Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost preparation

October 2, 2011 is the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Very different collects and readings. The Universalist collect promotes learned ministry (and missionaries?); it comes from James Martineau and is appointed for the same day.

Keeping with a reduction in Google services, I’ve linked the Universalist service book from Archive.org. Do use their resources and consider a donation.

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Collect:

Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Epistle. Gal. vi. 11-18 (end)
Gospel: Matt. vi. 24-34 (end)

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

Collect:

O God, who by thy Son hast opened the kingdom of heaven to all mankind, and welcomed them into it as dear children; raise up, we beseech thee, an increasing number of faithful teachers, to spread abroad the blessed and glorious light of thy gospel, till it shall shine throughout the world. Amen.

Gospel: St. Matt. vi. 24.
Epistle: Rev. ii. 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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