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The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday)

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

26th March 2017

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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

The Psalm

Psalm 23

Psalm 34: 11–20 OR Psalm 127:1–4

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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 1 Samuel 16: 1–13
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
306* O Spirit of the living God
498 What does the Lord require for praise and offering?

Psalm Psalm 23 [E4ABC/Pr11B*/Pr23A*]
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
466* Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples
467* How bright those glorious spirits shine
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
433* My God, your table here is spread
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation
20* The King of love my shepherd is
21* The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want
448 The trumpets sound, the angels sing

2nd Reading Ephesians 5: 8–14
51* Awake, my soul, and with the sun
613* Eternal light, shine in my heart
74 First of the week and finest day
126* [Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding]
490* The Spirit lives to set us free
142 Wake, O wake with tidings thrilling
143 Waken, O sleeper, wake and rise

The Gospel John 9: 1–41
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
501 Christ is the world’s true light
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
296* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
324* God, whose almighty word
417 He gave his life in selfless love
576* I heard the voice of Jesus say
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
587* Just as I am without one plea
231* My song is love unknown
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
106 O Jesus, King most wonderful
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

Micah 7 or Prayer of Manasseh

The Psalm

Psalm 31: 1–16 or 1–8

The Second Reading

James 5

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.

Option B - 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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 Exodus 2: 1–10
541* God of Eve and God of Mary
569* Hark, my soul, it is the Lord


Alternative 1 Samuel 1: 20–28
1st Reading 391 Father, now behold us (at a Baptism only)
651* Jesus, friend of little children


Psalm Psalm 34: 11–20
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
507 Put peace into each other’s hands
372* Through all the changing scenes of life


Alternative Psalm Psalm 127: 1–4
63* All praise to thee, my God, this night
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
543* Lord of the home, your only Son
288* Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son


2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 1: 3–7
361* Now thank we all our God
508 Peace to you


Alternative Colossians 3: 12–17 [C1C/BSA]
2nd Reading 346* Angel voices ever singing
294* Come, down, O Love divine
511 Father of mercy, God of consolation
550* ‘Forgive our sins, as we forgive’
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
525* Let there be love shared among us
503* Make me a channel of your peace
524* May the grace of Christ our Savior
361* Now thank we all our God
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
601* Teach my, my God and King
374* When all thy mercies, O my God
458* When, in our music, God is glorified
344* When morning gilds the skies
376* Ye holy angels bright


The Gospel Luke 2: 33–35
691* Faithful vigil ended
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
472 Sing we of the blessed mother (vv. 1–2)


Alternative Gospel John 19: 25–27
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
226* It is a thing most wonderful
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
429* Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
543* Lord of he home, your only Son
472 Sing we of the blessèd mother (vv. 1–2)

Option B - 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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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