FIRST AFTER TRINITY
Sunday, 18th June 2017
Processional Hymn 357
FIRST READING Exodus 19.2–8a
A reading from the book of Exodus.
The Israelites had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. Then Moses went up to God; the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.’ So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. The people all answered as one: ‘Everything that the LORD has spoken we will do.
GRADUAL PSALM 116. v.10-end
10 How shall I repay the Lord
for all the benefits he has given to me?
11 I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon the name of the Lord.
12 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.
13 Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants.
14 O Lord, I am your servant,
your servant, the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.
15 I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call upon the name of the Lord.
16 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,
17 In the courts of the house of the Lord,
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
SECOND READING Romans 5.1–8
A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans.
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
GRADUAL (ESHOLT) 823
GOSPEL Matthew 9.35 – 10.8
Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
When Jesus came to the leader’s house and saw the flute-players and the crowd making a commotion, he said, ‘Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. And the report of this spread throughout that district. As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes, Lord.’ Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith let it be done to you.’ And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, ‘See that no one knows of this.’ But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district. After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, ‘Never has anything like this been seen in Israel.’ But the Pharisees said, ‘By the ruler of the demons he casts out the demons.’ Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
Offertory Hymn 721
Communion Hymn 823
Please pray for the sick: Margot, Rachel, Ina, Dorothy, Leo, Carrie, Hazel, Gladys, Meg, Margery, Anne, Joan, Trevor, John, Jean, Despina, Maggie, Jim, Mick, Irene, Graham, Peter, Johnny, Jude, Caroline
Dearly Departed: Seth Mercer
Year’s Mind This Week: Mary Smith, John Raper, John Matthews, Dorothy Oddy, Reginald Whitham, Winifred Conway, John Everson, Lily Tiplady, Freda Robey
Services/Events This Week
Sun 6pm Evening Prayer St Oswald’s
Tue 2pm Carers & Tots St Oswald’s
Tue 7.30pm Service of Healing St O’s
Wed 10am Eucharist St Paul’s
Thurs 10am Eucharist St Oswald’s
Thurs 7.15pm Choir Practice St Oswald’s
Fri 7pm Guiseley Youth Group St Oswald’s
Fri 7.30pm Bells Practice St Oswald’s
Next Sunday 25th June
8am BCP Eucharist St Oswald’s
10am Patronal FestivalSt Paul’s
6pm Choral Evensong St Oswald’s
Regular Monthly Events
1st Wed 2pm Mothers Union Parish Rm
1st Thurs 9pm Compline St Oswald’s
2nd Mon 2pm More Tea Vicar Parish Rm
2nd Mon 7.30pm HIGCNFY Carlton Rm
3rd Tue 7.30pm Healing Service St O’s
3rd Thurs 3.30pm Messy Church St O’s
Last Mon 2pm Parish Fellowship Parish Rm
Tue (term time) 2pm Carer & Toddler St O’s
Every Thurs 7.15pm Choir Practice St O’s
Every Fri 7.30pm Bells Practice St Oswald’s
2nd & 4th Fri 7pm Youth Group St Oswald’s
25 June 10am Patronal Festival St Paul’s
25 June Guiseley Summer Fayre The Green
25 June Parish Pilgrimage Flanders Fields
2 July Clipping of the church St Oswald’s
9 July Pet Service St Oswald’s
15 Oct Confirmation, Bishop Paul St Oswald’s
**Please remain quiet after receiving communion so that others may receive Christ in reverence and stillness**
Fr. David (Rector) can be contacted anytime on 01943 874321 or 07916825465.
Fr. John (Assoc. Priest) can be contacted on 07769716861.