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Proper 7B/Ordinary 12B/Pentecost 4
June 24, 2012

 

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: 

1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 or I Samuel 17:57 – 18:5, 10-16
or Job 38:1-11
Roman Catholic reading: Job 38:1, 8-11
United Methodist reading: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

Psalm 9:9-20 or Psalm 133 or Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 107:23-31
Episcopal reading (RCL): Psalm 9:9-20  or Psalm 133
   or Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
United Methodist reading: Psalm 9:9-20

2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Roman Catholic reading: 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

Mark 4:35-41

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

Hymn of Praise:   64

Gospel Hymn/Hymn of Invitation:   181 (#665 & #602 have good, familiar LM tunes that may be substituted, if needed); 534

Communion Hymn:   405

Dismissal/Missional Hymn:  535

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).  Psalm 133 can be found at page 764.  Psalm 9 text is not in the hymnal and 107 portions quoted in it are not those assigned for the day.

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

 

                        Accept the grace of God in truth

                        and never think you hold in vain.

                        For this moment of our hope is

                        God’s ripe, acceptable time.

                        The burdens of the heart

                        exact their certain pain;

                        we meet them all as true,

                        and kind and lively too.

                        Our hearts are eager for you.

 

                        Intensely wrought by God’s increase

                        we rise to hold our passion.

                        Against the rub of vicious fears

                        we claim our constant, God’s peace.

                        For in the throes of time,

                        as pangs and worries rage,

                        we take again the way,

                        salvation’s day is now:

                        and in the might of God we rise.

 

                        Alive, alert, impelled in love,

                        we gather to rejoice now.

                        Indeed, O God, in your intent

                        we foster joy where woes would breed.

                        O God, we stand by you

                        within this joyous day.

                        We answer your dear call;

                        in Jesus is our thrall.

                        And we are promised ever.

 

 

8.7.8.7.6.6.6.6.7. 

 

Call to Worship  (adapted by the editor)

L: The Spirit of God gave the universe birth.

P:  The Spirit of God delivered the world.

L: Our God is the first; our God is the last.

P:  No other god declares the word of creation.

L: Yet this same God invites us, saying, “Do not be afraid!”

P:  Worship the One who banishes fear, who comforts the trembling and quickens the faint!                              Worship the One whose creation is renewed and whose creatures are never forsaken!

 

Prayer of Approach (adapted by the editor)

L: The Lord be with you.

P:  And also with you.

L: Let us pray.  God of the depths of the sea, as well as of the heavens and earth:  Hear your people’s cry for your presence in our lives.  Awaken us to your Spirit’s power and your ever-willingness to save us when we call to you from the chaos of our lives, even as Jesus heard and saved his friends when they floundered in the storms of yesterday.  You are our God and Savior, the One who will keep us able to face tomorrow’s storms, and we praise you, through Christ our Lord  (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Intercessions (adapted by editor from the Book of Common Order, Church of Scotland)

Mighty and merciful God, may your kindness be known to all. Hear the prayers of all who cry to you; open the eyes of those who never pray for themselves; have mercy on those who are in misery; deal gently with those who sit in darkness; increase the number of those who love and serve you daily. Preserve our land from all things hurtful, preserve our Church from all dangerous error, preserve our people from forgetting that you are their Lord and Saviour.  [Hear our prayers who are close to our minds and hearts this day, which we offer along with our own needs to you in trust and silence…] Be gracious to those countries that are made desolate by war, famine, disease, or persecution, and grant that the course of the world may be so ordered in obedience to your will that the people may live in security and freedom from want, and their children grow up to be makers of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Mark 4:35-41

 

        Against the terrors of the night,

                        the raging of the sudden storm

                                        that threatens to overwhelm us all,

                        you rise and rebuke the rage, O Lord.

                                        And in the faith that knows

                                                        you in our threatened boat,

                                        we learn your steadiness:

                                                        for you alone compose our fright

                                                                        into the peace of all.

 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

Collect

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
   whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
   to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
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.

