Sunday 25 October, 2015 – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25), 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.

The Commemoration of the Reformation may also be observed on this day: please click here for Reformation resources.

  • Altar colour: Green
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING  Job 42:1-6, 10-17 The Lord restores Job
    OR Jeremiah 31:7-9 The Lord will save a remnant of Israel
    PSALM Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) OR Psalm 126 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 7:23-28 Jesus is a priest forever
    GOSPEL Mark 10:46-52 Jesus heals a blind man
  • 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 46-52 – year b – pentecost 22 ; Pr Roger Atze ; Vicar Fin Klein ; NEW Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW Pr Roger Atze
    Based on Jeremiah reading: NEW edited for lay reading sermon -jeremiah 31 9 – year b – proper 25
  • Opening Sentences:
    Proclaim, give praise and say:
    ‘Save, O Lord, your people!’
    (Jer 31:7b 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 God, our refuge and strength,
    the author of all godliness:
    Be ready to hear
    the devout prayers of your church;
    and grant that what we ask in faith
    we may fully obtain;
    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, our refuge and strength,
    and the source of all true devotion,
    listen to the devout prayers of your church.
    Let us fully obtain
    what we pray for in faith.
    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 healing. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your Son showed your love
    by healing the sick and making them whole.
    Look with compassion on our broken world,
    and make us whole by his healing power,
    so that we also may show your love to others.
    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 approach God with confidence. [silence])
    Merciful God,
    we thank you that your Son Jesus
    is our great high priest.
    Encourage us come to you in complete confidence
    and bring to you all our needs
    because Jesus is always praying on our behalf.
    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.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for showing mercy
    and healing people.
    Increase our faith in you.
    Amen.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Eternal God,
    we thank you that we can come before you
    because of Jesus, our great high priest.
    Help us to trust in him
    to save us from all our sins,
    and to be with us in all our needs.
    Teach us also to show care and compassion to others.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Proper 25B
  • 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,
    you have given us the healing body of Christ
    in the breaking of the bread.
    Look with compassion on our broken world,
    and make us whole by his healing power,
    so that we also may show your love to others.
    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. The Lord has done great things for you.
    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 42:1-6,10-17
    LHS

    431    My soul, now bless thy Maker* G6
    440    Sing praise to God, who reigns above G3 (see TIS 110)
    AT

    TIS
    110    Sing praise to God, who reigns above

    First reading (b): Jeremiah 31:7-9
    LHS

    15    Jesus came – the heavens rejoicing* G6
    391    The King of love my shepherd is*
    435    Christians, now praise ye G6
    732    Comfort, comfort all my people GS
    739    When the King shall come again G4
    AT
    25    Comfort, comfort
    253    He turned my mourning into dancing
    TIS
    145    The King of love my shepherd is
    647    Comfort, comfort all my people

    Second reading: Hebrews 7:23-28
    LHS

    111    Hail the day that sees Him rise (see TIS 369)
    112    Hail, our once despised Jesus G3 (see TIS 373)
    141    Father of heaven, whose love profound G5 (see TIS 131)
    173    Before the throne of God above G5
    237    Almighty God, whose only Son G5
    771    Hallelujah, sing to Jesus GS
    847    The Lamb’s high banquet called to share G5
    AT
    252    He is exalted
    TIS
    131    Father of heaven, whose love profound
    205    Join all the glorious names (vv 1,7,8,9)
    354    O Jesus crucified
    369    Hail the day that sees him rise
    373    Hail, our once despised Jesus
    374    Entered the holy place above
    517    Hallelujah, sing to Jesus
    519    And now, O Father, mindful of the love
    520    Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

    Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
    LHS

    222    Thou whose almighty word G6 (see TIS 447)
    335    Just as I am (see TIS 584)
    818    O Son of God in Galilee (alt tune 845, G5)
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    851    Amazing grace GS
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    23  The blind man
    131    Amazing grace
    263    Singing all praises
    428   Morning sunshine
    516   Lord, have mercy
    564   Kyrie eleison (Empty, broken)
    568   Kyrie eleison
    TIS
    129    Amazing grace
    447    Lord, your almighty word
    584    Just as I am
    633    Lord, we are blind
    729    Jesus Christ, Son of God
    748    There once was a man

    PSALM 34
    TIS 22, I will bless the Lord at all times, is a version of Psalm 34:1-8.

    The following metrical version of Psalm 34:1-8(19-22) may be sung to the tune ‘Gott sei dank’ (LH 221, TIS 450). Note that verse 18 has been included in the third last verse to make up a full verse. 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.

    [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 p63

    PSALM 126
    TIS 80, When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage, is another version of this psalm.

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 126 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (LHS 895, TIS 152). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    When the Lord restored Jerus’lem,
    then we were like those who dream,
    then our mouths were filled with laughter,
    and our tongues with shouts of joy.
    Then they said among the nations,
    ‘See, the Lord has worked for them.’
    Yes, the Lord has done this for us,
    we rejoice and sing his praise!

    Like a river in the desert,
    Lord, restore us once again.
    May all those who sow with weeping,
    harvest with great shouts of joy.
    Those who bore their seed in sorrow,
    going out to sow in tears,
    will return with shouts of gladness,
    bringing in their sheaves of grain.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 126 p218 , Psalm 126 p220 , Psalm 126 p221 , Psalm 126 p222

  • 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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