Sunday 13th June

Parish Mass for the Second Sunday after Trinity
















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Collect

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Amen



Reading

Ezekiel 17: 22-24


Thus says the Lord God:


I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of a cedar; I will set it out.

I will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs;

I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.


On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar.

Under it every kind of bird will live; in the shade of its branches will nest winged creatures of every kind.

 

All the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord.

I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree;

I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.

I the Lord have spoken; I will accomplish it.



Gospel

Mark 4: 26-34



He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would

scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night

and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not

know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then

the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain

is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the

harvest has come.”


He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of

God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard

seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest

of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up

and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth

large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests

in its shade.”


With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as

they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except

in parables, but he explained everything in private to his

disciples.






















Post Communion Prayer


Loving Father, we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son: sustain us with your Spirit, that we may serve you here on earth until our joy is complete in heaven, and we share in the eternal banquet with Jesus Christ our Lord.                    


Amen                                                                 




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