There is a difference in the gospel reading this Sunday between the Roman Catholic and the Revised Common Lectionaries.

Textweek resources

collect/opening prayer reflection August 22 and week following [NZPB]
collect/opening prayer reflection August 22 and week following [Common Worship CofE]


Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered
together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your
power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The above collect is the 1928 new collect for Tuesday in Whitsun Week. The preamble originates from a Gregorian collect for Friday after Pentecost (# 542). The petition is new.

You can share any comments as well as any resources, ideas, sermon-starters, children’s activities, hymns, prayers, etc. in the comments section below.

My own notes preparing for Sunday’s sermon around the concept of healing on the Sabbath:
Activities prohibited on Shabbat
Sabbath mode
My refrigerator has “Sabbath Mode”
The Geek Guide to Kosher Machines

Image: Christ healing the crippled woman who was bent over (mid fourth century sarcophagus).

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