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Readings and prayers for Sunday 5 November 2023 and the following week: 

We pray for Anna, our bishop, and Allen, our rector. This week our own parish is lifted up in prayer throughout our diocese. In our provincial cycle of prayer, we pray for Bishop David Lehmann and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Caledonia. 

This week the Anglican Church of Canada prays for the Primate, Linda Nicholls, and for the Principal, faculty, students, and staff of the Vancouver School of Theology.

In the Anglican Council of Indigenous People cycle of prayer, we pray for Indigenous Archbishop Chris Harper, and for the congregation of St. John, Shamattawa, within the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, for Rev. Mary Anne  Miles and the ministry of all its members.

In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico.

Collect:  Source of salvation, your Word is at work in all who believe. Grant us the gift of humility, so that we might walk gently on the earth in service of all your creatures, for the sake of your servant, Jesus, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.   (FWM Proposed Prayers alt.)

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for the week:

  • Mon Nov 6 The Diocese of Arkansas – The Episcopal Church
  • Tues Nov 7 The Diocese of Armagh – The Church of Ireland
  • Wed Nov 8 The Diocese of Armidale – The Anglican Church of Australia
  • Thurs Nov 9 The Diocese of Arochukwu / Ohafia – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Fri Nov 10 The Diocese of Aru – Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo
  • Sat Nov 11 The Diocese of Asaba – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK - click links for full text of readings for that day

Lectionary for Sunday 5 November 2023:  Joshua 3:7-17 and Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37  • 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13  • Matthew 23:1-12

"After Pentecost during Ordinary Time, there are two sets of Hebrew Bible readings. One set progresses semi-continuously through the Patriarchal/Exodus narratives (Year A), the Monarchial narratives (Year B), and the Prophets (Year C). The other set is related thematically, or is complementary, to the gospel lections for those dates. The Hebrew Bible lections during the rest of the year are thematically related to the gospel lections, which are in turn connected to the seasons of the Church Year. Additional readings are provided for special feast days." Daily readings below are from the Complementary thread, related to the weekly Sunday Gospel lection and sermonSource


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