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                        Matthew 16: 21 - 28     The Cost of Discipleship


  
Jesus said to his disciples, ’Unless you take up your cross and follow me you cannot be my disciple.’ The word ‘cross’ has been softened, so that the saying of Jesus has lost it’s force. The cross doesn’t mean your arthritis, your indigestion, that difficult relationship, at least not in the first place. These are things that come to us in spite of ourselves. The ‘cross’ in the New Testament means that suffering which comes into our lives because of the choices we have made for the Kingdom. In that sense it is always something that we choose.

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EVENING PRAYER FOR THE WEEK


29 August - 04 September 2017





Leader: In the Name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen


The Leader says:We have come together as the family of God

In our Father’s presence to offer him praise and thanksgiving

to hear and receive his holy word to bring before him the needs of the world

to ask his forgiveness of our sins and to seek his grace

that through his son Jesus Christ

we may give ourselves to his service.


Leader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it!

Let us worship and praise him (Alleluia during

Eastertide)


Or The Lord is King let the earth rejoice

Let us worship and praise him (Alleluia during

Eastertide)


Leader: Lord open our lips

That we may glorify and praise your Name


Leader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Praise the Lord. Alleluia


Leader: Let’s say

 


1 Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured,
who is immortal Father, heavenly blest;
Holiest of Holies, Jesus Christ our Lord!

2 Now are we come to the sun's hour of rest;
the lights of evening round us shine,
we hymn the Father, Son and Holy Spirit divine.


3 Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung,
with undefilèd tongue, Son of our God, Giver of life, alone!

Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.


Leader: Let us call to mind and confess our sins. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us,

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


(Silence may be kept, then is said)


Almighty God our heavenly Father

in penitence we confess

that we have sinned against you

through our own fault

in thought word and deed

and what we have left undone

for the sake of your Son, Christ our Lord

forgive us all that is passed

and grant that we may serve you

in newness of life

to the glory of your Name.


Leader: Let’s say together

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and keep us in eternal life,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


Leader: Let’s say Psalm - SEE BELOW


Leader: The First lesson is written in -SEE BELOW


Leader: After the reading: Hear ends the first lesson


Leader: Let’s say the Song of Mary


1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord:

my spirit rejoices in God my Savior


2 For he has looked with favor on his lowly servant:

from this day all generations will call me blessed:


3 The Almighty has done great things for me,

and holy is his Name.


4 He has mercy on those who fear him:

in every generation.


5 He has shown the strength of his arm:

he has scattered the proud in their conceit.


6 He has cast down the mighty from their thrones:

and has lifted up the lowly.


7 He has filled the hungry with good things:

and the rich he has sent away empty.


8 He has come to the help of his servant Israel:

for he has remembered his promise of mercy,


9 The promise he made to our forebears,

to Abraham and his children forever.


Glory to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning: is now and will be forever. Amen


Leader: The second lesson is written in the Gospel of - SEE BELOW


Leader: After the reading: Hear ends the second lesson


Leader: Let’s say the song of Simeon


1 Lord, now you let your servant go in peace: your word has been fulfilled.


2 My eyes have seen the salvation: which you have prepared in the sight of every people,


3 A light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people, Israel.


Glory to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning: is now and will be forever. Amen


Leader: Let us pray


Leader: Lord have mercy upon us

Christ have mercy upon us


Leader: Lord have mercy upon us

Christ have mercy upon us


Leader: Let’s pray together


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen


Leader: Show us your mercy O Lord

And grant us your salvation


Leader: Lord, be gracious to our land

And mercifully hear us when we call upon you


Leader: Let you priest be clothed with righteousness

And let your servants shout for joy


Leader: O Lord, make your ways known upon the earth

Let all nations acknowledge your saving power


Leader: Give your people the blessing of peace

And let your glory be over all the world


Leader: Make our hearts clean, O God

And renew a right spirit within us


Leader: Time for open prayer

Let’s pray the Collect of the day – SEE BELOW


Leader: We pray the Collect of Peace


The Collect of Peace


Eternal God, from whom all holy desires, all good

counsels and just works proceed:

Give your servants that peace

which the world cannot give

That our hearts may be set to obey your commandments

and that, free from the fear of our enemies

we may pass our time in rest and quietness,

Through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Amen


Leader: Pray the Evening Collect


Evening Collect


Lighten our darkness, Lord

And by your great mercy defend us

In all perils and dangers of the night

For the love of your only Son

Our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen


Leader: Let’s say the Benediction


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all forever.

Amen






St Oswald's Celtic Cross

PSALMS, LESSONS AND COLLECTS FOR THE WEEKSt Oswald's Celtic Cross

29 August - 04 September 2017

 

                MONTH OF COMPASSION - Aug 

            MONTH OF CREATION - Sept


 


Tuesday 29 August
 The Beheading of St John the Baptist
 
Psalm                  55                       p 669 - 671 in APB
First Lesson         Job 6: 1 - 21
Second Lesson     Mark 13: 28 - 37
Collect                 APB  p 307
 

Sovereign Lord,

you called Saint John the Baptist

to be in death as in birth

the forerunner of your Son:

grant that, after his example

we may contend for truth and justice;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

  


Thursday 31 August


 
Psalm                63, 64, 65             p 678 - 680 in APB
First Lesson       Job  8: 1 - 10, 20 - 22
Second Lesson   Mark 14: 12 - 26
Collect               
                 

God of our holy and righteous ancestors:

accept us as a living sacrifice

and transform us by your Spirit,

that, being members of one body,

we will offer our gifts in Christ's service;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever,

Amen.

 

 


Saturday 02 September

The Martyrs of New Guinea, 1942 

 

Psalm                70, 71                   p 688-690 in APB

First Lesson       Job 10: 1 - 22
Second Lesson   Mark 14: 43 - 52
Collect               CC 2 APB p 319   
 

Lord God,

your martyrs of New Guinea defied their persecutors

and through their great love for you

endured the pain of death:

grant that we may daily love you more and more

and faithfully bear witness to the name of Jesus;

who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God,  for ever and ever,

Amen.

 

 

 


  

 Wednesday 30 August


 

Psalm                   59, 60                p 674 - 676 in APB

First Lesson          Job 7: 1 - 21

Second Lesson      Mark 14: 1 - 11

Collect                  

 

God of our holy and righteous ancestors:

accept us as a living sacrifice

and transform us by your Spirit,

that, being members of one body,

we will offer our gifts in Christ's service;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever,

Amen.

 

 

Friday 01 September

Robert Gray, First Bishop of Cape Town, 1872

 

Psalm                 68              p 683 - 685 in APB 

First Lesson        Job 9: 1 - 15, 32 - 35

Second Lesson    Mark 14: 27 - 42

Collect               

 

Merciful Lord,

you sent your servant Robert Gray

to lay firm foundations

for the Church of this Province:

grant that, thankfully remembering

the constancy of his labour and zeal

we may build up and strengthen your Church;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

  

Monday 04 September


 

Psalm                   73                       p 692-694 in APB

First Lesson          Job 12: 1 - 25

Second Lesson      Mark 14: 53 - 65

Collect                  

 

Holy God,

in love you gave your only-begotten Son

to save the world:

empower us to follow the example of his obedience

that we will take up our cross and follow him;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever,

Amen.

 
 
                                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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