Lectionary - Ordinary 28 Year C

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Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 To all the exiles: build houses and live in them
Psalm 66:1-12 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth
2 Timothy 2:8-15 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead
Luke 17:11-19 Ten lepers healed ... only one ( a foreigner) gave thanks

Suggested Hymns (From Denis Towner. TIS = Together in Song; AHB = Australian Hymn Book; SA = Sing Alleluia)
lesson Hymns for Sunday 28, Yr.C TIS AHB
G A man there lived in Galilee 235 176
O All depends on our possessing 556
Ps All people that on earth do dwell 59 10
O All who love and serve your city 634 562
G Amazing grace (how sweet the sound) 129 56
G As pants the hart for cooling streams 25 29
E Be thou my guardian and my guide 498
G Brother you on your heart did bear 538
Ps From all who dwell below the skies 72 42
G Give thanks with a grateful heart 717
Give to our God immortal praise 84 43
O God of Jeremiah, grieving 679
E Have faith in God, my heart 619 552
G How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 223 158
O I waited for the Lord my God 18
G I'll praise my Maker while I've breath 90 44
E I'm not ashamed to own my Lord 562 370
G Immortal love, for ever full 168
E In the cross of Christ I glory 349 265
G Jesus' hands were kind hands 236 178
E Jesus priceless treasure 463
Jesus thy boundless love to me 462
G Just as I am without one plea 584 497
E Lead kindly light, amid the encircling gloom 582 494
hc Let us break bread together with the Lord 511 433
Lord from the depths I cry to you  22
E Lord of our life and God of our salvation 345
hc Now let us from this table rise 530 450
G Now thank we all our God 106 14
G O bless the Lord, my soul 64 63
G O Christ the healer, we have come 638
E O dearest Jesus, why aren't you acquitted 337 254
G O for a thousand tongues to sing 210 141
G O Master, let me walk with thee 601 522
Ps/G Praise my soul, the King of heaven 134 68
G Praise to the Lord the Almighty 111 28
Rock of Ages cleft for me 222 157
O Sing praise to God who reigns above 110 27
E Soldiers of Christ arise 570 481
E Stand up stand up for Jesus 592 509
E Take up your cross, the Saviour said 583 496
E The head that once was crowned with thorns 378 301
Ps The Lord is King, lift up your voice 64
E This day God gives me 642 570
G To God be the glory, great things he has done 147 85
E We know that Christ is raised 489
G What shall we offer our good Lord 439 362
G When all your mercies, O my God 39
G Your arm, O Lord, in days of old 167

 Other Possible Hymns
(Numbers refer to The Australian Hymn Book and Sing Alleluia. TIS = Together in Song)
SA 80 (TIS 170) Thank you, thank you, Lord
SA 21 (TIS 540) Christians, lift your hearts and voices
50 (TIS 122) What shall I do my God to love
114 (TIS 162) Thank you for giving me the morning
169 At even, when the sun was set
170 (TIS 231) At the name of Jesus
258 (TIS 342) When I survey the wondrous cross
429 (TIS 509) Come thou everlasting Spirit
451 (TIS 526) Lord Jesus Christ

Sermon summary [click here for complete sermon]

Giving thanks, eucharist in life, for life

Ten were healed and one returned . (Luke 17:15-16). Jesus did not commend him directly for giving thanks, but for giving praise to God. You will see that he was not giving a lesson in politeness.

Jesus made took special note of him for the way in which he was different from the other nine. The difference is pointed out in the conclusion (Luke 17:19). In stead of saying "you faith has made you well", we could say in English "your faith has saved you". One of the most important points to grasp in understanding the story is, as we have noted, that the word for being "made whole", or "made well", or being "healed" is the same as the word for "being saved". (Re the sense of having been rescued from destruction or from the consequences of evil or of being the liberated from a power greater than ourselves, Cf Mark 2:9; Luke 8:48; Luke 7:50). He now had faith in what God was doing, and especially in God's accepting him.

He is a model of Christian living in which praise of God for his blessings and heartfelt thankfulness should be a continuing response to what God has done for us in Christ. (See Ephesians 5:19-20 re the attitude of praise and thanksgiving that is meant by singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts). Please understand, I am not talking about psyching ourselves up to be happy. It is about making a true response to our real situation.

It is what God has done for us that is the ground of our faith and the stimulus to our worship. Jesus gave us this way, his gift and command: Do this in remembrance of me; and we are thankful (eucharistos). Like the man in the story we approach Jesus in the Eucharist praising and giving glory to God, and then in deep humility we thank him for the new life into which he has called us.

Order of Service - Pentecost 21 (Ordinary 28) Year C

The Gathering of the People of God

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.
All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you,
sing praises to your name.
Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
Bless our God, O peoples,
let the sound of his praise be heard (Psalms 66:1-2,5,8)

HYMN Praise, my soul, the king of heaven TIS 137 AHB 68

Let us acknowledge the greatness and majesty of God as we offer our humble adoration:
Blessed are you, almighty Father, sovereign ruler of all creation:
we glorify and adore you.
Blessed are you, Lord Jesus Christ, loving Saviour of the world:
we glorify and adore you.
Blessed are you, eternal Spirit, gracious source of light and life:
we glorify and adore you.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Lord of endless power and might,
we praise your name for ever and ever.

For our foolish or careless use of the gifts of your creation, Lord have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
For our indifference to the needs of others, our brothers and sisters for whom you died, Christ have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
For our neglect of fellowship and the means of grace in worship and private prayer, Lord have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. -- 1 Timothy 1:15
Hear then Christ's word of grace to us: Your sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.

DOXOLOGY: Gloria in Excelsis [Sing Alleluia 100b]

Service of the Word

INTRODUCTION OF THEME: God's blessing inspires praise and thanksgiving

FIRST READING Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 To all the exiles: build houses and live in them
PSALM Psalm 66:1-12 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth
EPISTLE 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead
GOSPEL Luke 17:11-19 Ten lepers healed ... only one ( a foreigner) gave thanks

HYMN Come thou everlasting Spirit TIS 509 AHB 429


SHARING TIME [Notices, Celebrations and requests for intercessions]
In thanksgiving for the work of healing and reconciliation, we would pray for grace to give up all our burdens of care to have faith in your mercy, loving God who taught us I Christ to return with thanksgiving.
In thanksgiving for the faithful who have led us to know and love you, we pray for grace to live our lives in thankful praise as members of the one holy fellowship, which will be gathered at the end, ever praising you, God our Father, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Let us pray (for God's forgiveness and for the happiness it brings):
Father, you show your almighty power in your mercy and forgiveness. Continue to fill us with your gifts of love. Help us to hurry towards the eternal life you promised and to share in the joys of your kingdom. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord's Supper

HYMN Christians, lift your hearts and voices TIS 450 SA 21

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.
Thanks and praise ..... in the eternal hymn: [SA 100c and 100d]
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.
We thank you ....

[The great prayer of thanksgiving continues, recalling God's goodness in caring for his people, the life and saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ, how he commanded his disciples to remember him with the bread and the wine, and we pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit on us and what we do.]

THE LORD'S PRAYER [Front of hymn book]
THE LAMB OF GOD [Sing Alleluia 100e]
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.


The Sending Forth of the People of God
HYMN Thank you, thank you, Lord TIS 170 SA 80
DISMISSAL Go in peace to love and serve the Lord:
In the name of Christ. Amen.

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