Sunday: Ordinary 22B, Proper 17B

Finding favour with God

      Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Jam.1:17
      Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear that we to pray, and constantly give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down on us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, you Son our Lord. Amen. BCP Trinity 12
      Let us pray [that God will increase our faith and bring to perfection the gifts he has given us.]
      Almighty God, every good thing comes from you. Fill our hearts with love for you, increase our faith, and by your constant care preserve in us the good you have given us. 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
      Cleanse our consciences, O Lord, and enlighten our hearts through the daily presence of your Son Jesus Christ, that when he comes in glory to be our judge, we may be found undefiled and acceptable in his sight; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Keep the commands of the Lord.   Deuteronomy 4:1-9   4:1-2, 6-9
      Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.   Psalm 15  
      Listen my lover.   Song of Solomon 2:8-13  
      Happy are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.   Psalm 45:1-9   45:1-2, 6-9
      Be doers of the Word.   James 1:19-27   1:17-27
      The traditions of mankind.   Mark 7:1-23   7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23   7:1-8, 14-23
Supplementary readings
      "All beautiful you are my darling".   Song of Solomon 4:7-15  
      Trials and temptations.   James 1:1-18   1:1-13
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
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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