Sunday: Ordinary 26A, Proper 21A

True repentance

      Come, let us return to the Lord, that we may live before him. Hosea 6:1a, 2b.
      Lord God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: grant us such a measure of your grace that, running in the way of your commandments, we may obtain your promises, and share in your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 11
      Let us pray [for God's forgiveness and for the happiness it brings]
      Father, you show your almighty power in your mercy and forgiveness. continue to full us with your gifts of love. Help us to hurry towards the eternal life you promised and to come to share in the joys of your kingdom. 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
      Grant, O merciful God, that your people may have that mind that was in Christ Jesus, who emptied himself, and took the form of a servant, and in humility become obedient even to death. For you have highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, Jesus Christ, the Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in everlasting glory. Amen. APBA
      Repentance.   Ezekiel 18:1-32   18:1-4, 25-32
      With the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption.   Psalm 25:1-9  
      Water from the rock.   Exodus 17:1-7  
      Our fathers have told us the glorious deeds of the Lord.   Psalm 78:1-15   78:1-4, 11-16
      Humility and greatness / Christ became obedient.   Philippians 1:27-2:4 / 2:5-11   2:1-13
      Jesus' authority.   Matthew 21:23-32  
Supplementary readings
      Jethro visits Moses.   Exodus 18:1-26   18:5-24
      Paul the minister to the Gentiles / Paul's plan to visit Rome.   Romans 15:14-22 / 15:23-33   15:14-22 (23-29) 30-33
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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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