Monday, May 28, 2018

Ordo for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (RCL Proper 9B --- 3 June 2018)

From June until the end of August the semi-continuous readings from the Hebrew Scriptures focus on the covenant with David and the Davidic monarchy.  The order of service that follows reflects choices made to highlight this dimension of the lectionary during the summer months.

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

3 June 2018

The Gathering of the Community

Gathering Music


Opening Hymn

‘Dear Shepherd of Your People, Hear’  Common Praise#521


Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who has come to us to set us free,
who has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born from the house of David.  Amen.

Kyrie [1]

God be gracious to us and bless us,
and make your face shine upon us:
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

May your ways be known on the earth,
your saving power among the nations:
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Lord, you have made known your salvation,
and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations:
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

God of healing and forgiveness, 
draw us to yourself and forgive our sins, 
so that we may behold the glory
of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen[2]

Collect of the Day

Let us pray.

Ever-living God,
throughout time you free the oppressed, heal the sick,
and make whole all that you have made.
Look with compassion on the world wounded by sin, 
and by your power restore us to wholeness of life,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen.[3]

The Proclamation of the Word

The First Reading:  1 Samuel 3.1-10

A reading from the First Book of Samuel.

            3.1Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lordunder Eli.  The word of the Lordwas rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

            2At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; 3the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.  4Then the Lordcalled, “Samuel!  Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” 5and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”  But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.”  So he went and lay down.  6The Lordcalled again, “Samuel!”  Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”  But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” 7Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lordhad not yet been revealed to him.  8The Lord called Samuel again, a third time.  And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy.  9Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ ”  So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

            10Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!”  And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

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

The Psalm:  Psalm 139.1-9 (sung to Common Praise #439)

Lord, you have known me well,
searched out all I have wrought,
my sitting down and rising up,
discerned my every thought.

You trace each step, each rest,
along the way I go,
there is no word upon my lips
which you, Lord, do not know.

You press on every side
and on me lay your hand;
such knowledge is too wonderful
for me to understand.

Where then, Lord, can I go?
Where can I flee from you?
If up to heaven, you are there;
if in the grave, there too.

If on the morning’s wings
I reach the utmost shore,
yet even there your hand will lead 
and hold me evermore. [4]

The Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4.5-12

A reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians.

4.5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

            7But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.  11For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh.  12So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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

Hymn before the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise#715 (sung twice)

The Gospel:  Mark 2.23-3.6

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

            2.23One sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grain fields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.  24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?”  25And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food?  26He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.”  27Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”

            3.1Again [Jesus] entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand.  2They watched [Jesus] to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him.  3And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.”  4Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?”  But they were silent.  5He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”  He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.  6The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

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

Hymn after the Gospel

‘Alleluia’  Common Praise#715 (sung twice)

The Sermon

An Affirmation of Faith

Let us declare our faith in God.

We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family 
in heaven and earth is named.

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

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthen us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God:
the Author of creation, the Word of redemption
and the Spirit of wisdom.  Amen.[5]

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

The Exchange of the Peace

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

The Holy Communion

The Offertory Hymn

‘God of Grace, and God of Glory’  Common Praise#577

The Prayer over the Gifts

Let us pray.

God of all creation,
all you have made is good,
and your love endures forever.
You bring forth bread from the earth
and fruit from the vine.
Nourish us with these gifts,
so that we might be for the world
signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord. Amen.[6]

The Great Thanksgiving

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, our duty and our joy,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ;
who on this day overcame death and the grave,
and by his glorious resurrection 
opened to us the way of everlasting life.
And so, with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn: [7]

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. [8]

You are indeed holy, almighty and merciful God.
You are most holy, and great is the majesty of your glory.

You so loved the world that you gave your only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
may not perish but have eternal life.

We give you thanks for his coming into the world
to fulfill for us your holy will
and to accomplish all things for our salvation.

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.

For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup,
we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Christ has died. Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

Remembering, therefore, his life-giving passion and death,
his glorious resurrection and ascension,
and the promise of his coming again,
we give thanks to you, holy and gracious God.
Accept our praise and thanksgiving
and with your Word and Holy Spirit
bless us, your servants, and these your gifts of bread and wine,
so that we and all who share this bread and this cup
may be filled with heavenly blessing and grace,
receive the forgiveness of sin,
be formed to live as your holy people
and be given our inheritance with all your saints.

To you, Author of creation, with the Word of redemption
and the Spirit of wisdom, be all honour and glory in your holy church,
now and forever.  Amen. [9]

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.[10]

The Breaking of the Bread

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world.
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world.
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world.
Grant us peace.[11]

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

The Communion of the Community

The Hymn after Communion

‘Creating God, Your Fingers Trace’  Common Worship#410 (sung to #541)

The Sending Forth of the Community

The 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,
so that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world
and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ.  Amen.[12]

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

‘O God of Every Nation’  Common Praise#593

The Dismissal

Go forth in the light of the glory of God.
Thanks be to God.

[1]Federizon Mass for Saint Faith (2018).

[2]Common Worship (2000), 135 alt.

[3]Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 38 alt.

[4]Psalm 139.1-9 in A New Metrical Psalter (1986).

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

[6]Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 107 alt.

[7]Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Leaders Desk Edition (2006), 180.

[8]Federizon Mass for Saint Faith (2018).

[9]Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 108-109 alt.

[10]Federizon Mass for Saint Faith (2018).

[11]Federizon Mass for Saint Faith (2018).

[12]Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), 114 alt.

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