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The Fifth Sunday before Advent

The Sunday between 23 and 29 October

29th October 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Blessed Lord,
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning;
Grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Help us to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

The Psalm

Psalm 90: 1–6, 13–17 or Psalm 1

The Second Reading

1 Thessalonians 2: 1–8

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 22: 34–46

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Post Communion Prayer

God of all grace,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Jeremiah 31: 27–34
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
638* O for a heart to praise my God

(c) Psalm Psalm 119: 97–104 [BSA]
383* Lord, be thy word my rule


(p) 1st Reading Genesis 32: 22–31 [Pr13A]
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
226* It is a thing most wonderful
592* O Love that wilt not let me go

(p) Psalm Psalm 121 [L2A/Rog]
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
14* I lift my eyes to the quiet hills
16* Like a mighty river flowing
664* To Zion’s hill I lift my eyes

2nd Reading 2 Timothy 3: 14– 4: 5 [BSB]
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
324* God, whose almighty word
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
383* Lord, be thy word my rule
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
384* Lord, thy word abideth
387* Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken
388* Word of the living God

The Gospel Luke 18: 1–8
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
118 Behold the mountain of the Lord
317 Father all–loving, you rule us in majesty
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
353* Give to our God immortal praise
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
59* New every morning is the love
362* O God beyond all praising
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
625 Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
596* Seek ye first the kingdom of God

Second Service

Collect One

Blessed Lord,
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning;
Grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Help us to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

Ecclesiastes 11 & 12

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 89–104

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 2: 1–7

The Gospel Reading

Mark 12: 28–34

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Post Communion Prayer

God of all grace,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

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