Sunday 15 November, 2015 – Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28), Year B

2nd last Sunday of the Church Year

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 Samuel 1:4-20 The birth of Samuel
    OR Daniel 12:1-3 The time of the end
    PSALM 1 Samuel 2:1-10 OR Psalm 16 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 Let us confidently draw near to God
    GOSPEL Mark 13:1-8 Signs of the end of the age
  • 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 1 Samuel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – 1 samuel 1 4-20 – year b – 2nd last of church year
    Based on gospel reading: Pr David Christian ; NEW Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon -mark 13 1-8 – year b – proper 28
    Based on second reading: Pr Heath Pukallus
  • Opening Sentences:
    The Lord says to my lord, ‘Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies your footstool.’
    (Ps 110:1 NRSV)

    Beware that no one leads you astray.
    The one who endures to the end will be saved.
    (Mark 13: 5,13 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
    O God,
    so rule and govern our hearts and minds
    by your Holy Spirit
    that, being mindful of the end of all things
    and the day of your just judgment,
    we may be stirred up to holiness of living,
    and dwell with you forever;
    through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Lord God,
    govern our hearts by your Holy Spirit.
    Make us mindful of the end of all things
    and the day of your just judgment.
    Stir us up to lead holy lives,
    and let us live with you forever.
    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.

    OR, another traditional, modernised
    Almighty God,
    we cannot trust in our own goodness,
    so deal with us,
    not according to the severity of your judgment,
    but according to your mercy.
    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.

    OR, new (revised alternative)
    (Let us pray to be ready for Christ’s return. [silence])
    Help us, Lord Jesus Christ,
    to wait for you,
    to wish for you,
    and to watch for you,
    so that when you come again
    you will find us ready.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

  • Prayer after the gospel:
    This is the gospel of the Lord.
    Praise to you, O Christ.
    Lord Jesus, thank you for promising to be with us
    in times of trial.
    Help us to trust in you through all troubles.

  • Offering Prayer:
    Eternal God,
    we thank you for saving us through your Son Jesus.
    Make us always confident in your love,
    so that we can freely serve you and others
    on our way to our heavenly home.

  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 25B (2nd last)
  • Resources for services with Holy Communion
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
    you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
    (Thanks be to God.)
    Come, everything is ready.

    The fourth prayer of the day (as listed above) may be used at this point. It may be modified as follows.

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    as we have proclaimed your death
    by eating this bread and drinking this cup,
    help us to wait for you,
    to wish for you,
    and to watch for you,
    so that when you come again
    you will find us ready.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    Go in peace. Hold firmly to your hope in 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): 1 Samuel 1:4-20

    427    God of pity, God of grace* (3 vv mod) G6
    440    Sing praise to God who reigns above G3 (see TIS 110)
    219    When I feel miserable
    110    Sing praise to God who reigns above
    454    Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

    First reading (b): Daniel 12:1-3

    144    Lord God, to Thee we give all praise
    145    They come, God’s messengers of love
    214    Hark, the sound of holy voices G5
    485    The day is surely drawing near* (vv 1,2,4,5,6) G5
    494    Jesusalem the golden G6
    606    Around the throne of God a band

    315    Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord
    642    This day God gives me

    Second reading: Hebrews 10:11-14(15-18)19-25

    67    And can it be, that I should gain (see TIS 209)
    81    O perfect life of love* G5
    115    Rejoice, the Lord is King (see TIS 216)
    160    Arise, my soul, arise
    173    Before the throne of God above G5
    282    Draw nigh, and take the body of the Lord* (see TIS 498)
    325    Approach, my soul, the mercy seat G5
    331    My hope is built on nothing less* G5
    504    To Thy temple I repair G5
    153    The steadfast love of the Lord
    217    Shine, Jesus, shine
    324    Saints of all time
    325    Sing to God
    345    Nothing but the blood
    373    Bound by love
    418    We come by ones
    92    Sing to God with joy and gladness
    154    Great is your faithfulness
    209    And can it be, that I should gain
    216    Rejoice, the Lord is King
    220    This, this is the God we adore
    259    Among us and before us, Lord, you stand
    498    Draw near and take the body of our Lord
    520    Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (vv 1,2,4,5)
    529    By your priestly power, O risen Lord
    533    I come with joy to meet my Lord
    619    Have faith in God, my heart

    Gospel: Mark 13:1-8

    303   Stay awake


    203   Through the night of doubt and sorrow
    341    Jesus lead Thou on
    386    In you is gladness
    556    O God our help in ages past

    47     O God our help in ages past
    200   In you is gladness
    560   All my hope on God is founded

    PSALM 16
    The following paraphrase by David Schütz may be sung to the tune: ‘Now thank we all our God’, LH 437, TIS 101. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Protect me, Lord my God,
    in you I find my refuge.
    I say, ‘You are my Lord;
    I’ve no good thing without you.’
    And as for all your saints,
    the righteous in the land,
    they are the noble ones
    in whom is my delight.

    Those who choose other gods
    will end their days in sorrow.
    I will not speak their names,
    or share in their blood off’rings.
    The Lord maintains my lot,
    my portion and my cup.
    My future’s safe in him,
    my heritage is good.

    I bless the Lord my God,
    who always gives me counsel.
    At night he teaches me
    and guides my heart to wisdom.
    I let God lead the way,
    and follow in his steps.
    With God close by my side,
    I never will be moved.

    Therefore my heart is glad,
    in you my soul rejoices.
    My body rests secure,
    when death and grave seem final.
    For you won’t give me up
    nor let me see decay.
    You show the path of life
    to joy with you always.

    Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 16 p21Psalm 16 p22Psalm 16 p23

    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.
    NEW! Metrical Psalms
    by Dale Schoening : Psalms set to well known hymn tunes.

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