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The Sunday before Lent

26th February 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

O God, our teacher and our judge:
Enrich our hearts with the goodness of your wisdom
and renew us from within:
that all our actions, all our thoughts and all our words
may bear the fruit of your transforming grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 24: 12–18

Genesis 6:9-22,7:24, 8:14-19

The Psalm

Psalm 2 or Psalm 99

Psalm 46

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 17: 1–9

Matthew 7:21-29

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord,
in this sacrament you have nourished us
with the spiritual food of the body and blood of your dear Son.
Not only with our lips
but with our lives may we truly confess his name,
and so enter the kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Exodus 24: 12–18
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Psalm Psalm 2
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
238* [Ride on, ride on in majesty]
509* Your kingdom come, O God

Alternative Psalm Psalm 99 [1LC/Pr24A]
686* Bless the Lord, the God of our forebears
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
8* The Lord is King! lift up your voice

2nd Reading 2 Peter 1: 16–21
501 Christ is the world’s true light
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
613* Eternal light, shine in my heart
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
654* Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart
7* My God, how wonderful thou art
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
388* Word of the living God

The Gospel Matthew 17: 1–9 [L2A]
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
501 Christ is the world’s true light
205 Christ upon the mountain peak
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
331 God reveals his presence
209 Here in this holy time and place
101* Jesus, the very thought of thee
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
102* Name of all majesty
60 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly race
449 Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee
112* There is a Redeemer
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

O God, our teacher and our judge:
Enrich our hearts with the goodness of your wisdom
and renew us from within:
that all our actions, all our thoughts and all our words
may bear the fruit of your transforming grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ecclus. 48: 1–10

Ruth 2:1-20a

The Psalm

Psalm 84

Psalm 84

The Second Reading

2 Kings 2: 1–12

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord,
in this sacrament you have nourished us
with the spiritual food of the body and blood of your dear Son.
Not only with our lips
but with our lives may we truly confess his name,
and so enter the kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Option B - First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

O God, our teacher and our judge:
Enrich our hearts with the goodness of your wisdom
and renew us from within:
that all our actions, all our thoughts and all our words
may bear the fruit of your transforming grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

Psalm 46

Psalm 46

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 7:21-29

Matthew 7:21-29

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord,
in this sacrament you have nourished us
with the spiritual food of the body and blood of your dear Son.
Not only with our lips
but with our lives may we truly confess his name,
and so enter the kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Option B - Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

O God, our teacher and our judge:
Enrich our hearts with the goodness of your wisdom
and renew us from within:
that all our actions, all our thoughts and all our words
may bear the fruit of your transforming grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ruth 2:1-20a

Ruth 2:1-20a

The Psalm

Psalm 84

Psalm 84

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Luke 8:4-15

Luke 8:4-15

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord,
in this sacrament you have nourished us
with the spiritual food of the body and blood of your dear Son.
Not only with our lips
but with our lives may we truly confess his name,
and so enter the kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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