Sunday 19 July, 2015 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11), 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 7:1-14a God’s promise to David
    OR Jeremiah 23:1-6 The Lord will gather his people
    PSALM Psalm 89:20-37 OR Psalm 23 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Ephesians 2:11-22 We are all one in Christ
    GOSPEL Mark 6:30-34,53-56 Jesus has compassion on the crowd
  • 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 – ephesians 2 11-22 – year b – pentecost 8
    Based on Samuel reading: Pr Tim Stringer
    Based on all readings: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on gospel reading: NEW edited for lay reading sermon – mark 6 30-34 – year b – proper 11 ; NEW Pr Mark Greenthaner
  • Opening Sentences:
    You who once were far off
    have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
    He is our peace;
    in his flesh he has broken down the dividing wall. (Eph 2:13,14 NRSV alt)

    Christ came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off
    and peace to those who were near;
    for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. (Eph 2:17,18 NRSV)

    Jesus saw the great crowd; and he had compassion for them,
    because they were like sheep without a shepherd. (Mark 6:34 NRSV alt)

  • 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
    Grant us, Lord,
    the spirit to think and do always what is right,
    so that we,
    who cannot do anything that is good without you,
    may by you be enabled to live according to your will;
    through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Guide us, Lord,
    to think and do always what is right.
    Enable us, who cannot exist without you,
    to live according to your will.
    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.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray for the spread of the gospel. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have made your loving purpose known to us
    through the good news of your salvation in Christ.
    Make us faithful witnesses to the truth,
    so that those who hear may believe
    and be united with all the saints in glory.
    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.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for guidance. [silence])
    Loving God,
    we thank you
    that you lead us like a good shepherd,
    caring for your sheep.
    Let us hear your voice,
    and guide us in safety
    along your right path.
    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.

  • Prayer after the gospel:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for having mercy
    and feeding and healing us.
    Help us to trust in you, and make us well.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, Lord God,
    that you have called us into the flock of Jesus.
    Make us like our good Shepherd,
    so that we have compassion on people,
    helping them in their needs
    and leading them to Jesus.
    Use us and our possessions
    in your service.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 8B revised
  • Resources for services with Holy Communion
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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,
    you have made your loving presence known to us
    in the sacrament of holy communion.
    Make us faithful witnesses to the truth,
    so that those who hear may believe
    and be united with all the saints in glory.
    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.

    Go in peace as fellow members of God’s family.
    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 7:1-14a

    16    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed G6 (for modernised text see TIS 275)
    17    Come, Thou long-expected Jesus G6
    166    All hail the power of Jesus’ name (tune Miles Lane TIS 224 (1)) G8
    733    Daughter of Zion, O rejoice G6
    878    Your love surrounds me GS
    10    In the house of God
    224    All hail the power of Jesus’ name
    272    Come, thou long-expected Jesus
    275    Hail to the Lord’s anointed

    First reading (b): Jeremiah 23:1-6

    9    Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes G6 (see TIS 269)
    41    O Jesus, King of glory* G4
    422    Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear* G6
    456    The God of Abraham praise G7 (see TIS 125)
    842    Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing G3
    867    Have no fear, little flock G6
    55    His name is Wonderful
    329    This kingdom
    125    The God of Abraham praise
    269    Hark the glad sound
    444    Dear Shepherd of your people, hear

    Second reading: Ephesians 2:11-22

    45    Hail, Thou source of every blessing* G4
    188    Built on a rock, the Church doth stand* G4
    232    Rise, Thou light of gentile nations* G4
    248    Christ is made the sure foundation G6 (see TIS 432)
    799    In Christ there is no east or west G7
    803    Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son G7
    807    Lift high the cross GS (see TIS 351)
    144    He came to bring peace
    192    Spirit of peace
    313    Christ, be our light
    681    Prisoners of hope
    335    To Christ, the Prince of peace
    351    Lift high the cross
    432    Christ is made the sure foundation
    459    In Christ there is no east or west
    466    Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son
    521    Lord Christ, at your first eucharist you prayed
    522    Christ is the heavenly food
    533    I come with joy to meet my  lord
    680    God! As with silent hearts we bring to mind
    713    Dona nobis pacem

    Gospel: Mark 6:30-34,53-56

    162    In Jesus, I find peace and rest* G3
    297    Thine for ever, God of love G6
    308    Come unto Me, ye weary* G6
    604    Saviour, like a shepherd lead us* G6
    815    O Christ the healer, we have come G6
    817    O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
    818    O Son of God, in Galilee G7
    226    When Jesus sat down on the lakeshore
    263    Singing all praises
    441    Jesus was sent
    509    You hear the lambs a-cryin’
    647    When the heart goes out
    612    Dear Lord, for all in pain
    620    O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
    638    O Christ, the healer, we have come
    737    Lord Jesus, lover of all

    PSALM 89

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 89:20-37 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Yorkshire, LH 625 / Stockport, TIS 306. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    ‘I’ve chosen David – he will be your king –
    and with my holy oil anointed him.
    My hand will give him help in all his ways,
    my arm will give him strength through all his days.
    He shall not be defeated by his foes,
    for I will strike down those who hate his reign.

    ‘My faithfulness and love will be with him,
    and he will be exalted in my name.
    He’ll rule the land from river to the sea.
    “You are my Father, God”, he’ll cry to me!’
    I will appoint him as my firstborn son;
    to reign supreme among the kings of earth.

    I’ll always keep him in my steadfast love,
    my covenant with him will always stand.
    I will make sure his dynasty will last,
    his throne will last as long as heaven endures.
    I will not break my covenant with him,
    or change one word my lips have sworn to him.

    But if his children do not keep my law
    and do not walk the path of righteousness,
    then I will punish them for what they’ve done,
    and chastise them according to their sin.
    Still I will not remove my steadfast love,
    or break my promise made in faithfulness.

    Once and for all, upon my holiness,
    I swear to David that I will not lie.
    His dynasty forever shall endure,
    his throne will shine before me like the sun.
    It shall remain forever like the moon,
    a lasting witness in the skies above.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : N/A

    PSALM 23
    The following metrical versions of the psalm may be used:

    The Lord’s my shepherd (LHS 387*, TIS 10)

    The King of love my shepherd is (LHS 391*, TIS 145)
    * Modernised version available

    My shepherd is the Lord (TIS 11)

    Geoff Strelan’s song Psalm 23 in Praise for All Seasons no 62

    The Iona collection Psalms of Patience, Protest and Praise contains a metrical version of Psalm 23 that could be used on this day (page 12)

    Note that the Iona Community is willing to allow a church or worship assembly to reproduce the words only of a song from these publications on a service sheet or overhead transparency that is to be used once only on a non-commercial basis, provided that the title of the song and the name of the copyright holder is clearly shown.

    David Schütz’s version sung to the tune ‘Shalom, my friends’ ATA 195.

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,
    Shalom, shalom.
    He makes me lie down in green pasture land,
    Shalom, shalom.

    He leads me beside the slow-running streams,
    Shalom, shalom.
    My soul he restores; he leads me aright,
    Shalom, shalom.

    And though I should walk through death’s valley dark,
    Shalom, shalom,
    there’s nothing I fear, for you, Lord, are near,
    Shalom, shalom.

    Your rod and your staff, they comfort me,
    Shalom, shalom.
    You set me a place before all my foes,
    Shalom, shalom.

    My head you anoint, my cup overflows,
    Shalom, shalom.
    To me you always are loving and good,
    Shalom, shalom,

    My dwelling shall be the house of the Lord,
    Shalom, shalom,
    for all of my life, for all of my days,
    Shalom, shalom.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 23 p35 , Psalm 23 p36 , Psalm 23 p38

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