Sunday 2 August, 2015 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13), 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 11:26 – 12:13a David’s sin is condemned
    OR Exodus 16:2-4,9-15 The manna and the quails
    PSALM Psalm 51:1-12 OR Psalm 78:23-29 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Ephesians 4:1-16 Unity in the body of Christ
    GOSPEL John 6:24-35 Jesus the bread of God gives life to the world
  • 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 ; Pr Vince Gerhardy; edited for lay reading sermon – john 6 27-29 35 – year b – pentecost 10 ; NEW Pr Tim Stringer
    Based on Exodus reading: NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini
    Based on second reading: NEW edited for lay reading sermon -ephesians 4 1-7 – year b – proper 13
  • Opening Sentences:
    There is one body and one Spirit,
    one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
    one God and Father of all,
    who is above all and through all and in all. (Eph 4:4-6 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
    Traditional
    O God, since you declare your almighty power
    chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
    Mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace,
    that we may run to obtain your promises,
    and share in your heavenly glory;
    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 reveal your almighty power
    most of all in showing mercy.
    In your loving kindness
    let us run towards what you have promised,
    and share in your heavenly treasure.
    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 bread of life. [silence])
    Loving Father,
    your dear Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven
    to be the true bread
    which gives life to the world.
    Give us this bread, so that he may live in us
    and we in him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for the bread of life. [silence])
    God, our source and our goal,
    you have made us to hunger and thirst for you.
    Satisfy our hunger
    with the bread that gives real life,
    your Son Jesus Christ.
    For he 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.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming from the Father
    to give life to the world.
    Help us to believe in you.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    We thank you, Father,
    for your Son Jesus who gives us life,
    and for the Holy Spirit who joins us all together.
    Increase our faith in Jesus
    and our love for one another and all people.
    Lead us to use the gifts you have given us
    in loving service for the good of all.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 10B
  • 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.

    OR, the following invitation may be used:
    Jesus said: ‘The bread of God
    is that which comes down from heaven
    and gives life to the world.’
    (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.

    Loving Father,
    your dear Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven
    to be the true bread
    which gives life to the world.
    As you have fed us with this bread,
    may he live in us and we in him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace, and grow in faith and 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 11:26 – 12:13a
    LHS

    305    Today Thy mercy calls us* G3
    309    Ah, Lord and God G5
    313    With broken heart and contrite sigh (alt tune 74, G3)
    315    Lord, to Thee I make confession* G6
    398    Lord Jesus, think on me G5 (see TIS 546)
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    286    Lord, hear my praying (Sorrowing Song)
    332    We are sorry
    TIS
    546    Lord Jesus, think on me
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankind
    689    Lord, hear my praying

    First reading (b): Exodus 16:2-4,9-15
    LHS

    284    O living Bread from heaven* G6
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
    301    Take Thou my hand and lead me* G3 (see TIS 593)
    347    Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah G6 (see TIS 569)
    835    Bread of heaven, on you we feed G5
    AT
    267    Bread of heaven, in the desert
    353    Fill us, Lord
    474    Bread of angels
    TIS
    83    Let us with a gladsome mind
    513    Bread of heaven, on you we feed
    569    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
    593    Lord, take my hand and lead me

    Second reading: Ephesians 4:1-16
    LHS

    108    The Lord ascendeth up on high G3
    119    Come down, O Love divine G9 (see TIS 398)
    189    One is our God and Father* G6
    191    The Church’s one foundation G4 (see TIS 457)
    194    Thy hand, O God, has guided G3 (see TIS 456)
    246    Father, be Thy blessing shed* G8
    344    Our God is love, and all His saints* G6
    773    Filled with the Spirit’s power
    797    Blest be the tie that binds GS
    800    May we be one GS
    802    One family, we’re together GS
    803    Peace with the Father
    859    Seek, O seek the Lord
    AT
    62    One family
    172    May we be one
    174    Bind us together
    388    One body
    438    It’s gonna be alright
    528    Gifts of grace
    616    In my Father’s house
    651    For the Common Good
    TIS
    192    Christ is the world’s redeemer
    238    Christ is the world’s true light
    258    Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour
    398    Come down, O Love divine
    411    Filled with the Spirit’s power
    434    Where there is charity and love
    440    Christ, from whom all blessings flow
    442    All praise to our redeeming Lord
    456    Your hand, O God, has guided
    457    The church’s one foundation
    464    Seek, O seek the Lord
    466    Peace with the Father
    477    This is the truth we hold
    533    I come with joy to meet my Lord (holy communion)
    631    Father, Lord of all creation
    648    Help us accept each other

