Sunday 1 July 2018 5th Sunday after Trinity Proper 8 Year B

Almighty and everlasting God,

by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:

hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,

that in their vocation and ministry

they may serve you in holiness and truth

to the glory of your name;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

or

Almighty God,

send down upon your Church

the riches of your Spirit,

and kindle in all who minister the gospel

your countless gifts of grace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Related:

Wisdom 1.13-15, 2.23-24

13 because God did not make death,

and he does not delight in the death of the living.

14 For he created all things so that they might exist;

the generative forces of the world are wholesome,

and there is no destructive poison in them,

and the dominion of Hades is not on earth.

15 For righteousness is immortal.

23 for God created us for incorruption,

and made us in the image of his own eternity,

24 but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,

and those who belong to his company experience it.

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

Lamentations 3.23-33

23 they are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

24 ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,

‘therefore I will hope in him.’

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

to the soul that seeks him.

26 It is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for one to bear

the yoke in youth,

28 to sit alone in silence

when the Lord has imposed it,

29 to put one’s mouth to the dust

(there may yet be hope),

30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter,

and be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not

reject for ever.

32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion

according to the abundance of his steadfast love;

33 for he does not willingly afflict

or grieve anyone.

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

or Psalm 30

1  I will exalt you, O Lord,

because you have raised me up •

and have not let my foes triumph over me.

2  O Lord my God, I cried out to you •

and you have healed me.

3  You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; •

you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit.

4  Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; •

give thanks to his holy name.

5  For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,

his favour for a lifetime. •

Heaviness may endure for a night,

but joy comes in the morning.

6  In my prosperity I said,

‘I shall never be moved. •

You, Lord, of your goodness,

have made my hill so strong.’

7  Then you hid your face from me •

and I was utterly dismayed.

8  To you, O Lord, I cried; •

to the Lord I made my supplication:

9  ‘What profit is there in my blood,

if I go down to the Pit? •

Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?

10  ‘Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; •

O Lord, be my helper.’

11  You have turned my mourning into dancing; •

you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;

12  Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; •

O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.

Lamentations 3.23-33

23 they are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

24 ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,

‘therefore I will hope in him.’

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

to the soul that seeks him.

26 It is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for one to bear

the yoke in youth,

28 to sit alone in silence

when the Lord has imposed it,

29 to put one’s mouth to the dust

(there may yet be hope),

30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter,

and be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not

reject for ever.

32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion

according to the abundance of his steadfast love;

33 for he does not willingly afflict

or grieve anyone.

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

Wisdom 1.13-15, 2.23-24

13 because God did not make death,

and he does not delight in the death of the living.

14 For he created all things so that they might exist;

the generative forces of the world are wholesome,

and there is no destructive poison in them,

and the dominion of Hades is not on earth.

15 For righteousness is immortal.

23 for God created us for incorruption,

and made us in the image of his own eternity,

24 but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,

and those who belong to his company experience it.

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

2 Corinthians 8.7-end

7Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking.

8 I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others. 9For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. 10And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something— 11now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means. 12For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. 13I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between 14your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. 15As it is written,

‘The one who had much did not have too much,

and the one who had little did not have too little.’

16 But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same eagerness for you that I myself have. 17For he not only accepted our appeal, but since he is more eager than ever, he is going to you of his own accord. 18With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his proclaiming of the good news; 19and not only that, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us while we are administering this generous undertaking for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our goodwill. 20We intend that no one should blame us about this generous gift that we are administering, 21for we intend to do what is right not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of others. 22And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found eager in many matters, but who is now more eager than ever because of his great confidence in you. 23As for Titus, he is my partner and co-worker in your service; as for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ. 24Therefore, openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

Mark 5.21-end

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.’ 24So he went with him.

And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25Now there was a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years. 26She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28for she said, ‘If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.’ 29Immediately her haemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ 31And his disciples said to him, ‘You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, “Who touched me?” ’ 32He looked all round to see who had done it. 33But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.’

35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?’ 36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.’ 37He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39When he had entered, he said to them, ‘Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.’ 40And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha cum’, which means, ‘Little girl, get up!’ 42And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

This is the word of the Lord.

AllThanks be to God.

Post Communion

Grant, O Lord, we beseech you,

that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance,

that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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