177 Sunday 10
Sentence: A great prophet has arisen among us! God has visited his people! Lk 7.16
Collect: O God, the consoler of the afflicted, you illumine the mystery of suffering and death by the light that shines from the face of Christ: grant that, in all the trials of our earthly pilgrimage, we may remain united to your Son in his passion, so that there may be revealed in us the power of his resurrection; for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Kings 17:17-24
After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill; his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. She then said to Elijah, "What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to cause the death of my son!" But he said to her, "Give me your son." He took him from her bosom, carried him up into the upper chamber where he was lodging, and laid him on his own bed. He cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I am staying, by killing her son?" Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this child's life come into him again." The LORD listened to the voice of Elijah; the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper chamber into the house, and gave him to his mother; then Elijah said, "See, your son is alive." So the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth." Hear the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.
Psalm 30 APBA p 249
1. I will exalt you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up from the depths:
and have not suffered my foes to triumph over me.
2. O LORD my God, I cried to you:
and you have made me whole.
3. You brought me back, O LORD, from the land of silence:
you saved my life from among those that go down to the Pit.
4. Sing praises to the LORD, all you his faithful ones:
and give thanks to his holy name.
5. For if in his anger is havoc, in his good favour is life:
heaviness may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
6. In my prosperity I said "I shall never be moved:
your goodness, O LORD, has set me on so firm a hill."
7. Then you hid your face from me:
and I was greatly dismayed.
8. I cried to you, O God:
and made my petition humbly to my LORD.
9. "What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit:
can the dust give you thanks, or declare your faithfulness?
10. "Hear, O LORD, and be merciful:
O LORD, be my helper."
11. You have turned my lamentation into dancing:
you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with joy,
12. That my heart may sing your praise and never be silent:
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days; but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord's brother. In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie! Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, and I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; they only heard it said, "The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy." And they glorified God because of me. Hear the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.
Luke 7:11-17 ... Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.
Soon afterwards Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, "Do not weep." Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, rise!" The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen among us!" and "God has looked favourably on his people!" This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country. For the Gospel of the Lord, praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.