Sunday 22nd October 2017

Proper 25

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
help us so to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

   1And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,

   2And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,

   3And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

   4And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.

   5So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

   6And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

   7And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

   8And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

   9And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

   10And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,

   11In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,

   12And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.

 

Epistle

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

   1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

   2But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

   3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

   4But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

   5For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

   6Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

   7But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

   8So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

 

Psalm

Psalm 90:1-6,13-17

   1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

   2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

   3Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

   4For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

   5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

   6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

   13Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

   14O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

   15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

   16Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

   17And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

 

Gospel

Matthew 22:34-46

   34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

   35Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

   36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

   37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

   38This is the first and great commandment.

   39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

   40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

   41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

   42Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

   43He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

   44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

   45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

   46And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

 

Introit

Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord

Complete Anglican - 8

Gradual

When I needed a neighbour

Complete Anglican - 736

Offertory

Jesus calls us

Complete Anglican - 346

Communion

Like a mighty river flowing

Complete Anglican - 400

Anthem

Recessional

There's a wideness in God's mercy

Complete Anglican - 662