Sunday: Ordinary 17B, Porper 12B

Living for God now and for ever

      "I am the living bread that came down from heaven", says the Lord. "Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." Jn.6:51
      Almighty God, the protector of all who put their trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; increase and multiply upon us your mercy, so that with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we finally lose not the things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. BCP Trinity 4
      Let us pray [that we will make good use of the gifts that God has given us]
      God our Father and protector, without you nothing is holy, nothing has value. Guide us to everlasting life by helping us to use wisely the blessings you have given to the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Gracious God, you have placed within the hearts of all your children a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth: grant that, believing in the one whom you have sent, we may know him to be the true bread of heaven and the food of eternal life, Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be glory and honour for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Elisha feeds a hundred men.   2 Kings 4:42-44  
      Your loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life.   Psalm 145:10-18  
      David and Bethsheba.   2 Samuel 11:1-27   11:1-15
      The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved it is the power of God.   Psalm 14  
      Filled with the fullness of God.   Ephesians 3:14-21  
      Jesus feeds the five thousand.   John 6:1-21  
Supplementary readings
      God's forgiveness brings life.   2 Samuel 12:1-14   11:16-27
      Paul the teacher to the Gentiles.   Ephesians 3:1-13   3:1-12
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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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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