Sunday 4 October, 2015 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22), 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  Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Job is tested
    OR Genesis 2:18-24 The creation of woman
    PSALM Psalm 26 OR Psalm 8 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 God has spoken through his Son
    GOSPEL Mark 10:2-16 Jesus teaches about divorce, and blesses children
  • 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 Genesis reading: edited for lay reading sermon -genesis 2 18 – year b – pentecost 19 ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon -genesis 2 18-24 – year b – proper 22
    Based on gospel reading: Pr David Christian ; NEW Pr Tim Stringer ; NEW Pr Heath Pukallus
  • Opening Sentences:
    Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,
    but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.
    (Heb 1:1,2 NRSV)

    OR
    (Jesus says to God:) ‘I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters,
    in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you.’
    (Heb 2:12 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)
    Service with Five Songs of Faith (pdf / rtf/ ppt)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    Traditional
    O almighty and most merciful God,
    in your bountiful goodness
    keep us from all things that may hurt us,
    that we may be ready both in body and soul
    cheerfully to accomplish those things
    that are 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.
    Amen.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Almighty and merciful God,
    in your goodness defend us
    from everything that might hurt us,
    so that we may be ready in body and soul
    to do cheerfully what is 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.
    Amen.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray that we may live by faith. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you have ordered our earthly life
    that we must walk by faith and not by sight.
    Give us such trust in your fatherly care
    that we show our faith
    by our courage in the face of all perplexities.
    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 a child-like faith. [silence])
    Loving heavenly Father,
    you have made us your own children,
    the younger brothers and sisters of your Son, Jesus.
    Give us faith like a little child,
    so that we ask you for whatever we need
    with complete confidence.
    We pray through 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 the gifts of marriage and children.
    Give us faith like a child.
    Amen

  • Offering Prayer:
    Almighty God,
    thank you for speaking to us through your Son,
    and for making us your daughters and sons.
    Lead us to live holy lives
    as your holy people.
    Help us to show kindness and respect to others,
    and to serve all those in need.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 19B
    Click here for additional prayer petitions concerning LCA Synod

  • 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,
    thank you for showing your love for us
    in this sacrament.
    As we walk throughout this earthly life by faith,
    give us such trust in your fatherly care
    that we show our faith
    by our courage in the face of all perplexities.
    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, as God’s dear children.
    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): Job 1:1; 2:1-10
    LHS

    386    In Thee is gladness* G AT 364 or G7 (see TIS 200)
    407    If thou but suffer God to guide thee* G AT 384 or G6 (see TIS 554)
    413    Why should cross and trial grieve me? G5
    414    God moves in a mysterious way G7
    415    Whatever God ordains is good* G3 (see TIS 109)
    416    Thy way, not mine, O Lord*
    AT
    215    My hiding place
    384    If we will trust in God to guide us
    364    In you is gladness
    TIS
    109    What God ordains is always good
    126    God moves in a mysterious way
    200    In you is gladness
    554    If we will trust in God to guide us

    First reading (b): Genesis 2:18-24
    LHS

    587    O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest G7
    588    O blest the house, whate’er befall* G6
    589    O blessed home where man and wife G3
    800    May we be one GS
    846    The candles are lit GS
    892    Hear us now, our God and Father G3
    AT
    71    Face to face (holy communion)
    172    May we be one
    174    Bind us together
    644   Thank God you’re here
    TIS
    581    Happy the home that welcomes you, Lord Jesus
    645    As man and woman we were made
    654    When love is found and hope comes home
    664    Your love, O God, has called us here
    678    God beyond glory, gracious and holy
    698    When the light of first creation

    Second reading: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
    LHS

    21    Of the Father’s love begotten G7 (see TIS 290)
    26    Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men G4 (see TIS 298)
    31    Arise, my soul, sing joyfully* G7
    142    We all believe in one true God* G3 (see TIS 435)
    169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5 (see TIS 378)
    322    Dear Christians , one and all rejoice* G3 (see TIS 196)
    381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
    738    The night is marching onwards G4
    782    At the name of Jesus G7
    791    O love how deep, how broad, how high G5 (see TIS 194)
    798    Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round G6
    822    God has spoken by his prophets G6
    871    My heart is filled with faith and wonder G6
    AT
    67     Let your word fill my days
    161    Majesty
    163    Hymn of glory
    261    The Servant King
    TIS
    113    Now to the Lord a noble song
    115    Behold, the amazing gift of love
    158    God has spoken by his prophets
    194    O love how deep, how broad, how high (vv 1,2,7)
    196    Dear Christians, one and all rejoice
    231    At the name of Jesus
    290    Of the Father’s love begotten
    298    Let us all together praise our God
    378    The head that was once crowned with thorns
    431    Thanks to God whose word was spoken
    435    We all believe in God who made

    Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
    See selections for first reading (b) plus:
    LHS
    276    Dearest Jesus, we are here* G5 (see TIS 480)
    280    Jesus took the lambs and blessed them *
    600    Gentle Jesus, meek and mild G, STJ 204
    609    Jesus loves me! This I know G, STJ 152 (see TIS 229)
    618    Jesus, friend of little children* G, STJ 146
    825    Cradling children in his arm G4
    826    Father welcomes all his children GS
    832    The gentle Shepherd calls G5
    AT
    4    Father welcomes all his children
    30    There’s a friend for little children
    386    Jesus and me
    603   More than a sign
    668   As you have loved
    TIS
    229    Jesus loves me, this I know
    236    Jesus’ hands were kind hands
    480    Dearest Jesus, we are here
    491    Father welcomes all his children
    493    Wash, O God, our sons and daughters

    PSALM 26
    The following metrical paraphrase of Psalm 26 by David Schütz is sung to the tune Trisagion, LHS 865. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Vindicate me, Lord, for I have been true,
    and, without wavering, trusted in you.
    Prove me, O Lord, and put me to the test,
    try both my heart’s and my mind’s righteousness.

    I keep your steadfast love always in sight;
    I’ve lived in faithfulness through all my life.
    I shun the worthless and vain hypocrite,
    nor with the wicked will I ever sit.

    I wash my hands to show you I am clean,
    and, at your altar, I serve without sin,
    singing to you a loud thanksgiving song,
    telling your deeds to the world all day long.

    I love the house where your glory abides!
    Save me from all those who offer their bribes.
    Those who do evil will be swept away –
    save me from your righteous judgment that day.

    But as for me, I will always be true;
    graciously save me in all that I do.
    I’m standing firmly in faith on your word,
    and, with your people, I sing ‘Praise the Lord!’

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 26 p44Psalm 26 p45

    PSALM 8
    The following paraphrase, by David Schütz, is sung to the tune Portland, LHS 374. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
    your glorious name is ever praised.
    Even on lips of infant babes
    your song is raised.

    When I look at the sun and moon,
    the stars and all in heav’n above,
    how is it that we humans know
    your saving love?

    How can it be that you should care
    for us poor creatures of the dust?
    Yet you have made us like yourself
    and honoured us.

    Over all creatures great and small
    you let us share your power to reign.
    O Lord, our Lord, in all the earth
    we praise your name.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 8 p11 , Psalm 8 p12

  • 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.
    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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