Mission Outreach Anglican

Service for Sunday August 11th

Additional Information

 

A mighty fortress is our God:- https://youtu.be/8XUYZoguhEQ


Our God:- https://youtu.be/01Yj7H-eSjM


You are worthy of my praise:- https://youtu.be/hEcWkt7rxrg


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The confession and absolution


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Reader prays:


Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 14


Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.

A reading from Genesis 15:1-6


1After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield, your very great reward."  2But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"  3And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir."  4Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir."  5He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars - if indeed you can count them."  Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."  6Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 33:12-15, 18-22.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,

the people he chose for his inheritance. 

13From heaven the LORD looks down

and sees all mankind;

14from his dwelling place he watches

all who live on earth –

15he who forms the hearts of all,

who considers everything they do. 

18But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,

on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

19to deliver them from death

and keep them alive in famine.

20We wait in hope for the LORD;

he is our help and our shield. 

21In him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in his holy name. 

22May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,

even as we put our hope in you.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.


A reading from Hebrews 11:1-16


1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  2This is what the ancients were commended for.  3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did.  By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings.  And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.  5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away.  For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.  6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family.  By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.   8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.  9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.  10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.  11By faith Abraham, even though he was past age -- and Sarah herself was barren -- was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.  12And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.  13All these people were still living by faith when they died.  They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.  And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.   15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.  16Instead, they were longing for a better country -- a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


Here I am to worship:- https://youtu.be/CoxopsRSfdU


A reading from Luke 12:32-40


32"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.  33Sell your possessions and give to the poor.  Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  35"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.  37It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.  I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. 39But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.  40You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.

Today’s Reflection:

Message for Proper 14 from the Gospel of Luke:- https://youtu.be/ZBpOrfMoeXc

We believe:- https://youtu.be/FtPmX7e_Rpw


Prayers of Intercession

Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/men.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part our nation plays in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive our nation. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.


THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE


Is He Worthy:- https://youtu.be/OIahc83Kvp4

The Reader:

I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1


COMMUNION RITE

Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:    And Also With You

Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.   

           

The Lord’s Prayer is said, uniting our prayers with the whole company of heaven,

as our Saviour taught us, so we pray:-


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory Forever and ever.  Amen.


Jesus Messiah:- https://youtu.be/FwJzTV1uurU


The Conclusion

All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ


Joyful, joyful we adore thee:- https://youtu.be/eMY3ivdNzwE


Reader:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All:

Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Service for Sunday August 18th

Additional Information

 

The wonderful cross (When I survey):- https://youtu.be/oaO3XOI8P6w

How great is our God:- https://youtu.be/wDgmJFw6F64

We Fall Down:- https://youtu.be/2FIZUyAr9_E

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The confession and absolution

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

The Reader prays:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 15

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.


A reading from Jeremiah 23:23-29

23"Am I only a God nearby," declares the LORD, "and not a God far away?  24Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?"  declares the LORD.  "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"  declares the LORD.  25"I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name.  They say, 'I had a dream!  I had a dream!'  26How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?  27They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their fathers forgot my name through Baal worship.  28Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully.  For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD.  29"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God



The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 82.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


1God presides in the great assembly;

he gives judgment among the "gods":

2"How long will you defend the unjust

and show partiality to the wicked?

3Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;

maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. 

4Rescue the weak and needy;

deliver them from the hand of the wicked. 

5"They know nothing, they understand nothing.  They walk about in darkness;

all the foundations of the earth are shaken. 

6"I said, 'You are "gods";

you are all sons of the Most High.' 

7But you will die like mere men;

you will fall like every other ruler."

8Rise up, O God, judge the earth,

for all the nations are your inheritance.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.


