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The Tuesday after The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 17 and 23 July

25th July 2017

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Saint James

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.

O almighty God,
whom truly to know is everlasting life;
Grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ
to be the way, the truth, and the life;
that, following in the steps of thy holy apostles,
Saint Philip and Saint James,
we may steadfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life;
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Grant, O merciful God,
that as thine holy apostle Saint James,
leaving his father and all that he had,
without delay was obedient unto the calling
of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him;
so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections,
may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Grant, we beseech thee, O God,
that after the example of thy servant, James the Just,
brother of our Lord,
thy Church may give itself continually to prayer
and to the reconciliation of all who are at variance and enmity;
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.

Almighty Father,
whom truly to know is eternal life:
Teach us to know your Son Jesus Christ
as the way, the truth, and the life;
that we may follow the steps of your holy apostles
Philip and James,
and walk steadfastly in the way that leads to your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Merciful God,
whose holy apostle Saint James,
leaving his father and all that he had,
was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ
and followed him even to death:
Help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world,
to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord, God of peace:
Grant that after the example of your servant,
James the brother of our Lord,
your Church may give itself continually to prayer
and to the reconciliation of all
who are caught up in hatred or enmity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Jeremiah 45: 1–5

The Psalm

Psalm 126

The Second Reading

Acts 11: 27 – 12: 2

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 20: 20–28

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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.

Holy God,
in Jesus Christ we find the way to you.
May we, who have met him in this banquet,
be kept in your unending love,
and see you at work in your world,
through your Son, who is Lord for ever and ever.

Father,
we have eaten at your table
and drunk from the cup of your kingdom.
Teach us the way of service
that in compassion and humility
we may reflect the glory of Jesus Christ,
Son of Man and Son of God, our Lord.

Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you that after your resurrection you appeared to James,
and endowed him with gifts of leadership for your Church.
May we, who have known you now in the breaking of bread,
be people of prayer and reconciliation.
We ask it for your love’s sake.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Jeremiah 45: 1–5
No suggested hymns

Psalm Psalm 126 [A3B/L5C/Pr25B*/HTB]
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
356 I will sing, I will sing a song unto the Lord
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

2nd Reading Acts 11: 27– 12: 2
494* Beauty for brokenness
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2m, 3)
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
314* There’s a spirit in the air

The Gospel Mark 10: 35–45 [Pr24B]
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
294* Come down, O Love divine
319* Father, of heaven, whose love divine
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
417 He gave his life in selfless love
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
419* I am not worthy, holy Lord
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
231* My song is love unknown
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
214 O Love how deep, how broad, how high
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
244* There is a green hill far away

Alternative Gospel Matthew 20: 20–28
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
417 He gave his life in selfless love
419* I am not worthy, holy Lord
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
244* There is a green hill far away

Also suitable
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
471 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days

Daily Prayer

Preparation

Versicles and Responses

O Lord, open our lips

All and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.

All O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

All as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

Praise the Lord.

All The Lord’s name be praised.

The Word of God

A Psalm

Psalm 108, 109

Psalm 108, 109

Psalm 108, 109

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

Benedicite

1 Bless the Lord all created things:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

2 Bless the Lord you heavens:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

3 Bless the Lord you angels of the Lord:
bless the Lord all you his hosts.

4 Bless the Lord you waters above the heavens:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

5 Bless the Lord sun and moon:
bless the Lord you stars of heaven.

6 Bless the Lord all rain and dew:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

7 Bless the Lord all winds that blow:
bless the Lord you fire and heat.

8 Bless the Lord scorching wind and bitter cold:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

9 Bless the Lord dews and falling snows:
bless the Lord you nights and days.

10 Bless the Lord light and darkness:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

11 Bless the Lord frost and cold:
bless the Lord you ice and snow.

12 Bless the Lord lightnings and clouds:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

13 O let the earth bless the Lord;
bless the Lord you mountains and hills.

14 Bless the Lord all that grows in the ground:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

15 Bless the Lord you springs:
bless the Lord you seas and rivers.

16 Bless the Lord you whales and all that swim in the waters:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

17 Bless the Lord all birds of the air:
bless the Lord you beasts and cattle.

18 Bless the Lord all men on the earth:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

19 O people of God bless the Lord:
bless the Lord you priests of the Lord.

20 Bless the Lord you servants of the Lord:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

21 Bless the Lord all men of upright spirit:
bless the Lord you that are holy and humble in heart.

22 Bless the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle

Benedictus

1 Blessèd be the Lord the God of Israel,
who has come to his people and set them free.

2 The Lord has raised up for us a mighty saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through the holy prophets God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of those who hate us,

4 to show mercy to our forebears,
and to remember his holy covenant.

5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies.

6 Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous before him all the days of our life.

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8 To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9 In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen

The Apostles’ Creed

Prayer

Kneel

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

The Incarnate Life of Christ: Revelation and Human Knowledge

God our Father,
you gave us your Son, Jesus Christ,
to share our life on earth,
to grow in wisdom,
to toil with his hands,
and to make known the ways of your kingdom

Intercession

We pray for [The Community]
those who work ...
the unemployed ...
those in education ...
those in research ...
those in communications ...
those who maintain the life of the community ...

Thanksgiving

God our Father, we give you thanks
for Christ’s revelation of yourself,
his care for people,
for the order of created things, the resources of the earth,
and his joy in obedience ...
for the value he gave to human labour,
the strength he promised us for service,
the call to follow in his way ...
for all opportunities of work and of leisure,
all truth that we have learned,
and all discoveries we have made ...

Concluding Prayer

Give us deeper reverence for the truth,
and such wisdom in the use of knowledge
that your kingdom may be advanced
and your name glorified;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

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.

Alternative collects

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Going out as God’s people

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.

All Amen

To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God

be honour and glory for ever and ever.

All Amen

May the God of hope

fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the Holy Spirit

you may abound in hope.

All Amen

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