July 28, by WV-PAdisciples. Ephesians — Roman Catholic reading: Ephesians — John , Roman Catholic reading: John The Oremus Hymnal offers many good choices for the lectionary although this version will have incorrect calendar dates. Not all are available in Chalice Hymnal, but some may be helpful in congregations where there is not a Chalice Hymnal available. Visit the Oremus Hymnal. More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.
Strengthening the Church in praise…
The Image of Edessa
The watchword for the week: Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Psalm O Lord, let my soul rise to meet you as the day rises to meet the sun. May the love of the Lord our God be upon us. Christ, inspire the work of our hands; May the mercy of the Lord our God be upon us.
Proper 14B – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year. At the Introit pray with the priest for brotherly love and for protection against our enemies within and without:. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; and let them that hate him flee from before His face. Glory etc. COLLECT Almighty, everlasting God, who, in the abundance of Thy loving kindness, dost exceed both the merits and desires of Thy suppliants; pour down upon us Thy mercy, that thou mayest forgive those things of which our conscience is afraid, and grant us those things which our prayer ventures not to ask. Brethren, I make known unto you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand: by which also you are saved: if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: and that he was seen by Cephas, and after that by the eleven.
Just in case anyone should think himself innocent and, by thus exalting himself, should more utterly perish, he is taught and instructed that he sins every day, since he is commanded to pray daily for forgiveness. This is what John warns us in his epistle: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, the Lord is faithful and just and will forgive us. In his epistle he combines two things, first, that we ought to beg for mercy because of our sins and second, that we will receive forgiveness when we ask for it. This is why he says that the Lord is faithful to forgive sins, keeping faith with what he promised; because he who taught us to pray for our debts and sins has promised that his fatherly mercy and pardon will follow. Your shopping cart is empty Visit the shop. Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Melkite Eparchy of Newton.