Monday, July 22, 2013

Order of Service for Pentecost 10 (28 July 2013)

For this Sunday we are using a new Sanctus setting (Proulx in Common Praise #732) as well as a re-editing of the Fraction Anthem to reflect the sense lines.  Hymns are chosen on the basis of the complementary series of the Revised Common Lectionary.

We have also been using a Kyrie litany for 'confession'.  The text is taken from the Church of England's Common Worship but is influenced by Roman Catholic texts.

In August we shall be making some changes in several key elements.  Keep an eye out!

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
28 july 2013

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music


Processional Hymn

‘Let There Be Light’  Common Praise #572


The Presider greets the Community.

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 then says

May your loving mercy come upon us, Lord,
and your salvation according to your word.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Your word is a lantern to our feet
and a light to our path.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Let your mercy come upon us so that we may live,
for your law is our delight.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.  [i]

Then the Presider says

God of all healing and forgiveness,
draw us to yourself
and cleanse us from all our sins
that we may behold the glory of your Son,
the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.  [ii]

Let us now 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.

Father in heaven,
in your goodness
you pour out on your people all that they need
and satisfy those who persist in prayer.
Make us bold in asking, thankful in receiving,
tireless in seeking and joyful in finding,
so that we may always proclaim your coming kingdom
and do your will on earth as in heaven.  Amen. [iii]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

First Reading

A Reading from Genesis (18.20-32).

            Then the Lord said, “How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin!  I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know.”

            So the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, while Abraham remained standing before the Lord.  Then Abraham came near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?  Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will you then sweep away the place and not forgive it for the fifty righteous who are in it?  Far be it from you to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked!  Far be that from you!  Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”  And the Lord said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will forgive the whole place for their sake.”  Abraham answered, “Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.  Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking?  Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?”  And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty- five there.”  Again he spoke to him, “Suppose forty are found there.”  He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.”  Then he said, “Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak.  Suppose thirty are found there.”  He answered, “I will not do it, if I find thirty there.”  He said, “Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord.  Suppose twenty are found there.”  He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.”  Then he said, “Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak just once more.  Suppose ten are found there.”  He answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.”

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

The Psalm

Psalm 138 with the Refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice)

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
            before the gods I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your name, *
            because of your love and faithfulness; *
for you have glorified your name *
            and your word above all things.
When I called, you answered me; *
            you increased my strength within me.
All the rulers of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
            when they have heard the words of your mouth.


They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *
            that great is the glory of the Lord.
Though you are high, you care for the lowly; *
            you perceive the haughty from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *
            you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
            your strong hand shall save me.
You, O Lord, will make good your purpose for me; *
            your love endures for ever;
            do not abandon the works of your hands.


The Second Reading

A Reading from the Letter to the Colossians (2.6-15)

            As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
            See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.  For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.  In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.  And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands.  He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.  He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

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

The Gradual Hymn

‘Seek Ye First’  Common Praise #458

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (10.38-42)
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            [Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”

            He said to them, “When you pray, say:  Father, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.  Give us each day our daily bread.  And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.  And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

            And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him. ’  And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything. ’  I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

            “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish?  Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

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

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

The Deacon or another Assisting Minister says to the People

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

Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions

The Deacon or other Assisting Minister bids the People prepare for the Prayers.

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘Before the Earth Had Yet Begun’  Common Praise #409

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. [iv]

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. [v]

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. [vi]

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. [vii]

The Breaking of the Bread

You gave your people angels’ food
and sent us bread from heaven,
so that we might learn, O God,
that not by various crops are we fed,
but it is your word which sustains
all those who trust in you.  [viii]

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

The Communion of the Community

The Communion Hymn

‘Bread of Heaven, on Thee We Feed’  Common Praise #72

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. [ix]

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

‘How Great Thou Art’  Common Praise #423

The Dismissal

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

Thanks be to God.

Concluding Music

[i] ‘Kyrie Confession:  Word’ in Common Worship (2000), 133 alt.

[ii] ‘Absolution 1’ in Common Worship (2000), 135 alt.

[iii] ‘Scripture Prayer for Proper 17C (Series 2)’ in Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), 167.

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

[v] Proulx ‘Sanctus’, Common Praise #732

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

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

[viii] ‘Canticle 12:  The Bread of Heaven’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 81-82 alt.

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

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