Sunday 5 July, 2015 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9), 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 5:1-5,9,10 David becomes king over Israel
    OR Ezekiel 2:1-5 Prophet to a rebellious nation
    PSALM Psalm 48 OR Psalm 123 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Paul boasts of his weaknesses
    GOSPEL Mark 6:1-13 Jesus rejected in his home town; sends out the Twelve
  • 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 Vince Gerhardy ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – mark 6 1-10 – year b – proper 9
    Based on Ezekiel reading: Pr Roger Atze
    Based on second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – 2 corinthians 12 2-10 – year b – pentecost 6 ; NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini ; NEW Pr Andrew Brook
  • Opening Sentences:
    My grace is sufficient for you,
    for my power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor 12:9a 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
    Lord of all power and might,
    the author and giver of all good things:
    Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
    and increase our devotion;
    nourish us with all goodness,
    and by your mercy
    preserve in us what you have nourished;
    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,
    the author and giver of all good things,
    graft in our hearts a love for your name.
    Nourish in us what is good,
    and preserve in us what you have nourished.
    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 strength in weakness. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son revealed the wonder of your saving love
    in signs and miracles.
    Renew your people by your loving kindness,
    and sustain us in all our weakness
    by your mighty power.
    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 God’s comforting presence. [silence])
    Loving heavenly Father,
    your Son brought hope and healing to people,
    but was rejected.
    Stay close beside us
    when we are lonely and afraid,
    and encourage us to keep going
    when we face trouble.
    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:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for your ministry
    of teaching, healing, and performing miracles.
    Strengthen our faith so that we do not reject you.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, merciful God, for all you have given us,
    especially for your word.
    Help us continue to hear it and live by it,
    and to give of ourselves in serving you and others.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 6B
  • 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 Son has revealed
    the wonder of your saving love
    in this sacrament.
    Renew your people by your loving kindness,
    and sustain us in all our weakness
    by your mighty power.
    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.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace. Christ’s power works through your weaknesses.
    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 5:1-5, 9,10

    First reading (b):Ezekiel 2:1-5
    LHS

    234    Facing a task unfinished G4
    334    Lord, ’tis not that I did choose Thee* G3
    373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
    822    God has spoken by his prophets G6
    AT
    296    I the Lord of sea and sky
    TIS
    158    God has spoken by his prophets
    658    I, the Lord of sea and sky

    Second reading: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
    LHS

    158    Jesus, lover of my soul G4
    341    Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
    379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6 (see TIS 626)
    392    How firm a foundation G6 (see TIS 578)
    407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G6 (see TIS 554)
    414    God moves in a mysterious way G7 (see TIS 126)
    416    Thy way, not mine, O Lord*
    417    Submissive to Thy will* G6
    579    Where’er I go, whate’er my task* G6 (see TIS 553)
    860    When this earth was created GS
    AT
    29    Wait on me
    99    Pentecost Prayer
    215    Even tho’ it’s often hard to cope
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    TIS
    126    God moves in a mysterious way
    198    I greet you my Redeemer sure
    211    Jesus, lover of my soul
    553    In all my ways, in every task
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us
    575    O Jesus, Saviour, grow in me
    578    How firm a foundation, you people of God
    626    Lord of creation, to you be all praise
    754    You are my hiding place

    Gospel: Mark 6:1-13
    LHS

    223    Look from Thy sphere of endless day G6
    233    Lord of the harvest, hear (alt tune 127, G4)
    247    Thou who the night in prayer didst spend*
    AT
    103    Send your servant
    305    Thuma mina (Send me, Lord)
    TIS
    749    Thuma mina

    PSALM 48
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 48 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of ‘Make my life to be’, ATN 81. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Our Lord God is great,
    greatly to be praised,
    on Mount Zion, in the city of our God.
    Everybody’s joy
    is his holy hill,
    high and beautiful, the city of our King!
    Inside its walls and towers,
    God is our sure defence;
    when the powers of earth attacked it, they all failed!
    They were put to flight –
    running in their fear –
    tossing up and down like ships caught in a storm!

    So we now have seen,
    just as we have heard,
    in the city of our God, the Lord of hosts:
    God has made it strong!
    Victory is his!
    In your temple, God, our thoughts are of your love!
    Your name is like your praise,
    we hear it everywhere,
    everyone rejoices when your judgment’s heard!
    God will be our guide;
    go around the town,
    tell the children yet to come, this is our God!

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 48 p85 , Psalm 48 p86

    PSALM 123

    The following paraphrase by David Schütz of Psalm 123 may be sung to the tune Veni, Immanuel (LH 2, TIS 265) or Melita (LH 578, TIS 138) or another 8.8.8.8.8.8 tune. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    To you, O Lord, I lift my eyes,
    to you, enthroned in heaven above.
    As servants look up to their lord,
    we lift our eyes to God the Lord,
    until he turns his eyes t’ward us,
    and shows his mercy and his love.

    Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray,
    for we are treated with contempt.
    We’ve had more than our fill of scorn
    from those who live in ease and pride.
    O turn, O Lord, be merciful
    for we have put our trust in you.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 123 p212 , Psalm 123 p213

  • 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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