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The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

2nd September 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity;
and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise,
make us to love that which thou dost command;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
Give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Song of Solomon 2: 8–13

Deuteronomy 4:1–2,6–9

The Psalm

Psalm 45: 1–2, 6–9

Psalm 15

The Second Reading

James 1: 17–27

James 1: 17–27

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love:
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

c) 1st Reading Song of Solomon 2: 8–13
262 [Come, ye faithful, raise the strain]

(c) Psalm Psalm 45: 1–2, 6–9
88* Fairest Lord Jesus
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
597* Take my life, and let it be
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

(p) 1st Reading Deuteronomy 4: 1–2, 6–9
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice

(p) Psalm Psalm 15 [Ep4A/Pr11C*/5–14]
631* God, be in my head

2nd Reading James 1: 17–27
62* Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
63* All praise to thee, my God, this night
25* All things bright and beautiful
494* Beauty for brokenness
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
350* For the beauty of the earth
512* From you all skill and science flow
80* Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
362* O God, beyond all praising
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
601* Teach me my God and King
47* [We plough the fields and scatter]
374* When all thy mercies, O my God
499* When I needed a neighbour, were you there?


The Gospel Mark 7: 1–8, 14–15, 21–23
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
131 Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
75* Lord, dismiss us with your blessing

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity;
and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise,
make us to love that which thou dost command;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
Give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 12: 21–27

Exodus 12: 21–27

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 1–16

Psalm 119:9–16

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 4:23 – 5:20

Matthew 4:23 – 5:20

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love:
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

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