Sunday 23rd July

This is the sixth Sunday after Trinity, and the services for the benefice are:

09:00 Holy Communion at St Michael, Silvington

10:30 Holy Communion at St mary, Stottesdon

16:00 Evening Prayer at St Mary, Cleeton St Mary

Readings:

Isaiah 44:6-8 – The first and the last

Romans 8:12-25 – Living by the Spirit

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 – The wheat and the weeds

 Psalm 86:11-end

11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth : knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name.

12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart : and glorify your name for evermore;

13 For great is your steadfast love towards me : for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.

14 O God, the proud rise up against me and a ruthless horde seek after my life : they have not set you before their eyes.

15 But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion : slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.

16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me : give your strength to your servant and save the child of your handmaid.

17 Show me a token of your favour, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed : because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

Collect for the Day

Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


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