Sunday 26th August 2018

Proper 16

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

1 Kings 8:22-30,41-43

   22And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:

   23And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

   24Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

   25Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

   26And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

   27But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

   28Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

   29That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.

   30And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

   41Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

   42(For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;

   43Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.

 

Epistle

Ephesians 6:10-20

   10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

   11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

   12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

   13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

   14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

   15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

   16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

   17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

   18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

   19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

   20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

 

Psalm

Psalm 84

   1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

   2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

   3Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

   4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

   5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

   6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

   7They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

   8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

   9Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

   10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

   11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

   12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

 

Gospel

John 6:56-69

   56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

   57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

   58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

   59These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

   60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

   61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

   62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

   63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

   64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

   65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

   66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

   67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

   68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

   69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

 

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