Sunday 28 October 2018 Alternative 1 of 3 Last after Trinity Proper 25 Year B

Reading Notes:  Use this provision if Simon and Jude, Apostles is transferred to Monday 29 October. If the date of dedication of a church is not known, the Dedication Festival may be celebrated today or on 7 October, or on a suitable date chosen locally. See 7 October for the Dedication Festival provision.Collect
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.or
Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord.Readings
Continuous:
Job 42.1-6, 10-end

42Then Job answered the Lord: 
2 ‘I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 
3 “Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?”
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. 
4 “Hear, and I will speak;
I will question you, and you declare to me.” 
5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you; 
6 therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.’ 

10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. 12The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. 13He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. 16After this Job lived for one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. 17And Job died, old and full of days.

This is the word of the Lord.
AllThanks be to God.
Psalm 34.1-8, 19-end

1  I will bless the Lord at all times; 
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2  My soul shall glory in the Lord; 
let the humble hear and be glad.
3  O magnify the Lord with me; 
let us exalt his name together.
4  I sought the Lord and he answered me 
and delivered me from all my fears.
5  Look upon him and be radiant 
and your faces shall not be ashamed.
6  This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me 
and saved me from all my troubles.
7  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him 
and delivers them.
8  O taste and see that the Lord is gracious; 
blessed is the one who trusts in him.
19  Many are the troubles of the righteous; 
from them all will the Lord deliver them.
20  He keeps all their bones, 
so that not one of them is broken.
21  But evil shall slay the wicked 
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22  The Lord ransoms the life of his servants 
and will condemn none who seek refuge in him.

or Psalm [ 34.1-8]

[

1  I will bless the Lord at all times; 
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2  My soul shall glory in the Lord; 
let the humble hear and be glad.
3  O magnify the Lord with me; 
let us exalt his name together.
4  I sought the Lord and he answered me 
and delivered me from all my fears.
5  Look upon him and be radiant 
and your faces shall not be ashamed.
6  This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me 
and saved me from all my troubles.
7  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him 
and delivers them.
8  O taste and see that the Lord is gracious; 
blessed is the one who trusts in him.
]

Related:
Jeremiah 31.7-9

7 For thus says the Lord:
Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,
and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;
proclaim, give praise, and say,
‘Save, O Lord, your people,
the remnant of Israel.’ 
8 See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north,
and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth,
among them the blind and the lame,
those with child and those in labour, together;
a great company, they shall return here. 
9 With weeping they shall come,
and with consolations I will lead them back,
I will let them walk by brooks of water,
in a straight path in which they shall not stumble;
for I have become a father to Israel,
and Ephraim is my firstborn. 

This is the word of the Lord.
AllThanks be to God.
Psalm 126

1  When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, 
then were we like those who dream.
2  Then was our mouth filled with laughter 
and our tongue with songs of joy.
3  Then said they among the nations, 
‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
4  The Lord has indeed done great things for us, 
and therefore we rejoiced.
5  Restore again our fortunes, O Lord, 
as the river beds of the desert.
6  Those who sow in tears 
shall reap with songs of joy.
7  Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed, 
will come back with shouts of joy,
bearing their sheaves with them.

New Testament Reading
Hebrews 7.23-end

23 Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues for ever.25Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

26 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. 28For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect for ever. 

This is the word of the Lord.
AllThanks be to God.
Gospel Reading
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
AllGlory to you, O Lord.
Mark 10.46-end

46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ 49Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’ 50So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again.’ 52Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way. 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
AllPraise to you, O Christ.
Post Communion
God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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