by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Reading
Romans 8. 1-11 (NIV)
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
The Gospel Reading
Matthew 13.1-9,18-23 (NIV)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you O Lord
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you O Christ.
Post Communion Prayer
that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered
by your governance,
that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.