Sunday 27th September 2020

Proper 21

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

Exodus 17:1-7

   1And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

   2Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

   3And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

   4And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

   5And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.

   6Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

   7And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

 

Epistle

Philippians 2:1-13

   1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

   2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

   3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

   4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

   5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

   6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

   7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

   8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

   9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

   10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

   11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

   12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

   13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 

Psalm

Psalm 78:1-4,12-16

   1Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

   2I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

   3Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

   4We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

   12Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

   13He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

   14In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

   15He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

   16He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

 

Gospel

Matthew 21:23-32

   23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

   24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

   25The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

   26But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

   27And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

   28But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

   29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

   30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

   31Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

   32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

 

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