Sunday 17th June 2018

Proper 6

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

   34Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

   35And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

1 Samuel 16

   1And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

   2And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.

   3And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.

   4And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

   5And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

   6And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed is before him.

   7But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

   8Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

   9Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

   10Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.

   11And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

   12And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

   13Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

 

Epistle

2 Corinthians 5:6-17

   6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

   7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

   8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

   9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

   10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

   11Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

   12For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

   13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

   14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

   15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

   16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

   17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

Psalm

Psalm 20

   1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

   2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

   3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

   4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

   5We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

   6Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

   7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

   8They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

   9Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

 

Gospel

Mark 4:26-34

   26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

   27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

   28For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

   29But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

   30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

   31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

   32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

   33And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

   34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

 

Introit

Jesus calls us

Complete Anglican - 346

Gradual

Seek ye first

Complete Anglican - 590

Offertory

O worship the King

Complete Anglican - 551

Communion

Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives

Complete Anglican - 361

Anthem

Recessional

He who would valiant be

Complete Anglican - 281

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