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The Second Sunday of Advent

4th December 2016

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First Service

Collect One

Collect of 5th before Advent may be used.

O Lord,
Raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness,
we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us,
thy bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord,
to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, world without end.

Collect Two

Father in heaven,
who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
Give us grace so to imitate him
in the humility and purity of his first coming
that when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Advent Collect

Father in heaven,
who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
Give us grace so to imitate him
in the humility and purity of his first coming
that when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This collect is said after the Collect of the day until Christmas Eve.

Almighty God,
Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which thy Son Jesus Christ
came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty
to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.

The First Reading

Isaiah 11: 1–10

The Psalm

Psalm 72: 1–7, 18–19

The Second Reading

Romans 15: 4–13

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 3: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord,
here you have nourished us with the food of life.
Through our sharing in this holy sacrament
teach us to judge wisely earthly things
and to yearn for things heavenly.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

Year A

1st Reading Isaiah 11: 1–10
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
296* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
263* Crown him with many crowns
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
161 I know a rose–tree springing
133* Long ago, prophets knew
49 Lord, bring the day to pass
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
135* O Come, O come, Emmanuel
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise (omit v.4)

Psalm Psalm 72: 1–7, 18–19
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
353* Give to our God immortal praise
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
166* [Joy to the world, the Lord is come!]
706* O bless the God of Israel
365* Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
140 The Lord will come and not be slow

2nd Reading Romans 15: 4–13
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
263* Crown him with many crowns
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
161 I know a rose–tree springing
383* Lord, be thy word my rule
384* Lord, thy word abideth
385* Rise and hear, the Lord is speaking
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
387* Thanks to God, whose word was spoken
372* Through all the changing scenes of life

The Gospel Matthew 3: 1–12
126* Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
136* On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
200* The sinless one to Jordan came
204* When Jesus came to Jordan

Second Service

Collect One

Collect of 5th before Advent may be used.

O Lord,
Raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness,
we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us,
thy bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord,
to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, world without end.

Collect Two

Father in heaven,
who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
Give us grace so to imitate him
in the humility and purity of his first coming
that when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Advent Collect

Father in heaven,
who sent your Son to redeem the world
and will send him again to be our judge:
Give us grace so to imitate him
in the humility and purity of his first coming
that when he comes again,
we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This collect is said after the Collect of the day until Christmas Eve.

Almighty God,
Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which thy Son Jesus Christ
came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty
to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.

The First Reading

1 Kings 18: 17–39

The Psalm

Psalms 11, [28]

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

John 1: 19–28

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord,
here you have nourished us with the food of life.
Through our sharing in this holy sacrament
teach us to judge wisely earthly things
and to yearn for things heavenly.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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