The Collects and
Readings for Second Sunday after Trinity
Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without
love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your
only Son Jesus Christ's sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
6 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in
the body we are away from the Lord- 7for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather
be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10For
all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the
body, whether good or evil.
14For the love of Christ urges
us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15And he died for all, so that those who
live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human
point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has
passed away; see, everything has become new!
26 He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed
on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth
produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once
he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.'
He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31It is like a mustard
seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes
the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.'
33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear
it; 34he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.
Post Communion Collect:
we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son:
sustain us with your Spirit,
we may serve you here on earth
until our joy is complete in heaven,
and we share in the eternal banquet
Jesus Christ our Lord.
- we have been asked to remember in our prayers:
David Aked-Walker, Judith Barthorpe, Father Mike,
Katie Hakin, Carole Harrington, Diane Jones, Rev’d John Knight, Philip Le Roux, Sylvia Reynolds, James Wagstaffe and