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The First Sunday in Lent

18th February 2018

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First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights;
Give us grace to use such abstinence,
that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit,
we may ever obey thy godly motions
in righteousness, and true holiness,
to thy honour and glory,
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
you renew us with the living bread from heaven.
Nourish our faith,
increase our hope,
strengthen our love,
and enable us to live by every word
that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Genesis 9: 8–17
592* O Love that wilt not let me go

Psalm Psalm 25: 1–9 [A1C/Pr10C*]
17* Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness
(Treoragh mé, treoragh mé` a Thiarna)
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

2nd Reading 1 Peter 3: 18–22
218* And can it be that I should gain
260* Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
257 Christ is the world’s Redeemer
417 He gave his life in selfless love
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
229* My God, I love thee; not because
102* Name of all majesty
234 O Love divine, what hast thou done?
214 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (vv. 1–3, 7)
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
177* [Once in royal David’s city (vv. 1, 2, 5, 6)]
439* Once, only once, and once for all
200* The sinless one to Jordan came
244* There is a green hill far away

The Gospel Mark 1: 9–15
66* Before the ending of the day (vv. 1, 2, 3d)
207* Forty days and forty nights
668* God is our fortress and our rock
324* God, whose almighty word
322 I bind unto myself today (vv. 1, 2, 8 & 9*)
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
637* O for a closer walk with God
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
136* On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
595* Safe in the shadow of the Lord
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers
200* The sinless one to Jordan came
204* When Jesus came to Jordan

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights;
Give us grace to use such abstinence,
that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit,
we may ever obey thy godly motions
in righteousness, and true holiness,
to thy honour and glory,
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
Give us grace to discipline ourselves
in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
you renew us with the living bread from heaven.
Nourish our faith,
increase our hope,
strengthen our love,
and enable us to live by every word
that proceeds from out of your mouth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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