Monday, June 3, 2013

Order of Service for Sunday the 9th of June 2013 (Proper 10C)

The Third Sunday after Pentecost
9 June 2013

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music

Processional Hymn

‘Praise to the Lord’  Common Praise #382


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.

The Deacon or an Assisting Minister says,

God our creator,
you know the secrets of our hearts.
We ask you to forgive our sins,
known and unknown.

For turning away from you,
and ignoring your will for our lives:
God of compassion, forgive, save and help us.

For behaving just as we wish,
without thinking of you:
God of compassion, forgive, save and help us.

For failing you by what we do, think and say:
God of compassion, forgive, save and help us.

For letting ourselves be drawn away from you
by temptations in the world about us:
God of compassion, forgive, save and help us.

For living as if we were ashamed
to belong to your Beloved, Christ our Lord:
God of compassion, forgive, save and help us. [i]

The Presider says,

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by the Holy Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen. [ii]

Let us praise the God who gives us new life
through the reconciling love of Christ and the work of the Spirit.

Hymn of Praise

‘Glory to God’  Common Praise #702

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Healer and compassionate God,
your hands hold gently all creation,
your touch brings life in the face of death,
your love transforms destruction into grace.
Touch our lives with your Spirit,
bringing new life and hope,
so that we may live and serve you
with joy and praise.  Amen. [iii]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

First Reading

A Reading from First Kings (17.17-24)

            After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill; his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.  She then said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God?  You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to cause the death of my son!”  But he said to her, “Give me your son.”  He took him from her bosom, carried him up into the upper chamber where he was lodging, and laid him on his own bed.  He cried out to the Lord, “O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I am staying, by killing her son?”  Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried out to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let this child’s life come into him again.”  The Lord listened to the voice of Elijah; the life of the child came into him again, and he revived.  Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and gave him to his mother; then Elijah said, “See, your son is alive.”  So the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.

The Psalm

Psalm 30 with the Refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice)

I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up *
            and have not let my enemies triumph over me.
O Lord my God, I cried out to you, *
            and you restored me to health.
You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; *
            you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.
Sing to the Lord, you servants of God; *
            give thanks for the remembrance of the holiness of God.
For the wrath of God endures but the twinkling of an eye, *
            the favour of God for a lifetime.

Weeping may spend the night, *
            but joy comes in the morning.


While I felt secure, I said,*
            “I shall never be disturbed.
Lord, with your favour, you made me as strong as the mountains.” *
            Then you hid your face, and I was filled with fear.
I cried to you, O Lord; *
            I pleaded with you, saying,
“What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? *
            Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; *
            O Lord, be my helper.”
You have turned my wailing into dancing; *
            you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; *
            O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.


The Second Reading

A Reading from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (1.11-24)

            For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

            You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism.  I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it.  I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus.

            Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days; but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord’s brother.  In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!  Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, and I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; they only heard it said, “The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy.”  And they glorified God because of me.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.
Thanks be to God.

The Gradual Hymn

‘Healer of Our Every Ill’  Common Praise #612 vv. 1, 4 with the refrain

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (7.11-17)
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him.  As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out.  He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town.  When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”  Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still.  And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!”  The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.  Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favourably on his people!”  This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

The Gospel of Christ.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us affirm our faith in our God.

We believe and trust in God the Lover,
source of all being and life,
the one for whom we exist.

We believe and trust in God the Beloved,
who, in Jesus of Nazareth, took our human nature,
died for us and rose again.

We believe and trust in God the Love,
who gives life to the people of God
and makes Christ known in the world.

We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen. [iv]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions

The Exchange of the Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘Revive Thy Work, O Lord’  Common Praise #454

The Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.
Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts:
ourselves, our time and our possessions.
Use us and what we have gathered
in feeding the world with your love,
through the one who gave himself for us,
Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen. [v]

The Thanksgiving at the Table

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Blessed are you, gracious God,
creator of heaven and earth;
you are the source of light and life for all your creation,
you made us in your own image,
and call us to new life in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Therefore we praise you,
joining our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. [vi]

Holy, mighty and merciful Lord,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
In great love you sent us Jesus, your Son,
who reached out to heal the sick and suffering,
who preached good news to the poor
and who, on the cross, opened his arms to all.

In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup,
gave thanks and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Remembering, therefore, his death, resurrection and ascension,
we await his coming in glory.

Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord,
and unite the wills of all who share this heavenly food,
the body and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord;
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be all glory and honour, now and for ever.  Amen. [vii]

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.  Amen. [viii]

The Breaking of the Bread

How shall we repay you, O Lord,
for all the good things you have done for us?
We will lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon your name.
We will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call upon your name.
We will fulfil our vows to you
in the presence of all people. [ix]

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion of the Community

The Communion Hymn

‘I Am the Bread, the Bread of Life’  Common Praise #56

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

God of abundance,
with this bread of life and cup of salvation
you have united us with Christ,
making us one with all your people.
Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit,
that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world
and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. [x]

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.

The Recessional Hymn

‘O for a Thousand Tongues’  Common Praise #306 (sung to #230)

The Dismissal

The Deacon or an Assisting Minister sends the Community forth.  To these words the Community responds,

Thanks be to God.

Concluding Music

[i] ‘General Confession of Sin 1’ in Common Worship (2000), 128 alt.

[ii] ‘Absolution 4’ in Common Worship (2000), 135 alt.

[iii] Scripture Prayer 1 for Proper 10C Series 2 in Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), 146.

[iv] ‘Authorized Affirmation of Faith 1’ in Common Worship (2000), 144 alt.

[v] ‘Offering Prayer 3’ in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 107.

[vi] Lang ‘Nicaea’ Sanctus.

[vii] ‘Thanksgiving at the Table V’ in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 65-66.

[viii] Songs for a Gospel People #12 sung by the whole community without repeats.

[ix] Psalm 116 edited for liturgical use by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett.

[x] ‘Prayer after Communion 3’ in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 114.

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