Sunday 30 October, 2016 – Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 26), 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.

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

OR The 50th Anniversary of the LCA may be observed on this day: click here for 50th Anniversary resources.

  • 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 Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 The righteous will live by faith
    OR Isaiah 1:10-18 God tells his people: Become clean
    PSALM  Psalm 119:137-144 OR Psalm 32:1-7 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11,12 Paul’s thanksgiving and prayers for the Thessalonians
    GOSPEL Luke 19:1-10 Jesus and Zacchaeus
  • 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: Pr Heath Pukallus ; sermon – luke 19 1-10 – year c – pentecost 24 ; NEW Pr Roger Atze
    Based on Psalm 32: NEW edited for lay reading sermon-psalm-32-1-7-year-c-proper-26
  • Opening Sentences:
    Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow;
    though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.  (Isa 1:18 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,
    free your people from their offences,
    that through your bountiful goodness
    we may all be released
    from the net of our sins
    which because of our frailty
    has entangled us;
    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, free your people from their offences.
    Through your great goodness
    release us all from the net of our sins
    which has entangled us because of our frailty.
    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 cleansing and renewal. [silence])
    Almighty God, heavenly Father,
    to you all hearts are open,
    all desires known,
    and from you no secrets are hidden.
    Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
    by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
    so that we may perfectly love you
    and worthily praise 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
    (Let us pray for Jesus to live in us. [silence])
    Holy and merciful God,
    we thank you for sending your Son Jesus
    to save those who are lost.
    Lead us eagerly to seek him,
    gladly to accept his invitation,
    and joyfully to receive him into our lives.
    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 coming to seek and save the lost.
    Have mercy, and help us to live repentant lives.
    Amen.
  • Offering Prayer:
    God our Saviour, lead us,
    out of thankfulness for your mercy and goodness,
    to dedicate our lives and all we have
    to your service.
    Amen.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer):Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 24C
  • 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.
    Almighty God, heavenly Father,
    to you all hearts are open,
    all desires known,
    and from you no secrets are hidden.
    By this holy sacrament,
    cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
    so that we may perfectly love you
    and worthily praise 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.

    DISMISSAL
    Go in peace. The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.
    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): Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
    LHS
    1    Hark, a herald voice is calling* G7
    310    Out of the depths I cry to Thee* (esp v 4) G9 (alt tune 404, G9)
    490    O Son of God, we wait for Thee * G3
    AT

    TIS
    264    Hark! A herald voice is calling
    282    The voice of God goes out to all the world

    First reading (b): Isaiah 1:10-18
    LHS
    315    Lord, to Thee I make confession* G6
    317    Jesus sinners doth receive* G5
    335    Just as I am, without one plea G9
    850    O Father, my Father GS
    AT
    6    O Father, my Father
    32    Thou wilt rest him
    301    Prayer of peace
    345    Nothing but the blood
    TIS
    160    Father, all loving, and ruling in majesty
    584    Just as I am, without one plea
    618    What does the Lord requireSecond reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11,12
    LHS
    181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
    193    Jesus, with Thy Church abide* G9 (alt tune 82, G5)
    346    Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go G5
    381    O God our Father, throned on high (alt tune 391, G9)
    859    Seek, O seek the Lord
    AT
    177    Love one another
    250    Glorify your name
    301    Prayer of peace
    TIS
    428    Help us, O Lord, to learn
    464    Seek, O seek the Lord
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
    571    Forth in your name, O Lord, I go

    Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
    LHS
    156    Jesus our Saviour, of true joy the giver* G3
    165    One there is, above all others* G8
    305    Today Thy mercy calls us* G3
    317    Jesus sinners doth receive* G5
    324    Salvation unto us has come* G5
    357    O God, Thou faithful God* G3
    377    Take my life and let it be* G6
    AT
    188    Reaching out
    304    Stay with me
    548    Filled my life with grace
    553    Jesus, my Lord and my friend
    TIS
    195    Salvation now to us has come
    208    Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour
    599    Take my life, and let it be
    677    Christ’s is the world in which we move

    PSALM 119

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 119 p207

    PSALM 32
    TIS 20, How blest are those whose great sin, is a paraphrase of Psalm 32. The following paraphrase of Psalm 32:1-7, 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.

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

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

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