3rd July 2022 Third After Trinity, Thomas The Apostle


God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your

promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 66. 10-14

10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her, rejoice with her in

joy, all you who mourn over her11 that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious bosom.

12 For thus says the Lord: I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the

nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm,

and dangled on her knees.13 As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you

shall be comforted in Jerusalem. 14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your

bodies shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the Lord is with

his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

Galatians 6. 1-16

My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit

should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not

tempted. 2Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of

Christ. 3For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive

themselves. 4All must test their own work; then that work, rather than their neighbour’s

work, will become a cause for pride. 5For all must carry their own loads. 6Those who are

taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher. 7Do not be deceived;

God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. 8If you sow to your own flesh, you

will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life

from the Spirit. 9So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at

harvest time, if we do not give up. 10So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us

work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. 11See what large

letters I make when I am writing in my own hand! 12It is those who want to make a good

showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised—only that they may not be

persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the

law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. 14May

I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world

has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15For neither circumcision nor

uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! 16As for those who will

follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

Luke 10. 1-11, 16-20

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to

every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2He said to them, ‘The harvest is

plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out

labourers into his harvest. 3Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the

midst of wolves. 4Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the

road. 5Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” 6And if anyone is there

who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to

you. 7Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the

labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. 8Whenever you

enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; 9cure the sick who

are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” 10But whenever

you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11“Even

the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know

this: the kingdom of God has come near.” 16‘Whoever listens to you listens to me, and

whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.’

17The seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, in your name even the demons submit to

us!’ 18He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. 19See, I

have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of

the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the

spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’

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