Wednesday, June 3, 2015

An Order for the Eucharist on Pentecost 2 (Proper 10B, 7 June 2015)

Second Sunday after Pentecost
7 June 2015

The Gathering of the Community

Entrance Hymn

‘Here in This Place New Light Is Streaming’  Common Praise #465


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.

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


‘Laudate Dominum’  Common Praise #313 (sung three times)

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

God of the unexpected,
you take what is old and make it new,
and what is dead and bring it to life;
you take our false expectations
and transform them into your truth.
Help us to accept the challenge of your call,
so that, trusting in your promise,
we journey by faith in Jesus Christ.  Amen. [ii]

The Proclamation of the Word of God

The First Reading

A reading from the First Book of Samuel (8.4-11, 16-20; 11.14-15).

            4 [All] the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, 5 and said to him, “You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.”  6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.”  Samuel prayed to the Lord, 7 and the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.  8 Just as they have done to me, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you.  9 Now then, listen to their voice; only — you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

            10 So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king.  11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you:  he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots.”

16 “He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle and donkeys, and put them to his work.  17 He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves.  18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

            19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, “No! but we are determined to have a king over us, 20 so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

            11.14 Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingship.”  15 So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal.  There they sacrificed offerings of well- being before the Lord, and there Saul and all the Israelites rejoiced greatly.

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

The Psalm of the Day

Psalm 138 with a refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  Great is the Holy One’s glory.

1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
            before the gods I will sing your praise.
2 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.

Refrain:  Great is the Holy One’s glory.

3 When I called, you answered me; *
            you increased my strength within me.
4 All the rulers of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
            when they have heard the words of your mouth.
5 They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *
            that great is the glory of the Lord.
6 Though you are high, you care for the lowly; *
            you perceive the haughty from afar.

Refrain:  Great is the Holy One’s glory.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *
            you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
            your mighty hand shall save me.
8 O Lord, you will make good your purpose for me; *
            your love endures for ever;
            do not abandon the works of your hands.

Refrain:  Great is the Holy One’s glory.

The Second Reading

A reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians (4.13-5.1).

            13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture — “I believed, and so I spoke” — we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence.  15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

            16 So we do not lose heart.  Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.  17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, 18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

            5.1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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

Hymn before the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise #712 (Refrain; v. 1; Refrain)

The Gospel

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (3.20-35).
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            19b [Jesus] went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and his disciples] could not even eat.  21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.”  22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.”  23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?  24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.  26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come.  27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

            28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” — 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

            31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him.  32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.”  33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”  34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!  35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

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

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed

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 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 to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in God 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.

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant’  Common Praise #500

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 toward 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. [iii]

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. [iv]

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 God, you alone are holy, you alone are God.
The universe declares your praise:
beyond the stars; beneath the sea; within each cell; with every breath.
We praise you, O God.

Generations bless your faithfulness:
through the water; by night and day;
across the wilderness; out of exile; into the future.
We bless you, O God.

We give you thanks for your dear Son:
at the heart of human life; near to those who suffer;
beside the sinner; among the poor; with us now.
We thank you, O God.

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 his love for us on the way,
at the table, and to the end,
we proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

We pray for the gift of your Spirit:
in our gathering; within this meal;
among your people; throughout the world.

Blessing, praise and thanks to you, holy God,
through Christ Jesus, by your Spirit,
in your church, without end.
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

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. [viii]

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


Hymn after Communion

‘Come, Let Us Eat’  Common Praise #62 (with the Presider as the Cantor)

The Sending Forth of the Community

The Prayer after Communion

We give you thanks, almighty God,
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. [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.

Closing Hymn

‘For the Healing of the Nations’  Common Praise 576

The Dismissal

The Deacon sends the People forth with a Dismissal for the occasion.

[i] Common Worship (2000), 133.

[ii] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects, Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion:  Propers 10 to 22, June to August 2015, Year B’, 1.

[iii] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects, Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion:  Propers 10 to 22, June to August 2015, Year B’, 8.

[iv] The Book of Alternative Services (1986), 218.

[v] Common Praise #732.

[vi] ‘Thanksgiving at the Table IX’, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 68.

[vii] Songs for a Gospel People #12.

[viii] The Book of Alternative Services (1986), 212 alt.

[ix] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects, Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion:  Propers 10 to 22, June to August 2015, Year B’, 8.

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