Sunday 29 July, 2018 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12), Year B

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 Samuel 11:1-15 David and Bathsheba
OR 2 Kings 4:42-44 Elisha feeds 100 men
PSALM Psalm 14 OR Psalm 145:10-18 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
SECOND READING Ephesians 3:14-21 The love of Christ
GOSPEL John 6:1-21 Jesus feeds 5000 people and walks on the water

Notes on the readings
2 KINGS 4:42-44: Normally the first fruits of people’s harvests would be delivered to the priest at God’s holy place, as directed by the law of Moses. However, Elisha accepted this particular offering as an offering to the Lord and directed its use for the school of prophets which followed him. God’s blessing on it demonstrates the commonly taught truth of Scripture that with God’s blessing a little proves quite sufficient for many.

EPHESIANS 3:14-21: Paul’s most fervent prayers were for the spiritual growth of his hearers. This takes place by the power of God’s Spirit as Christ comes to live in the Christian by implanting faith and love. To grasp the fullness of the love of Christ and of God transcends human knowledge. Because God can accomplish that in us, we give him glory.

JOHN 6:1-21: St John describes this miracle as a sign (v 14). It was commonly expected that when the Messiah came he would repeat God’s miracle of the manna in the wilderness under the leadership of Moses. Hence the desire to make Jesus a king. The people saw him as a physical provider, which erroneous expectation Jesus answered by withdrawal. Indeed he was the Messiah, but of a spiritual kingdom to furnish different nourishment. His miracles showed him infinitely greater than the prophets (compare today’s first reading). The sign of walking on the stormy water also demonstrates that the things over which only the Father has control also fall under Christ’s own messianic province.

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: Pr Roger Atze ; Pr Heath Pukallus ; Pr Vince Gerhardy ; edited for lay reading sermon – john 6 1-21 – year b – proper 12
Based on second reading: edited for lay reading sermon – ephesians 3 17-19 – year b – pentecost 9 ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – ephesians 3 14-21 – year b – proper 12
Based on Psalm 145: Pr Simon Cooper

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)

Opening Sentences
Let us fall on our knees before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its true name. 
(based on Eph 3:14 TEV)

Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
Traditional
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and make them ask for whatever pleases you,
so that you may grant what they desire;
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
Listen in mercy to our prayers, Lord.
Lead us to ask for whatever pleases you,
so that you may grant what we 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 that we may find peace in knowing God. [silence])
Almighty and merciful God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless
until they find their rest in you.
Teach us to seek you
and to rely on you in all our needs,
so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
and we may finally see you face to face.
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 trust in God’s care. [silence])
Eternal God,
we thank you that you make all things
work together for good
to those who love you.
Help us cheerfully trust in you,
knowing that your generous hands give us food
and your watchful eyes keep us safe.
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.

ALLELUIA VERSE
Alleluia.
This is indeed the prophet
who is to come into the world. (John 6:14 NRSV)
Alleluia.

Prayer after the gospel:
This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Lord Jesus, thank you for so generously
caring for your people.
Strengthen our faith in you.
Amen.

Children’s Address: Proper 12B

Offering Prayer:
Thank you, merciful God,
for the great love you have shown us in Christ.
Draw us more and more into his love,
and help us reflect his love
by our care and concern for other people.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer:  Prayer of the Church – Proper 12B

Resources for services with Holy Communion
SEASONAL 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.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
EITHER
Let us pray. We give you thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed
us through this healing gift; and we pray that through it you would
graciously strengthen us in faith toward you and in love toward one
another; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.
OR
Let us pray. Heavenly Father, as you did not spare your own Son, but
gave him up for us all: Grant that we who have received his body and
blood in the sacrament may live in him and he in us, so that, as your
children, we may walk in your ways and serve you all the days of our
life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Alternatively, use the third prayer of the day (as listed above) at this point. It may be modified as follows.

Almighty and merciful God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless
until they find their rest in you.
Teach us to seek you
where you may be found,
especially in your word and sacraments.
May we rely on you in all our needs,
so that our deepest desires may be satisfied,
and we may finally see you face to face.
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, with the power of Christ’s love.
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 Samuel 11:1-15

First reading (b): 2 Kings 4:42-44

Second reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
LHS

116    Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove* G9
148    Jesus, the very thought of Thee G6
151    Jesus, Thy boundless love to me* G5
170    Chief of sinners though I be* G5
197    Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word* G5 (see TIS 436)
335    Just as I am, without one plea G9 (see TIS 584)
791    O love how deep, how broad, how high G5 (see TIS 194)
794    What wondrous love is this GS
800    May we be one GS
849    With holy joy my heart shall beat (alt tune 323, G6)
850    O Father, my Father GS
893    Our Father, by whose name G6
AT
6        O Father, my Father
145    What wondrous love is this
172    May we be one
423    Examine my heart
465    How deep is the love of my Lord
635    How deep the Father’s love for us
TIS
122    What shall I do, my God to love
133    O worship the King all glorious above
139    O love of God, how strong and true
194    O love how deep, how broad, how high
220    This, this is the God we adore
230    It passes knowledge, that dear love of thine
413    Holy Spirit, come confirm us
436    Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word
443    Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell
472    Father of mercy, God of consolation
478    I bind unto myself today
549    God be in my head
584    Just as I am, without one plea

Gospel: John 6:1-21
LHS

284    O living Bread from heaven* G6
290    O Bread of life from heaven* G3
835    Bread of heaven, on you we feed G5
837    Feed us now, Bread of life GS
838    I am the Bread of life GS
AT
79    Feed us now
167    I am the Bread of life
226    When Jesus sat down on the lakeshore (All is nearness)
270    Eat this bread
604    No-one does the things my Lord can do
TIS
429    Break now the bread of life
513    Bread of heaven, on you we feed
535    I am the Bread of life
538    Feed us now, Bread of life
544    Since the world was young
714    Eat this bread

PSALM 14

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 14 p16 , Psalm 14 p17

PSALM 145
The following paraphrase of Psalm 145:10-18 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune St Cecilia (LH 416) or Quam dilecta (LH 503). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

The whole world shall be told;
your kingdom be made known.
Your glory and your power,
from age to age endures.

You’re faithful in your words,
and gracious in your deeds.
You lift up those who fall,
and hold up those weighed down.

All eyes shall look to you,
and you will give them food,
you open up your hand,
and satisfy our needs.

Lord, you are just and kind,
and near to all who call.
your works give thanks to you,
your faithful bless your name.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 145 p238

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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