Pentecost +10, Proper 12C
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Scripture (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):
Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:
Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal
The Oremus Hymnal offers many good choices for the lectionary (although this 2010 version will have incorrect calendar dates). Not all are available in Chalice Hymnal, but some may be helpful in congregations where there is not a Chalice Hymnal available. Visit the Oremus Hymnal.
713-For the fruit of all creation; 717-Let all things now living
(This is a great day to sing the Lord’s prayer. #310 is most singable)
275-Christ is made the sure foundation (note alt. tune on 149)
423-Become to us the living Bread
More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.
Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:
Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent). A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin. Where practical, these may be offered here as well. You may also want to visit http://lectionarypsalms.org/
This week, I regret that I have no good advice.
Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2016, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
On Luke 11:1-13
Teach us to pray as John taught his disciples;
teach us to pray that we may pray properly.
Thus resonates the urging of God’s people:
teach us, Lord Jesus.
Simple, the words that Jesus opens for us:
pray, when you pray, that God’s kingdom may arrive;
pray for life’s sustenance, day by day for need.
Thus Jesus teaches.
As we forgive, forgive us our sins, O God;
and lead us never into temptation’s pall.
So simple and direct, the prayer prepares us
in Jesus’ teaching.
We come to one who answers our designing,
to God who knows to give the Holy Spirit.
We come in satisfaction as delighting,
as Jesus teaches.
184.108.40.206 Suggested tune: Iste Confessor
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Words of Greeting/Call to Prayer (from UCC Worship)
L: We are summoned here by our holy God, who calls us each by name, and gathers us together in the unity of Jesus Christ.
P: From classroom and kitchen and carpool, we are called into God’s presence. Young and old and middle-aged, individuals and families, softspoken and outspoken, we hear our names being called to join in worship.
L: This house of worship is a place to pursue God’s vision for all people: unity and joy and faith, expressed through different gifts.
P: Praise the Lord!
Prayer of Approach
L: The Lord be with you.
P: And also with you.
L: Let us pray. Gracious God, we gather this morning in this house of worship which, thanks to your love, is our home away from home. We come to add our human voices to the chorus of praise raised by your creation! We come as we are – distracted and weary, hopeful and open – know that you accept us and are ever mindful of our cares and joys. Still in us now the many voices that clamor for attention, that we might center ourselves upon you. Speak to us in word and melody and quiet, that we may be renewed in our faith and strengthened for your service. This we pray through Christ our Lord (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)
R= Lord, hear our prayer.
In peace, let us pray to Jesus our Lord, who ever lives to make intercession for us.
Saviour of the world, be present in all places of suffering, violence and pain, and bring hope even in the darkest night. Inspire us to continue your work of reconciliation today. R
Lord of the Church, empower by your Spirit all Christian people, [especially NN], and the work of your Church in every land. Give us grace to proclaim the gospel joyfully in word and deed. R
Shepherd and Guardian of our souls, guide and enable all who lead and serve this community and those on whom we depend for our daily needs. Grant that we may seek the peace and welfare of this place. R
Great Physician, stretch out your hand to bring comfort, wholeness and peace to [N and] all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit. Fill us with compassion, that we may be channels of your healing love. R
Conqueror of death, remember for good those whom we love but see no longer. Help us to live this day in the sure and certain hope of your eternal victory. R
Let us commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray, to the mercy and protection of God.
Open prayer may be offered and silence is kept. The Collect and Lord’s Prayer follow.
Prayers from Common Worship*
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
who gathered us here around the table of your Son
to share this meal with the whole household of God:
in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace,
gather people of every race and language
to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.
revive your Church in our day,
and make her holy, strong and faithful,
for your glory’s sake
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Collect of the Day (from Book of Common Prayer, 1979**)
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom
nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon
us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so
pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2016, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)
In our folly, O God, we wonder of prayer
and pause to clamor more and more.
Yet in simplicity you bid we hone our hopes
on gentleness of life.
You bid us know that as we know to give good,
you yield to us Holy Spirit.
Lord God: grant us your Spirit in our wanton hope.
Service of Table
Preparation (Invitation to Stewardship)
The wonderful works of God surround us. How will we show our gratitude? The generosity of God exceeds all our limits. How will our manner of life reflect the abundance of God’s mercy? Surely our offerings are one measure of our response.
Lord, our gifts are not casually presented. There is sacrifice in each of them. We have prospered and our gifts are prayers that your will may prosper in the lives of all who worship here today. For the saving of the world, we give and pray.
Invitation to Commune
God wants to share this meal with you—all of you who dare to let go of your defenses and your trust in self or others, and trust in God. Let us come to God’s table with hearts of thanksgiving and trust fully in the Christ who invites us all.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
(The following may be offered as one prayer, or broken between two Elders, if that is the tradition to be followed)
O God, who in your Son Jesus Christ have taught us not only the words of prayer but the life of prayer, we offer to you our praise and thanksgiving for the gift of this holy meal, wherein he offers himself to us again and feeds to us the Bread of Heaven. Send forth the power of your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine, that as we receive them and share them we may be empowered to live as your people who not only pray for, but strive for your will to be done on earth as in heaven. Through him, with him, and in him, in the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor be to you, O God, now and forever. Amen.
[if not previously offered: “And now with the confidence of your children, we offer the prayer our Savior taught us, ‘Our Father…’”]
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Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2015. Compiled by Simon Kershaw August 2015 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2015; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010. The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992. The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010. http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary
Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.
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