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The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 18 and 24 September

24th September 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Keep, we beseech thee,
O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy;
and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall,
keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful,
and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

God,
who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
Grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel;
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The First Reading

Exodus 16: 2–15 or Jonah 3:10–4:11

The Psalm

Psalm 105: 1–6, 37–45 or Psalm 145:1–8

The Second Reading

Philippians 1: 21–30

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 20: 1–16

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
we have received these tokens of your promise.
May we who have been nourished with holy things
live as faithful heirs of your promised kingdom.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 16: 2–15
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
588* Light of the minds that know him
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
435* O God, unseen, yet ever near
445* Soul, array thyself with gladness

(c) Psalm Psalm 105: 1–6, 37–45
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
411* Draw near, and take the body of the Lord
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
422* In the quiet consecration
588* Light of the minds that know him
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation
368 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
624 Speak, Lord, in the stillness

(p) 1st Reading Jonah 3: 10– 4: 11
No suggested hymns

(p) Psalm Psalm 145: 1–8
24* All creatures of our God and King
358* King of glory, King of peace
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
368 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

2nd Reading Philippians 1: 21–30
560 Alone with none but thee, my God
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
272* [Jesus lives: thy terrors now]
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
588* Light of the minds that know him
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
661* Through the night of doubt and sorrow

The Gospel Matthew 20: 1–16
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
39* For the fruits of his creation
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
446* Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
597* Take my life, and let it be
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice
372* Through all the changing scenes of life
450 Upon thy table, Lord, we place
145* You servants of the Lord

Second Service

Collect One

Keep, we beseech thee,
O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy;
and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall,
keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful,
and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

God,
who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
Grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel;
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The First Reading

Ezekiel 33: 23, 30 – 34:10

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 113–136 or Psalm 119:121–128

The Second Reading

Acts 26: 1, 9–25

The Gospel Reading

Mark 9: 30–37

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
we have received these tokens of your promise.
May we who have been nourished with holy things
live as faithful heirs of your promised kingdom.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


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