Monday, July 11, 2016

An Ordo for Pentecost 9 (RCL Proper 16C, 17 July 2016)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
17 July 2016

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music


The Opening Hymn

‘Blessed Jesus, At Your Word’  Common Praise #559

The Greeting and Litany

Blessed be the one, holy and living God.
Glory to God for ever and ever. [i]

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. [ii]

Holy One,
lift from us every burden
that hinders us from walking in the way of Jesus
and renew in us his joy and confidence
in your love and mercy;
through Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.  Amen. [iii]

The Hymn of Praise

‘Bless the Lord, My Soul’  Common Praise #360 (sung three times)

The Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Eternal God,
you draw near to us in Christ
and make yourself our guest:
amid the cares of our daily lives,
alert us to your presence
and make us attentive to your voice,
so that we may treasure your word above all else.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son.  Amen. [iv]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading

A reading from the prophet Amos (8.1-12).

            8.1 This is what the Lord God showed me — a basket of summer fruit.

            2 He said, “Amos, what do you see?”  And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by.  3 The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,” says the Lord God; “the dead bodies shall be many, cast out in every place.  Be silent!”

            4 Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, 5 saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale?  We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, 6 buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat.”

            7 The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:  Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.  8 Shall not the land tremble on this account, and everyone mourn who lives in it, and all of it rise like the Nile, and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt?

            9 On that day, says the Lord God, I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight.  10 I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day.

            11 The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.  12 They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.

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

The Psalm

Psalm 52 with refrain from Songs for the Holy One

Refrain (sung twice):  Holy One, we will praise you forever.  Hallelujah!

1 You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness *
            against the godly all day long?
2 You plot ruin; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, *
            O worker of deception.
3 You love evil more than good *
            and lying more than speaking the truth.
4 You love all words that hurt, *
            O you deceitful tongue.

Refrain:  Holy One, we will praise you forever.  Hallelujah!

5 Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, *
            topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling,
            and root you out of the land of the living!
6 The righteous shall see and tremble, *
            and they shall laugh at you, saying,
7 “This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, *
            but trusted in great wealth and relied upon wickedness.”
8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; *
            I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9 I will give you thanks for what you have done *
            and declare the goodness of your name
            in the presence of the godly.

Refrain:  Holy One, we will praise you forever.  Hallelujah!

The Second Reading

A reading from the letter to the Colossians (1.15-28).

            1.15 [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers — all things have been created through him and for him.  17 He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.  19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

            21 And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him — 23 provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven.  I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.

            24 I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.  25 I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints.  27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  28 It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

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

The Hymn before the Gospel

‘The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen’  Common Praise #488 vv. 1, 2, 3 (sung to #541)

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.

            10.38 Now as they went on their way, [Jesus] entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.  39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?  Tell her then to help me.”  41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42 there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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

The Hymn after the Gospel

‘The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen’  Common Praise #488 vv. 4, 5 (sung to #541)

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Creator,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth has its being.

We believe in God the Word Incarnate,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Spirit of counsel and wisdom,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
now and until the ages of ages.  Amen. [v]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

The Exchange of the Peace

The peace of Christ be with you all.
And also with you.

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower’  Common Praise #441 (sung to #412)

Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

God of mercy and grace,
the eyes of all wait upon you,
and you open your hand in blessing.
Fill us with good things at your table,
so that we may come to the help of all in need,
through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and Lord.  Amen. [vi]

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.

It is indeed right that we should praise you, gracious God,
for you created all things. 
You formed us in your own image: 
male and female you created us. 
When we turned away from you in sin,
you did not cease to care for us,
but opened a path of salvation for all people. 
You made a covenant with Israel,
and through your servants Abraham and Sarah
gave the promise of a blessing to all nations. 
Through Moses you led your people from bondage into freedom;
through the prophets you renewed your promise of salvation. 
Therefore, with them, and with all your saints
who have served you in every age,
we give thanks and 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.

Holy God, source of life and goodness,
all creation rightly gives you praise. 
In the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ,
to share our human nature,
to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you,
the God and Creator of all. 
He healed the sick
and ate and drank with outcasts and sinners;
he opened the eyes of the blind
and proclaimed the good news of your kingdom
to the poor and to those in need. 
In all things he fulfilled your gracious will.

On the night he freely gave himself to death,
our Lord Jesus Christ took bread,
and when he had given thanks to you,
he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,
and said, “Take, eat:  this is my body which is given for you. 
Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine;
and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: 
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sins. 
Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Gracious God,
his perfect sacrifice destroys the power of sin and death;
by raising him to life you give us life for evermore. 

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith. 
Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will comes again.

Recalling his death,
proclaiming his resurrection,
and looking for his coming again in glory,
we offer you, O Holy One of Israel, this bread and this cup. 
Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts,
so that all who eat and drink at this table
may be one body and one holy people,
a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory is yours, Source of all life, 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.

The Breaking of the Bread

‘I am the bread of life,’ says the Lord.
‘Whoever comes to me will never be hungry;
whoever believes in me will never thirst.’
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are they who trust in him!

These are the gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion of the Community

The Hymn after Communion

‘Father, We Thank Thee Who Hast Planted’  Common Praise #81

The Sending Forth of the Community

Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Gracious God,
in this meal you have drawn us to your heart,
and nourished us at your table with food and drink,
the body and blood of Christ.
Now send us forth to be your people in the world,
and to proclaim your truth this day and evermore,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen. [viii]

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 Closing Hymn

‘You Are God’s Work of Art’  Common Praise #39

The Dismissal

The Deacon sends the Community forth with an appropriate Dismissal.

[i] Enriching Our Worship 1 (1998), 50.

[ii] Common Worship (2000), 133.

[iii] Hebrews 12.1-12 as adapted by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett.

[iv] Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects for Years A, B & C and Seasonal Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion’ (2016), 135.

[v] Common Worship (2000), 148 alt.

[vi] The Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects for Years A, B & C and seasonal Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion,’ 160.

[vii] The Book of Alternative Services (1985), 193-195 alt.

[viii] The Liturgy Task Force, ‘Trial Use Collects for Years A, B & C and seasonal Prayers over the Gifts and after Communion,’ 163.

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