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The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 28 August and 3 September

3rd September 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who art always more ready to hear than we to pray,
and art wont to give more than either we desire, or deserve;
Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy;
forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask,
but through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire, or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
save through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 3: 1–15 or Jeremiah 15:15–21

The Psalm

The Second Reading

Romans 12: 9–21

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 16: 21–28

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Post Communion Prayer

God of compassion,
in this eucharist we know again your forgiveness
and the healing power of your love.
Grant that we who are made whole in Christ
may bring that forgiveness and healing to this broken world,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 3: 1–15
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
262 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
331 God reveals his presence
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
323* The God of Abraham praise
679 When Israel was in Egypt’s land

(c) Psalm Psalm 105: 1–6, 23–26, 45c
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty 679 When Israel was in Egypt’s land

or Psalm 115
668* God is our fortress and our rock

(p) 1st Reading Jeremiah 15: 15–21
384* Lord, thy word abideth

(p) Psalm Psalm 26: 1–8
343* We love the place, O God

2nd Reading Romans 12: 9–21
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
455 Go forth for God; go forth to the world in peace
520 God is love; and where true love is, God himself is there
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
525* Let there be love shared among us
57* Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
503* Make me a channel of your peace
507 Put peace into each other’s hands
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell

The Gospel Matthew 16: 21–28
666* Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side
561* Beneath the cross of Jesus
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
588* Light of the minds that know him
59* New every morning is the love
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height
599* ‘Take up thy cross’, the Saviour said
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
605 Will you come and follow me



Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who art always more ready to hear than we to pray,
and art wont to give more than either we desire, or deserve;
Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy;
forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask,
but through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire, or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
save through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

The First Reading

2 Kings 6: 24–25; 7: 3–20

The Psalm

Psalm 105: 1–15

The Second Reading

Acts 18: 1–16

The Gospel Reading

? Mark 7: 1–8, 14–15, 21–23

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Post Communion Prayer

God of compassion,
in this eucharist we know again your forgiveness
and the healing power of your love.
Grant that we who are made whole in Christ
may bring that forgiveness and healing to this broken world,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

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