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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 16 and 22 October

22nd October 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O God,
forasmuch as without thee
we are not able to please thee;
Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
without you we are not able to please you;
Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 33: 12–23 or Isaiah 45:1–7

The Psalm

Psalm 99 or Psalm 96: 1–9 (10–13

The Second Reading

1 Thessalonians 1: 1–10

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 22: 15–22

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy and blessed God,
you feed us with the body and blood of your Son
and fill us with your Holy Spirit.
May we honour you,
not only with our lips but in lives dedicated
to the service of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 33: 12–23
80* Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
554 Lord Jesus, think on me
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

(c) Psalm Psalm 99 [1LAC]
686* Bless the Lord, the God of our forebears
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 45: 1–7
501 Christ is the world’s true light
124* [Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes]
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

(p) Psalm Psalm 96: 1–9 (10–13) [CPr1ABC/Pr4C*]
166* [Joy to the world, the Lord has come]
705 New songs of celebration render
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
710* Sing to God new songs of worship
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
377 You shall go out with joy

2nd Reading 1 Thessalonians 1: 1–10
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
320 Firmly I believe and truly
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
637* O for a closer walk with God
639* O thou who camest from above
508 Peace to you
491* We have a gospel to proclaim


The Gospel Matthew 22: 15–22
10* All my hope on God is founded
259* Christ triumphant, ever reigning
263* Crown him with many crowns
353* Give to our God immortal praise
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
94* In the name of Jesus
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
102* Name of all majesty
363* O Lord of earth and heaven and sea
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious
509* Your kingdom come, O God

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
forasmuch as without thee
we are not able to please thee;
Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
without you we are not able to please you;
Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Proverbs 4: 1–18

The Psalm

Psalms 142, (143: 1–11)

The Second Reading

1 John 3:16 – 4:6

The Gospel Reading

Mark 10:35–45

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy and blessed God,
you feed us with the body and blood of your Son
and fill us with your Holy Spirit.
May we honour you,
not only with our lips but in lives dedicated
to the service of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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