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The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity | 08/29/2021

Introduction to the Word for Worship

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

-Ephesians 6:16-18 (ESV) , emphasis added

Church begins in prayer, stays centered by prayer, and ends up praying.

-Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection, p. 148

The Collect of the Day

O Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow after us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Word:

(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)

  • First Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20

  • Psalm 15 (posted below the Playlist)

  • Gospel Reading: Mark 7:1-23

  • A downloadable Home Liturgy with Spiritual Communion follows the Psalm

(click below on the Spotify Playlist to listen)

Psalm 15

1 Lord, who shall dwell in your tabernacle? *

Or who shall rest upon your holy hill?

2 Whoever leads an uncorrupt life, *

and does that which is right,

and speaks the truth from his heart.

3 He has not spoken deceitfully with his tongue,

nor done evil to his neighbor, *

and has not slandered his neighbor.

4 In his eyes the wicked is rejected, *

and he makes much of those who fear the Lord.

5 He swears to his neighbor and disappoints him not, *

though it were to his own hindrance.

6 He has not given his money for usury, *

nor taken a bribe against the innocent.

7 Whoever does these things *

shall never be overthrown.

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

Trinity 13 2021
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