Sunday: Ordinary 14A, Proper 9A

The King and the Kingdom

      'Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest,' says the Lord. 'Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart.' Matthew 11:28-29.
      Lord, give your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 18
      Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ has taught us that what we do for the least of his brothers and sisters we do also for him: give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, who gave up his life and died for us, yet lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The coming of the humble king.   Zechariah 9:1-17   9:9-12
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 145:8-14  
      Isaac and Rebekah.   Genesis 24:34-67   24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
      Happy are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.   Psalm 45:10-17  
      Struggling with sin.   Romans 7:14-25   7:15-25a
      The one to come is here! / Come to me!   Matthew 11:1-19 / 11:20-30   11:15-19 (20-24) 25-30
Supplementary readings
      Listen my lover.   Song of songs 2:8-13  
      Prayer for one's own / The true seed of Abraham.   Romans 9:1-5 / 9:6-13   9:1-13
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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Gathering Songs
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Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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