Sunday 28 June, 2015 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8), 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 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 David mourns for Saul and Jonathan
    OR Lamentations 3:22-33 The Lord’s goodness and mercy will not fail
    PSALM Psalm 130 OR Psalm 30 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Paul encourages generous giving
    GOSPEL Mark 5:21-43 Jesus restores a girl to life and heals a woman
  • 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 Roger Atze ; NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – mark 5 21-43 – year b – proper 8
    Based on second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – 2 corinthians 8 7-15 – year b – pentecost 5
    Based on Lamentations reading: NEW Pr Roger Atze
  • Opening Sentences:
    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
    his mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
    (Lam 3:22,23 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 God, since you have prepared
    for those who love you
    such good things as pass our understanding:
    Pour into our hearts such love for you,
    that we may love you above all things
    and obtain your promises,
    which exceed all that we can desire;
    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 have prepared for those who love you
    good things beyond our understanding.
    Pour into our hearts such love for you
    that we may love you in all things
    and above all things,
    and obtain what you have promised,
    which is more than we can desire.
    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 power to endure. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your dear Son willingly endured
    the agony and shame of the cross
    for our sake.
    Give us courage and patience
    to take up our cross and follow him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for healing and life. [silence])
    Lord, our Saviour and healer,
    lay your healing hand on each of us
    and on all who are hurting.
    Protect us from all that diminishes our lives,
    and give us the life that overflows from you.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father 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 healing the sick and giving life to the dead.
    Help us to trust in your saving power.
    Amen.
  • Offering Prayer:
    Teach us, kind God, to be generous
    as Jesus was generous to us,
    becoming poor so that we can be rich.
    Make us willing to help other people
    wherever we can,
    with our time, our abilities, and our money.
    Amen.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 5B
  • 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.

    Almighty and merciful God,
    your dear Son
    willingly offered up
    his body and blood on the cross
    for our sake.
    Give us courage and patience
    to take up our cross and follow him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace, for the Lord’s goodness will not fail.
    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): 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27
    LHS

    388    All depends on our possessing* G3 (see TIS 556)
    405    In God, my faithful God* G4
    AT
    212    Hush now, for I am your God
    215    Even tho’ it’s often hard to cope
    233    He will listen to you
    TIS
    556    All depends on our possessing
    677    Christ’s is the world in which we move

    First reading (b): Lamentations 3:22-33
    LHS

    390    Wait, my soul, with patience* G3
    403    Lord Jesus Christ, my Saviour blest* G5
    415    Whatever God ordains is good* G3 (see TIS 109)
    519    While yet the morn is breaking* G4 (see TIS 104)
    530    Every morning mercies new*
    AT
    13      Lord of the morning
    123    Morning has broken
    153    The steadfast love of the Lord
    212    Hush now, for I am your God
    TIS
    104    While morning still is breaking
    109    What God ordains is always good
    128    Sometimes a light surprises
    154    Great is your faithfulness
    156    Thank you for giving me the morning
    162    Morning has broken
    617    By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
    LHS

    22    Let us all with gladsome voice (omit v 4) * G3
    239    Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
    359    Thee will I love (vv 1,2,3,6)* G6
    362    What shall I give to God my Saviour* G4
    367    O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise* G6
    AT
    265    For all your goodness, Lord
    358    We bring the gifts that you have brought us
    632    Gift
    TIS
    174    Morning glory, starlit sky
    606    Son of God, eternal Saviour
    721    He became poor

    Gospel: Mark 5:21-43
    LHS

    158    Jesus, lover of my soul G4 (see TIS 211)
    241    Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old G8
    242    Thou to whom the sick and dying
    332    Thy works, not mine, O Christ* G8
    335    Just as I am, without one plea G9 (see TIS 584)
    419    Jesus, Lord of life and glory G6
    429    All creatures of our God and King G6 (see TIS 100)
    438    All nations that on earth do dwell* G6
    815    O Christ the healer, we have come G6 (alt tune 223, G6)
    817    O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
    AT
    188    They came, knew his name
    256    I will exalt you, O Lord
    428    Morning sunshine
    429    Praise the Lord, O my soul
    496    Don’t be afraid
    TIS
    100    All creatures of our God and King
    211    Jesus, lover of my soul
    584    Just as I am, without one plea
    620    O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
    638    O Christ the healer, we have come
    661    Woman in the night
    737    Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all

    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

    PSALM 30

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 30 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Bethany (‘Nearer my God to thee’, LHS 872). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    I will exalt you, Lord;
    you rescued me
    from the deep grave of death
    that threatened me.
    You did not let my foes
    gloat over me in death;
    I called to you for help,
    you spared my life.

    Sing to the Lord, you saints,
    and praise his name.
    Weeping may last the night,
    joy comes with dawn.
    His anger is so short,
    his favour is so long!
    So I rejoice in him,
    singing my song.

    Feeling secure, I said:
    ‘I shan’t be moved!’
    But when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed!
    To you, O Lord, I called;
    ‘Have mercy!’ was my cry.
    ‘What gain is there for you,
    if I should die?’

    ‘How can I praise you, Lord,
    if I am dust?
    How, from the grave, can I
    speak of your trust?
    Hear and be merciful!
    O Lord, come to my aid!’
    I called to God for help,
    and I was saved.

    You turned my mournful tears,
    into a dance.
    You stripped me of my grief,
    robed me with joy!
    I will not hold my tongue!
    Now I, with all my heart,
    sing songs of thanks to you,
    O Lord, my God.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 30 p51 , Psalm 30 p52 , Psalm 30 p53

  • 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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