A reading from Hebrews 12:1-14


1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.  4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.  5And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."  7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?  8If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.  9Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it.  How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!  10Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.  11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  12Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13"Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.  14Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


Refiner's Fire:- https://youtu.be/aSIazjrA0Ls


A reading from Luke 12:49-56


49"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!  50But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!  51Do you think I came to bring peace on earth?  No, I tell you, but division.  52From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.  53They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother,  mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."  54He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.  55And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.  56Hypocrites!  You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky.  How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


Today’s Reflection:

Message for Proper 15 from the Gospel of Luke:- https://youtu.be/79LdDZ3_3rQ

We believe:- https://youtu.be/FtPmX7e_Rpw


Prayers of Intercession

Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/marriage.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part our nation plays in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive our nation. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.


THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE

Is He Worthy:- https://youtu.be/OIahc83Kvp4


The Reader:

I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1


COMMUNION RITE

Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:    And Also With You

Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.              

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:-

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

Forever and ever.

Amen.

Communion:- https://youtu.be/KvG4I9fTOwg

The Conclusion

All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ

Arise:- https://youtu.be/YEjWMMJyTyg

Reader:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All:

Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Service for Sunday August 25th 2019

Additional Information

 

Glorious things of thee are spoken:- https://youtu.be/3_CHF4gRyfI


Blessed be your name:- https://youtu.be/RbvftFiH9Hg 


Cornerstone:- https://youtu.be/hlSfwPUEEac


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The confession and absolution

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Reader prays:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 16

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; {p. 233} through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.


A reading from Isaiah 28:14-22

14Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem.  15You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death, with the grave we have made an agreement.  When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place."  16So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.  17I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.  18Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.  When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it.  19As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through."  The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.  20The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.  21The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon - to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.  22Now stop your mocking, or your chains will become heavier; the Lord, the LORD Almighty, has told me of the destruction decreed against the whole land.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 46.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


1God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.  

2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains quake with their surging. 

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy place where the Most High dwells. 

5God is within her, she will not fall;

God will help her at break of day. 

6Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;

he lifts his voice, the earth melts. 

7The LORD Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. 

8Come and see the works of the LORD,

the desolations he has brought on the earth. 

9He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire. 

10"Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." 

11The LORD Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.


A reading from Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-29


18You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them.  22But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God.  You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.  You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.  25See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks.  If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?  26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens."   27The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.  28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29for our "God is a consuming fire."

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


Be still and know:- https://youtu.be/BgaHaioAjyg


A reading from Luke 13:22-30


22Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.  23Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?"  24He said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.  25Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.'  "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'  26"Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'  27"But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'  28"There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.  30Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


Today’s Reflection:

Message for Proper 16 from the Gospel of Luke:- https://youtu.be/bIq5RadZKYg

African Credo:- https://youtu.be/QLxKgBHCIUM

Prayers of Intercession

Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/children.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part our nation plays in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive our nation. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.

THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE

  

Refiner's Fire  :- https://youtu.be/aSIazjrA0Ls


The Reader:

I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1

COMMUNION RITE

Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:    And Also With You

Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.

Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.              

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:-

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

Forever and ever.

Amen.


Just as I am without one plea:- https://youtu.be/pZhAWErbbwU


The Conclusion

All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ


Sing, sing, sing:- https://youtu.be/IV5Vdi_55OU


Reader:  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All:  Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Service for Sunday September 1st 2019

 

Praise my soul the King of heaven: https://youtu.be/GyRIVbdsi4c


Amazing grace (My chains are gone):- https://youtu.be/Jbe7OruLk8I


Give us clean hands:- https://youtu.be/J8TCeqLabu4


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The confession and absolution


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Reader prays:


Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 17


Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.


A reading from Ecclesiasticus 10:12-18

12Pride has its beginning when a person abandons the Lord, his maker.  13Pride is like a fountain pouring out sin, and whoever persists in it will be full of wickedness.  That is why the Lord brought terrible punishment on some people and completely destroyed them.  14The Lord has overthrown kings and put humbler people in their place.  15The Lord has pulled up nations by the roots and established humbler ones in their place.  16The Lord has overthrown empires and completely devastated their lands.  17He destroyed some so completely that they are not even remembered any more.  18The Creator never intended for human beings to be arrogant and violent.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Psalm appointed for today is 112.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


1Praise the LORD.  Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,

who finds great delight in his commands.

