The NZ Lectionary booklet includes a trial set of collects. The intention of this trial set is to fit with the Revised Common Lectionary and to follow the traditional format of Trinitarian collects (that is, addressed to God, the First Person of the Trinity, through Christ, in the Spirit). I was one of several people asked to prepare a set of collects, and I was assigned the non-feast Sundays in Ordinary Time Year C [thank you to those of you who helped me by critiquing my original draft].

Clearly, the current year is not fulfilling this approach. NZ Anglicanism struggles, in some of the formal material, to hold to Trinitarian approaches. There is a tendency to turn things into a Maths equation: Jesus = God, therefore we can address Jesus as God and slide between the First and Second Person of the Trinity [Just one example: “… Strengthen us to do your work, and to be your body in the world…. through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,…” NZPB page 513]

This 2021 year of collects was also in the 2018 Lectionary booklet. They were produced in 2014 – so there has been plenty of time to make sure they are in the expected Trinitarian format. Here are some of the ones in the 2021 Lectionary booklet:

Christmas has the following collects:

Emmanuel, God with us,
you came among us as a vulnerable child,
…For you are alive and reign with the Father,…

Holy God,
the Angels revealed your presence to shepherds
…For you are alive and reign with the Father,

Holy God,
Word made flesh,
…For you are alive and reign with the Father,

Then there are:

Collect for The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ
Almighty God,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the Baptism of the Lord
Beloved Son of God,
whose Way was revealed in humility, through water and Spirit;
you received a baptism of repentance.
Empower all who are baptised in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit…
For you are alive and reign with the Father,…

Collect for the 2nd Sunday of the Epiphany
God of call and vocation,
you call the greatest and the least to follow you;
…For you are alive and reign with the Father,…

Collect for the Third Sunday of Epiphany
God of Good News, …
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
Holy One of God,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Healing Jesus,
…For you are alive and reign with the Father,…

Collect for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Exalted God,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the Fourth Sunday in Lent
God of Light and Love,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father,…

Collect for Easter Day
Alleluia!
God of new beginnings,
your resurrection…
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion
Loving God,
at the breaking of bread you are made known…
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Generous God,…
you show compassion to the hungry and needy,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father,…

Collect for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy God,…
you have shown us the bread that never perishes,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father…

Collect for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Eternal God,…
For you are alive and reign with the Father,…
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