Back in the saddle; catching up with the lectionary, too

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Well, gang. I'm back from my vacation. It was refreshing to see some interesting things and a visit with friends. I also have some ideas that I hope will make this blog a bit more interesting.

But for now, and for the record, let me post the lectionary texts I missed in the meantime.

It's worth noting the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, on Ocotber 2, was also World Communion Sunday, observed in some churches, including a handful of Unitarian Universalist churches, and would be a good time to have communion if it's an infrequent or restored observance. I'm going to try and add in some special observances, especially since All Souls is coming.

The seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost was October 9.

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual piety cleans and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ out Lord. Amen.

Epistle: Eph. iii. 13-21 (end)
Gospel: Luke vii., 11-17

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

O merciful God, who art a Father to all thy people; grant that thy holy gospel may be proclaimed in the uttermost parts of the earth, gladdening the hearts of all who hear it; and, O blessed Lord, so fetch thy wanderers home to thy flock that there may be one fold under one shepherd. Amen.

Epistle: St. Luke vii. 11.
Gospel: Ephes. iii. 13.

Today, October 16, 2011 is the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Epistle: Eph, iv. 1-6
Gospel: Luke xiv, 1-11

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

O tender and merciful Father, who dost sustain those who suffer for righteousness' sake, and hast made the blood of the martyrs the seed of the Church; grant, we beseech thee, that we may readily made the sacrifices that may be required of us for the good of mankind, and that all our sufferings may be sweetened by that love of thee which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Gospel: St. Luke. xiv. 1.
Epistle: Ephes. iv. 1.

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