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The Fifth Sunday in Lent

18th March 2018

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Year B  /  Lent  /  Violet

First Service

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants,
and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty,
to be our defence against all our enemies;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
Grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross,
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
Grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross,
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
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

God of hope,
in this eucharist we have tasted
the promise of your heavenly banquet
and the richness of eternal life.
May we who bear witness to the death of your Son,
also proclaim the glory of his resurrection,
for he is Lord for ever and ever.

Suggested Hymns

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

Psalm Psalm 51: 1–13 [Pr13B]
397* Alleluia! Alleluia! Opening our hearts to him
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
208 Hearken, O Lord, have mercy upon us
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
638* O for a heart to praise my God
557* Rock of ages, left for me

Alternative Psalm Psalm 119: 9–16 [4–25]
383 Lord, by thy word my rule
384 Lord, thy word abideth
638 O for a heart to praise my God

2nd Reading Hebrews 5: 5–10
259* Christ triumphant, ever reigning
226* It is a thing most wonderful
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
228* Meekness and majesty
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

The Gospel John 12: 20–33
668* God is our fortress and our rock
43* [Holy is the seed–time, when the buried grain]
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
656* Nearer, my God, to thee
278 Now the green blade rises from the buried grain (omit v. 3)
237* O my Saviour, lifted
241* Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
473 Síormoladh is glóir duit, a Athair shíorai
(All glory and praise to you, Father, above)

Second Service

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants,
and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty,
to be our defence against all our enemies;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
Grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross,
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
Grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross,
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
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

God of hope,
in this eucharist we have tasted
the promise of your heavenly banquet
and the richness of eternal life.
May we who bear witness to the death of your Son,
also proclaim the glory of his resurrection,
for he is Lord for ever and ever.

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