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The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 11 and 17 September

17th September 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity;
and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise,
make us to love that which thou dost command;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
Give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 14: 19–31 or Genesis 50:15–21

The Psalm

Psalm 114 or Psalm 103:[1–7], 8–13

The Second Reading

Romans 14: 1–12

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 18: 21–35

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love:
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 14: 19–31
254 [At the Lamb’s high feast we sing]
262 [Come, ye faithful, raise the strain]
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
652* Lead us heavenly Father, lead us
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
537* O God, our help in ages past
661* Through the night of doubt and sorrow

(c) Psalm Psalm 114 [EVABC]
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

(p) 1st Reading Genesis 50: 15–21
550* ‘Forgive our sins, as we forgive’

(p) Psalm Psalm 103: (1–7) 8–13
1 Bless the Lord, my soul
686* Bless the Lord, the God of our forebears
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
80* Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
33* O Lord of every shining constellation
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation
660* Thine for ever, God of love
47* [We plough the fields and scatter]
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

2nd Reading Romans 14: 1–12
147 [Angels from the realms of glory]
94* In the name of Jesus
272* [Jesus lives: thy terrors now]
277 [Love’s redeeming work is done]

The Gospel Matthew 18: 21–35
550* ‘Forgive our sins, as we forgive’
421* I come with joy, a child of God
503* Make me a channel of your peace
623 Our heavenly Father, through your Son

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity;
and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise,
make us to love that which thou dost command;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
Give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ezekiel 20: 1–8; 33–44

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 41–48, 49–64

The Second Reading

Acts 20: 17–38

The Gospel Reading

Mark 8: 27–38

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love:
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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