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The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday)

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

11th March 2018

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First Service

Collect One

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God,
that we, who for our evil deeds
do worthily deserve to be punished,
by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Lord God
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Lord God
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Numbers 21: 4–9

The Psalm

Psalm 107: 1–3, 17–22

The Second Reading

Ephesians 2: 1–10

The Gospel Reading

John 3: 14–21

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Post Communion Prayer

Father,
through your goodness
we are refreshed through your Son
in word and sacrament.
May our faith be so strengthened and guarded
that we may witness to your eternal love
by our words and in our lives.
Grant this for Jesus’ sake, our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Numbers 21: 4–9
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Psalm Psalm 107: 1–3, 17–22
683* All people that on earth do dwell
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

2nd Reading Ephesians 2: 1–10
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
258* [Christ the Lord is risen again]
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
583* Jesu, my Lord, my God, my all
99* Jesus, the name high over all
56* Lord, as I wake I turn to you
277 [Love’s redeeming work is done]
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

The Gospel John 3: 14–21
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
353* Give to our God immortal praise
226* It is a thing most wonderful
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
102* Name of all majesty
106 O Jesus, King most wonderful
237* O my Saviour, lifted
241* Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

Second Service

Collect One

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God,
that we, who for our evil deeds
do worthily deserve to be punished,
by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Lord God
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Lord God
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 6: 2–13

The Psalm

Psalms 13, 14

The Second Reading

Romans 5: 1–11

The Gospel Reading

John 12: 1–8

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Post Communion Prayer

Father,
through your goodness
we are refreshed through your Son
in word and sacrament.
May our faith be so strengthened and guarded
that we may witness to your eternal love
by our words and in our lives.
Grant this for Jesus’ sake, our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

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