Sunday 26 June, 2016 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8),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:
    Note: There are two sets of first readings (with accompanying Psalms) given for the Sundays after Pentecost: (a) a new semi-continuous set, and (b) a set related thematically to the gospels (as in the earlier form of the lectionary). It is intended that either one of these two sets be used throughout and that they not be mixed.
    FIRST READING 2 Kings 2:1,2,6-14 Elijah taken to heaven
    OR 1 Kings 19:15,16,19-21 The call of Elisha
    PSALM Psalm 77:1,2,11-20 OR Psalm 16 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING Galatians 5:1,13-25 Freedom in Christ to live by the Spirit
    GOSPEL Luke 9:51-62 The cost of following Jesus
  • 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 9 51-62 – year c – pentecost 6 ;  edited for lay reading sermon – luke 9 51-62 – year c – proper 8
  • Opening Sentences:
    Those who belong to Christ Jesus
    have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
    If we live by the Spirit,
    let us also be guided by the Spirit. 
    (Gal 5:24,25 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, since you have prepared
    for those who love you
    such good things as pass our understanding:
    Pour into our hearts such love for you,
    that we may love you above all things
    and obtain your promises,
    which exceed all that we can desire;
    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, you have prepared for those who love you
    good things beyond our understanding.
    Pour into our hearts such love for you
    that we may love you in all things
    and above all things,
    and obtain what you have promised,
    which is more than we can desire.
    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 power to endure. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    your dear Son willingly endured
    the agony and shame of the cross
    for our sake.
    Give us courage and patience
    to take up our cross and follow him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.OR, new
    (Let us pray that we are led by the Holy Spirit. [silence])
    Christ our Saviour,
    thank you for setting us free
    from slavery to sin
    and the condemnation of the law.
    Make us alive by your Spirit,
    and ready to follow and serve you.
    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 giving up everything for us.
    Help us wholeheartedly to follow you.
  • Offering Prayer:
    Help us, God,
    as followers of Christ
    to offer ourselves and our possessions
    for your service.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 6C
  • 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.’ 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.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.Almighty and merciful God,
    your dear Son
    willingly offered up
    his body and blood on the cross
    for our sake.
    Give us courage and patience
    to take up our cross and follow him.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.

    Go in peace, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
    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): 2 Kings 2:1,2,6-14
    First reading (b): 1 Kings 19:15,16,19-21
    Second reading: Galatians 5:1,13-25
    58     Lord, little can I offer (Pt II) G3
    130    O enter, Lord, Thy temple* G4
    295    O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee and adore Thee* G3
    296    My maker, be Thou nigh* G5
    379    Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise G6
    381    O God, our Father, throned on high G7 (alt tune 391, G9)
    773    Filled with the Spirit’s power G7
    774    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling G6
    775    Let every Christian pray G7
    814    For the fruits of his creation G6
    855    Brother, let me be your servant GS
    156    He sets us free
    184     Love is the law
    191    The servant song
    192    Spirit of peace
    264    Spirit of God
    481    Free to dance
    168    For the fruits of all creation
    250    O Christ, when for us you were baptized
    410    Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
    411    Filled with the Spirit’s power
    420    Holy Spirit, go before us
    563    Let him to whom we now belong
    601    O Master, let me walk with Thee
    626    Lord of creation, to you be all praise
    650    Brother, sister, let me serve youGospel: Luke 9:51-62
    151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
    336    ‘Come, follow me’, the Saviour spake* G3
    361    Let us ever walk with Jesus * G5
    371    O Jesus, I have promised G5
    385    With all my heart I love Thee, Lord* G7
    788    Lord, who left the highest heaven G8
    307    Walking in the light
    372    Teach me your way
    401    Follow me
    413    The summons
    586   We will love
    588   With eyes wide open
    561    Who would true valour see
    595    O Jesus, I have promised

    PSALM 77

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 77 p124

    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 p21 , Psalm 16 p22 , Psalm 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.
    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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