Sunday 7 June, 2015 – Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5), Year B

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:
    FIRST READING 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14,15) The people of Israel demand a king
    OR Genesis 3:8-15 Human disobedience and God’s judgement
    PSALM Psalm 138 OR Psalm 130 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 The glory to come far exceeds our troubles
    GOSPEL Mark 3:20-35 Questions about Jesus’ power
  • 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 second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – year b – pentecost 2 ;  NEW edited for lay reading sermon – 2 corinth 4 13-15 – year b – proper 5
    Based on gospel reading: NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini
    Based on Genesis reading: NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy
  • Opening Sentences:
    (Jesus said:) ‘Whoever does the will of God
    is my brother and sister and mother.’ (Mark 3:35 NRSV)

    OR
    We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus
    will raise us also with Jesus.  (2 Cor 4:14a NRSV)

  • 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)
    Service orders with holy communion
    Service with communion (page 6) (pdf / doc / ppt)
    Alternative form A (page 58) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
    Sing the Feast (Chataway) (pdf / doc/ ppt)
    Simplified Spoken (pdf / doc/ ppt)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    Traditional
    O Lord, since you never fail to help and guide
    those whom you bring up in your fear and love:
    Give us continual fear and love
    for your holy name;
    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, you never fail to help and guide
    those you bring up in your love.
    Lead us always
    to worship and love your holy name.
    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 (revised alternative)
    (Let us pray for daily renewal. [silence])
    Thank you, Lord God,
    that you have cleansed us from sin
    and saved us from the power of the enemy
    through the death and resurrection of your Son.
    Keep us drowning our sinful self
    by repenting day after day,
    and bring to life in us each day
    a new self to live with you 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:
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for overcoming Satan for us.
    Help us, as your family, to do your will.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Lord, we thank you
    for making us your people.
    Help us to put ourselves and all we have
    in your hands,
    to be used for your service.
    Amen.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 2B
  • Resources for services with Holy Communion
    PREFACE
    It is indeed right and good,
    Lord God, holy Father,
    that we should at all times and in all places
    give thanks to you,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    (On this day)*
    he overcame death by his resurrection
    and opened up for us
    the way to eternal life with you.
    And so, with angels and archangels,
    and with all the company of heaven,
    we adore and praise your glorious name:

    * The words ‘on this day’ are used only on Sundays.

    COMMUNION INVITATION
    Jesus says: ‘I am the bread of life.
    Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,
    and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’
    (Thanks be to God.)
    Come, everything is ready.

    OR
    Jesus says: ‘My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.
    Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood remain in me, and I in them.’
    (Thanks be to God.)
    Come, everything is ready.

    OR
    This cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks
    is a communion in the blood of Christ.
    This bread that we break
    is a communion in the body of Christ.
    (Thanks be to God.)
    Come, everything is ready.

    PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
    The third prayer of the day (as listed above) may be used at this point. It may be modified as follows.

    Thank you, Lord God,
    that you have cleansed us from sin
    through the death and resurrection of your Son
    and have assured us of your forgiveness
    in this healing sacrament.
    Keep us drowning our sinful self
    by repenting day after day,
    and bring to life in us each day
    a new self to live with you 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.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace. God has prepared eternal glory for you.
    Thanks be to God. OR In the name of Christ. Amen.

  • 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): 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14,15)
    LHS

    11    The advent of our King G4 (see TIS 271)
    572    O God of love, O King of peace* G5
    573    Great King of nations, hear our prayer (alt tune 183, G6)
    739    When the King shall come again G4
    AT
    309    When the Lord returns
    TIS
    271    The advent of our God

    First reading (b): Genesis 3:8-15
    LHS

    14    Let the earth now praise the Lord* G4
    36    Jesus, name of wondrous love* G5
    322    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice* G3 (see TIS 196)
    326    O how great is Thy compassion* G3
    785    In Adam we have all been one G5
    AT

    TIS
    151    The love of God is greater far
    196    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
    218    Jesus! the name high over all

