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    Today Is: Proper 12
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 -- The Lectionary Cycle is: B

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Collect for: Proper 12
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament
2 Kings 4:42-44

42 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, 'Give it to the people, that they may eat.' 43 But his servant said, 'What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?' He said again, 'Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the LORD: 'They shall eat and have some left over.' ' 44 So he set it before them; and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.

1 Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm
Psalm 145

1 I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. 5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. 6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. 7 They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness. 8 The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. 9 The LORD is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works. 10 All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, And Your saints shall bless You. 11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power, 12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. 14 The LORD upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season. 16 You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. 19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. 20 The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.

*At the end of the Psalms this is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


New Testament
Ephesians 3:20-21

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Officiant: The Word of the Lord.
The People: Thanks be to God.


Gospel
John 6:1-12

Introduction to the Gospel:
Deacon:The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you. Or And with your spirit
Deacon: May the Lord be on our minds, on our lips, and on our hearts as we hear His Holy Gospel. The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint John.
People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.
Deacon: We are reading from John's Gospel chapter 6, beginning at verse 1.

1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, 'Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?' 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. 7 Philip answered Him, 'Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.' 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him, 9 There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?' 10 Then Jesus said, 'Make the people sit down.' Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, 'Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.'

After the Gospel reading, the deacon elevates the book and says:

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, Lord Christ.

Prayers of the People

Prayers of the People for: Proper 12
Brothers and sisters, since the Lord is gracious and merciful and good to all, let us bring our needs and the needs of the whole world before Him.

That the Church will be One, just as God the Trinity is One.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That government leaders will exercise their authority for the good of all, especially the poor and the defenseless.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That God's people will be generous with whatever they have to offer, knowing God is able to multiply it abundantly.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That we will respond to the needs of the poor and the hungry with the compassion of Christ.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That we will walk in our Gifts and our calling with humility, patience and diligence to the glory of God the Father.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

That our children and others that we love and care for will be delivered from the secret snares of the devil.
Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

For our own special intentions.
(Pause) Lord in Your mercy,            Hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, You are the God Who provides for all our needs.
Hear our prayer and give us the grace to be a thankful people.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.AMEN