BETWEEN 28 AUGUST AND 3 SEPTEMBER
105:1-6, 23-26, 45C
Author and Giver of all good things,
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us in 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.
READING FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS
Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the
priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came
to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and
the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then Moses said,
"I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why
the bush is not burned up." When the Lord saw that he had
turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush,
"Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am." Then
he said, "Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet,
for the place on which you are standing is holy ground." He
said further, "I am the God of your father, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses
hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. Then the Lord
said, "I have observed the misery of my people who are in
Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters.
Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver
them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to
a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the
country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the
Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the
Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians
oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my
people, the Israelites, out of Egypt." But Moses said to God,
"Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the
Israelites out of Egypt?" He said, "I will be with you;
and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when
you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on
this mountain." But Moses said to God, "If I come to the
Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your ancestors has sent me
to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to
them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." He said
further, "Thus you shall say to the Israelites, 'I AM has
sent me to you.'" God also said to Moses, "Thus you
shall say to the Israelites, 'The Lord, the God of your ancestors,
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has
sent me to you': This is my name forever, and this my title for
REFRAIN The Lord has always
been mindful of his covenant.
thanks to the Lord and call upon his name; make known his deeds
among the peoples.
to him, sing praises to him, and speak of all his marvellous
in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord
for the Lord and his strength; continually seek his face. R
the marvels he has done, his wonders and the judgements of his
offspring of Abraham his servant, O children of Jacob his chosen.
came into Egypt, and Jacob became a sojourner in the land of Ham.
Lord made his people exceedingly fruitful; he made them stronger
than their enemies;
heart he turned, so that they hated his people, and dealt unjustly
with his servants.
sent Moses his servant, and Aaron whom he had chosen.
PSALM 105:1-6, 23-26, 45C
READING FROM THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good;
love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in
showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the
Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in
prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality
to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not
curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who
weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but
associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is
noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends
on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves,
but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written,
"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No,
"if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty,
give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap
burning coals on their heads." Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.
HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must
go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the
elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the
third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke
him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to
you." But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me,
Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your
mind not on divine things but on human things." Then Jesus
told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let
them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For
those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose
their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them
if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will
they give in return for their life? For the Son of Man is to come
with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay
everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some
standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of
Man coming in his kingdom."
OVER THE GIFTS
receive all we offer you this day.
Give us grace to love one another
that your love may be made perfect in us.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
you renew us at your table with the bread of life.
May your holy food strengthen us in love
and help us to serve you in each other.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.