2His children will be mighty in the land;

the generation of the upright will be blessed.  

3Wealth and riches are in his house,

and his righteousness endures forever.

4Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,

for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. 

5Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,

who conducts his affairs with justice.  

6Surely he will never be shaken;

a righteous man will be remembered forever.  

7He will have no fear of bad news;

his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  

8His heart is secure, he will have no fear;

in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.  

9He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor,

his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.  

10The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away;

the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.


A reading from Hebrews 13:1-8


1Keep on loving each other as brothers.  2Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.  3Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.  4Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.  5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  6So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?"  7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you.  Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.  8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


We fall down:- https://youtu.be/2FIZUyAr9_E


A reading from Luke 14:1, 7-14


1One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.  7When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:  8"When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.  9If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, 'Give this man your seat.'  Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.  10But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.'  Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests.  11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."  12Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


Today’s Reflection:

Message for Proper 17 from the Gospel of Luke:-https://youtu.be/4DzWPs7Ucl8


This I believe:- https://youtu.be/VRzI_FbWTkg 


Prayers of Intercession

Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/education.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part our nation plays in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive our nation. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.


THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE


Refiner's Fire  :- https://youtu.be/aSIazjrA0Ls


The Reader:


I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1


COMMUNION RITE


Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:    And Also With You


Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.


Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.


Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.  

            

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:-


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

Forever and ever.

Amen.


Behold the Lamb:- https://youtu.be/481xyHUrwQA


The Conclusion


All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ


Forever:- https://youtu.be/DjrAeWCOg6Q


Reader: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All: Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


Service for Sunday September 8th 2019

 

Joyful joyful we adore thee:- https://youtu.be/eMY3ivdNzwE


All the earth will sing your praises:- https://youtu.be/awWmKpxErd0


10,000 Reasons:- https://youtu.be/DXDGE_lRI0E


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The confession and absolution


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Reader prays:


Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 18


Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.


A reading from Deuteronomy 30:15-20


15See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.  16For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.  17But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed.  You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.  19This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 1.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked

or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 

2But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

and on his law he meditates day and night. 

3He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. 

Whatever he does prospers. 

4Not so the wicked! 

They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 

5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 

6For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked will perish.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.


A reading from Philemon 1:1-20


1Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, 2To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier and to the church that meets in your home: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  4I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 5because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.  6I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.  7Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.  8Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, 9yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul--an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus -- 10I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. 11Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.  12I am sending him -- who is my very heart--back to you.  13I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.  14But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do will be spontaneous and not forced.  15Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good -- 16no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother.  He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord. 17So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.  18If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.  19I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back--not to mention that you owe me your very self.  20I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.


The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


No eye has seen:- https://youtu.be/CQ2yWhVxN48


A reading from Luke 14:25-33


25Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters -- yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple.  27And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.  28"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?  29For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'  31"Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king.  Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?  32If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.  33In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


Today’s Reflection:

Message for Proper 18 from the Gospel of Luke:-https://youtu.be/4-cQBCHPly8


This I believe:- https://youtu.be/VRzI_FbWTkg 


Prayers of Intercession

Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/mistrust.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part our nation plays in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive our nation. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.


THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE


The Servant song:- https://youtu.be/PMCaPGozu90


The Reader:


I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1


COMMUNION RITE


Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:    And Also With You


Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.


Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.     

         

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:-


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

Forever and ever.

Amen.


