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The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 9 and 15 October

15th October 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 32: 1–14 or Isaiah 25:1–9

The Psalm

Psalm 106: 1–6, 19–23 or Psalm 23

The Second Reading

Philippians 4: 1–9

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 22: 1–14

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Post Communion Prayer

All praise and thanks, O Christ,
for this sacred banquet,
in which by faith we receive you,
the memory of your passion is renewed,
our lives are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory given,
to feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 32: 1–14
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
637* O for a closer walk with God

(c) Psalm Psalm 106: 1–6, 19–23
353* Give to our God immortal praise
30* Let us with a gladsome mind
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
45* Praise, O praise our God and King
20* The King of love my shepherd is

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 25: 1–9
512* From you all skill and science flow
466* Here from all nations, all tongues and all peoples
467* How bright those glorious spirits shine
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
280 [Our Lord Christ hath risen]

(p) Psalm Psalm 23 [L4A/E4ABC/Pr11B*]
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
466* Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples
467* How bright those glorious spirits shine
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
433* My God, your table here is spread
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation
20* The King of love my shepherd is
21* The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want
448 The trumpets sound, the angels sing

2nd Reading Philippians 4: 1–9
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
225 In the cross of Christ I glory
16* Like a mighty river flowing
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
505 Peace be to this congregation
507 Put peace into each other’s hands
539 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
71 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
627* What a friend we have in Jesus

The Gospel Matthew 22: 1–14
406* Christians, lift your hearts and voices
408* Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
421* I come with joy, a child of God
587* Just as I am without one plea
433* My God, your table here is spread
445* Soul, array thyself with gladness
20* The King of love my shepherd is
448 The trumpets sound, the angels sing
529* Thy hand, O God, has guided
451 We come as guests invited
145* You servants of the Lord

Second Service

Collect One

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Proverbs 3: 1–18

The Psalm

Psalm 139: 1–18 or 1–11

The Second Reading

1 John 3: 1–15

The Gospel Reading

? Mark 10: 17–31

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Post Communion Prayer

All praise and thanks, O Christ,
for this sacred banquet,
in which by faith we receive you,
the memory of your passion is renewed,
our lives are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory given,
to feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

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