Sunday 5 June, 2016 – Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5), YearC

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 17:8-16 (17-24) Elijah and the widow in Zarephath
    OR 1 Kings 17:17-24 Elijah restores a dead child to life
    PSALM Psalm 146 OR Psalm 30 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Galatians 1:11-24 Paul called by God himself
    GOSPEL Luke 7:11-17 Jesus raises a widow’s son from death
  • 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 Roger Atze ;
    Based on Psalm 146: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on 1 Kings 17:8-24 reading: edited for lay reading sermon – 1 kings 17 8-24 – year c – pentecost 3
    Based on gospel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – luke 7 11-17 – year c – pentecost 3 ; NEW Pr Roger Atze
  • Opening Sentences:
    When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her
    and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ 
    (Luke 7:13 NRSV)OR
    God, who had set me apart before I was born
    and called me through his grace,
    was pleased to reveal his Son to me.  (Gal 1:15,16a 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 Lord, since you never fail to help and guide
    those whom you bring up in your fear and love:
    Give us continual fear and love
    for your holy name;
    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, you never fail to help and guide
    those you bring up in your love.
    Lead us always
    to worship and love your holy name.
    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 (revised alternative)
    (Let us pray for daily renewal. [silence])
    Thank you, Lord God,
    that you have cleansed us from sin
    and saved us from the power of the enemy
    through the death and resurrection of your Son.
    Keep us drowning our sinful self
    by repenting day after day,
    and bring to life in us each day
    a new self to live with you forever.
    We ask this 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.
    Thank you, Lord Jesus,
    for your power over death.
    Help us to trust in you to save us.
    Amen.
  • Offering Prayer:
    Everliving God,
    thank you for giving us eternal life.
    Lead us to bring your love and your new life
    to other people.
    Use us and our possessions for your service.
    Amen.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church Proper5C
  • 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.’ Come, for
    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.’
    Come, for 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. Come, for everything is ready.PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
    See the service order for a standard post-communion prayer. Alternatively, use the third prayer of the day (as listed above) at this point. It may be modified as follows.Thank you, Lord God,
    that you have cleansed us from sin
    through the death and resurrection of your Son
    and have assured us of your forgiveness
    in this healing sacrament.
    Keep us drowning our sinful self
    by repenting day after day,
    and bring to life in us each day
    a new self to live with you forever.
    We ask this through 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 power even to raise the dead.
    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 17:8-16 (17-24)
    LHS
    437    Now thank we all our God* G6
    451    When all Thy mercies, O my God G9
    452    O bless the Lord, my soul
    637    Great God, we praise Thy gracious care G6
    638    Great God, Thou giver of all good G6
    AT
    109    God gives
    330    These good gifts
    TIS
    64    O bless the Lord, my soul
    90    I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath
    106    Now thank we all our GodFirst reading (b): 1 Kings 17:17-24
    LHS
    151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
    158    Jesus, lover of my soul G4
    219    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun G3
    452    O bless the Lord, my soul
    815    O Christ, the healer, we have come G6
    AT

    TIS
    64    O bless the Lord, my soul
    207    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
    211    Jesus, lover of my soul
    638    O Christ, the healer, we have come

    Second reading: Galatians 1:11-24
    LHS
    334    Lord, ’tis not that I did choose Thee* G3
    337    God, from all eternity* (alt tune 276, G5)
    AT
    103    Send your servant down the road
    TIS
    625    I need you Lord, for I have seen
    Gospel: Luke 7:11-17

    LHS
    159    O for a thousand tongues to sing* G5
    161    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds G5
    780    We go to God when we are sorely placed G5
    815    O Christ, the healer, we have come G6
    AT
    125    Celebration song
    171    Dying, you destroyed our death
    452    Why do you look among the dead
    603   More than a sign
    TIS
    210    O for a thousand tongues to sing
    223    How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    240    All go to God when they are sorely placed
    638    O Christ, the healer, we have come

    PSALM 146
    TIS 90, I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath, is a paraphrase of Psalm 146:1,2,5-9. Or, either of the following paraphrases of the psalm by David Schütz may be used. If reproducing either of these versions, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm. The first may be sung to the tune Adelaide, LH 461.

    As long as I have breath,
    I’ll sing my praise to God:
    O praise the Lord, my soul!
    Don’t trust in human strength,
    in whom there is no help.
    O praise the Lord, my soul!

    When mortal breath is gone,
    and strength returns to dust,
    all human plans will end;
    but Jacob’s God keeps faith –
    he made the earth and sky
    and all that they contain!

    He gives the hungry food,
    and justice to the poor
    and sets the prisoners free.
    The righteous know his love.
    He lifts up those weighed down,
    and makes the blind to see.

    He cares for refugees,
    for widows, orphans too,
    but all who hate him fall!
    Forever Zion’s God
    is King of all the earth,
    O praise the Lord, my soul!

    This second version may be sung to the tune of ‘Now the green blade rises’ (LHS 764, AT 15, TIS 382).

    Verses1-4
    Praise the Lord, my soul! I’ll praise him all my days.
    Trust no human leader – mortals bring no aid.
    Their breath departs, their bodies turn to dust,
    all their plans will perish, as all creatures must.

    Verses 5,6
    Blest are those who find their help in Jacob’s God.
    Blest are those whose hope is in the Lord their God.
    He made the sky, the sea, and all the earth.
    He is always faithful, always keeps his word.

    Verses 7,8
    The Lord feeds the hungry, sets the prisoner free,
    by his healing power the blind are made to see,
    he gives his justice to all those oppressed,
    lifts up those bowed down, and loves all righteousness.

    Verses 9.10
    Strangers, widows, orphans know his loving grace.
    But he brings to ruin every wicked way.
    The Lord will reign forever, Zion’s God.
    Through all generations, praise the Lord our God!

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 146 p239 , Psalm 146 p240

    PSALM 30
    The following paraphrase of Psalm 30 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Bethany (‘Nearer my God to thee’, LHS 872). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    I will exalt you, Lord;
    you rescued me
    from the deep grave of death
    that threatened me.
    You did not let my foes
    gloat over me in death;
    I called to you for help,
    you spared my life.

    Sing to the Lord, you saints,
    and praise his name.
    Weeping may last the night,
    joy comes with dawn.
    His anger is so short,
    his favour is so long!
    So I rejoice in him,
    singing my song.

    Feeling secure, I said:
    ‘I shan’t be moved!’
    But when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed!
    To you, O Lord, I called;
    ‘Have mercy!’ was my cry.
    ‘What gain is there for you,
    if I should die?’

    ‘How can I praise you, Lord,
    if I am dust?
    How, from the grave, can I
    speak of your trust?
    Hear and be merciful!
    O Lord, come to my aid!’
    I called to God for help,
    and I was saved.

    You turned my mournful tears,
    into a dance.
    You stripped me of my grief,
    robed me with joy!
    I will not hold my tongue!
    Now I, with all my heart,
    sing songs of thanks to you,
    O Lord, my God.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 30 p51 , Psalm 30 p52 , Psalm 30 p53

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

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