Reflection for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

Reading: Matthew 14: 13-21 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and … Continue reading Reflection for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

2 August 2020 Collect Blessed are you, O Lord,and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:Help us to seek you with our whole heart,to delight in your commandmentsand to walk in the glorious libertygiven us by your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 32: 22-31 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his … Continue reading Lectionary for the eighth Sunday after Trinity

Reflection for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

Reading: Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 Jesus put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’ … Continue reading Reflection for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

26 July 2020 Collect Lord of all power and might,the author and giver of all good things:Graft in our hearts the love of your name,increase in us true religion,nourish us with all goodness,and of your great mercy keep us in the same;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 29: 15-28 Then Laban said to Jacob, ‘Because you are my kinsman, should you … Continue reading Lectionary for the seventh Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the sixth Sunday after Trinity

19 July 2020 Collect Merciful God,you have prepared for those who love yousuch good things as pass our understanding:Pour into our hearts such love toward youthat we, loving you above all things,may obtain your promises,which exceed all that we can desire;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The first reading: Genesis 28: 10-19a Jacob left Beer-sheba and went towards Haran. He came to a certain place … Continue reading Lectionary for the sixth Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the fifth Sunday after Trinity

12 July 2020 Collect Almighty and everlasting God, 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. Amen. The First Reading: Genesis 25: … Continue reading Lectionary for the fifth Sunday after Trinity

Children’s Ministry resources

The Church of Ireland has published a bumper edition newsletter for children on the theme of ‘Summer Kindness’. The full newsletter can be downloaded below. If you would prefer to share the content in stages, the newsletter is divided into five sections. Each section can be accessed below. For more information, visit the Children’s Ministry section on the Church of Ireland website. Continue reading Children’s Ministry resources

Reflection for the fourth Sunday after Trinity

Reading Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 ‘But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places and calling to one another, “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.” For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon”; the Son of Man came eating and … Continue reading Reflection for the fourth Sunday after Trinity