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Collects and Readings for July and August 2020

Here are the Collects and Readings for services throughout May and June. You can download a leaflet here.

Sunday 5th July  PENTECOST 5

Collect:
O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong,
nothing is holy,
increase and multiply upon us your mercy,
that you, being our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through
the things of this world
that we finally lose not the things eternal.
Amen

Readings:
Zechariah 9: 9-12 – a reading from the prophet Zechariah
Psalm 145: 8-14 – The Lord is gracious and full of compassion
Romans 7: 15-25a – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

Sunday 12th July: PENTECOST 6

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.  
Amen

Readings:
Isaiah 55:10-13 – a reading from the prophet Isaiah
Psalm 65:  9-13 – Let all the earth shout for joy to the Lord
Romans 8:1-11 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sunday 19th July: PENTECOST 7

Collect:
Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you that we,
loving you in and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Readings:
Isaiah 44:6-8 – a reading from the prophet Isaiah
Psalm 86:11-17 – Great is your love towards me, O Lord
Romans 8. 12-25 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Sunday 26th July: PENTECOST 8

Collect:
Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
Amen

Readings:
1 Kings 3:5-12 – a reading from the first book of Kings
Psalm 119:129-136 – I will keep your commandments, Lord, with all my heart.
Romans 8:26-39 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

Sunday 2nd August: PENTECOST 9

Collect:
Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern us
in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection,
both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
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.  
Amen

Readings:
Isaiah 55:1-5 – a reading from the prophet Isaiah
Psalm 145: 8-9, 14-21 – You, Lord, provide for all our needs.
Romans 9:1-5 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 14:13-21

Sunday 9th August: PENTECOST 10

Collect:
Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of his grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Readings:
1 Kings 19:9-18 – a reading from the first book of Kings
Psalm 85: 8 – 13 – The Lord will grant us prosperity and justice
Romans 10:5-15 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 14: 22-33

Sunday 16th August: MARY, MOTHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Collect:
O God,
you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of your incarnate Son.
May we, who have been redeemed by his blood,
share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
Amen

Readings:
Revelation 11.19 -12.6, 10
Psalm 45. 10-12, 16 – On your right stands the queen, in garments of gold
1 Corinthians 15. 20-26
Luke 1: 46-55

Sunday 23rd August: PENTECOST 12

Collect:
O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Readings:
Isaiah 51:1-6 – a reading from the prophet Isaiah
Psalm 138 – Your love, O Lord, endures for ever
Romans 12:1-8 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 16:13-20

Sunday 30th August: PENTECOST 13

Collect:
O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen

Readings:
Jeremiah 15:15-21 – a reading from the prophet Jeremiah
Psalm 26: 1 – 8 – Lord, I love the place where your glory abides
Romans 12: 9-21 – a reading from the letter to the Romans
Matthew 16:21-28