Sunday, September 1, 2013

Order of Service for Pentecost 16 (Proper 22C Series 2)


The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8 September 2013

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music

Announcements

Processional Hymn

‘Let All the World in Every Corner Sing’  Common Praise #357

Greeting

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

God of compassion,
you raise us to life in the Spirit:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You bring pardon and peace
to the broken in heart:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

You make the torn and divided
one by your Spirit:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. [i]

Then the Presider says

God of love,
bring us back to yourself,
forgive us our sins
and assure us of your eternal love
in 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

‘Praise to the Lord’  Common Praise #382

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Source of life and blessing,
of garden, orchard and field,
root us in obedience to your
and nourish us by your ever-flowing Spirit,
so that, perceiving only the good we might do,
our lives may be fruitful,
our labour productive
and our service useful,
in communion with Jesus our brother.  Amen. [iii]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

First Reading

A Reading from Deuteronomy (30.15-20).

            [Moses said to the assembled people,] “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity.  If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess.  But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.  I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

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

The Psalm

Psalm 1 with the Refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice)Happy are those who trust the Holy One.

1  Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *
            nor lingered in the way of sinners,
            nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
2  Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *
            and on this law they meditate day and night.

RefrainHappy are those who trust the Holy One.

3  They are like trees planted by streams of water, *
            bearing fruit in due season,
with leaves that do not wither; *
            everything they do shall prosper.
4  It is not so with the wicked; *
            they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

Refrain:  Happy are those who trust the Holy One.

5  Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgement comes, *
            nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
6  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
            but the way of the wicked is doomed.

Refrain:  Happy are those who trust the Holy One.

The Second Reading

A Reading from Philemon (1-20).

            Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,

            To Philemon our dear friend and co- worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:

            Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus. cI pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ.  I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.

            For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love — and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus.  I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment.  Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me.  I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced.  Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother — especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

            So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.  If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.  I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand:  I will repay it.  I say nothing about your owing me even your own self.  Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord!  Refresh my heart in Christ.

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

The Gradual Hymn

‘Mon ├óme se repose en paix’  Common Praise #563 (sung three times in English)

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (14.25-33).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            Now large crowds were traveling with [Jesus]; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.  Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.  For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?  Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’  Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand?  If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace.  So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.

            “Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored?  It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; they throw it away.  Let anyone with ears to hear listen.”

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 confess the faith of our baptism.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.  Amen. [iv]

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

‘You Are Salt for the Earth’  Common Praise #502

The Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

Holy God,
gracious and merciful,
you bring forth food from the earth
and nourish your whole creation.
Turn our hearts towards those
who hunger in any way,
so that all may know your care;
and prepare us now
to feast on the bread of life,
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.

We give you thanks and praise, almighty God,
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Redeemer.
He is your living Word
through whom you have created all things.

By the power of the Holy Spirit
he took flesh of the Virgin Mary
and shared our human nature.
He lived and died as one of us,
to reconcile us to you,
the God and Father of all.

In fulfillment of your will
he stretched out his hands in suffering,
to bring release to those who place their hope in you,
and so he won for you a holy people.

He chose to bear our griefs and sorrows,
and to give us his life on the cross,
that he might shatter the chains of evil and death,
and banish the darkness of sin and despair.
By his resurrection
he brings us into the light of your presence.

Now with all creation we raise 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 and gracious God,
accept our praise,
through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;
who on the night he was handed over
to suffering and death,
took bread and gave you thanks,
saying, “Take, and eat:
this is my body which is broken for you.”
In the same way he took the cup,
saying, “This is my blood which is shed for you.
When you do this, you do it in memory of me.”

Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection,
we offer you this bread and this cup,
giving thanks that you have made us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.

We ask you to send your Holy Spirit
upon the offering of your holy Church.
Gather into one
all who share in these sacred mysteries,
filling them with the Holy Spirit
and confirming their faith in the truth,
that together we may praise you
and give you glory
through your Servant, Jesus Christ.

All glory and honour are yours,
Father and Son,
with the Holy Spirit
in the holy Church,
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

Creator of all,
you gave us golden fields of wheat,
whose many grains we have gathered
and made into this one bread.
So may your Church be gathered
from the ends of the earth
into your reign of justice and peace. [ix]

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

The Communion of the Community

The Communion Hymn

‘Breathe on Me, Breath of God’  Common Praise #649

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Almighty God,
we give you thanks
that you have refreshed us
through the healing power of this gift of life.
In your mercy, strengthen us through this gift,
in faith toward you and in fervent love toward one another;
for the sake 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

‘How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord’  Common Praise #466

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:  Spirit’ in Common Worship (2000), 133 alt.

[ii] ‘Absolution 9’ in Common Worship (2000), 136 alt.

[iii] ‘Scripture Prayer for Proper 23C (Series 2) in Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.

[iv] Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 105.

[v] ‘Offering Prayer 1’ in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 107 alt.

[vi] ‘Sanctus’ by David Hurd (New Plainsong), Common Praise #689

[vii] ‘Eucharistic Prayer 2’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 196-197.

[viii] Common Praise #744.

[ix] ‘The Breaking of Bread 3’ in The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 212 alt.

[x] ‘Prayer after Communion 1’ in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 114 alt.

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