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26 June 2022
 Galatians 5:1, 13-25

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians.

For freedom Christ has set us free. 
Stand firm, therefore, 
and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; 
only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, 
but through love become slaves to one another. 

For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment,
‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 

If, however, you bite and devour one another, 
take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Live by the Spirit, I say, 
and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. 

For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, 
and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; 
for these are opposed to each other, 
to prevent you from doing what you want. 

But if you are led by the Spirit, 
you are not subject to the law. 

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: 
fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, 
jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, 

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. 
I am warning you, as I warned you before: 
those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, 
joy, peace, patience, 
kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 
gentleness, and self-control. 
There is no law against such things. 

And those who belong to Christ Jesus 
have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 

If we live by the Spirit, 
let us also be guided by the Spirit. 

Luke 9:51-62

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, 
he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 

And he sent messengers ahead of him. 
On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans 
to make ready for him; 

but they did not receive him, 
because his face was set towards Jerusalem. 

When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, 
‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven 
and consume them?’ 

But he turned and rebuked them. 

Then they went on to another village.

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, 
‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ 

And Jesus said to him, 
‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; 
but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ 

To another Jesus said, 
‘Follow me.’ 
But he said, 
‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ 

But Jesus said to him, 
‘Let the dead bury their own dead; 
but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ 

Another said, 
‘I will follow you, Lord;
but let me first say farewell to those at my home.’ 

Jesus said to him, 
‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back 
is fit for the kingdom of God.’

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  2. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  3. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  4. Prayer for today.
  5. The C of E youtube channel.
  6. Hearing You is a new phone help line launched by the Diocese of Chichester in partnership with Together in Sussex in response to the impact that Covid 19 has had on Just about the whole community. It aims to provide pastoral support and a listening ear to the recently bereaved and people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. COVID-19 advice from the Diocese of Chichester here.

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