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Sunday, July 17th, 2022 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Prayer - Book of Alternative Services

Officiant - Anne Lane

Prelude Welcome

Gathering Hymn CP #306 - O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

BAS Page 47 - Opening Sentence:

Blessed are they who hold the word fast in an honest and good heart; and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15)

Invitatory # 3 -The Lord is our refuge and strength: O come, let us worship.

Venite Psalm 95.1–7

Come, let us sing to the Lord; * let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and raise a loud shout to him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, * and a great king above all gods. In his hand are the caverns of the earth, * and the heights of the hills are his also. The sea is his for he made it, * and his hands have moulded the dry land. Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, * and kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. * Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

Jubilate Psalm 100

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Know this: The Lord himself is God; * he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; * give thanks to him and call upon his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; * and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading AMOS 8:1-12 - reader Bev Brown

Psalm 52 beginning on the bottom of page 771 of the BAS
Reader reads the odd numbered verses. The congregation will read even numbered verses.

1. You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness against the godly all day long?

2. You plot ruin; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, O worker of deception.

3. You love evil more than good and lying more than speaking the truth.

4. You love all words that hurt, O you deceitful tongue.

5. Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living!

6. The righteous shall see and tremble, and they shall laugh at him, saying,

7. "This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, but trusted in great wealth and relied upon wickedness."

8. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

9. I will give you thanks for what you have done and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.

Prayer after Psalm (reader)

God of the oppressed, we pray for all those who suffer injustice at the hands of cruel and indifferent rulers, especially for the innocent victims of war. Give them strength and patience, and hasten the day when the kingdoms of this world will own the perfect law of love, made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Second Reading - COLOSSIANS 1:15-28

Gradual Hymn CP #439 Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Gospel - Reader Anne Lane


People: Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

The Gospel of Christ

People: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.


A moment of silence is observed after the sermon.

Affirmation of Faith BAS pg 53 - Hear, O Israel

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is One and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Prayers of the People - Catherine Corden

Collect pg. 369 read by all

Almighty God, your Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence. Give us pure hearts and constant wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy 
Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Offertory Hymn CP #525 The Church’s One Foundation

Prayer over the Gifts

All things come of Thee, O Lord and of Thine own have we given Thee. Amen

O God, accept our praise and thanksgiving. Help us in all we do to offer ourselves as a true and living sacrifice;
through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer #2 pg 54

And now as our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


Dismissal pg 55

The Lord bless us and keep us. The Lord make his face shine on us and be gracious to us. The Lord look upon us with favour and grant us peace. Amen

Officiant: Let us Bless the Lord. People: Thanks be to God

Closing Hymn CP #393 Immortal, Invisible Good Only Wise

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen