Sunday 26 July, 2015 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), 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 11:1-15 David and Bathsheba
    OR 2 Kings 4:42-44 Elisha feeds 100 men
    PSALM Psalm 14 OR Psalm 145:10-18 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Ephesians 3:14-21 The love of Christ
    GOSPEL John 6:1-21 Jesus feeds 5000 people and walks on the water
  • 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 Roger Atze ; Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – john 6 1-21 – year b – proper 12
    Based on second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – ephesians 3 17-19 – year b – pentecost 9
    Based on Psalm 145: NEW Pr Simon Cooper
  • Opening Sentences:
    Let us fall on our knees before the Father,
    from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its true name.
    (based on Eph 3:14 TEV)

  • 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
    Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
    be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
    and make them ask for whatever pleases you,
    so that you may grant what they 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
    Listen in mercy to our prayers, Lord.
    Lead us to ask for whatever pleases you,
    so that you may grant what we 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 that we may find peace in knowing God. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have made us for yourself,
    and our hearts are restless
    until they find their rest in you.
    Teach us to seek you
    and to rely on you in all our needs,
    so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
    and we may finally see you face to face.
    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 trust in God’s care. [silence])
    Eternal God,
    we thank you that you make all things
    work together for good
    to those who love you.
    Help us cheerfully trust in you,
    knowing that your generous hands give us food
    and your watchful eyes keep us safe.
    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.

  • Prayer after the gospel:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for so generously
    caring for your people.
    Strengthen our faith in you.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, merciful God,
    for the great love you have shown us in Christ.
    Draw us more and more into his love,
    and help us reflect his love
    by our care and concern for other people.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 9B
  • 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,
    you have made us for yourself,
    and our hearts are restless
    until they find their rest in you.
    Teach us to seek you
    where you may be found,
    especially in your word and sacraments.
    May we rely on you in all our needs,
    so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
    and we may finally see you face to face.
    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, with the power of Christ’s love.
    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 11:1-15

    First reading (b): 2 Kings 4:42-44

    Second reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
    LHS

    116    Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G9
    148    Jesus, the very thought of Thee G6
    151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
    170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
    197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word* G5 (see TIS 436)
    335    Just as I am, without one plea G9 (see TIS 584)
    791    O love how deep, how broad, how high G5 (see TIS 194)
    794    What wondrous love is this GS
    800    May we be one GS
    849    With holy joy my heart shall beat (alt tune 323, G6)
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    893    Our Father, by whose name G6
    AT
    6        O Father, my Father
    145    What wondrous love is this
    172    May we be one
    423    Examine my heart
    465    How deep is the love of my Lord
    635    How deep the Father’s love for us
    TIS
    122    What shall I do, my God to love
    133    O worship the King all glorious above
    139    O love of God, how strong and true
    194    O love how deep, how broad, how high
    220    This, this is the God we adore
    230    It passes knowledge, that dear love of thine
    413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
    436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word
    443    Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell
    472    Father of mercy, God of consolation
    478    I bind unto myself today
    549    God be in my head
    584    Just as I am, without one plea

    Gospel: John 6:1-21
    LHS

    284    O living Bread from heaven* G6
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
    835    Bread of heaven, on you we feed G5
    837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS
    838    I am the Bread of life GS
    AT
    79    Feed us now
    167    I am the Bread of life
    226    When Jesus sat down on the lakeshore (All is nearness)
    270    Eat this bread
    604    No-one does the things my Lord can do
    TIS
    429    Break now the bread of life
    513    Bread of heaven, on you we feed
    535    I am the Bread of life
    538    Feed us now, Bread of life
    544    Since the world was young
    714    Eat this bread

    PSALM 14

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 14 p16 , Psalm 14 p17

    PSALM 145
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 145:10-18 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune St Cecilia (LH 416) or Quam dilecta (LH 503). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    The whole world shall be told;
    your kingdom be made known.
    Your glory and your power,
    from age to age endures.

    You’re faithful in your words,
    and gracious in your deeds.
    You lift up those who fall,
    and hold up those weighed down.

    All eyes shall look to you,
    and you will give them food,
    you open up your hand,
    and satisfy our needs.

    Lord, you are just and kind,
    and near to all who call.
    your works give thanks to you,
    your faithful bless your name.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 145 p238

  • 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.
    NEW! Song and Hymn Index. Contains all the indexes of the LHS and AT books in one Excel file. Download the file (zip file) here.

1 comment to Sunday 26 July, 2015 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), Year B

  • Peter Hage

    Thank you Trudi for compiling this index. What a blessing you have been to our church. Thank you for compiling this work – together with those who have done the ground work before you.
    To God be the glory.