Sunday 11 October, 2015 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23), 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 23:1-9,16,17 Job’s complaint against God
    OR Amos 5:6,7, 10-15 Hate evil, love good, maintain justice
    PSALM Psalm 22:1-15 OR Psalm 90:12-17 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 4:12-16 Jesus our high priest is merciful
    GOSPEL Mark 10:17-31 The rich man goes away sad
  • 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 reading: edited for lay reading sermon – mark 10 17-31 – year b – pentecost 20 ; NEW Pr Peter Ghalayini ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon -mark 10 20-31 – year b – proper 23
    Based on second reading: Pr Roger Atze ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy
  • Opening Sentences:
    Seek good and not evil, that you may live;
    and so that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you.
    (Amos 5:14 NRSV)

    OR
    The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword;
    it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    (Heb 4:12 NRSV)

    OR
    Let us approach the throne of grace with boldness,
    so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
    (Heb 4:16 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
    Merciful Lord,
    grant to your faithful people
    pardon and peace,
    that they may be cleansed from all their sins
    and serve you with a quiet mind;
    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
    Merciful Lord,
    give pardon and peace to your faithful people.
    Cleanse us from all our sins,
    so that we may serve you with minds set at rest.
    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 depend on God. [silence])
    Lord, you have called us to open our hands
    so that you might fill them.
    Open not only our hands,
    but our hearts also,
    so that we recognise your goodness,
    count all things loss in comparison with you,
    and desire to be made like you.
    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 do not trust in riches, but follow Jesus. [silence])
    Our Saviour Jesus,
    it is through you that we come to God.
    Do not let us be drawn away from you
    by the glitter of wealth
    or the burdens of daily concerns,
    but make us ready to leave everything
    and boldly follow you.
    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 calling us to be your followers.
    Help us to put you first in our lives.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Almighty God,
    we thank you that you sent your Son Jesus
    to be our high priest to lead us to you.
    Let us always approach you with confidence,
    seeking mercy and help in times of need.
    And lead us faithfully to follow Jesus,
    serving him and our fellow human beings.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 20B
  • 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.

    Lord, in this sacrament
    you have placed into our open hands
    the body and blood of Christ.
    Open not only our hands,
    but our hearts also,
    so that we recognise your goodness,
    count all things loss in comparison with you,
    and desire to be made like you.
    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. Hold firmly to the faith you profess.
    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 23:1-9,16,17
    LHS


    AT
    399    Holding out your hand
    483    Is the Lord with us or not?
    TIS

    First reading (b): Amos 5:6,7,10-15
    LHS

    193    Jesus, with Thy church abide* G9 (alt tune 82, G5)
    314    Turn, Lord, Thine anger G4
    804    The Church of Christ in every age G5
    814    For the fruits of his creation G6
    859    Seek, O seek the Lord, while he is near
    AT
    11    Lord have mercy
    34    Seek ye first
    110    Kyrie good God
    238    Kyrie 1
    286    Lord, hear my praying
    379    Kyrie eleison
    392    Kyrie eleison
    563    How long?
    564   Kyrie Eleison (Empty, broken, here I stand)
    568   Kyrie Eleison
    TIS
    168    For the fruits of all creation
    464    Seek, O seek the Lord, while he is near
    616    O day of God, draw near
    618    What does the Lord require?
    689    Lord, hear my praying
    734    Kyrie eleison
    735    Kyrie eleison
    736    Kyrie eleison
    745    Seek ye first

    Second reading: Hebrews 4:12-16
    LHS

    67    And can it be, that I should gain (v 4) (alt tune TIS 209)
    113    Crown Him with many crowns G5 (see TIS 228)
    141    Father of heaven, whose love profound G5 (see TIS 131)
    170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
    173    Before the throne of God above G5
    259    Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth* (alt tune 12, G4)
    265    How blest are they who hear God’s Word* G3
    397    Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us* G4
    426    What a friend we have in Jesus G, STJ 26
    738    The night is marching onwards (alt tune 489, G4)
    789    My Lord, you wore no royal crown G6
    824    Your Word, O Lord, is gentle dew G7
    AT
    185    Jesus Son of God and man
    233    He will listen to you
    345    Nothing but the blood
    459    God.Version 1.0
    TIS
    131    Father in heaven, whose love profound
    206    With joy we meditate the grace
    209    And can it be that I should gain (v 5)
    228    Crown him with many crowns (vv 1,2)
    235    A man there lived in Galilee
    257    Alleluia (v 3)
    315    Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord
    377    Where high the heavenly temple stands
    519    And now, O Father, mindful of the love
    580    Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
    590    What a friend we have in Jesus

    Gospel: Mark 10:17-31
    LHS

    149    Jesus, priceless treasure* G3
    220    Speed Thy servants, Saviour, speed them G6
    239    Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
    356    Lord of glory, who hast bought us* G3
    377    Take my life, and let it be* G6
    379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6 (see TIS 626)
    AT
    34    Seek ye first the kingdom of God
    206    As the deer pants
    265    Take us now, we are yours
    332    We are sorry
    TIS
    599    Take my life, and let it be
    606    Son of God, eternal Saviour
    626    Lord of creation, to you be all praise
    745    Seek ye first the kingdom of God

    PSALM 22

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 22:1-15 by David Schütz (altered) is sung to the tune Herzliebster Jesus (O dearest Jesus) (LH 55, ATO 347; note that the setting of TIS 337 is probably not as suitable for most congregations). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    verses1-2
    My God, my God, why, why am I forsaken?
    Why don’t you help me? Why will you not listen?
    My God, by day I cry, but you don’t answer,
    night brings no sleeping.

    verses 3-5
    Yet you are holy, ‘throned on Israel’s praises.
    In you our fathers trusted, and you saved them.
    To you they cried, you were the one who saved them.
    You did not shame them.

    verses 6-8
    But I’m a worm, despised, no longer human;
    scorned by the people, mocked by those who see me.
    They sneer and tell me: ‘Trust in God to save you –
    if you have pleased him.’

    verses 9-11a
    Yet it was you who from the womb first brought me;
    and since my birth, I clung to you for safety.
    You’ve been my God, Lord, since my mother bore me:
    Don’t be far from me!

    verses 11b-14a
    Trouble is near, and there is none to help me.
    Like bulls, my foes all circle and surround me.
    They bare their teeth and roar at me like lions –
    my strength is failing!

    verses 14b-15
    Like water poured out, and like wax that’s melting,
    my heart is breaking; all my bones disjointed,
    my mouth is dry, my tongue is thick and swollen –
    in death you lay me.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : N/A

    PSALM 90

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 90:1-2a,12-17 by David Schütz may be sung to any well-known 8.7.8.7 D tune, such as Hyfrydol LH 349, Friend LH 426, or Austria LH 458. The second verse of this hymn begins with verse 13 of the psalm. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Lord, throughout all generations,
    you have been our dwelling-place,
    long before the birth of mountains,
    long before the world was made.
    Yet before your mighty anger,
    should we not all be afraid?
    So that we might have true wisdom,
    teach us how to count our days.

    Turn, O Lord, and have compassion!
    How long will your people wait?
    Fill our hunger in the morning
    with your steadfast love and grace,
    so that we may rise rejoicing
    and be glad through all our days.
    For as long as we have suffered,
    give us joy and happiness.

    Let the work of your salvation
    be made plain in human sight;
    show your people and their children
    the great splendour of your might.
    Let your blessing and your favour
    be on us, O Lord our God:
    bless our passing small achievements
    with your everlasting word.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 90 p148

  • 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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