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The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

2nd August 2020

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

Principal Service

Collect One

O God,
giver of life and health,
whose Son Jesus Christ has called us
to hunger and thirst for justice;
refresh us with your grace,
that we may not be weary in well-doing,
for the sake of him who meets all our needs,
Jesus Christ our Saviour;
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

Blessed are you, O Lord,
and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:
Help us to seek you with our whole heart,
to delight in your commandments
and to walk in the glorious liberty
given us by your Son, Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

Genesis 32: 22–31

Isaiah 55: 1–5

The Psalm

Psalm 17: 1–7, 16

Psalm 145: 8–9, 15–22

The Second Reading

Romans 9: 1–5

Romans 9: 1–5

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 14: 13–21

Matthew 14: 13–21

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Post Communion Prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that holy things have taken;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies which have been fed with your body
be refreshed with the fulness of your life;
glory to you for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Genesis 32: 22–31 [Pr24C*]
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

(c) Psalm Psalm 17: 1–7, 16
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
620 O Lord, hear my prayer

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 55: 1–5
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
576* I heard the voice of Jesus say
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
448 The trumpets sound, the angels sing

(p) Psalm Psalm 145: 8–9, 15–22
42* Good is the Lord, our heavenly King
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation

2nd Reading Romans 9: 1–5
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
545* Sing of Eve and sing of Adam
323* The God of Abraham praise

The Gospel Matthew 14: 13–21
379* Break thou the bread of life
39* For the fruits of his creation
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
428* Let us break bread together, we are one
435* O God unseen, yet ever near

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
giver of life and health,
whose Son Jesus Christ has called us
to hunger and thirst for justice;
refresh us with your grace,
that we may not be weary in well-doing,
for the sake of him who meets all our needs,
Jesus Christ our Saviour;
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

Blessed are you, O Lord,
and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:
Help us to seek you with our whole heart,
to delight in your commandments
and to walk in the glorious liberty
given us by your Son, Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

1 Kings 10: 1–13

1 Kings 10: 1–13

The Psalm

Psalm 80

80: 1–8

The Second Reading

Acts 13: 1–13

Acts 13: 1–13

The Gospel Reading

? John 6: 24–35

? John 6: 24–35

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Post Communion Prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that holy things have taken;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies which have been fed with your body
be refreshed with the fulness of your life;
glory to you for ever.

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