Sunday: Ordinary 23A, Proper 18A

Christian freedom

      'Where two or three are gathered in my name', says the Lord, 'I am there among them.' Matthew 18:20
      Lord, we pray, absolve your people from their offences; that through your bountiful goodness we may be set free from the chains of those sins which in our frailty we have committed; grant this, heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen. BCP. Trinity 24
      Go before us, O Lord, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      The parable of the Watchman.   Ezekiel 33:1-20   33:7-11
      Let us live to the praise of your glory.   Psalm 119:33-40  
      The Passover meal.   Exodus 12:1-30   12:1-14
      Throughout the world the holy church acclaims you.   Psalm 149  
      Our salvation is near.   Romans 13:8-14   13:1-10
      The lost brother.   Matthew 18:10-20   18:15-20
Supplementary readings
      Consecration of the firstborn.   Exodus 13:1-16   13:11-22
      The authority of the State.   Romans 13:1-7  
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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