The Collects and Readings for Seventh Sunday
Sunday 4th August 2019
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ
your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
3So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that
are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things
that are on earth, 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who
is your* life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly:
fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). 6On account of these the wrath of God
is coming on those who are disobedient.* 7These are the ways you also once
followed, when you were living that life.* 8But now you must get rid of all
such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive* language from your mouth.
9Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices 10and
have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. 11In
that renewal* there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian,
Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family
inheritance with me.’ 14But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’
15And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does
not consist in the abundance of possessions.’ 16Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man
produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?”
18Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store
all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax,
eat, drink, be merry.” 20But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded
of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” 21So it is with those who store up treasures
for themselves but are not rich towards God.’
Post Communion Collect:
Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may
we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may
share his glory and be made perfect in his love; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.
Prayers - we have
been asked to remember in our prayers:
David Aked-Walker, Father
Mike, Katie Hakin, Carole Harrington, Lynda Hinton, Diane Jones, Rev’d John Knight, Jill Knight, Philip Le Roux, Sylvia
Reynolds, and James Wagstaffe.