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1
    LHS

    98    O death, where is thy cruel sting
    142    We all believe in one true God* G3 (see TIS 435)
    179    Christ alone is our salvation* G3
    188   Built on a rock
    322    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice* G3 (see TIS 196)
    330    Rock of ages, cleft for me G6
    386    In Thee is gladness* G7 (see TIS 200)
    873    Safe in the shadow of the Lord G6 (see TIS 644)
    AT
    125    Celebration song (Man more than man)
    364    In you is gladness
    453    The world is waiting
    TIS
    196    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
    200    In you is gladness
    222    Rock of ages, cleft for me
    355    Man more than man
    435    We all believe in God who made
    588    In heavenly love abiding
    644    Safe in the shadow of the Lord

    Gospel: Mark 3:20-35
    LHS

    99    Welcome, Thou Victor in the strife* G6
    311    O faithful God, we worship Thee (alt tune 260, G3)
    320    I come to Thee, O blessed Lord* G3
    875    There’s a wideness in God’s mercy G9
    AT
    31    Freely, freely
    331    Turn to me with all your heart
    332    We are sorry
    439    Forgiven
    TIS
    136    There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind
    635    Forgive our sins as we forgive

    PSALM 138
    Here are two metrical paraphrases of Psalm 138 by David Schütz. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The following may be sung to the tune of ‘The Greatest Commandment’ (ATA 175).

    I give you thanks, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the angels I will sing your praise.
    I worship you in your holy place
    and always thank and praise your holy name.
    For you are loving, and faithful too;
    your name and your word have been glorified.
    And when I called on your holy name,
    you gave me your answer and made me strong.

    All kings and rulers shall praise you, Lord,
    when they have heard your words of truth and love;
    and they shall sing of the ways of God:
    ‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.
    Yet, though exalted, he keeps his watch
    with love and compassion upon the poor.
    The rich and proud, he will still observe,
    but like one that watches from far away.

    And you preserve me throughout my life,
    though trouble meets me everywhere I go.
    You stretch your mighty right hand to save,
    and fight the anger of my enemies.
    The Lord fulfils his promise to me;
    forever and ever your love endures.
    Do not forsake what your hands have made,
    remember you made me and I am yours.

    This second version could be sung to the traditional tune Dir, dir, Jehovah (LH 218):

    With all my heart, I give you thanks, Lord.
    Before the angels I will sing your praise.
    I worship in your holy temple
    and always thank and praise your holy name.
    For you have shown your love and faithfulness,
    Your holy name and word are glorified.

    And on the day I called upon you,
    you gave me answer and you made me strong.
    The kings of all the earth shall praise you,
    when they have heard your words of truth and love.
    They all shall sing about your ways, O Lord:
    ‘Tremendous is the glory of the Lord’.

    Yet, though the Lord is high in heaven,
    he still regards the lowly of the earth.
    He does not overlook the haughty,
    but watches them like one who’s far away.
    Though trouble meets me everywhere I go,
    your right hand saves me from my enemies.

    The Lord will keep his promise to me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, will always last.
    Stretch out your hand and come to save me!
    Do not forsake the work your hands have made.
    With all my heart, I give you thanks, O Lord.
    Before the angels I will sing your praise.
    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 138 p231

    PSALM 130
    The following is a metrical paraphrase by David Schütz , which may be sung to the tune of Kingsfold (‘I heard the voice of Jesus say’, LH 306, TIS 585, AT 137). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Out of the depths, I cry to you,
    Lord, hear my tearful prayer!
    If you should mark iniquity,
    O Lord God, who could stand?
    But you forgive the sorry soul,
    so all may fear your name.
    I wait for you, for you I long,
    and in your word I hope.

    I wait for him far more than those
    who wait for dawn to come.
    O Isra-el, hope in the Lord!
    With him is steadfast love.
    He has great power to redeem,
    and he alone can save
    his people from their deadly sin
    and raise them from the grave.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 130 p225 , Psalm 130 p226

  • 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.

1 comment to Sunday 7 June, 2015 – Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5), Year B

  • JUDITH PECH

    JUNE 7TH,found it easier to use the website today. Looking for other hymns though,J.