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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 25 September and 1 October

1st October 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O Lord, we beseech thee,
let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church;
and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour,
preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O Lord,
Hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 17: 1–7 or Ezekiel 18:1–4,25–32

The Psalm

Psalm 78: 1–4, 12–16 or Psalm 25:1–8

The Second Reading

Philippians 2: 1–13

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 21: 23–32

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Post Communion Prayer

God of mercy,
through our sharing in this holy sacrament
you make us one body in Christ.
Fashion us in his likeness here on earth,
that we may share his glorious company in heaven,
where he lives and reigns now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 17: 1–7 [L3A]
607 As pants the hart for cooling streams
606* As the deer pants for the water
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
435* O God, unseen, yet ever near
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

(c) Psalm Psalm 78: 1–4, 12–16
254 [At the Lamb’s high feast we sing]
262 [Come, ye faithful, raise the strain]
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

(p) 1st Reading Ezekiel 18: 1–4, 25–32
638* O for a heart to praise my God

(p) Psalm Psalm 25: 1–8
17* Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness
(Treoragh mé, treoragh mé, a Thiarna)
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

2nd Reading Philippians 2: 1–13
250* All hail the power of Jesus’ name
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
218* And can it be that I should gain
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
496* For the healing of the nations
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
211* Immortal love for ever full
94* In the name of Jesus
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
168* Lord, you were rich beyond all splendour
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
228* Meekness and majesty
102* Name of all majesty
392 Now is eternal life
173* O Jesu so meek, O Jesu so kind
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
112* There is a Redeemer
114* Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown
117* To the name of our salvation
116 To our Redeemer’s glorious name

The Gospel Matthew 21: 23–32
86 Christ is the King, O friends, rejoice
593* O Jesus, I have promised
136* [On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry]


Second Service

Collect One

O Lord, we beseech thee,
let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church;
and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour,
preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O Lord,
Hear the prayers of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ezekiel 37: 15–28

The Psalm

Psalms [120, 123], 124

The Second Reading

1 John 2: 22–29

The Gospel Reading

Mark 9: 38–50

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Post Communion Prayer

God of mercy,
through our sharing in this holy sacrament
you make us one body in Christ.
Fashion us in his likeness here on earth,
that we may share his glorious company in heaven,
where he lives and reigns now and for ever.

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