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The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

16th August 2020

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

Principal Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
you have given your only Son
to be for us both a sacrifice for sin
and also the example of godly life:
give us grace that we may always thankfully receive
the benefits of his sacrifice,
and also daily endeavour
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions,
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Genesis 45: 1–15

Isaiah 56: 1, 6–8

The Psalm

Psalm 133

Psalm 67

The Second Reading

Romans 11: 1–2a, 29–32

Romans 11: 1–2a, 29–32

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

O God,
as we are strengthened by these holy mysteries,
so may our lives be a continual offering,
holy and acceptable in your sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Genesis 45: 1–15
563* Commit your ways to God
649* Happy are they, they that love God
522* In Christ there is no east or west
525* Let there be love shared among us
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell

(c) Psalm Psalm 133 [E2B/Pr7B/Unity]
518* Bind us together, Lord
522* In Christ there is no east or west
525* Let there be love shared among us
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
507 Put peace into each other’s hands
661* Through the night of doubt and sorrow

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 56: 1, 6–8
522* In Christ there is no east or west
342 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
343* We love the place, O God


(p) Psalm Psalm 67 [E6C/1–25]
695* God of mercy, God of grace

2nd Reading Romans 11: 1–2a, 29–32
218* And can it be that I should gain
9 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

The Gospel Matthew 15: (10–20) 21–28
324* God, whose almighty word
716 Kyrie eleison
433* My God, your table here is spread
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
514* We cannot measure how you heal

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
you have given your only Son
to be for us both a sacrifice for sin
and also the example of godly life:
give us grace that we may always thankfully receive
the benefits of his sacrifice,
and also daily endeavour
to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions,
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

2 Kings 4: 1–37

2 Kings 4: 1–37

The Psalm

Psalm 90

90: 1–12

The Second Reading

Acts 16: 1–15

Acts 16: 1–15

The Gospel Reading

? John 6: 51–58

? John 6: 51–58

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Post Communion Prayer

O God,
as we are strengthened by these holy mysteries,
so may our lives be a continual offering,
holy and acceptable in your sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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