Propers

The Propers for The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Matins/Divine Service Setting Three – Page 219/184
Opening Hymn 855 1, 13, 3, 4 For All The Faithful Women
Introit
Psalm 119:162, 164-165, 167; antiphon Psalm 119:166
I hope for your salvation, O Lord,
and I do your commandments.
I rejoice at your word
like one who finds great spoil.
Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous rules.
Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.
My soul keeps your testimonies;
I love them exceedingly.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning,
Is now, and will be forever. Amen
I hope for your salvation, O Lord,
and I do your commandments.
Collect
O God, our Refuge and Strength, the Author of all godliness, by Your grace hear the prayers of
Your Church. Grant that those things which we ask in faith we may receive through Your bountiful
mercy; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading – Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.
[2] O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
[3] Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
[4] So the law is paralyzed,
and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
so justice goes forth perverted…
I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
[2] And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
[3] For still the vision awaits its appointed time;

it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.
[4] “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Gradual
Psalm 91:11; 103:1
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Epistle Reading – 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in
Christ Jesus,
[2] To Timothy, my beloved child:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
[3] I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you
constantly in my prayers night and day. [4] As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may
be filled with joy. [5] I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your
grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. [6] For this
reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my
hands, [7] for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
[8] Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but
share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, [9] who saved us and called us to a holy
calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in
Christ Jesus before the ages began, [10] and which now has been manifested through the
appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to
light through the gospel, [11] for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, [12]
which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am
convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. [13] Follow the
pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ
Jesus. [14] By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
The Holy Gospel – Luke 17:1-10
And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through
whom they come! [2] It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he
were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. [3] Pay attention
to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, [4] and if he sins
against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must
forgive him.”
[5] The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” [6] And the Lord said, “If you had faith
like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the
sea,’ and it would obey you.
[7] “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has
come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? [8] Will he not rather say to him,
‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward
you will eat and drink’? [9] Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?
[10] So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy
servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ “

Hymn of the Day 587 I Know My Faith Is Founded
Distribution Hymn 623 Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray
Hymn 565 Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