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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

16th September 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

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

Proverbs 1: 20–33

Isaiah 50:4–9a

The Psalm

Psalm 19

Psalm 116:1–9

The Second Reading

James 3: 1–12

James 3: 1–12

The Gospel Reading

Mark 8: 27–38

Mark 8: 27–38

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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 Proverbs 1: 20–33
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
11* Can we by searching find out God
324* God, whose almighty word

(c) Psalm Psalm 19 [Ep3C/L3B/EVABC/Pr22A]
606* As the deer pants for the water
153 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
351* From all that dwell below the skies
631* God be in my head
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
616 In my life, Lord, be glorified
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
384* Lord, thy word abideth
432* Love is his word, love is his way
638* O for a heart to praise my God
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
35* The spacious firmament on high

(c) Alternative Canticle ‘Song of Wisdom’ (Wisdom 7: 26– 8: 1)
for Psalm 643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
33* O Lord of every shining constellation

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 50: 4–9a [L6ABC/HW–WABC]
230* My Lord, what love is this
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
239* See, Christ was wounded for our sake

(p) Psalm Psalm 116: 1–8
494* Beauty for brokenness
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

2nd Reading James 3: 1–12
31 Lord of the boundless curves of space
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
33* O Lord of every shining constellation
446* Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands

The Gospel Mark 8: 27–38
666* Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2j, 3)
533* God of grace and God of glory
588* Light of the minds that know him
59* New every morning is the love
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height
599* ‘Take up thy cross,’ the Saviour said
112* There is a Redeemer
605 Will you come and follow me

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

Exodus 18: 13–26

Exodus 18: 13–26

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 73–88

Psalm 119:73–80

The Second Reading

Exodus 18:13–26

Exodus 18:13–26

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 7: 1–14

Matthew 7: 1–14

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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

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