Sunday 1st August 2021

Proper 13

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

2 Samuel 11:26-12.13a

   26And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

   27And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

2 Samuel 12

   1And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

   2The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:

   3But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

   4And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

   5And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:

   6And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

   7And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

   8And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

   9Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

   10Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

   11Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

   12For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.

   13And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.

 

Epistle

Ephesians 4:1-16

   1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

   2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

   3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

   4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

   5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

   6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

   7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

   8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

   9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

   10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

   11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

   12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

   13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

   14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

   15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

   16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

 

Psalm

Psalm 51:1-13

   1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

   2Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

   3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

   4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

   5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

   6Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

   7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

   8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

   9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

   10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

   11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

   12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

   13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

 

Gospel

John 6:24-35

   24When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.

   25And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

   26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

   27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

   28Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

   29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

   30They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?

   31Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

   32Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

   33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

   34Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

   35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

 

Introit

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Complete Anglican - 565

Gradual

Blessed assurance

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Offertory

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Complete Anglican - 252

Communion

Anthem

In the Lord Iíll be ever thankful

Complete Anglican - 929

Recessional

The Church's one foundation

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