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The Fourth Sunday before Advent

The Sunday between 30 October and 5 November

5th November 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O God, our refuge and strength,
who art the author of all godliness;
Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear
the devout prayers of thy Church;
and grant that those things which we ask faithfully
we may obtain effectually;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and eternal God,
you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of the saints:
Grant to us the same faith and power of love,
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,
we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Joshua 3: 7–17 or Micah 3:5–12

The Psalm

Psalm 107: 1–7, 33–37 or Psalm 43

The Second Reading

1 Thessalonians 2: 9–13

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 23: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord of heaven,
in this eucharist you have brought us near
to an innumerable company of angels
and to the spirits of the saints made perfect.
As in this food of our earthly pilgrimage
we have shared their fellowship,
so may we come to share their joy in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Joshua 3: 7–17
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
554 Lord Jesus, think on me
323* The God of Abraham praise
681* There is a land of pure delight

(c) Psalm Psalm 107: 1–7, 33–37
683* All people that on earth do dwell
39* For the fruits of his creation
353* Give to our God immortal praise
128* Hills of the north, rejoice
30* Let us with a gladsome mind
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
45* Praise, O praise our God and King
372* Through all the changing scenes of life

(p) 1st Reading Micah 3: 5–12
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
306* O Spirit of the living God
509* Your kingdom come, O God

(p) Psalm Psalm 43
10* All my hope on God is founded
384* Lord, thy word abideth

2nd Reading 1 Thessalonians 2: 9–13
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
361* Now thank we all our God
387* Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken
532* Who are we who stand and sing?

The Gospel Matthew 23: 1–12
378* Almighty God, your word is cast
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
627* What a friend we have in Jesus

Second Service

Collect One

O God, our refuge and strength,
who art the author of all godliness;
Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear
the devout prayers of thy Church;
and grant that those things which we ask faithfully
we may obtain effectually;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and eternal God,
you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of the saints:
Grant to us the same faith and power of love,
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,
we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Daniel 7: 1–18

The Psalm

Psalms 111, 117

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Luke 6: 17–31

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord of heaven,
in this eucharist you have brought us near
to an innumerable company of angels
and to the spirits of the saints made perfect.
As in this food of our earthly pilgrimage
we have shared their fellowship,
so may we come to share their joy in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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