Sunday, 17 October 2021 -Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 24)

Welcome to Church@Home for this week!

This page includes a range of resources to help you worship at home. Please feel free to choose whatever best suits your needs at this time.

Church@Home Worship Service

This service has been adapted to suit the different nature of worshipping in your own home. It includes interactive elements, such as opportunities to talk to each other and activities for children (and people of all ages…) to encourage engagement in worship.

  • Make sure everyone has access to the liturgy either by downloading the Church@Home PPT for the week or printing copies of the service order.
  • Place a candle and cross and your bible (or phone with a Bible app) near you.
  • You will see a place for a sermon. Use a sermon provided by your congregation, view one of the many online sermons available (go to View@Home), or choose one of the printable lay-reading sermons provided below.
  • You will find two choices of music at each point in the service when singing is indicated. Please choose whichever combination of music you prefer – or listen to it all! Links to Youtube clips for each of the recommendations can be found below.
  • GROW Ministries kindly provide the Growing Faith@Home devotion and activity sheets each week so you can continue sharing together during the week.

Here are the resources you need to worship in your home or small group this week. Feel free to select what works best for your family and situation.

Printable Church@Home Service Order for this week

Church@Home PPT for This Week

You can choose a sermon from the selection for the week. You may like to watch Youtube Clips of the suggested hymns or access the backing tracks so you can sing along at home.

Printable Bible Readings for the week


Select one of the following to add to your service (or view one of the Livestreaming options)

Printed Sermons

Video Sermons

Music Suggestions




Contemplative Prayer Sheet for This Week

Prayer of the Church for This Week

Additional Prayer Points

      • Father God, children all over your creation are crying out for mercy in the face of this COVID pandemic. We cry out with them. Lord have mercy. Especially today we ask for your mercy on the heads of nations as they lead their countries through this season of fear and despair. Give them wisdom and peace. Bless them with capable advisors and administrators. Strengthen them with forbearance – especially in the face of criticism and community unrest. Lord, have mercy.
      • OR
      • Lord, we recognise we are a well blessed nation – despite the financial and health challenges we face. Please keep us from complacency and apathy as we consider those who are most impacted by the COVID virus – at home and abroad. Open our hearts to those who struggle. Continue to prompt your love to overflow in us to them. For you live and reign over all things. Lord have mercy.
      • OR
      • Where there is grief O Lord, where sadness overwhelms in the face of dying in this COVID season; bring your mercy and love. Comfort people with your promises and presence. Use your faithful people as your living and loving presence with those who grieve. Lord, in your mercy.