Sunday 6 November, 2016 – Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27), 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.
All Saints may be observed on this day: click here for All Saints 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 Haggai 1:15b – 2:9 The future glory of the temple
    OR Job 19:23-27a I know that my Redeemer lives
    PSALM  Psalm 145:1-5,17-21 OR Psalm 98 OR Psalm 17:1-9 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Stand firm as you wait for the coming of our Lord
    GOSPEL Luke 20:27-38 The question about rising 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 gospel reading: Pr Stephen Pietsch ; edited for lay reading sermon – luke 20 27-38 – year c – pentecost 25 ; NEW Pr Vince Gerhardy
    Based on second reading: NEW Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon-2-thess-2-1-5-13-17-year-c-proper-27
  • Opening Sentences:
    I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;
    and then in my flesh I shall see God. 
    (Job 19:25,26b NRSV)
    OR
    The Lord, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
    is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.  (Luke 20:37,38 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
    Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people,
    that they may richly bear the fruit of good works,
    and receive your rich reward;
    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
    Stir up, Lord, the wills of your faithful people.
    Help us richly bear the fruit of good works,
    and give us your rich reward.
    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 vigilance. [silence])
    Heavenly Father,
    keep us watchful and alert
    as we wait for the coming of your Son, our Lord.
    When he stands at the door and knocks,
    may he not find us asleep
    in carelessness and sin,
    but awake in hope and rejoicing,
    so that we may live with you forever.
    We ask this through Jesus Christ,
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for faithfulness until Christ’s return. [silence])
    Awaken us, Lord,
    so that when your Son comes
    we may be ready to receive him with joy
    and serve you with clean hearts.
    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 bringing us life with God forever.
    Help us to live as God’s children.
    Amen.
  • Offering Prayer:
    Faithful God,
    strengthen us to stand firm in our faith.
    Encourage us to keep on serving you,
    giving of ourselves and what we have
    to help other people.
    Amen.
  • Prayer of the Church (General Prayer): Prayer of the Church – Pentecost 25C
  • 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.
    OR
    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.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.
    Heavenly Father,
    keep us watchful and alert
    as we wait for the coming of your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Help us to hear his voice
    when he stands at the door and knocks,
    so that he may come in to us
    and eat with us.
    For he lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.DISMISSAL
    Go in peace. Stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught.
    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): Haggai 1:15b – 2:9
    LHS
    14     Let the earth now praise the Lord (vv 1,2,6,8) * G4
    17    Come, Thou long-expected Jesus G6
    19    Come, Thou Saviour of our race* G4
    490    O Son of God, we wait for Thee* G3
    731    Come, Lord Jesus, come GS
    739    When the king shall come again G4
    841    O welcome, all you noble saints of old GS
    AT
    20    Come, Lord Jesus, come
    77    O welcome, all ye noble saints of old
    220    There’ll be peace
    TIS
    272    Come, thou long-expected Jesus
    295    Saviour of the nations, comeFirst reading (b): Job 19:23-27a
    LHS
    101    Jesus lives! thy terrors now* G5
    103    I know that my Redeemer lives* G3
    479    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives* G5
    761    Christ is alive! Let Christians sing G3
    AT
    35    I will sing unto the Lord
    127    Because he lives
    150    Sing a new song
    216    O sing to the Lord
    220    There’ll be peace
    312    Celebrate
    346    Jesus is alive
    TIS
    202    I know that my Redeemer
    366    Jesus, my Redeemer, lives
    372    Jesus lives! your terrors now
    376    I know that my Redeemer lives
    387    Christ is alive! Let Christians singSecond reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17
    LHS
    181    Abide, O dearest Jesus* G5
    197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word* G5
    331    My hope is built on nothing less* G5
    341    Jesus, lead Thou on* G3
    419    Jesus, Lord of life and glory G6
    870    Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy G6
    AT
    300    Practise love
    405    Lord of all hopefulness
    TIS
    198    I greet you, my Redeemer sure, who lives
    436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your word
    551    O stay with us, Lord Jesus
    613    Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joyGospel: Luke 20:27-38
    LHS
    60    Christ, the life of all the living (vv 1,5) G5
    103    I know that my Redeemer lives* G3
    763    Now is eternal life (alt tune 176, G9)
    841    O welcome, all ye noble saints of old GS
    AT
    77    O welcome, all ye noble saints of old
    257    Jesus is living
    437   I have seen the Lord
    TIS
    376    I know that my Redeemer lives
    385    Now is eternal life

    PSALM 145
    TIS 89, O Lord, you are my God and King, is a paraphrase of Psalm 145:1-7,9-12. The following paraphrase of Psalm 145:1-5,17-21 by David Schütz may be sung to various tunes, including Quam dilecta (LH 503) and St Cecilia (LH 416). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    I praise you, God and King,
    I bless your holy name,
    forever every day,
    I bless your name always.

    Great is the Lord our God,
    and greatly to be praised,
    his greatness is beyond
    all human power to know.

    And every age will tell
    each other of your works,
    and everyone declare
    the mighty things you do.

    And I will meditate
    upon your wondrous works,
    the beauty of your face,
    the splendour of your ways.

    The Lord is just and kind,
    he’s near to all who call.
    He fills and saves all those
    who learn to fear his name.

    The wicked he puts down;
    he watches those he loves.
    My mouth will praise the Lord;
    all creatures bless his name.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 145 p237

    PSALM 98
    TIS 56 O sing a new song to the Lord and 57 Sing to the Lord a new song are versions of this psalm.

    The chorus of ‘Sing a new song unto the Lord’ (ATA 150) by Dan Schutte is based on Psalm 98. The song could be used for the psalm, although the verses are not really a translation of the psalm itself.

    The following paraphrase of Psalm 98 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Wir pflügen (‘We plough the fields and scatter’, LH 563, TIS 130). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

    Sing to the Lord a new song,
    great wonders he has done!
    For he has shown the victory
    his mighty power has won.
    The ends of earth have all seen
    the saving acts of God.
    Let all the earth shout praises;
    ring out your song with joy!

    Sing the Lord a new song,
    from earth to heaven above:
    ‘Alleluia, alleluia,
    alleluia.’

    Sing psalms and play the harp, and
    with music praise the Lord!
    Come, blow the trumpet! Sound the horn!
    Acclaim the Lord your King!
    Let seas and all that fills them,
    with earth rise up and roar,
    let rivers clap their hands, and
    let hills ring out their joy!

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 98 p163 , Psalm 98 p164 , Psalm 98 p165

    PSALM 17
    TIS 6, Lord, hear a cause that is just, is a version of Psalm 17:1,5-6,8,15.

    Music Resources Vol. 3– Psalm settings: Psalm 17 p25

  • 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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