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The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

23rd 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,
fount of all wisdom,
in the humble witness of the apostle Peter
you have shown the foundation of our faith:
give us the light of your Spirit,
that, recognising in Jesus of Nazareth
the Son of the living God,
we may be living stones
for the building up of your holy Church;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

O God,
you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
Mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 1: 8 – 2: 10

Isaiah 51: 1–6

The Psalm

Psalm 124

Psalm 138

The Second Reading

Romans 12: 1–8

Romans 12: 1–8

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 16: 13–20

Matthew 16: 13–20

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord of all mercy,
we your faithful people have celebrated
the memorial of that single sacrifice
which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace.
By our communion
keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel
and preserve us from all sin;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Exodus 1: 8– 2: 10
13* God moves in a mysterious way
679 When Israel was in Egypt’s land

(c) Psalm Psalm 124 [Pr21B/12–28]
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
537* O God, our help in ages past

(p) Isaiah 51: 1–6
512* From you all skill and science flow
481* God is working his purpose out, as year succeeds to year
102* Name of all majesty
136* [On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry]
545* Sing of Eve and sing of Adam

(p) Psalm Psalm 138 [5LC/Pr5B/Pr12C*]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
358* King of glory, King of peace
21* The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want

2nd Reading Romans 12: 1–8
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
408* Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
358* King of glory, King of peace
301 Let every Christian pray
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
639* O thou who camest from above
597* Take my life and let it be
313* The Spirit came, as promised
247* [When I survey the wondrous cross]
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell


The Gospel Matthew 16: 13–20 [6–29]
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2j, 3)
668* God is our fortress and our rock
659* Onward, Christian soldiers
528* The Church’s one foundation

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
fount of all wisdom,
in the humble witness of the apostle Peter
you have shown the foundation of our faith:
give us the light of your Spirit,
that, recognising in Jesus of Nazareth
the Son of the living God,
we may be living stones
for the building up of your holy Church;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

O God,
you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
Mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

2 Kings 6: 8–23

2 Kings 6: 8–23

The Psalm

Psalm 95

Psalm 95

The Second Reading

Acts 17: 15–34

Acts 17: 15–34

The Gospel Reading

John 6: 56–69

John 6: 56–69

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord of all mercy,
we your faithful people have celebrated
the memorial of that single sacrifice
which takes away our sins and brings pardon and peace.
By our communion
keep us firm on the foundation of the gospel
and preserve us from all sin;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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