The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity | 10/03/2021
Introduction to the Word for Worship
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?
-Hebrews 2:1-3 (ESV)
The character of the message of salvation . . . is defined by that fact that God addresses people no longer through the agency of the angels, but through the Lord who is his unique Son. . . . Since the message delivered through the angels demanded accountability, how much more is this true of the message of salvation announced by the Lord?
The Collect of the Day
Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in continual godliness, that through your protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly serve you in good works, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
First Reading: Hebrews 2:1-18
Psalm 8 (posted below the Playlist)
Gospel Reading: Mark 10:2-16
A downloadable Home Liturgy with Spiritual Communion follows the Psalm
(click below on the Spotify Playlist to listen)
1 O Lord our Governor, how excellent is your Name in all the world; *
you have set your glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of babes and infants
you have ordained strength, because of your enemies, *
that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, even the works of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars, which you have ordained,
4 What is man, that you are mindful of him, *
the son of man, that you visit him?
5 You made him little lower than the angels, *
to crown him with glory and honor.
6 You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands,*
and you have put all things in subjection under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, *
even the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, *
and whatsoever walks through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our Governor, *
how excellent is your Name in all the world!
(from the New Coverdale Psalter as found in the 2019 Book of Common Prayer)