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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 Lamentations 1: 1–6
563* Commit your ways to God
653* Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
372* Through all the changing scenes of life

(c) Psalm Psalm 137: 1–6
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]

(p) 1st Reading Habakkuk 1: 1–4 & 2: 1–4 [4ACPr26]
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
509* Your kingdom come, O God

(p) Psalm Psalm 37: 1–9
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here
563* Commit your ways to God
639* O thou who camest from above

2nd Reading 2 Timothy 1: 1–14
261 Christ, above all glory seated!
102* Name of all majesty
33* O Lord of every shining constellation
639* O thou who camest from above
175 [Of the Father’s heart begotten]
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!



The Gospel Luke 17: 5–10
563* Commit your ways to God
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
463 Give us the wings of faith to rise
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
446* Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
601* Teach me, my God and King
372* Through all the changing scenes of life

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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