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The Third Sunday in Lent

19th March 2017

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First Service

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
mercifully to look upon thy people;
that by thy great goodness
they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
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

Exodus 17: 1–7

The Psalm

Psalm 95

The Second Reading

Romans 5: 1–11

The Gospel Reading

John 4: 5–42

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord our God,
you feed us in this life with bread from heaven,
the pledge and foreshadowing of future glory.
Grant that the working of this sacrament within us
may bear fruit in our daily lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Exodus 17: 1–7 [PR21A]
607 As pants the hart for cooling streams
606* As the deer pants for the water
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

Psalm Psalm 95
346* Angel voices ever singing
327* Christ is our corner stone
687* Come, let us praise the Lord
689 Come, sing praises to the Lord above
690* Come, worship God who is worthy of honour
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
529* Thy hand, O God, has guided

2nd Reading Romans 5: 1–11
215* Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended
218* And can it be that I should gain
294* Come down, O love divine
550* ‘Forgive our sins as we forgive’
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
358* King of glory, King of peace
652 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
429* Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
618* Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
621 O Love divine, how sweet thou art
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

The Gospel John 4: 5–42
411* Draw near and take the body of the Lord
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
330* God is here! As we his people
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
576* I heard the voice of Jesus say
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
339* Saviour, send a blessing to us

Second Service

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
mercifully to look upon thy people;
that by thy great goodness
they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
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

Joshua 1: 1–9

The Psalm

Psalm 40

The Second Reading

Ephesians 6: 10–20

The Gospel Reading

John 2: 13–22

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord our God,
you feed us in this life with bread from heaven,
the pledge and foreshadowing of future glory.
Grant that the working of this sacrament within us
may bear fruit in our daily lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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