THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
JULY 5, 2015
The Mission of the Twelve
Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. —Mark 6:7-13 (excerpt from Gospel)
“Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed!
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.”
—Hymn 637 (excerpt), K. in John Rippon’s Selection, 1787, alt.
- 410, “Praise, my soul, the King of heaven” —Entrance Hymn
- 717*, “My country, ’tis of thee” —Second Entrance Hymn
- 528, “Lord, you give the great commission” —Sequence Hymn
- 482, “Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy” —Communion Hymn (10:00 a.m.)
- 719*, “O beautiful for spacious skies” —Communion Hymn (10:00 a.m.)
- 608*, “Eternal Father, strong to save” —Communion Hymn (10:00 a.m.)
- 637, “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord” —Postcommunion Hymn
* for Independence Day
The Offertory (10:00 a.m.)
The music of Sunday’s Offertory anthem is composed by a Martin How (b. 1931), who is perhaps best known for his work at the Royal School of Church Music as composer and trainer of young choristers.
Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly, Day by Day. —Richard of Chichester
Trumpet Tune in A Major David N. Johnson (1922-1987)
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