The Collects and Readings for the Third Sunday after Trinity, 28th
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit
of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
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.
these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!' And he said, ‘Here I am.' 2He said,
‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering
on one of the mountains that I shall show you.' 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey,
and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac; he cut the wood for the burnt-offering, and set out and went to
the place in the distance that God had shown him. 4On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place far away.
5Then Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey; the boy and I will go over there; we will
worship, and then we will come back to you.' 6Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering and laid it on his
son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7Isaac said to
his father Abraham, ‘Father!' And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.' He said, ‘The fire and the wood
are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?' 8Abraham said, ‘God himself will provide the lamb
for a burnt-offering, my son.' So the two of them walked on together.
9 When they came to the place that
God had shown him, Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order. He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar,
on top of the wood. 10Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son. 11But the
angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!' And he said, ‘Here I am.' 12He
said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld
your son, your only son, from me.' 13And Abraham looked up and saw a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns.
Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt-offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called that
place ‘The Lord will provide'; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.'
welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of
a prophet will receive a prophet's reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will
receive the reward of the righteous; 42and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in
the name of a disciple-truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.'
Post Communion Collect:
O God, whose beauty
is beyond our imagining
and whose power we cannot comprehend:
show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,
shield us from knowing more than we can bear
until we may look upon you without fear;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Prayers - we have been asked to remember in our
David Aked-Walker, Father Mike, Katie Hakin,
Carole Harrington, Diane Jones, Rev'd John Knight, Jill Knight, Philip Le Roux,
Sylvia Reynolds and James Wagstaffe.