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.
Romans 6.1b–11 (NRSV)
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.
Matthew 10.24-39 (NRSV)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you O Lord
Praise to you O Christ.
Post Communion Prayer
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.