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The Second Sunday before Lent

19th February 2017

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Year A  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal Service

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Leviticus 19: 1–2, 9–18 [E5C/Pr25A*]
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
494* Beauty for brokenness
39* For the fruits of his creation
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
525* Let there be love shared among us
497 The Church of Christ in every age
499* When I needed a neighbour, were you there?
509* Your kingdom come, O God

Psalm Psalm 119: 33–40 [Pr18A*]
594* O Lord of creation, to you be all praise

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 3: 10–11, 16–23
218* And can it be that I should gain
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
(Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner–stone
294* Come down, O Love divine
330* God is here! As we his people
528* The Church’s one foundation
8* The Lord is king! lift up your voice
313* The Spirit came, as promised

The Gospel Matthew 5: 38–48
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
26 God sends us refreshing rain
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
513 O Christ, the healer, we have come
499* When I needed a neighbour, were you there
531 Where love and loving kindness dwell
500* Would you walk by on the other side

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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