WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP
MATTHEW APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST
COLLECT. O Almighty God, whose Son called Matthew the tax collector to be an apostle and evangelist: give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain and the possessive love of riches that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION. Lord God, the source of truth and love; keep us faithful to the apostle's teaching and fellowship, united in prayer and the breaking of bread, and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.