Sunday: Ordinary 23B, Proper 18B

Christian freedom

      So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. Ja.2:13
      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
      Let us pray [that we may realize the freedom God has given us in making us his sons and daughters.]
      God our Father, you redeem us and make us your children in Christ. Look on us, give us true freedom and bring us to the inheritance you promised. Grant 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
      Almighty and everlasting God, increase our faith, hope and love, and, that we may receive all you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      God himself will come to save us.   Isaiah 35:1-10   35:4-7a
      While I have any being I will sing praises to my God.   Psalm 146  
      Wise sayings.   Proverbs 22:1-23   22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
      The Lord stands about his people for evermore.   Psalm 125  
      Favoritism forbidden.   James 2:1-13   2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17
      Jesus does everything well.   Mark 7:24-37  
Supplementary readings
      Esther made Queen.   Esther 2:1-17   2:1-11, 15-17
      Jesus feeds the four thousand.   Mark 8:1-21   8:1-22
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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Gathering 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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