Sunday 26th June 2022

Proper 8
Collect

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and 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

2 Kings 2:1-2,6-14

   1And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

   2And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

   6And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

   7And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

   8And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

   9And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

   10And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

   11And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

   12And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

   13He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

   14And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

Epistle

Galatians 5:1,13-25

   1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

   13For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

   14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

   15But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

   16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

   17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

   18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

   19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

   20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

   21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

   22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

   23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

   24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

   25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Psalm

Psalm 77:1-2,11-20

   1I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

   2In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

   11I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

   12I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

   13Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

   14Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

   15Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

   16The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

   17The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

   18The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

   19Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

   20Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Gospel

Luke 9:51-62

   51And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

   52And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

   53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

   54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?

   55But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

   56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

   57And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

   58And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

   59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

   60Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

   61And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

   62And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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