Post Communion

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining
and whose power we cannot comprehend:
show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,
and shield us from knowing more than we can bear
until we may look upon you without fear;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Alternative Collect

God our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2011.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2011 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2011; 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.  Version 2012-1.2 30 October 2011.  http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails, archived here at the Disciples Center for Faith and Giving Site, for each Sunday’s service.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw (Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

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Second Sunday after Pentecost B

Proper 5

June 10

 

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:

1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) or Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm 138 or Psalm 130

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Mark 3:20-35

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

Hymn of Praise:   280,

Hymn of Invitation:   538, 577

Communion Hymn:   426

Dismissal/Missional Hymn:  108

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). See Psalm 130 on Chalice p. 762

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Mark 3:20-35

 

                        Disturbingly did Jesus move

                        in ministering life.

                        Among established prides he probed

                        to gather lonely crowds.

                        For in the mystery of grace

                        the new intrusion comes

                        and lifts unto each lifted face

                        the freedom of our Lord.

 

                        Disturbed, authorities made haste

                        to find a safer way,

                        dispelling with a vagrant word

                        the urgency of Christ.

                        By Spirit of Beelzebul

                        he casts our demons – thus

                        they say to breed dissention there.

                        But Jesus answers plain:

 

                        A house divided does not stand;

                        a strong bound is lost.

                        The kingdom he presents to us,

                        the kingdom of our God

                        remains united as he labors

                        in honor of God’s breath:

                        the blasphemy against Spirit

                        never gains forgiveness.

 

DCM           Suggested tune: Ladywell

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Mark 3:20-35

 

        Your will, O God, bids the answer of our hearts.

                        Bring us, we pray, in the awesome wonder

                                        of your Spirit

                        that we might now and ever attain

                                        the bounty of your delight,

                                        the freedom of your gracious gift,

                                        the unspeakable gentleness of your care

                                                        in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

Collect

O God,
the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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.

Post Communion

Eternal Father,
we thank you for nourishing us
with these heavenly gifts:
may our communion strengthen us in faith,
build us up in hope,
and make us grow in love;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alternative Collect

God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2011.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2011 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2011; 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.  Version 2012-1.2 30 October 2011.  http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails, archived here at the Disciples Center for Faith and Giving Site, for each Sunday’s service.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw (Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

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The Second Sunday of Epiphany

http://almanac.oremus.org/2011-01-16

Principal Service
Isaiah 49.1-7
Psalm 40.1-12
1 Corinthians 1.1-9
John 1.29-42

Collect  (from Common Worship:   http://www.cofe.anglican.org/commonworship)

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
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.

Post Communion  (from Common Worship:   http://www.cofe.anglican.org/commonworship)

God of glory,
you nourish us with your Word
who is the bread of life:
fill us with your Holy Spirit
that through us the light of your glory
may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alternative Collect  (from Common Worship:   http://www.cofe.anglican.org/commonworship)

Eternal Lord,
our beginning and our end:
bring us with the whole creation
to your glory, hidden through past ages
and made known
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hymn for the Gospel

On John 1:29-42
 
              Behold now, the Lamb of God comes
              striding down
              to the shore,
              there revealing mercies.
              John baptizes in the water.
               Jesus comes
               to baptize
              in the Spirit blazing.
 
              Behold there, the Lamb appearing
               in the midst
              desire forms,
              there revealing glory.
              Spirit freely comes on him, stays
              to expose
              holy truth
              in the standing savior.
 
              Lamb of God, lure us nearer now,
               as you draw
              by your face
              Andrew and another.
              Lamb of God, by simple presence
              call us near:
               Come and see;
              bring along another.
 
8.3.3.6.D                                                     William Flewelling
Suggested tune: Bonn

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Jan. 18.  Visit the World Council of Churches for more information.

Disciples Prayer Focus:  Unity of the Church; Robert Welsh – Council on Christian Unity President; Our Ecumenical Partnerships (in West Virginia, our Ecumenical Dialogues with the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese Roman Catholic Church, and with the West Virginia Annual Conference United Methodist Church

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