Sunday 25th July 2021

Proper 12

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

2 Samuel 11:1-15

   1And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

   2And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

   3And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

   4And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

   5And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

   6And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.

   7And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.

   8And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

   9But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

   10And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?

   11And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

   12And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.

   13And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

   14And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

   15And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.

 

Epistle

Ephesians 3:14-21

   14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

   15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

   16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

   17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

   18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

   19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

   20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

   21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm

Psalm 14

   1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

   2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

   3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

   4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

   5There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

   6Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

   7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

 

Gospel

John 6:1-21

   1After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

   2And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

   3And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.

   4And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

   5When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

   6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

   7Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

   8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,

   9There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

   10And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

   11And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

   12When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

   13Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

   14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

   15When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

   16And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,

   17And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

   18And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

   19So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.

   20But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

   21Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.

 

Introit

Abba, Father, let me be

Complete Anglican - 1

Gradual

Love divine, all loves excelling

Complete Anglican - 428

Offertory

Be still, my soul

Complete Anglican - 68

Communion

Anthem

Calm me, Lord

Complete Anglican - 924

Recessional

Eternal Father, strong to save

Complete Anglican - 153