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The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 4 and 10 September

10th September 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and merciful God,
of whose only gift it cometh
that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service;
Grant, we beseech thee,
that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life,
that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
Help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Exodus 12: 1–14 or Ezekiel 33:7–11

The Psalm

Psalm 149 or Psalm 119:33–40

The Second Reading

Romans 13: 8–14

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 18: 15–20

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
you feed your children with the true manna,
the living bread from heaven.
Let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage
until we come to that place
where hunger and thirst are no more;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 12: 1–14
254 [At the Lamb’s high feast we sing]
258* [Christ the Lord is risen again]
328* Come on and celebrate
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
703 Now lives the Lamb of God

(c) Psalm Psalm 149 [ASC]
346* Angel voices ever singing
705 New songs of celebration render
368 Sing of the Lord’s goodness
710* Sing to God new songs of worship
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

(p) 1st Reading Exodus 33: 7–11
206 Come, let us to the Lord our God
479* Go, tell it on the mountain
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak

(p) Psalm Psalm 119: 33–40 [3LAPr2]
594* O Lord of creation, to you be all praise

2nd Reading Romans 13: 8–14
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
74 First of the week and finest day
39* For the fruits of his creation
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
126* [Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding]
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
525* Let there be love shared among us
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
488* Stand up, stand up for Jesus
142 Wake, O wake! With tidings trilling
143 Waken, O sleeper, wake and rise
498 What does the Lord require for praise and offering?
145* You servants of the Lord

The Gospel Matthew 18: 15–20
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
550* ‘Forgive our sins, as we forgive’
338* Jesus, stand among us
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
623 Our heavenly Father, through your Son
342 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and merciful God,
of whose only gift it cometh
that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service;
Grant, we beseech thee,
that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life,
that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
Help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Ezekiel 12: 21 – 13: 16

The Psalm

Psalms 108 or 115

The Second Reading

Acts 19: 1–20

The Gospel Reading

Mark 7: 24–37

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
you feed your children with the true manna,
the living bread from heaven.
Let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage
until we come to that place
where hunger and thirst are no more;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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