Sunday July 2nd

July 2nd is the Third Sunday after Trinity, and there are three services in the benefice for this occasion:

09:00 Holy Communion (Common Worship – contemporary language) at St Giles, Farlow

10:30 Thnksgiving Service at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven, to celebrate the reopening of the church after reordering

18:30 (6:30 pm) Evensong (Book of Common Prayer – traditional language) at St Mary, Stottesdon

Readings:

Jeremiah 28:5-9 – True and false prophecy

Romans 6:12-end – Freedom from sin

Matthew 10:40-end – ‘Whoever welcomes you’

Psalm 89:8-18

8 Who is like you, Lord God of hosts? : Mighty Lord, your faithfulness is all around you.

9 You rule the raging of the sea : you still its waves when they arise.

10 You crushed Rahab with a deadly wound : and scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

11 Yours are the heavens; the earth also is yours : you established the world and all that fills it.

12 You created the north and the south : Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.

13 You have a mighty arm : strong is your hand and high is your right hand.

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne : steadfast love and faithfulness go before your face.

15 Happy are the people who know the shout of triumph : they walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance.

16 In your name they rejoice all the day long : and are exalted in your righteousness.

17 For you are the glory of their strength : and in your favour you lift up our heads.

18 Truly the Lord is our shield : the Holy One of Israel is our king.

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

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; 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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