Sunday 27th October 2019

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,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Joel 2:23-32

   23Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

   24And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

   25And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

   26And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

   27And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

   28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

   29And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

   30And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

   31The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

   32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

 

Epistle

2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

   6For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

   7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

   8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

   16At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

   17Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

   18And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Psalm

Psalm 65

   1Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

   2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

   3Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

   4Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

   5By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

   6Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

   7Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

   8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

   9Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

   10Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

   11Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

   12They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

   13The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

 

Gospel

Luke 18:9-14

   9And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

   10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

   11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

   12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

   13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

   14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

 

Introit

Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives

Complete Anglican - 361

Gradual

Thou, whose almighty word

Complete Anglican - 684

Offertory

Our God loves us

Complete Anglican - 548

Communion

O Lord, your tenderness

Complete Anglican - 515

Anthem

Recessional

King of glory, King of peace

Complete Anglican - 375