Sunday, September 8, 2013

Collects and Readings for a few months

I have not long begun working for a parish (Christchurch South West) and need to gather some readings and collects for planning ahead for a few months. I may as well post  my gleanings here as it may benefit others.

Sunday 15 September 2013 Ordinary Time 24

1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Loving God
in Jesus you gather us into your family;
confidently we call you Father;
may your Spirit bring us to share
the glorious liberty of your children.

Sunday 22 September 2013 Ordinary Time 25

1 Tim 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

Almighty God,
fount of all wisdom, crown of all knowledge;
give us eyes to see
and minds to understand your marvellous works,
that we may know you through your handiwork
and use your creations to your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sunday 29 September 2013 Ordinary Time 26

1 Tim 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

Almighty God, you alone are our true judge,
for you know what we are,
you know what we should be,
and with you there is mercy.
Give us feeling for what is right;
set us on fire to see that right is done.

Sunday 6 October 2013 Ordinary Time 27

2 Tim 1:1-14
Luke 17:5-10

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal,
keep us under the protection of your good providence,
and help us continually
to revere and love your holy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sunday 13 October 2013 Ordinary Time 28

2 Tim 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19

God of compassion,
deepen and increase our love for you
so that we may leave behind the sins
from which you have redeemed us,
and serve you in perfect freedom.

Sunday 20 October 2013 Ordinary Time 29

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

Mighty God,
strong, loving and wise,
help us to depend upon your goodness
and to place our trust in your Son.

Sunday 27 October 2013 Ordinary Time 30

2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

Jesus our Lord,
you have taught us that judgment begins at the house of God;
save us from our self-satisfaction, rigidity and corruption,
so that we may stand ready to do your will.

Sunday 3 November 2013 All Saints Sunday

Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

Eternal God,
you have always taken men and women
of every nation, age and colour
and made them saints;
like them, transformed,
like them, baptised in Jesus' name,
take us to share your glory.

Sunday 10 November 2013 Ordinary Time 32

2 Thess 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

you sent your Son to bring us truth
and your Spirit to make us holy;
open your hearts to exalt you,
open our lives to reveal you,
our one true God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Sunday 17 November 2013 Ordinary Time 33

2 Thess 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

God our ruler and guie,
when we come to the place where the road divides,
keep us true to the way of Christ,
alive to present opportunities,
and confident of eternal life.

Sunday 24 November 2013 Christ the King

Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people
that, richly bearing the fruit of good works,
they may by you be richly rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our King.

Sunday 1 December 2013 Advent 1

Romans 13:11-14
Matt 24:36-44

Praise and honour to you living God;
your coming will be like a thief in the night
like lightning flashing across the sky.
Grant that we may be ready,
and our hearts answer, Come Lord Jesus.

Sunday 8 December 2013 Advent 2

Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

Praise and honour to you living God for John the Baptist,
and for all those voices crying in the wilderness
who prepare your way.
May we listen when a prophet speaks your word, and obey.

Sunday 15 December 2013 Advent 3

James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

Terror and doom, and wrath to come,
John your herald preached
to bring us to repentance;
open our eyes, almighty God,
show us our sin,
and grant us forgiveness.

Sunday 22 December 2013 Advent 4

Isaiah 7:10-16
Matthew 1:18-25

Living God, you called your people out of Egypt
and gave them the covenant;
prepare our hearts to hear your call,
so that we may receive with joy the gospel of your Son
and be your faithful people,
now and for ever.

Sunday 29 December 2013 Christmas 1

Hebrews 2:10-18
Matthew 2:13-23

you saw the world through the eyes of a child.
Save us from the pride
that would refuse your command to live like you
in simplicity and joy.

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