Sunday 4th October 2020

Proper 22

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

O God, forasmuch as 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.

 

Old Testament

Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,12-20

   1And God spake all these words, saying,

   2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

   3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

   4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

   7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

   8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

   9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

   12Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

   13Thou shalt not kill.

   14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

   15Thou shalt not steal.

   16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

   17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

   18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

   19And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

   20And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

 

Epistle

Philippians 3:4b-14

   4Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

   5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

   6Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

   7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

   8Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

   9And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

   10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

   11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

   12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

   13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

   14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Psalm

Psalm 19

   1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

   2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

   3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

   4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

   5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

   6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

   7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

   8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

   9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

   10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

   11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

   12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

   13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

   14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

 

Gospel

Matthew 21:33-46

   33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

   34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

   35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

   36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

   37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

   38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

   39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

   40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

   41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

   42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

   43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

   44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

   45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

   46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

 

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