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The Second Sunday in Lent

12th March 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves;
Keep us both outwardly in our bodies,
and inwardly in our souls;
that we may be defended from all adversities
which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts
which may assault and hurt the soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
Grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things
as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lent Collect

Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
Grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things
as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Genesis 12: 1–4a

The Psalm

Psalm 121

The Second Reading

Romans 4: 1–5, 13–17

The Gospel Reading

John 3: 1–17

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Post Communion Prayer

Creator of heaven and earth,
we thank you for these holy mysteries
given us by our Lord Jesus Christ,
by which we receive your grace
and are assured of your love,
which is through him now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Genesis 12: 1–4a
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
657* O God of Bethel, by whose hand
658* One more step along the world I go
545* Sing of Eve and sing of Adam
323* The God of Abraham praise

Psalm Psalm 121 [Pr24C*/Rog]
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
14* I lift my eyes to the quiet hills
16* Like a mighty river flowing
664* To Zion’s hill I lift my eyes

2nd Reading Romans 4: 1–5, 13–17
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love

The Gospel John 3: 1–17 [TSB]
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
411* Draw near and take the body of the Lord
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
353* Give to our God immortal praise
3 God is love: let heaven adore him
226* It is a thing most wonderful
698* Jesus, Saviour of the world
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
102* Name of all majesty
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
237* O my Saviour, lifted
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
108* Praise to the Holiest in the height
241* Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves;
Keep us both outwardly in our bodies,
and inwardly in our souls;
that we may be defended from all adversities
which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts
which may assault and hurt the soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
Grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things
as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lent Collect

Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
Grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ’s religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things
as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Numbers 21: 4–9

The Psalm

Psalm 135 or Psalm 135: 1–14

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Luke 14: 27–33

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Post Communion Prayer

Creator of heaven and earth,
we thank you for these holy mysteries
given us by our Lord Jesus Christ,
by which we receive your grace
and are assured of your love,
which is through him now and for ever.

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