Sunday 23 August, 2015 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16), 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 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10,11)22-30,41-43 Solomon’s prayer of dedication of the temple
    OR Joshua 24:1,2a,14-18 Joshua affirms: We will serve the Lord
    PSALM Psalm 84 OR Psalm 34:15-22 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Ephesians 6:10-20 Put on God’s armour
    GOSPEL John 6:56-69 Jesus has the words of eternal 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 David Christian ; edited for lay reading sermon – ephesians 6 10-20 – year b – pentecost 13 ; NEW Pr Roger Atze ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon -ephesians 6 10-20 – year b – proper 16
    Based on gospel reading: Pr Stephen Pietsch ; NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini
  • Opening Sentences:
    Jesus said: ‘It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.
    The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.’
    (John 6:63 NRSV)

  • 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,
    grant that we may grow in faith, hope, and love;
    and make us love what you command,
    so that we may obtain what you promise;
    through your Son,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Almighty and eternal God,
    help us to grow in faith, hope, and love.
    Make us love what you command,
    and give to us what you promise.
    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 faith to follow Christ. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son Jesus Christ
    is the way, the truth, and the life.
    Help us to follow him
    and walk along the way
    that leads to eternal life.
    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 strengthened for prayer. [silence])
    Make us strong, almighty God,
    to stand firm in your word
    against all spiritual attacks,
    so that we are equipped
    to keep praying for your people.
    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.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for your words that bring eternal life.
    Help us to believe in you.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Thank you, loving God,
    for the gift of eternal life
    through your Son Jesus Christ.
    Strengthen our faith in him.
    Protect us through your love in Christ,
    and help us to show that love to others.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Proper 16B
  • 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:
    This is the bread that came down from heaven;
    the one who eats this bread will live forever.
    (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,
    thank you for the body and blood
    of your Son Jesus Christ,
    who is the way, the truth, and the life.
    Help us to follow him
    and walk along the way
    that leads to eternal life.
    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. Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    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): 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10,11)22-30,41-43
    LHS

    188    Built on a rock the Church doth stand* G4
    248    Christ is made the sure foundation G6 (see TIS 432)
    249    Christ is our cornerstone G6 (TIS 433)
    427    God of pity, God of grace* (3 vv mod) G6
    434    Let all the world in every corner sing G7 (see TIS 105)
    457    Mighty God, we praise Thy name G6 (see TIS 127)
    503    We love the place, O God
    899    O Lord, hear my prayer
    AT
    208    In the presence of your people
    282    O Lord, hear my prayer
    289    Thank you that you hear me
    TIS
    105    Let all the world in every corner sing
    127    Holy God, we praise your name
    432    Christ is made the sure foundation
    433    Christ is our cornerstone
    741    O Lord, hear my prayer

    First reading (b): Joshua 24:1,2a, 14-18
    LHS

    300    Let me be Thine for ever*
    588    O blest the house, whate’er befall* G6
    AT
    292    Because we bear your name
    TIS
    686    Lord Jesus, we belong to you

    Second reading: Ephesians 6:10-20
    LHS

    137    Triune God, be Thou our stay G9
    195    A mighty fortress is our God* G3 (see TIS 103)
    205    Soldiers of Christ, arise G5 (see TIS 570)
    206    Stand up, stand up for Jesus G6
    207    Oft in danger, oft in woe
    225    Soldiers of the cross, arise!
    352    Fight the good fight with all thy might* G4
    798    Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round G6
    AT
    100    St Patrick’s Prayer
    101    As we step
    410    Peace be with you
    471    You can tell the Lord
    485    Praying
    TIS
    103    A mighty fortress is our God
    214    My heart is full of Christ and longs
    478    I bind unto myself today
    547    Be thou my vision
    570    Soldiers of Christ, arise
    592    Stand up, stand up for Jesus
    594    Fight the good fight with all your might
    642    This day God gives me

    Gospel: John 6:56-69
    LHS

    175    Thou art the way; to Thee alone* G6
    259    Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth* (tune 12, G4)
    284    O living Bread from heaven* G6
    290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
    371    O Jesus, I have promised G5 (see TIS 595)
    516    O Splendour of God’s glory bright G8
    838    I am the Bread of life GS (see TIS 535 for inclusive language)
    842    Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing G3
    AT
    167    I am the Bread of life
    183    Look beyond
    270    Eat this bread
    442    Alleluia! Where shall we go?
    478    This is the body
    498    We will take what you offer
    660    Jesus Speak
    TIS
    266    Thou art the way: by thee alone
    430    Your words to me are life and health
    535    I am the Bread of life
    595    O Jesus, I have promised
    714    Eat this bread

    PSALM 84
    TIS 44, How lovely is your dwelling-place, is a paraphrase of Psalm 84:1-7,10-12. Or, the following paraphrase of Psalm 84 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Wie lieblich ists hienieden, LH 621. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    How lovely is your dwelling,
    O Lord of heav’nly hosts!
    I long with deepest yearning
    to stand inside its courts;
    for there with all my being
    I sing with joy to God.

    The sparrow makes her nest there
    and there she lays her young
    in safety by your altar,
    O Lord, my God and king.
    How happy those who live there –
    they never cease to sing.

    You strengthen those who journey
    to Zion, your abode;
    your gentle rain refreshes
    them on the desert road.
    They long to see your face there –
    O hear my prayer, O Lord.

    We pray for your anointed,
    our king, who shields us well.
    One day within your temple,
    if only at the door,
    is worth a thousand elsewhere,
    where sin and evil dwell.

    You honour us with favour,
    you are our sun and shield.
    You keep no good thing from those
    who joy to do your will.
    O Lord of hosts, how happy
    are those who trust in you.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 84 p137 , Psalm 84 p138

    PSALM 34
    The following metrical version of Psalm 34:15-22 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.

    Our Lord keeps his eyes on us,
    and his ears will hear our cry.
    But he shuns those who do wrong,
    and cuts off all thought of them.

    He will mend the broken heart;
    he will heal the battered soul.
    Though the righteous suffer much,
    yet he rescues them from all.

    He will guard his righteous ones,
    not one of their bones will break.
    Sin will reap the wage of death;
    those who hate the good are doomed.

    But he pays the ransom price,
    for the lives of all his saints.
    All whose refuge is in him
    shall not ever be condemned.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 34 p64

  • 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 23 August, 2015 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16), Year B

  • John Eckermann

    Hi Trudi

    Thanks for these resources, wonderfully helpful as ever.

    Best wishes and God bless you.

    John

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