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Collects And Readings

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The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Sunday between 28 August and 3 September Year B

Collect One

Almighty and merciful God,
of whose only gift it cometh
that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service;
Grant, we beseech thee,
that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life,
that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
Help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading - Song of Solomon 2: 8-13 or Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-9

The Psalm - Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9 or Psalm 45:1-7 or Psalm 15

The Second Reading - James 1: 17-27

The Gospel Reading - Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
you feed your children with the true manna,
the living bread from heaven.
Let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage
until we come to that place
where hunger and thirst are no more;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.