Sunday 9th August - 9th Sunday after Trinity

Parish Said Mass with organ misic












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Collect


Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen


First reading

1 Kings 19: 9-18


There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord  came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”

The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet. Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu. Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel - all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”


Gospel

Matthew 14: 22-33


Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead

to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had

dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray.

When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat,

battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was

against them.

And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea.

But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were

terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I;

do not be afraid.”

Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to

you on the water.”

He said, “Come.”

So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”  






Post communion prayer                                                  


Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your

Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in

that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace,

gather people of every race and language to share in the    

eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.                           

Amen                                                                                





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