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Collect 126 (Text shown)

Post Communion Prayer 127 (Text shown)


  • Bible Sunday

Principle Service (Text shown)
Isaiah 55. 1-11
Psalm 19. 7-14
2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5
John 5. 36b-47

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 119. 1-16
2 Kings 22
Colossians 3. 12-17

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 119. 89-104
Isaiah 45. 22-45
Matthew 24. 30-35 or Luke 14. 1-14


  • Proper 25

Principle Service (Text shown)
Job 42. 1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34. 1-8, [19-22]
Hebrews 7. 23-28
Mark 10. 46-52

Jeremiah 31. 7-9
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7. 23-28
Mark 10. 46-52

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 119. 121-136
Ecclesiastes 11, 12
2 Timothy 2. 1-7
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
Mark 18. 9-14

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 119. 89-104
Isaiah 59. 9-20
Luke 14. 1-14


Collect 126
Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy scriptures
to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer 127
Gracious God,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life
and the word of his kingdom:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.


  • Bible Sunday

Isaiah 55. 1-11
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.
Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Psalm 19. 7-14
Biblical text
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Pointed Psalm
The law of the Lord is perfect, re/viving the / soul :
the testimony of the Lord is sure
and gives / wisdom / to the / simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right and re/joice the / heart :
the commandment of the Lord is pure
and gives / light / to the / eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean and en/dures for / ever :
the judgements of the Lord are true and / righteous / alto/gether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
more than / much fine / gold :
sweeter also than honey, / dripping / from the / honeycomb.
By them also is your / servant / taught :
and in keeping them / there is / great re/ward.
Who can tell how often / they of/fend? :
O cleanse me / from my / secret / faults!
Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins
lest they get do/minion / over me :
so shall I be undefiled, and / innocent of / great of/fence.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable / in your / sight :
O Lord, my / strength and / my re/deemer.

2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.

John 5. 36b-47
The works that the Father has given me to complete, the very works that I am doing, testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me. And the Father who sent me has himself testified on my behalf. You have never heard his voice or seen his form, and you do not have his word abiding in you, because you do not believe him whom he has sent.
‘You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf. Yet you refuse to come to me to have life. I do not accept glory from human beings. But I know that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; if another comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who alone is God? Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But if you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?’


  • Proper 25

Job 42. 1-6, 10-17
Then Job answered the LORD: ‘I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. “Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?” Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. “Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.” I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.’
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived for one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. And Job died, old and full of days.

Psalm 34. 1-8, [19-22]
Biblical text
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor soul cried, and was heard by the LORD, and was saved from every trouble. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the LORD is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.
[ Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD rescues them from them all. He keeps all their bones; not one of them will be broken. Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.]

Pointed Psalm
I will bless the / Lord at / all times :
his praise shall / ever be / in my / mouth.
My soul shall glory / in the / Lord :
let the / humble / hear and be / glad.
O magnify the / Lord with / me :
let us ex/alt his / name to/gether.
I sought the Lord / and he / answered me :
and de/livered me from / all my / fears.
Look upon him / and be / radiant :
and your faces / shall not / be a/shamed.
This poor soul cried, and the / Lord / heard me :
and / saved me from / all my / troubles.
The angel / of the / Lord :
encamps around those who / fear him / and de/livers them.
O taste and see that the / Lord is / gracious :
blessed is the / one who / trusts in / him.
[Many are the / troubles • of the / righteous :
from them / all • will the / Lord de/liver them.
He keeps / all their / bones :
so that not / one of / them is / broken.
But evil shall / slay the / wicked :
and those who hate the / righteous will / be con/demned.
The Lord ransoms the / life of his / servants :
and will condemn / none who seek / refuge / in him.]

Hebrews 7. 23-28
Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues for ever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect for ever.

Mark 10. 46-52
They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Jeremiah 31. 7-9
For thus says the LORD: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ‘Save, O LORD, your people, the remnant of Israel.’
See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together; a great company, they shall return here. With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Psalm 126
Biblical text
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb. May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.

Pointed Psalm
When the Lord restored the / fortunes of / Zion :
then were / we like / those who / dream.
Then was our mouth / filled with / laughter :
and our / tongue with / songs of / joy.
Then said they a/mong the / nations :
‘The Lord has / done great / things for / them.’
The Lord has indeed done / great things for / us :
and / therefore / we re/joiced.
Restore again our / fortunes, O / Lord :
as the / river beds / of the / desert.
Those who / sow in / tears :
shall / reap with / songs of / joy.
Those who go out weeping / bearing the / seed :
will come back with shouts of joy,
/ bearing their / sheaves / with them.

Hebrews 7. 23-28

Mark 10. 46-52


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