Sunday: Ordinary 23C, Proper 18C

Christian freedom

      Whoever does not carry the cross and follow Jesus cannot be his disciple. Luke 14:27
      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. 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
      God of the ages, you call the church to keep watch in the world and to discern the signs of the times: grant us the wisdom that your Spirit bestows, so that with courage we may proclaim your prophetic word, and complete the work you have set before us; through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Life or death.   Deuteronomy 30:15-20  
      Christ Jesus is our example; help us to follow in his steps.   Psalm 1  
      At the potter's house.   Jeremiah 18:1-17   18:1-11
      Search me out, O God, and know my heart.   Psalm 139:1-18   139:1-6, 13-18   139:1-5, 12-18
      Thanksgiving and intercession / A very dear brother.   Philemon 1-7 / 8-20   1-21   1-25
      The cost of being a disciple.   Luke 14:25-35   14:25-33   14:25-37
Supplementary readings
      "If you repent, I will restore you."   Jeremiah 15:15-21  
      Watch and pray.   Colossians 4:2-6   3:22-4:9
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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