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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!
so that we may always proclaim
your coming kingdom
and do your will on earth as in
The Proclamation of the Word of God
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
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
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.
Psalm 138 with the Refrain from Songs for the Holy One
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
before the gods I will sing your
I will bow down toward your holy temple and
praise your name, *
of your love and faithfulness; *
for you have
glorified your name *
and your word above all things.
When I called, you answered me; *
increased my strength within me.
rulers of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
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;
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
love endures for ever;
not abandon the works of your hands.
The Second 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
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
First’ Common Praise #458
The Lord be
And also with you.
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.”
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.
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
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
An Affirmation of
The Deacon or
another Assisting Minister says to the People
Let us affirm
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
Thanksgivings and Petitions
The Deacon or
other Assisting Minister bids the People prepare for the Prayers.
The Exchange of
The peace of
the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Communion
The Offertory Hymn
Earth Had Yet Begun’ Common Praise #409
The Prayer over
Let us pray.
you, O God, maker of all things.
Through your goodness you have blessed us
with these gifts: