Thursday, 27 August 2020

Church Service on Sunday, August 30, 2020

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Then Jesus said to his disciples,
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me. 
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it,
but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world,
yet forfeit their soul?
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels,
and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. “
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death
before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 16:24-28



The lectionary readings for this thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are:


Psalm: Psalm 26:1-8
First reading:  Jeremiah 15:15-21
Second reading:  Romans 12:9-21
Gospel:  Matthew 16:21-28


The Collect:

Almighty and ever-living God,
you are 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 our Lord,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.