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The Tenth Sunday after Trinity | 08/16/2020

Introduction to the Word and Liturgy for Worship

This quotation from C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves appears toward the end of this week's sermon. It's very much worth sharing here, as well.

Our imitation of God in this life . . . must be an imitation of God incarnate: our model is the Jesus, not only of Calvary, but of the workshop, the roads, the crowds, the clamorous demands and surly oppositions, the lack of all peace and privacy, the interruptions. For this, so strangely unlike anything we can attribute to the Divine life itself, is apparently not only like, but is, the Divine life operating under human conditions.

The Collect of the Day

Keep your Church, O Lord, by your perpetual mercy; and because without you the frailty of our nature causes us to fall, keep us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Word:

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Psalm 67

1 May God be merciful unto us, and bless us, *

and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.

2 Let your way be known upon earth, *

your saving health among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *

indeed, let all the peoples praise you.

4 O let the nations rejoice and be glad, *

for you shall judge the peoples righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; *

let all the peoples praise you.

6 Then shall the earth bring forth her increase, *

and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

7 God shall bless us, *

and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

(from the New Coverdale Psalter as found in the 2019 Book of Common Prayer)