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The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

20th 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

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Jeremiah 31: 27–34

Genesis 32: 22–31

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 97–104

Psalm 121

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5

2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5

The Gospel Reading

Luke 18: 1–8

Luke 18: 1–8

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Post Communion Prayer

All praise and thanks, O Christ,
for this sacred banquet,
in which by faith we receive you,
the memory of your passion is renewed,
our lives are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory given,
to feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

Second Service

Collect One

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Nehemiah 8: 9–18

Nehemiah 8: 9–18

The Psalm

Psalms (146), 149

Psalms (146), 149

The Gospel Reading

John 16: 1–11

John 16: 1–11

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Post Communion Prayer

All praise and thanks, O Christ,
for this sacred banquet,
in which by faith we receive you,
the memory of your passion is renewed,
our lives are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory given,
to feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

Principal Service

Collect One

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Jeremiah 31: 27–34

Genesis 32:22–31

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 97–104

Psalm 121

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5

2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5

The Gospel Reading

Luke 18: 1–8

Luke 18: 1–8

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Post Communion Prayer

All praise and thanks, O Christ,
for this sacred banquet,
in which by faith we receive you,
the memory of your passion is renewed,
our lives are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory given,
to feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Jeremiah 31: 27–34
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
638* O for a heart to praise my God

(c) Psalm Psalm 119: 97–104 [BSA]
383* Lord, be thy word my rule


(p) 1st Reading Genesis 32: 22–31 [Pr13A]
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
226* It is a thing most wonderful
592* O Love that wilt not let me go

(p) Psalm Psalm 121 [L2A/Rog]
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
14* I lift my eyes to the quiet hills
16* Like a mighty river flowing
664* To Zion’s hill I lift my eyes

2nd Reading 2 Timothy 3: 14– 4: 5 [BSB]
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
324* God, whose almighty word
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
383* Lord, be thy word my rule
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
384* Lord, thy word abideth
387* Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken
388* Word of the living God

The Gospel Luke 18: 1–8
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
118 Behold the mountain of the Lord
317 Father all–loving, you rule us in majesty
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
353* Give to our God immortal praise
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
59* New every morning is the love
362* O God beyond all praising
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
625 Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
596* Seek ye first the kingdom of God

Second Service

Collect One

Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God:
Increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Nehemiah 8: 9–18

Nehemiah 8: 9–18

The Psalm

Psalms (146), 149

Psalms (146), 149

The Second Reading

John 16: 1–11

John 16: 1–11

The Gospel Reading

John 16:1–11

John 16:1–11

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Post Communion Prayer

All praise and thanks, O Christ,
for this sacred banquet,
in which by faith we receive you,
the memory of your passion is renewed,
our lives are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory given,
to feast at that table where you reign
with all your saints for ever.

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