Sunday 14 June, 2015 – Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6), 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 15:34 – 16:13 David anointed as king
    OR Ezekiel 17:22-24 God’s promise of hope
    PSALM Psalm 20 OR Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Corinthians 5:6-10(11-13)14-17 Living for Christ by faith
    GOSPEL Mark 4:26-34 The growing seed; the mustard seed
  • 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 Stephen Pietsch ; NEW Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – mark 4 26-34 – year b – proper 6
    Based on second reading: Pr Vince Gerhardy ; Pr Heath Pukallus ; edited for lay reading sermon – 2 corinthians 5 6-17 – year b – pentecost 3
  • Opening Sentences:
    The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
    They are planted in the house of the Lord. (Ps 92:12,13a NRSV)

    OR
    If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation;
    the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cor 5:17 NIV)

  • 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 God, the protector of all who trust in you,
    without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
    Multiply your mercy upon us that,
    with you as our ruler and guide,
    we may so pass through good things temporal
    that we finally lose not those that are eternal;
    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 protect all who trust in you,
    and without you
    nothing is strong and nothing is holy:
    In your great mercy
    guide us through the good things of this life,
    so that in the end
    we do not lose the things of 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.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray for the compassion of Christ. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    you have freed us from guilt
    through your Son
    and called us to work with him
    in your kingdom.
    Help us to be as compassionate with others
    as he has been with us.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for dedication in following Jesus. [silence])
    Jesus, our Saviour,
    thank you for giving up everything for us,
    and making us your people.
    Live within us,
    and teach us to follow you
    without counting the cost.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer after the gospel:
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for calling us into your kingdom.
    Help us to grow in faith and bear fruit.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, Lord, for sending your Son
    to establish your kingdom among us.
    Teach us to live by faith in him,
    and gladly serve you
    with all that we are and all that we have.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer):Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 3B
  • 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 fourth prayer of the day (as listed above) may be used at this point. It may be modified as follows.

    Jesus, our Saviour,
    in this sacrament,
    you have given yourself for us,
    and have strengthened us
    as your people.
    Live within us,
    and teach us to follow you
    without counting the cost.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace. In Christ you are a new creation (, living by faith).
    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 15:34 – 16:13
    LHS

    122    O Holy Ghost, Thou gift divine*
    337    God, from all eternity*
    358    Renew me, O eternal Light*
    364    A new heart, Lord, create in me* (see TIS 559)
    AT
    269    Create in us
    357    Give us hearts to know you, Lord
    TIS
    559    A new heart, Lord, create in me
    685    Lord, I come to you

    First reading (b): Ezekiel 17:22-24
    LHS


    AT

    TIS
    744    Refresh my heart

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17
    LHS

    228    Lord Jesus Christ, the cause is Thine*
    296    My Maker, be Thou nigh*
    339    Praise to Thee and adoration*
    358    Renew me, O eternal Light*
    AT
    103    Send your servant down the road
    182    Christ is changing everything
    200   One more step
    521    New Day
    TIS
    218    Jesus! the name high over all
    414    There’s a spirit in the air
    489   We know that Christ is raised
    509    Come now, everlasting Spirit
    744    Refresh my heart

    Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
    LHS

    226    Winter reigns o’er many a region
    267    Almighty God, Thy Word is cast
    564    Come, ye thankful people, come (vv 2,3,4)
    814    For the fruits of his creation
    844   Sent out by God’s blessing
    AT
    181    Faith, hope and love
    TIS
    168    For the fruits of all creation
    531    Sent forth by God’s blessing

    PSALM 20
    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 20 p29

    PSALM 92
    TIS 50, It is good to give thanks to the Lord, is a version of Psalm 92:1-2,5,12-13.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 92 p153

  • 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.

2 comments to Sunday 14 June, 2015 – Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6), Year B

  • I enjoy your sermons. I find they relate well to everyday life. I live in Ludington, Michigan and am a lay person that has filled in when the pastor has been sick or on vacation and have used parts of your excellent sermons. My wife has relation in Bunnythorp, New Zealand and we hope on visiting one day.

    God Bless

    Pete

  • Sheila

    Thank you. Your sermons are inspirational, not only to me but to my friends
    with whom I share them. We have learnt so much from them.

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