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The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 17 and 23 July

23rd July 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O God,
who hast prepared for them that love thee
such good things as pass man’s understanding;
Pour into our hearts such love toward thee,
that we, loving thee above all things,
may obtain thy promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
Pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

Romans 8: 12–25

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 13: 24–30, 36–43

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Post Communion Prayer

God of our pilgrimage,
you have led us to the living water.
Refresh and sustain us
as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Genesis 28: 10–19a
561* Beneath the cross of Jesus
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
330* God is here! As we his people
331 God reveals his presence
67* God who made the earth and heaven
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
656* Nearer, my God, to thee
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand

(c) Psalm Psalm 139: 1–11, 23–24
51* Awake, my soul, and with the sun
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
579 I want to walk as a child of the light
226* It is a thing most wonderful
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
71 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
19 There is no moment of my life

(p) 1st Reading Wisdom 12: 13, 16–19
560 Alone with none but thee, my God
668* God is our fortress and our rock

(p) Alternative Isaiah 44: 6–8
1st Reading 2 Faithful one, so unchanging
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
668* God is our fortress and our rock
557* Rock of ages, left for me

(p) Psalm Psalm 86: 11–17
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn

2nd Reading Romans 8: 12–25
558 Abba Father, let me be
501 Christ is the world’s true light
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
48 God in his love for us lent us this planet
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
301 Let every Christian pray
654* Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart
49 Lord, bring the day to pass
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
387* Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns

The Gospel Matthew 13: 24–30, 36–43
378* Almighty God, your word is cast
37* [Come, ye thankful people, come]
649* Happy are they, they that love God
95* Jesu, priceless treasure

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
who hast prepared for them that love thee
such good things as pass man’s understanding;
Pour into our hearts such love toward thee,
that we, loving thee above all things,
may obtain thy promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
Pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

1 Kings 2: 10–12; 3: 16–28

The Psalm

Psalms 67, [70]

The Second Reading

Acts 4: 1–22

The Gospel Reading

? Mark 6: 30–34, 53–56

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Post Communion Prayer

God of our pilgrimage,
you have led us to the living water.
Refresh and sustain us
as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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