Sunday 23rd September 2018

Proper 20

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

Proverbs 31:10-31

   10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

   11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

   12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

   13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

   14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

   15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

   16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

   17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

   18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

   19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

   20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

   21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

   22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

   23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

   24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

   25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

   26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

   27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

   28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

   29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

   30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

   31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

 

Epistle

James 3:13-4:3,7-8a

   13Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

   14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

   15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

   16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

   17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

   18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 4

   1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

   2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

   3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

   7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

   8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

 

Psalm

Psalm 1

   1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

   2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

   3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

   4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

   5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

   6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

Gospel

Mark 9:30-37

   30And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.

   31For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

   32But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

   33And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

   34But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

   35And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

   36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,

   37Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

 

Introit

I, the Lord of sea and sky

Complete Anglican - 332

Gradual

How Shall I Sing That Majesty

Complete Anglican - 296

Offertory

Jesus shall reign

Complete Anglican - 359

Communion

Give thanks

Complete Anglican - 202

Anthem

Recessional

Great is thy faithfulness

Complete Anglican - 249