Behold the Lamb:- https://youtu.be/481xyHUrwQA


The Conclusion


All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ


Build your kingdom here:- https://youtu.be/8awpRHg5waw


Reader: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All: Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Service for Sunday September 15th 2019

  

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/tQZpmvmo4NfJRYwolyblYg_aS8CNHvKgpMrvhE65gn9orLg5_OoWtuYBcAR-Atv4K5bof8P3Fv1gcv8ZoGfC45dcIZywMds7Bj2_c1U50-BvfYRgtr47WhF0pjlS1MoWdxfe-pHz

Immortal, invisible, God only wise:- https://youtu.be/NacT-XxQcp0

Blessed be your name:- https://youtu.be/RbvftFiH9Hg

Send revival start with me:- https://youtu.be/Gu9z-Q0yxH8


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The confession and absolution


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Reader prays:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 19

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.


A reading from Exodus 32:1, 7-14

1When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods who will go before us.  As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him."  7Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt.  8They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf.  They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.'  9"I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people.  10Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them.  Then I will make you into a great nation."  11But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. "O LORD," he said, "why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?  12Why should the Egyptians say, 'It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth'?  Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.  13Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: 'I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.'"  14Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 51:1-11.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 

2Wash away all my iniquity

and cleanse me from my sin. 

3For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is always before me. 

4Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you are proved right when you speak

and justified when you judge. 

5Surely I was sinful at birth,

sinful from the time my mother conceived me. 

6Surely you desire truth in the inner parts;

you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

7Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

8Let me hear joy and gladness;

let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

9Hide your face from my sins

and blot out all my iniquity. 

10Create in me a pure heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11Do not cast me from your presence

or take your Holy Spirit from 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 forever. Amen.


A reading from 1 Timothy 1:12-17


12I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. 13Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.  14The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners -- of whom I am the worst.  16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.  17Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.  Amen

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


Amazing grace (My chains are gone):- https://youtu.be/Jbe7OruLk8I


A reading from Luke 15:1-10


1Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."  3Then Jesus told them this parable:  4"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.  Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home.  Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'  7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.  8"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one.  Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?  9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'  10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


Today’s Reflection:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Pv1MncgHo8d22_wsJar0mREKXlbPq9S8k9NgQ2Y--FFIlzVHHdNvukPyLyq9pDsFyMdxVkj23guMTT-b19A1Z3uYkQ3NdUIGgWQlW9CM8-FneZ2O_jwppV3L3kkkauijXa2ynij5

Message for Proper 19 from the Gospel of Luke:-https://youtu.be/Y6rgnnE5aTs


This I believe:- https://youtu.be/VRzI_FbWTkg


Prayers of Intercession


Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/fear.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part our nation plays in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive our nation. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.


THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE


Ancient of Days:- https://youtu.be/HBcP1ICgUIM


The Reader:

I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1


COMMUNION RITE

Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:   And Also With You


Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.


Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.


Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.     

         

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:-

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

Forever and ever.

Amen.


Communion:- https://youtu.be/KvG4I9fTOwg


The Conclusion

All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ


Celebrate Jesus Celebrate:- https://youtu.be/f1-b_50_5_U


Reader:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All:

Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Service for Sunday September 22nd 2019

 

Praise to the lord the almighty:- https://youtu.be/MSpYz-Y6gq4

Hosanna (Praise is rising):- https://youtu.be/oAaQ5EEXidc

I Lift my hands:- https://youtu.be/-Q_5YVAbwGc


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


The confession and absolution


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


The Reader prays:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with heartfelt repentance and true faith turn to him: have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


A Collect for Proper 20

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Word of God.  One or more readings appointed for the day are read.


A reading from Amos 8:4-7


4Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, 5saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?" - skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales, 6buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.  7The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


The Psalm appointed for today is Psalm 138:1-8.  We will say the Psalm responsively by half verse.


1I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;

before the "gods" I will sing your praise.

2I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name

for your love and your faithfulness,

for you have exalted above all things

your name and your word. 

3When I called, you answered me;

you made me bold and stouthearted.

4May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD,

when they hear the words of your mouth.