    Gospel: John 6:24-35
    See selection for first reading (b) plus:
    LHS
    259    Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth* (alt tune 12, G4)
    283    Zion, to thy Saviour singing* G3
    287    Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness* (esp vv 1,3,6,7) *(vv 1,3,5,6) G5 (see TIS 503)
    294    O God, unseen yet ever near* G6
    306    I heard the voice of Jesus say G AT 137, 453, G7
    347    Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah G6 (see TIS 569)
    639    We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food G6
    837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS
    838    I am the Bread of life GS (see TIS 535 for inclusive language)
    AT
    79    Feed us now
    137    I heard the voice of Jesus say
    167    I am the Bread of life
    236    Jesus the Christ said (v 1)
    267    Bread of heaven
    270    Eat this bread
    472    As we take this bread
    473    Bread for the world
    474    Bread of angels
    478    This is the body
    479    For living, for dying
    TIS
    239    Jesus the Lord said (v 1)
    429    Break now the bread of life
    469    This is the truth we hold
    503    Robe yourself, my soul, in gladness (vv 1,3,5,6)
    520    Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
    522    Christ is the heavenly food
    535    I am the Bread of life
    538    Feed us now, Bread of life
    539    You satisfy the hungry heart
    569    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
    585    I heard the voice of Jesus say
    714    Eat this bread

    PSALM 51

    TIS 31, Have mercy on us, living Lord, is a paraphrase of Psalm 51, and TIS 32, Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness, is a version of Psalm 51:1-4a,10-12,15.

    The following paraphrases of the psalm are by David Schütz. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The first is sung to the tune Aus tiefer Not (Luther, LHS 310).

    Have mercy on me, O my God,
    according to your steadfast love;
    wipe my transgressions from your sight,
    according to your gen’rous grace.
    O wash me from iniquity,
    and cleanse me from the stain of sin;
    for I know my transgressions.

    I’ve sinned against you, Lord, alone,
    and done what’s evil in your sight,
    so you are right to sentence me,
    and blameless when you judge my sin.
    Indeed, a sinner I was born,
    but you seek truth within my heart;
    so make me know your wisdom.

    Purge me with hyssop, make me clean;
    O wash me, make me white as snow.
    Let me hear sounds of joy again;
    and give me gladness in my soul.
    O let the bones you crushed be healed.
    and turn your face from all my sins,
    blot out all my transgressions.

    Create in me a clean heart, God,
    and let my spirit be renewed.
    Don’t cast me out away from you,
    or take your spirit from my heart.
    Restore to me the joy I knew
    when first you saved me from my sin.
    Uphold me with your spirit.

    This second version may be sung to the tune Delay not, LH 304. Note that verse 13 is added to complete the song verse.

    Have mercy upon me, O God, in your love;
    blot out my transgressions, O merciful God;
    O wash me and cleanse me from all of my guilt,
    for I know my sin and I know what I’ve done.

    Against you, O Father, alone, I have sinned,
    and done what is evil, condemned by your law.
    I know that your judgment is righteous and true;
    I know I am guilty, that’s how I was born.

    But you look for truth in my innermost thoughts;
    so give me your wisdom deep down in my heart.
    Oh, purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
    and wash me and make me far whiter than snow.

    That I may be glad, let me hear your good news;
    and let me rejoice when my bones have been healed.
    Don’t let your eyes rest on the sins I have done;
    blot out from your memory the things I’ve done wrong.

    Create a clean heart within me, O my God,
    and put a right spirit within me, O Lord.
    Don’t chase me away from your presence, I pray,
    and don’t take your life-giving spirit away.

    O Lord, be my Saviour, renew all my joy,
    Sustain in me your willing spirit to serve;
    and then I will teach those who sing of your love,
    and they will return to you just as I have.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 51 p92 , Psalm 51 p93 , Psalm 51 p94

    PSALM 78
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 78:23-29 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Vater unser (LH 421, TIS 550). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    The Lord gave orders to the skies,
    and opened up the gates of heaven,
    the sky rained manna down on them,
    and gave them grain from heaven to eat.
    Then mortals fed on angels’ bread,
    and they were filled beyond their need.

    He made the wind blow from the east,
    and rained down meat on them like dust,
    full flocks of birds blew in like sand,
    and fell around where they had camped.
    So God gave them the food they craved,
    and all were filled with meat and bread.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 78 p127 , Psalm 78 p128

  • 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.

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