Inclusive Lectionary Harvest Thanksgiving Year A

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Harvest Thanksgiving Year A

 

READINGS

Deuteronomy 8:7-18

Psalm 65

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Luke 17:11-19

 

OPENING PRAYER

Creator of the fruitful earth,

you made us stewards of all things. 

Give us grateful hearts for all your goodness,

and steadfast wills to use your bounty well,

that the whole human family,

today and in generations to come,

may with us give thanks for the riches of your creation. 

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. 

Amen.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

Source of all life,

heaven and earth are yours,

yet you have placed all things into our care.

Receive these symbols of our labour

which we offer you this day,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Creator of the earth and heavens,

in this Eucharist

we find the consummation of all your blessings.

Nourished in these Holy Mysteries

may we, with our lives,

give you continual thanks and praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 8:7-18

 

A Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy.

 

          Moses convened all of Israel, and said to them:

 

          “Your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless your God for the good land that has been given you.

 

          “Take care that you do not forget God, by failing to keep the commandments, the ordinances, and the statutes which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses, and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid wasteland with poisonous snakes and scorpions.

 

          “God made water flow for you from flint rock, and fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors did not know, to humble you and to test you, and in the end to do you good. Do not say to yourselves, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.’ But remember your God, for it is God who gives you power to get wealth, so that the covenant that God swore to your ancestors may be upheld—as is happening this very day.”

 

Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Thanks be to God.

PSALM 65

 

You are to be praised, O God, in Zion;

our vows to you will be honoured—

          you who hears our prayers

          and before whom all flesh must stand.

 

Our sins are stronger than we are;

they overwhelm us;

          but you provide atonement for them.

 

Happy are those you choose,

those who dwell in your courts!

          They will be satisfied by the beauty of your house,

          by the holiness of your temple.

 

Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness,

O God of our salvation,

          O Hope of all the ends of the earth

          and of the seas that are far away.

 

You make fast the mountains by your power;

they are girded about with might.

          You still the roaring of the seas,

          the roaring of their waves,

          and the clamour of the peoples.

 

Those who dwell at the ends of the earth

will tremble at your marvellous signs;

          you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy.

 

You visit the earth and water it abundantly;

you make it very plenteous;

your rivers overflow with water.

          You prepare the grain,

          for so you provide for the earth.

 

You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges;

with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase.

          You crown the year with your goodness,

          and your paths overflow with plenty.

 

May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing,

and the hills be clothed with joy.

          May the meadows cover themselves with flocks,

          and the valleys cloak themselves with grain;

          let them shout for joy and sing.
SECOND READING:  2 Corinthians 9:6-15

 

A Reading from the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

 

          The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

          And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, “The righteous distribute freely, they give to the poor; and their righteousness endures forever.” The One who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.

 

          By offering this service, you prove yourselves. You glorify God by your obedience, confessing the gospel of Christ, and also by your generosity, sharing with the saints and with others. Their prayers for you show how they are drawn to you because of the surpassing grace of God they see in you. Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift!

 

Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL READING:  Luke 17:11-19

 


The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

The Holy Gospel

of our Lord Jesus Christ

according to Luke.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

God be with you.

And also with you.

The Good News

of Jesus Christ

according to Luke.

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

          On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

 

          When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean.

 

          Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.

 

          Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

 


The Gospel of Christ.

Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

The Gospel of Christ.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

Inclusive Lectionary: Saint Michael and All Angels

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Michael and All Angels

Genesis 28:10-17

Psalm 103:19-22

Revelation 12:7-12

John 1:47-51

 

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

Eternal God,

you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order

the ministries of both angels and mortals.

Grant that as your holy angels stand before you in heaven,

so at your command they may help and defend us here on earth;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

God of glory,

as you have appointed angels to minister in your presence,

so may all our worship bring you worthy praise.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Eternal God,

you have fed us with the bread of angels.

May we who come under their protection,

like them give you continual service and praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.


FIRST READING: Genesis 28:10-17

 

A Reading from the Book of Genesis.

 

          Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place.

 

          And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending upon it. And Yahweh, our God, stood beside him and said, “I am your God, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

 

          Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely God is in this place and I did not know it!” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

 

Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Thanks be to God.

 


 

PSALM 103:19-22

 

God’s throne is set in heaven;

God’s rule has dominion over all.

 

Bless our God, you angels,

you mighty ones who do God’s bidding,

attentive to every word God speaks.

 

Bless our God, you heavenly hosts,

you faithful ones who do God’s will.

 

Bless our God, all creation,

to the farthest reaches of God’s reign:

O my soul, may God’s Name be blessed!


SECOND READING:  Revelation 12:7-12

 

A Reading from the Book of Revelation

          War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

          Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming, “Now have come the salvation and the power and the holy rule of our God, and the authority of God’s Anointed; for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before God. They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.

“Rejoice then, you heavens and those who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you with great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”

Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Thanks be to God.

 


GOSPEL READING: John 1:47-51

 

 

The Lord be with you.                         God be with you.

And with thy spirit.                            And also with you.

The Holy Gospel                                 The Good News

of our Lord Jesus Christ                       of Jesus Christ

according to John.                               according to John.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord.                  Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

          When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Now here is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!”

 

          Nathanael asked him, “How did you come to know me?”

 

          Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

 

          Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are indeed the Holy One of God! You are the Ruler of Israel!”

 

          Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these!” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon God’s Chosen One.”

 

The Gospel of Christ.                          The Gospel of Christ.

Praise be to Thee, O Christ.              Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.