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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

6th October 2019

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Year C  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal 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

Lamentations 1: 1–6

Habakkuk 1: 1–4, 2: 1–4

The Psalm

Psalm 137: 1–6

Psalm 37:1–9

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 1: 1–14

2 Timothy 1: 1–14

The Gospel Reading

Luke 17: 5–10

Luke 17: 5–10

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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 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

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

Nehemiah 5: 1–13

Nehemiah 5: 1–13

The Psalm

Psalm 142

Psalm 142

The Gospel Reading

John 9

John 9

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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.

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