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The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 7 and 13 August

13th August 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee,
the spirit to think and do always
such things as be rightful;
that we, who cannot do any thing
that is good without thee,
may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
Open our hearts to the riches of his grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

Romans 10: 5–15

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 14: 22–33

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy Father,
who gathered us here around the table of your Son
to share this meal with the whole household of God:
In that new world where you reveal the fulness of your peace,
gather people of every race and language
to share in the eternal banquet
of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Genesis 37: 1–4, 12–28
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

(c) Psalm Psalm 105: 1–6, 16–22, 45b
353* Give to our God immortal praise
361* Now thank we all our God
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation

(p) 1st Reading 1 Kings 19: 9–18
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
593* O Jesus, I have promised
624 Speak, Lord, in the stillness
387* Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken

(p) Psalm Psalm 85: 8–13 [Pr10B*]
695* God of mercy, God of grace
539 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might
140 [The Lord will come and not be slow]

2nd Reading Romans 10: 5–15
501 Christ is the world’s true light
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
129* How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
522* In Christ there is no east or west
94* In the name of Jesus
211* Immortal love for ever full
335* Jesus calls us here to meet him
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
106 O Jesus, King most wonderful
306* O Spirit of the living God
71 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
597* Take my life and let it be
117* To the name of our salvation
491* We have a gospel to proclaim



The Gospel Matthew 14: 22–33
612* Eternal Father, strong to save
648* God be with you till we meet again
28* I sing the almighty power of God
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
587* Just as I am, without one plea
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
588* Light of the minds that know him
18 Lord, I come before your throne of grace
593* O Jesus, I have promised
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
110 Tell me the stories of Jesus
47* [We plough the fields and scatter]
680* Will your anchor hold in the storms of life
22 You shall cross the barren desert

Second Service

Collect One

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee,
the spirit to think and do always
such things as be rightful;
that we, who cannot do any thing
that is good without thee,
may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
Open our hearts to the riches of his grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

1 Kings 11:41 – 12:20

The Psalm

Psalm 86

The Second Reading

Acts 14: 8–20

The Gospel Reading

? John 6: 35, 41–51

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy Father,
who gathered us here around the table of your Son
to share this meal with the whole household of God:
In that new world where you reveal the fulness of your peace,
gather people of every race and language
to share in the eternal banquet
of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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