Sunday 12 June, 2016 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6), Year C

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 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a Naboth’s vineyard
    OR 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:10, 13-15 Nathan’s message: you are the man!
    PSALM Psalm 5:1-8 OR Psalm 32 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Galatians 2:15-21 Jews and Gentiles are saved by faith
    GOSPEL Luke 7:36 – 8:3 A sinful woman forgiven; women followers
  • 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 – luke 7 36 – 8 3 – year c – pentecost 4 ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – luke 7 36-50 – year c – proper 6
    Based on second reading: Pr Roger Atze
  • Opening Sentences:
    I have been crucified with Christ;
    and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. 
    (Gal 2:19b,20a 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, the protector of all who trust in you,
    without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
    Multiply your mercy upon us that,
    with you as our ruler and guide,
    we may so pass through good things temporal
    that we finally lose not those that are eternal;
    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, you protect all who trust in you,
    and without you
    nothing is strong and nothing is holy:
    In your great mercy
    guide us through the good things of this life,
    so that in the end
    we do not lose the things of eternal life.
    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 the compassion of Christ. [silence])
    Merciful Father,
    you have freed us from guilt
    through your Son
    and called us to work with him
    in your kingdom.
    Help us to be as compassionate with others
    as he has been with us.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.OR, new
    (Let us pray for dedication in following Jesus. [silence])
    Jesus, our Saviour,
    thank you for giving up everything for us,
    and making us your people.
    Live within us,
    and teach us to follow you
    without counting the cost.
    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 loving us
    and forgiving our sins.
    Strengthen our faith and devotion.
  • Offering Prayer:
    Merciful God,
    you have given and forgiven us so much.
    Help us to give ourselves in love
    to you and to others.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 4C
  • 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.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.
    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.
    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.
    See the service order for a standard post-communion prayer. Alternatively, use the fourth prayer of the day (as listed above) at this point. It may be modified as follows.
    Jesus, our Saviour,
    in this sacrament,
    you have given yourself for us,
    and have strengthened us
    as your people.
    Live within us,
    and teach us to follow you
    without counting the cost.
    For you live and reign
    with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Go in peace and live by faith in the Lord.
    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 21:1-10(11-14)15-21a
    239    Son of God, eternal Saviour G4
    286    Lord, hear my praying (Sorrowing Song)
    606    Son of God, eternal Saviour
    689    Lord, hear my praying.First reading (b): 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:10,13-15
    305    Today Thy mercy calls us* G3
    309    Ah, Lord and God G5
    310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* G9 (alt tune 404, G9)
    315    Lord, to Thee I make confession* G6
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    6    O Father, my Father
    322    We are sorry
    598    Dear Father, Lord of humankindSecond reading: Galatians 2:15-21
    151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
    324    Salvation unto us has come* G5
    330    Rock of ages, cleft for me
    332    Thy works, not mine, O Christ* G8
    473    For me to live is Jesus G5
    620    O dearest Lord, Thy sacred head G6

    195    Salvation now to us has come
    222    Rock of ages, cleft for me
    249     No weight of gold or silver
    352    O dearest Lord, thy sacred headGospel: Luke 7:36 – 8:3
    170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
    333     All that I was, my sin, my guilt* G9
    359    Thee will I love, my strength, my treasure (esp vv 3-5) * G6
    842    Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing G3
    875    There’s a wideness in God’s mercy G9
    156    He set us free
    225    Why do you love me?
    332    We are sorry
    428    Morning sunshine
    466    I am aware
    515    All are welcome (Communion)
    136    There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
    660    Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came
    693    Come as you are

    PSALM 5

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 5 p9 , Psalm 5 p10

    PSALM 32
    The following paraphrase of the psalm, by David Schütz, may be sung to the American folk tune at AT 407, or each verse may be split into two four line verses and sung to St Clement (LH 549, TIS 458). As the psalm is quite long, a selection of verses may be made. If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    How blest are those who are forgiven,
    whose sin is covered by God’s grace.
    How blest are those the Lord calls righteous,
    who look to him with honest face.
    My soul and body groaned in anguish,
    while I stayed silent through the day;
    for day and night your hand was on me,
    and in the end, my strength gave way.

    Then I confessed my sin before you;
    I did not hide my guilt with words.
    I said that I would make confession,
    of my transgression to the Lord.
    Then you forgave all my wrongdoing,
    and you forgave me all my sin;
    my pain is gone, my guilt is ended,
    and now a new day can begin.

    So then let all your faithful people
    lift up to you their heartfelt prayers.
    The raging waters shall not reach them,
    they won’t be swamped by endless cares.
    You are my hiding place and refuge,
    I run to you in times of need,
    and you preserve me from all trouble,
    and now I sing, for I am free.

    For you have said, ‘I will instruct you,
    teach you to see which way to go;
    I always keep my eye upon you,
    I teach you what you need to know.’
    So never be like horse or donkey,
    without a clue of what to do;
    for they need curbs of bit and bridle,
    or else they won’t stay close to you.”

    All kinds of trouble strike the wicked,
    for they have no one on their side.
    But steadfast love surrounds your people,
    who put their trust in you as guide.
    And so be glad in him, you righteous,
    and in the Lord, find peace at last;
    and shout for joy, and give him glory,
    for he gives peace within your hearts.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 32 p57 , Psalm 32 p58 , Psalm 32 p59

    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.
    Keyboard Accompaniments for Together in Song – CDs are available for purchase through ACR. CD 1 & 2 ; CD 3 & 4.

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