Sunday, 17 March 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent, 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: Violet

Bible readings:

FIRST READING  Genesis 15:1-12,17,18 God’s covenant with Abram
PSALM Psalm 27 *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
SECOND READING Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Be what you are: citizens of heaven
GOSPEL Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ sorrow over Jerusalem

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 first reading: Edited for lay reading sermon – genesis 15v12 – year c – lent 2  NEW! Edited for lay reading, Pr Joshua Pfeiffer
Based on gospel reading: Edited for lay reading, Pr Vince Gerhardy ; NEW edited for lay reading sermon – luke 13 31-35 – year c – lent 2
Based on second reading:Edited for lay reading, Pr Tim Ebbs

Opening Sentences:

Our citizenship is in heaven,
and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Phil 3:20 NRSV)

Orders of service:

Lent 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 God,
since you know that by ourselves
we have no strength:
Keep us both outwardly and inwardly,
that we may be defended from all adversities
that may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts
that may assault and hurt the soul;
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,
you know that by ourselves we have no strength.
Defend us from all calamities
that may happen to the body,
and cleanse us from all evil thoughts
that may attack the soul.
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 (revised alternative)
(Let us pray that we deny ourselves and trust in Christ. [silence])
Merciful God,
we thank you for sending your Son
to suffer and give his life for all people.
Teach us, who have been born again,
to forget ourselves
and rely only on Christ our Saviour.
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.
Thank you, Lord Jesus,
for facing death for our sake.
Protect us under your wings.
Amen.

Children’s Address: Lent 2C

Offering Prayer:

Loving God,
you have made us your people.
Transform us,
so that we serve you and other people
with the gifts you have given us.
Amen.

Prayer of the Church (General Prayer):  Prayer of the Church – Lent 2C

Additional Prayer Points

Urgent Prayer Request – Please pray for the people of Venezuela, where ongoing political unrest has resulted in deteriorating conditions. They are currently experiencing major disruptions to their power supply and other basic services, leaving most areas without electricity for an extended period. Venezuelans are running out of food, drinking water and fuel. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Venezuela (IELV) asks that we pray for peace and a resolution to the difficult situation.

Visit the Mission International website to access their prayer points, which you may like to include in the Prayer of the Church, or in your bulletin. You can also download a Lenten Prayer Guide.

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.
He has taken on himself our sin,
so that we might die to sin
and live to righteousness.
And so, with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we adore and praise your glorious name:

COMMUNION INVITATION

Every time we eat this bread and drink from this cup
we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
(Thanks be to God.)
Come, everything is ready.

 PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Heavenly Father, as you did not spare your own Son,
but gave him up to die on the cross 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.

Or the third prayer of the day (as listed above) may be used at this point. It may be modified as follows.

Merciful God,
we thank you for sending your Son
to suffer and give his life for us
and to make us your people.
Teach us,
who have received his body and blood
in this holy meal,
to forget ourselves
and rely only on Christ our Saviour.
For he lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.

SEASONAL BLESSING

This seasonal blessing is used together with (ie before) the usual blessing in the order of service.
(May) Christ our crucified Saviour draw you to himself,
so that you may find in him the assurance of sins forgiven
and the gift of eternal life; . . .

DISMISSAL

Go in peace and stand firm in the Lord.
Thanks be to God. OR In the name of Christ. Amen.

VISUAL ARTS

You can access excellent examples of church art relevant to each season of the Church year, curated by the Department of Visual Arts.

NEW! Lent PPT SlideGeneral Use/Traditional / Modern
PPT Slides formatted for older versions of PPT: General Use /Traditional/Modern
Simply download your preferred slides and copy the liturgy and songs into each slide.

Other visual art resources
There are some great sites which have good quality ppt slides and images which you may find helpful:

DRAMA

Play scripts and scores for Easter and Christmas plays and a range of skits may be downloaded at a small cost from Our Saviour Lutheran Church Aberfoyle Park.

There are a number of websites where you can source good quality short films for use in worship service, including: The Skit Guys

MUSIC AND SONG

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: Genesis 15:1-12,17,18

LH

  • 456    The God of Abraham praise G7

AT

  • 403    God of Abraham (selected verses)
    496    Don’t be afraid

TIS

  • 116    Begin my tongue some heavenly theme
    125    The God of Abraham praise

Second reading: Philippians 3:17 – 4:1

LHS

  • 124    O Holy Spirit, enter Thou* G3
    125    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove G5
    128    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God* G5
    129    Breathe on me, Breath of God G5
    352    Fight the good fight, with all thy might* G4
    490    O Son of God, we wait for Thee* G3
    668    O Saviour of the world
    669    O Saviour of the world

AT

  • 12    We are heirs of the Father
    423    Examine my heart
    451    Saviour of the world
    465    How deep is the love

TIS

  • 400    O Holy Spirit, enter in
    401    O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God
    402    Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove
    407    Breathe on me, breath of God
    594    Fight the good fight with all thy might

Gospel:  Luke 13:31-35

LHS

  • 502    This is the day the Lord hath made G6
    817    O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising G7
    857    Low, the way is low GS

AT

  • 190    Low, the way is low

TIS

  • 368    This is the day the Lord has made
    620    O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
    634    All who love and serve your city

PSALM 27
TIS 15, God is my strong salvation, and 16, Do not be afraid, I am with you, are based on verses of Psalm 27; ‘Do Lord’ ATE 209 is a paraphrase of the psalm; and the Taize chant ‘The Lord is my light’, ATE 214, is based on the first verse of the psalm.
Music Resources Vol. 3- Psalm settings :Psalm 27 p46 , Psalm 27 p47

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.

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