

    Second reading: Romans 11:1,2a, 29-32
    LHS
    433    All people that on earth do dwell G6
    435    Christians now praise ye G6
    457    Mighty God, we praise Thy name G6
    462    God of mercy, God of grace G6
    794    What wondrous love is this, O my soul
    AT
    145    What wondrous love is this, O my soul
    352    Your love keeps following me
    446    Mercy
    450    When Jesus Christ worked here on earth
    TIS
    59    All people that on earth do dwell
    127    Holy God, we praise your name
    452    God of mercy, God of grace

    Gospel: Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28
    LHS
    159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
    166    All hail the power of Jesus’ name G8
    219    Jesus shall reign where’re the sun G3
    326    O how great is Thy compassion* G3
    357    O God, Thou faithful God* G3
    392    How firm a foundation G6
    399    In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust G7
    793    To God be the glory (G, STJ 50)
    AT
    130    I am covered over
    145    What wondrous love is this
    386    Jesus and me
    516    Lord have mercy
    564    Kyrie eleison (Empty, broken, here I stand)
    568    Kyrie eleison
    TIS
    147    To God be the glory
    207    Jesus shall reign where’re the sun
    210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    224    All hail the power of Jesus’ name
    254    O changeless Christ
    578    How firm a foundation
    729    Jesus Christ, Son of God


    PSALM 133
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 133 by David Schütz is sung to the tune ‘A New Commandment’. Use the music in ATN 65; the tune at LHS 853 is slightly different. It is also at TIS 699. (Note: the word ‘oil’ is pronounced with one syllable here.) If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    How good and pleasant it is when we live
    just like brothers and sisters, together as one,
    just like brothers and sisters, together as one.
    It’s like precious oil poured out on the head of Aaron,
    and down his beard onto his vestments.
    It’s like dew of Hermon descending on Mount Zion,
    where God gives life to those he blesses.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 133 p229 , Psalm 133 p230

    PSALM 67
    LH 216, May God bestow on us his grace, is a paraphrase by Luther of Psalm 67, although the traditional tune is difficult for congregations to sing. TIS 37, our God, be gracious unto us, is also a paraphrase of this psalm.

    The following  paraphrase by David Schütz may be sung to the tune at ATO 331. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    God be gracious and bless us,
    make your face shine upon us,
    then the earth will know your way,
    nations know your saving.

    Let the peoples praise you, God;
    all humanity praise you.
    Let the nations all rejoice,
    let them sing with gladness.

    You guide every race on earth,
    and you judge us with justice.
    Let the peoples praise you, God;
    all the peoples praise you.

    Earth has yielded its reward,
    God, our own God, has blessed us.
    May God bless us always and
    all the earth revere him.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 67 p110 , Psalm 67 p111 , Psalm 67 p112

    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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