5May they sing of the ways of the LORD,

for the glory of the LORD is great.

6Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly,

but the proud he knows from afar.

7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life;

you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. 

8The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;

your love, O LORD, endures forever - do not abandon the works of your hands.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.


A reading from 1 Timothy 2:1-8


1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  5For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all men -- the testimony given in its proper time.  7And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am telling the truth, I am not lying--and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.  8I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God


Be Thou my vision:- https://youtu.be/UhuZYXy_YmI


A reading from Luke 16:1-13


1Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.  2So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you?  Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.'  3"The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job.  I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg -- 4I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'  5"So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'  6" 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied.  "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'  7"Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?'  " 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied.  "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'  8"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly.  For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.  9I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.  10"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?  13"No servant can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Money."

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


Today’s Reflection:

Message for Proper 20 from the Gospel of Luke:-https://youtu.be/jxenvuvQMrA

https://youtu.be/cJdG7EFiI2A


This I believe:- https://youtu.be/VRzI_FbWTkg


Prayers of Intercession

Let us follow this series of videos from Prayercast weekly, and pray for unbelieving Muslims and others to come to know Christ:-

https://prayercast.com/shame.html

Holy Lord God Almighty, 

For the greed that leaves millions without food and shelter, while others bask in comparative wealth and luxury, 

forgive us.   

For the warfare that is so motivated by the lust for power, and the fear and grief that are inflicted on orphans and widows, 

forgive us.

For the children that lack medical supplies to cure the most basic of illnesses,

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on us, and forgive the part the nations play in the world’s pain and injustice.

For the increasing number of broken marriages, 

forgive us.

For the millions of aborted babies each year, 

forgive us.

For the negligence of our society to care for the weak, poor and elderly, 

forgive us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, forgive the nations. May your Church prove to be the antidote to loneliness, fear and the breakdown of family life.

For making idols of money, sex and power, 

forgive us.

For placing comfort ahead of community and pleasure ahead of people, 

forgive us.

For the times when our own selfishness leads us to settle for less than the best you have planned for us, 

forgive us, Lord. 

Lord Jesus, we are sorry for every occasion we have pursued hollow and temporary pleasures ahead of the rich joy of relationship with you. 

May the wanderings of your people that we read about in your Word soberly remind us that sin ultimately leads to death, and that life in all its fullness is found only in You.

Please add your own petitions either silently or out loud.

Amen.

Praying for church leaders:

O God,

You will build your church.

Forgive me when I don’t play my part.

Forgive me when I stop others.

Forgive us when we lack the courage to obey.

Forgive us when we get in the way of people seeing you.

O God,

You will build your church.

Give me wisdom to see the gifts you have given me for your church.

Give me discernment to see who you are calling to leadership, especially if it’s me.

Give us confidence to respond to your call and serve.

Give us courage to encourage and support your new leaders.

O God,

You will build your church.

Bless your leaders with the gifts they need.

Bless us with willing, obedient hearts.

Bless our reaching out to other churches in partnership.

Bless our community through the work of your church.

O God,

You will build your church.

Let it be so!

Amen.


THE OFFERTORY SENTENCE


Everlasting God:- https://youtu.be/nuudVoMyZyE


The Reader:

I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1


COMMUNION RITE


Reader: The Lord be with you.

All:    And Also With You


Reader:  Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us ;

All:   Therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.


Reader:     The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:   Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.


Reader:  For as in Adam all die,

All:   so also in Christ shall all be made alive.     

         

Standing at the foot of the cross, 

let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:-


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory

Forever and ever.

Amen.


Let us break bread together:- https://youtu.be/Egk-pX_1nHg


The Conclusion


All our problems:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties:

We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works:

We send to the cross of Christ

All our hopes:

We set on the risen Christ


All the earth will sing your praises:- https://youtu.be/awWmKpxErd0


Reader:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

All:

Thanks be to God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!