142 Sunday 30

Sentence: The redeemed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. Isaiah 51.11

Collect: O God, you give light to the blind and comfort to the sorrowing, and in your Son you have given us a High Priest who has offered the true sacrifice for us and yet can sympathise with us in our weakness: hear the cry of your people and lead us home to our true country, where with your Son and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Jeremiah 31:7-9

On that day all of you shall throw away your idols of silver and idols of gold, which your hands have sinfully made for you. "Then the Assyrian shall fall by a sword, not of mortals; and a sword, not of humans, shall devour him; he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be put to forced labour. His rock shall pass away in terror, and his officers desert the standard in panic," says the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and whose furnace is in Jerusalem. Hear the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.

Psalm 126 APBA p 362

1. When the LORD turned again the fortunes of Zion:

then were we like those restored to life.

2. Then was our mouth filled with laughter:

and our tongue with singing.

3. Then said they among the heathen:

"The LORD has done great things for them."

4. Truly the LORD has done great things for us:

and therefore we rejoiced.

5. Turn again our fortunes, O LORD:

as the streams return to the dry south.

6. Those who sow in tears:

shall reap with songs of joy.

7. They that go out weeping, bearing the seed:

shall come again in gladness, bringing their sheaves with them.

Hebrews 7:21-28

The Son became a priest with an oath, because of the one who said to him, "The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever'" -- accordingly Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant. Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. Hear the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.

Mark 10:46-52 ... Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.

As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way. For the Gospel of the Lord, praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.