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Saint Columba

The Sunday between 29 May and 4 June

9th June 2017

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Saint Columba

Collect One

O God,who didst call thy servant Columba
from among the princes of this land
to be a herald and evangelist of thy kingdom;
Grant that thy Church,
having his faith and courage in remembrance,
may so proclaim the splendour of thy grace,
that people everywhere will come to know thy Son
as their Saviour, and serve him as their King;
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

O God,you called your servant Columba
from among the princes of this land
to be a herald and evangelist of your kingdom:
Grant that your Church, remembering his faith and courage,
may so proclaim the splendour of your grace
that people everywhere will come to know your Son
as their Saviour, and serve him as their King;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Micah 4: 1–5

The Psalm

Psalm 34: 9–15

The Second Reading

Romans 15: 1–6

The Gospel Reading

John 12: 20–26

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus, King of Saints,
you blessed Columba to find refuge in you
both at home and in exile.
May we, who have tasted your goodness at this table,
come with all your saints to the royal banquet
of your kingdom in heaven;
where with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you reign, for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Micah 4: 1–5 [E3B]
118 Behold the mountain of the Lord
501 Christ is the world’s true light
263* Crown him with many crowns
496* For the healing of the nations
538 O Lord, the clouds are gathering
539 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might
509* Your kingdom come, O God

Psalm Psalm 34: 9–15
507 Put peace into each other’s hands
372* Through all the changing scenes of life

2nd Reading Romans 15: 1–6 [BSC]
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
380 God has spoken to his people, alleluia!
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
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 John 12: 20–26
43* [Holy is the seed–time, when the buried grain]
522* In Christ there is no east or west
278 Now the green blade rises from the buried grain (omit v. 3)

Also suitable
560 Alone with none but thee, my God
257 Christ is the world’s Redeemer
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
460 For all your saints in glory, for all you saints at rest (vv. 1, 2g, 3)
471 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days

Daily Prayer


Versicles and Responses

O Lord, open our lips

All and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.

All O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

All as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

Praise the Lord.

All The Lord’s name be praised.

The Word of God

A Psalm

Psalm 149;150

Psalm 149;150

Psalm 149;150

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

Saviour of the World

1 Jesus, Saviour of the world,
come to us in your mercy:
we look to you to save and help us.

2 By your cross and your life laid down
you set your people free:
we look to you to save and help us.

3 When they were ready to perish you saved your disciples:
we look to you to come to our help.

4 In the greatness of your mercy, loose us from our chains,
forgive the sins of all your people.

5? Make yourself known as our Saviour and mighty Deliverer;
save and help us that we may praise you.

6 Come now and dwell with us Lord Christ Jesus:
hear our prayer and be with us always.

7 And when you come in your glory:
make us to be one with you
and to share the life of your kingdom. Amen.

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle


1 Blessèd be the Lord the God of Israel,
who has come to his people and set them free.

2 The Lord has raised up for us a mighty saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through the holy prophets God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of those who hate us,

4 to show mercy to our forebears,
and to remember his holy covenant.

5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies.

6 Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous before him all the days of our life.

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8 To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9 In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen

The Apostles’ Creed



Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

The Priestly Ministry of Christ: All that meets Human Need

Gracious God and Father,
you have given your Son for us all,
that his death might be our life
and his affliction our peace.


We pray for [The Suffering]
the hungry ...
the refugees ...
the prisoners ...
the persecuted ...
all who bring sin and suffering to others ...
all who seek to bring care and relief ...


Gracious God and Father, we give you thanks
for the cross of Christ at the heart of creation,
the presence of Christ in our weakness and strength,
the grace of Christ to transform our suffering ...
for all ministries of healing,
all agencies of relief,
all that sets us free from pain, fear and distress ...
for the assurance that your mercy knows no limit,
and for the privilege of sharing Christ’s ministry in prayer.

Concluding Prayer

In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us to trust your love,
to serve your purpose
and to praise your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
By the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alternative collects

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Going out as God’s people

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.

All Amen

To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God

be honour and glory for ever and ever.

All Amen

May the God of hope

fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the Holy Spirit

you may abound in hope.

All Amen