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The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 21 and 27 August

26th August 2018

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and merciful God,
of whose only gift it cometh
that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service;
Grant, we beseech thee,
that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life,
that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
Help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

Psalm 84 or Psalm 34: 15–22

The Second Reading

Ephesians 6: 10–20

The Gospel Reading

John 6: 56–69

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
you feed your children with the true manna,
the living bread from heaven.
Let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage
until we come to that place
where hunger and thirst are no more;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading 1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10–11), 22–30, 41–43
346* Angel voices ever singing
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
Christ is made the sure foundation (v.2)
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
321* Holy, holy, holy!, Lord God almighty
323* The God of Abraham praise
343* We love the place, O God

(c) Psalm Psalm 84 [PresABC]
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
333 How lovely are thy dwellings fair
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
620 O Lord, hear my prayer
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
342 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
343* We love the place, O God

(p) 1st Reading Joshua 24: 1–2a, 14–18
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
660* Thine for ever, God of love

(p) Psalm Psalm 34: 15–22
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand

2nd Reading Ephesians 6: 10–20
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
207* [Forty days and forty nights]
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
533* God of grace and God of glory
487* Soldiers of Christ arise
488* Stand up, stand up for Jesus
313* The Spirit came, as promised

The Gospel John 6: 56–69
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
403* Bread of the world in mercy broken
420* ‘I am the bread of life’
581* I, the Lord of sea and sky
433* My God, your table here is spread
624* Speak, Lord, in the stillness
112* There is a Redeemer

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and merciful God,
of whose only gift it cometh
that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service;
Grant, we beseech thee,
that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life,
that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
Help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Exodus 4:27 – 5:1

The Psalm

Psalm 116 or Psalm 116: 11–17

The Second Reading

Hebrews 13: 16–21

The Gospel Reading

Luke 13: 10–17

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
you feed your children with the true manna,
the living bread from heaven.
Let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage
until we come to that place
where hunger and thirst are no more;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

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