Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost preparation

August 28, 2011 is the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

The collects are quite different from one another this week, though the readings are functionally the same. The Free Church collect is the Church of England prayerbook collect, but is rather wan given the Corinthians passage, which is also traditional. The Universalist collect is much like the traditional Anglican proper collect for the feast of St. John (the evangelist) or the United Lutheran (1919) Common Service Book collect “for the church.”  This collect is found for this date in James Martineau’s 1861 Common Prayer for Christian Worship, so it’s reasonable to assume that this is the provenance.

The Corninthian lesson in the Revised Common Lectionary is appointed for Epiphany 2C; the Luke is not found in the RCL.

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Collect:

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • Epistle: 1 Cor. xii, 1-11.
  • Gospel: Luke xix, 41-48 (end).

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

Collect:

Merciful God, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon the Church; that, being enlightened by thy most holy word, we may so walk in the light of thy truth, they we may at length attain to everlasting life. Amen.

  • Gospel, St. Luke xix. 41.
  • Epistle, 1 Cor. xxi. 1.

 

Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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