and Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, 13th October 2019
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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.
Jeremiah 29. 1, 4-7
These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah
sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar
had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
4Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into
exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6Take
wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons
and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into
exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, 9for which I suffer hardship,
even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 10Therefore I endure everything
for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11The
saying is sure:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also
reign with him;
if we deny him, he will also deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
for he cannot deny himself.
14 Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good
but only ruins those who are listening. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker
who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.
Luke 17. 11-19
11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered
a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master,
have mercy on us!’ 14When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’
And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising
God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then
Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return
and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ 19Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your
faith has made you well.’
Post Communion Collect:
Lord, we pray that
your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works;
through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Prayers - we have been asked to remember in our prayers:
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.