Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Liturgical Suggestions for Pentecost 10 (RCL Proper 21A/21 August 2011)
Please Note that any elements not mentioned in the endnotes are taken from the book of alternative services or evangelical lutheran worship. If you make use of these suggestions, please make sure that the proper reference is given.
21 August 2011
The Gathering of the Community
‘Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun’ Common Praise #8
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
be with you all.
And also with you.
Collect for Purity
to you all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
though Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hymn of Praise
‘Glory, in the Highest Glory’ Common Praise #366
Collect of the Day
God of Miriam and Moses,
you are our help from age to age.
Accept our worship, our living sacrifice,
and transform us by your Spirit,
that, being members of one body,
we may dare to pray together
in the name of Christ the Lord. Amen.
The Proclamation of the Word
The First Reading
The Appointed Psalm
Psalm 124 from Songs for the Holy One
The Second Reading
‘By All Your Saints Still Striving’ Common Praise #283 vv 1, 2b, 3
Affirmation of Faith
With Moses, Jesus, Peter and Paul
let us affirm our faith:
Hear, O Israel,
the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
This is the first and the great commandment.
The second is like it:
Love your neighbour as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.
The Prayers of the Community
The Prayers of the People
Confession and Absolution
Let us remember before God our selfish ways, the things we have done wrong, the sorrows we have caused, the love we have not shown.
Most merciful Father,
forgive our sins against you
and against one another.
Strengthen us to overcome our weaknesses,
that we may live in love
as you would have us live,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
The Exchange of the Peace
The Holy Communion
‘Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant’ Common Praise #500
Prayer over the Gifts
O God of our ancestors,
your voice burns in the depths of our being,
draw us into your presence and service.
Receive all we offer you this day
and empower us to proclaim to all the earth
the glory of your name.
We ask this in Christ’s name. Amen.
The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer 1 BAS pg 193
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ.
We, being many, are one body,
for we all share in the one bread.
The gifts of God for the People of God.
Thanks be to God.
Hymn after Communion
‘As We Gather at Your Table’ Common Praise #61
The Commissioning of the Community
Prayer after Communion
visit your people
and pour out your strength and courage upon us,
that we may hurry to make you welcome
not only in our concern for others, but by serving them
generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.
Glory to God,
whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the Church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever. Amen.
‘Sent forth by God’s Blessing’ Songs for a Gospel People #96
(1) The Collect of the Day is adapted from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, p. 177.
(2) The introduction to the Affirmation of Faith was composed by the Rev'd Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett.
(3) The Confession is taken from 'Home Prayers' in The Book of Alternative Services, pp. 691-692.
(4) The Prayer over the Gifts is adapted from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, p. 131.
(5) The first Prayer after Communion is adapted from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, p. 138.