Sunday 9 August, 2015 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14), 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 18:5-9,15,31-33 The death of David’s son Absalom
    OR 1 Kings 19:4-8 Elijah fed by God
    PSALM Psalm 130 OR Psalm 34:1-8 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 Be imitators of God
    GOSPEL John 6:35, 41-51 Jesus the bread of  life
  • 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: Pr Stephen Pietsch ; Pr David Christian ; edited for lay reading sermon – ephesians 4 25 – 5 2 – year b – pentecost 11 ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon -ephesians 4 30-32 – year b – proper 14
    Based on gospel reading: NEW Pr Roger Atze
  • Opening Sentences:
    Put away from you all bitterness and anger,
    and be kind to one another,
    forgiving one another,
    as God in Christ has forgiven you.
    (Eph 4:31,32 NRSV alt)

    OR
    Jesus said: ‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them,
    and I will raise them up at the last day.’
    (John 6:44 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)
    NEW Service with Five Songs of Faith (pdf / rtf/ ppt)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    Traditional
    Almighty and eternal God,
    since you are always more ready to hear
    than we to pray,
    and are eager to give more
    than we either desire or deserve:
    Forgive us those things
    of which our conscience is afraid,
    and give us those things
    which we are not worthy to ask,
    except through the merits of 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
    Almighty and eternal God,
    you are always more ready to hear
    than we are to pray,
    and you are eager to give more
    than we desire or deserve.
    Forgive us those things
    that make our conscience afraid,
    and give us those things
    that we are not worthy to ask for,
    except 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 be defended in doubt and difficulty. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    your Son Jesus Christ gave up his life
    so that we might die to self
    and live in him.
    Give us such close fellowship with him
    that in all doubts and dangers
    our faith may not fail.
    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 that we are joined to Jesus. [silence])
    Lord Jesus, you are the bread of life from God.
    Feed us with this heavenly bread.
    Unite us more closely to yourself
    and live within us forever.
    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 coming as the bread of life.
    Give us eternal life through faith in you.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, loving God,
    for giving us your Son,
    who is our life-giving bread from heaven.
    Make us more and more like you,
    living a life of love and service.
    Lead us to be kind, compassionate, and forgiving.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 11B
  • 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: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
    Whoever eats of this bread will live forever;
    and the bread that I will give for the life of the world
    is my flesh.’
    (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.

    Merciful Father,
    your Son Jesus Christ
    offered up his body and blood
    in sacrifice to you
    so that we might die to self
    and live in him.
    Give us such close fellowship with him
    that in all doubts and dangers
    our faith may not fail.
    We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace. Be imitators of God.
    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 18:5-9,15,31-33

    First reading (b): 1 Kings 19: 4-8
    LHS

    347    Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah G6 (see TIS 569)
    439    I will sing my maker’s praises (vv 1-3) G5
    579    Where’er I go, whate’er my task* G6 (see TIS 553)
    AT
    474    Bread of angels
    TIS
    553    In all my ways, in every task
    569    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

    Second reading: Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2
    LHS

    337    God, from all eternity* (alt tune 276 G5)
    344    Our God is love, and all His saints* G6
    357    O God, Thou faithful God *G3
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus* (v 1) G5
    373    Lord, speak to me, that I may speak* G5
    380    O God of mercy, God of might G9
    381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
    802    One family GS
    803    Peace with the Father G7
    816    O Fount of good, for all your love G7
    845    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands G5 (see TIS 496)
    860    When this world was created GS
    AT
    31    Freely, freely
    62    One family
    80    Love is patient and kind
    99    Pentecost Prayer
    264    Spirit of God
    276   Into your death
    373    Bound by love
    439    Forgiven
    TIS
    251    Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice
    420    Holy Spirit, go before us
    422    Come Holy Spirit, come
    434    Where there is charity and love
    466    Peace with the Father
    496    Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
    635    ‘Forgive our sins as we forgive’
    648    Help us accept each other
    656    Jesus my Lord

    Gospel: John 6:35,41-51
    LHS

    161    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds G5
    283    Zion to thy Saviour singing* G3
    284    O living bread from heaven* G6
    287    Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness (vv 1,3,6,7) *(vv 1,3,5,6) G5 (see TIS 503)
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
    292    The death of Christ, our blessed Lord G5
    295    O Lord, we praise Thee* G3
    780    We go to God when we are sorely placed GS (see TIS 240)
    837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS
    838    I am the Bread of life GS (see TIS 535)
    AT
    79    Feed us now
    167    I am the Bread of life
    267    Bread of heaven
    270    Eat this bread
    393    Real food, real drink
    473    Bread for the world
    476    Here is bread
    478    This is the body
    595   Gather us in (v3)
    665   Table of plenty (v3)
    TIS
    197    God’s Son came to bless us
    223    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    240    All go to God when they are sorely placed
    469    This is the truth we hold
    499    Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts
    503    Robe yourself, my soul, in gladness (vv 1,3,5,6)
    517    Hallelujah, sing to Jesus
    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
    714    Eat this bread

    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 34
    The following metrical version of Psalm 34:1-8 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Llanfair (LH 11, TIS 388) with alleluias, or to the tune Gott sei Dank (LH 221, TIS 450) without alleluias. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    I will bless the Lord always;
    his praise always fills my mouth.
    My soul makes its boast in God;
    let the humble hear with joy.

    Glorify the Lord with me,
    let us praise his name as one;
    I cried out, he heard my voice.
    He freed me from all my fears.

    Faces bright will look to him.
    Never will we be ashamed.
    In my helplessness, I prayed,
    he saved me in time of need.

    See, the angel of the Lord,
    guards and saves his faithful ones.
    Taste and see the Lord is good.
    Blest are those who rest in him.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 34 p63

  • 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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