Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LAY ANGLICANA: Intercessions for 17th Sunday after Trinity Year A (Proper 23) 12 October 2014

The Collect

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly  city where we shall see you face to face; 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.

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Exodus 32.1-14

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered round Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold ear-rings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their ear-rings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord.” So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterwards they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’ “I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.” But Moses sought the favour of the Lord his God. “O Lord,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance for ever.’” Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

Psalm 106.1-6,19-23

Alleluia. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, *for his faithfulness endures for ever.
Who can express the mighty acts of the Lord * or show forth all his praise?
Blessed are those who observe what is right * and always do what is just.
Remember me, O Lord, in the favour you bear for your people; * visit me in the day of your salvation;
That I may see the prosperity of your chosen and rejoice in the gladness of your people, * and exult with your inheritance.
We have sinned like our forebears; * we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.
They made a calf at Horeb * and worshipped the molten image;
Thus they exchanged their glory * for the image of an ox that feeds on hay.
They forgot God their saviour, * who had done such great things in Egypt,
Wonderful deeds in the land of Ham * and fearful things at the Red Sea.
So he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, * to turn away his wrath from consuming them...¨  there is more, thanks to Lay Anglicana, HERE

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Saint Alban Episcopal Mission, Antigua, Guatemala

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St. Alban English Mission, Antigua, Guatemala is an outreach project of The St. James English parish, Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala, IARCA

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria,  Rector of St. Alban Mission, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate of Central America

The Reverend Ricardo Frohmader 
Associate Minister of St. Alban Mission
Antigua, Guatemala

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