Sunday 25 November, 2018 – Last Sunday of the Church Year (Day of the Fulfilment), 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 23:1-7 The last words of David
OR Daniel 7:9,10,13,14 A vision of God surrounded by his court
PSALM Psalm 132:1-12(13-18) OR Psalm 93 *For musical settings of these Psalms, please see the song suggestions below*
SECOND READING Revelation 1:4b-8 Christ is coming on the clouds
GOSPEL John 5:21-29 The Son’s authority to judge and to save
OR John 18:33-37 Jesus’ kingdom not of this world

Notes on the readings – None available

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 Daniel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – daniel 7 9-10 13-14 – year b – last of church year
Based on John 5  reading: Pr Heath Pukallus ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – john 5 21-29 – year b – last sunday
Based on second reading: Pr Roger Atze ; Pr Andrew Brook Lay readers please note: the reference to the conflict between Israel and Hamas in this sermon on page 3 should be updated/generalised to ‘the current crisis in the middle east’.
Based on John 18 reading: edited for lay reading sermon -john 18 36 – year b – last sunday

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
To him was given dominion and glory and kingship,
that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away,
and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.  (Dan 7:14 NRSV)

OR
Behold, one like the Son of Man,
coming with the clouds of heaven!  (Dan 7:13 NKJV)

OR
Look! He is coming with the clouds;
every eye will see him, even those who pierced him.  (Rev 1:7a NRSV)

Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
Traditional
Lord God, heavenly Father:
Grant that your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
may come quickly
and take to himself his bride, the church,
so that together with all the redeemed
we may enter into your glory;
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, heavenly Father,
let your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
come quickly
and take to himself his bride, the church.
Bring us, together with all the redeemed,
into your glory.
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 coming of God’s kingdom. [silence])
Almighty and everliving God,
it is your will to restore all things
in your dear Son.
Bring together under his just and gentle rule
all the peoples of the world,
now divided and torn apart by sin.
For he lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

OR, new (revised second alternative)
(Let us pray for confidence in the Day of Judgment. [silence])
Merciful Saviour,
you have taught us that those who believe in you
will not be condemned,
but have already passed from death to life.
Give us faith in your forgiveness,
so that we fearlessly wait for the time
when you set us completely free.
For you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

ALLELUIA VERSE
Alleluia, alleluia.
The Father has given Jesus authority to execute judgment,
because he is the Son of Man.  (John 5:27 NRSV alt)  
Alleluia.

Prayer after the gospel:
1st alternative gospel:
This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for giving life to all who believe in you.
Help us to listen to you and have faith.
Amen.
OR
2nd alternative gospel
This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for calling us into your kingdom.
Help us to listen to your words of truth.
Amen.

Children’s Address: Last Sunday of the Church Year B

Offering Prayer:
Almighty God,
we thank you for bringing us into your kingdom
and making us priests to serve you.
Help us to keep trusting in Jesus
until this life is over.
Meanwhile, make us faithful servants,
doing what you want us to do,
and showing love to other people.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church – Last Sunday of Church Year B (rev)

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 everliving God,
it is your will to restore all things
in your dear Son.
As you have gathered us as one
around the table of the Lord,
bring together under his just and gentle rule
all the peoples of the world,
now divided and torn apart by sin.
For he lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL
Go in peace. Christ has freed you from your sins by his blood.
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 23:1-7
LHS

147    O Morning Star, so bright and fair* G3 (see TIS 199)
781    As water to the thirsty
AT
152    I have made a covenant with my chosen
TIS
199    Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star

First reading (b): Daniel 7:9,10,13,14
LHS

219    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun G3
436    Come, let us join our cheerful songs
456    The God of Abraham praise (see TIS 125)
735    Jesus comes with clouds descending (see TIS 273)
737    Prepare the royal highway G4
782    At the name of Jesus
AT
161    Majesty
329    This kingdom
TIS
125    The God of Abraham praise
143    Immortal, invisible, God only wise
204    Come, let us join our cheerful songs
207    Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
231    At the name of Jesus
273    Lo! He comes with clouds descending
346    Prepare the royal highway

Second reading: Revelation 1:4b-8
LHS

21    Of the Father’s love begotten (see TIS 290)
102    Hallelujah, hallelujah*
156    Jesus our Saviour, of true joy the giver* (see TIS 208)
169    The head that once was crowned with thorns G5 (see TIS 378)
456    The God of Abraham praise (see TIS 125)
469    Come ye people, rise and sing G4
735    Jesus comes with clouds descending (see TIS 273)
880    How shall I call you
AT
43    How shall I call you
163    Hymn of Glory
TIS
125    The God of Abraham praise
142    Glory be to God our Father
208    Jesus has come, and brings joy as our Saviour
261    Lord, you are the light of life to me
273    Lo! He comes with clouds descending
290    Of the Father’s love begotten
378    The head that once was crowned with thorns
520    Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Gospel (a): John 5:21-29
LHS

176    We come, O Christ, to Thee
179    Christ alone is our salvation* G3
321    Faith is a living power from heaven* G5
484    Blessed are the heirs of heaven G6
485    The day is surely drawing near* G5
793    To God be the glory GS
AT
244    We have seen the Word of life
302   Soon and very soon
TIS
118    We give immortal praise
147    To God be the glory

Gospel (b): John 18:33-37
LHS

115    Rejoice, the Lord is King (see TIS 216)
169    The head that once was crowned with thorns (see TIS 378)
782    At the name of Jesus
AT
162    King of kings and Lord of Lords
329    This kingdom
TIS
216    Rejoice, the Lord is King
231    At the name of Jesus
237    Hail redeemer, King divine
378    The head that once was crowned with thorns

OTHER HYMNS (GENERAL)
Lift high the cross (LHS 807/ TIS 228)
Crown him with many crowns (LHS 113/ TIS 351)

PSALM 132
The following paraphrase of Psalm 132:1-12, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune of ‘The greatest commandment’ (ATA 175). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

O Lord, remember what David did,
remember all the hardship he endured,
the way he swore to the Lord our God,
‘I will not rest or even go to bed,
I will not let my eyes close in sleep
and I will not seek to lay down my head,
until I’ve found a place for the Lord
and a dwelling place for the Mighty One.’

In Ephrathah we have heard of it,
we heard them say it in the fields of Jaar.
‘Come, let us go to his dwelling-place;
let’s worship God where he puts up his feet!’
Rise up, O Lord, and go to your house,
both you and the ark of your power and might.
With righteousness let your priests be clothed,
and let all your faithful shout out for joy.

And so we pray now, for David’s sake,
don’t turn your face from your anointed one.
The Lord himself now has sworn an oath,
an oath to David which he will not break.
‘Upon your throne I will set your sons,
and they shall be kings always after you.
And if they keep to my covenant,
then also their sons will reign after them.’

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 132 p228

PSALM 93
The following paraphrase of Psalm 93, by David Schütz, may be sung to the tune Gopsal (LH 115, TIS 216). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

The Lord our God is King,
he’s robed in majesty;
he’s armed himself with might
and rules eternally.
For his decrees are always sure;
his house is holy evermore.

The world shall not be moved,
he set it in its place.
And though the floods rise up,
they flee before his face.
For his decrees are always sure;
his house is holy evermore.

The floods have lifted up,
the waters rage and roar;
but greater still by far
majestic is the Lord.
For his decrees are always sure;
his house is holy evermore.

Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings : Psalm 93 p154 , Psalm 93 p155

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