Sunday 18th August 2019

Proper 15

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

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

Isaiah 5:1-7

   1Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

   2And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

   3And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

   4What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

   5And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

   6And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

   7For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

 

Epistle

Hebrews 11:29-12:2

   29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

   30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

   31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

   32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

   33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

   34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

   35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

   36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

   37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

   38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

   39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

   40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Hebrews 12

   1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

   2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Psalm

Psalm 80:1-2,9-20

   1Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

   2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

   9Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.

   10The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.

   11She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.

   12Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

   13The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

   14Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

   15And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

   16It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

   17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.

   18So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.

   19Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

 

Gospel

Luke 12:49-56

   49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

   50But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

   51Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

   52For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

   53The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

   54And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

   55And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

   56Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

 

Introit

Lord Jesus Christ

Complete Anglican - 411

Gradual

Father, Lord of all creation

Complete Anglican - 163

Offertory

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness

Complete Anglican - 172

Communion

Abba, Father, let me be

Complete Anglican - 1

Anthem

Recessional

You shall go out with joy

Complete Anglican - 766

No sermon available for this Sunday.