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Saint Barnabas

The Sunday between 5 and 11 June

12th June 2017

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Saint Barnabas (Transferred)

Collect One

O Lord God almighty,
who didst endue thy holy apostle Barnabas
with singular gifts of the Holy Spirit;
Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts,
nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas:
Help us, by his example, to be generous in all our judgments,
and unselfish in our service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Job 29: 11–16

The Psalm

Psalm 112: 1–9

The Second Reading

Acts 11: 19–30

The Gospel Reading

John 15: 12–17

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Post Communion Prayer

Just and merciful God,
we have heard your word
and received new life at your table.
Kindle in us the flame of love
by which your apostle Barnabas bore witness to the gospel,
and send us out in Jesus’ name
to encourage our brothers and sisters in faith.
We ask this for his sake.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Job 29: 11–16
569* Hark, my soul, it is the Lord
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing

Psalm Psalm 112: 1–9
591* O happy day that fixed my choice

2nd Reading Acts 11: 19–30
494* Beauty for brokenness
294* Come down, O Love divine
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2h, 3)
456* Lord, you give the great commission
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
314* There’s a spirit in the air

The Gospel John 15: 12–17
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
421* I come with joy, a child of God
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
525* Let there be love shared among us
75* Lord, dismiss us with your blessing
456* Lord, you give the great commission
231* My song is love unknown
315 ‘This is my will, my one command’
530 Ubi caritas et amor
451 We come as guests invited
627* What a friend we have in Jesus

Also suitable
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
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 9

Psalm 9

Psalm 9

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

1 We praise you, O God,
We acclaim you as the Lord; all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.

2 To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:

3 Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.

4 The glorious company of apostles praise you;
the noble fellowship of prophets praise you.

5 The white-robed army of martyrs praise you;
throughout the world, the holy Church acclaims you:

6 Father, of majesty unbounded,
your true and only Son, worthy of all praise,
the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

Part 2

7 You, Christ, are the King of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.

8 When you took our flesh to set us free,
you humbly chose the Virgin’s womb.

9 You overcame the sting of death
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

10 You are seated at God’s right hand in glory:
we believe that you will come to be our judge.

11 Come then, Lord, and help your people,
bought with the price of your own blood,

12 and bring us with your saints
to glory everlasting.

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

Creation in Christ: Creation and Providence

Almighty God,
maker of all good things:
Father, Lord of all creation,
in Christ you have shown us the purpose of your providence,
and call us to be responsible in the world.


We pray for [The World]
all the nations ...
our own country ...
those in authority ...
the peace of the world ...
racial harmony ...
those who maintain order ...


Almighty God, we give you thanks
and the gift of human life ...
for the continuing work of creation,
our share in it,
and for creative vision and inventive skill ...
for your faithfulness to us in patience and in love,
and for every human response of obedience
and humble achievement ...

Concluding Prayer

May we delight in your purpose
and work to bring all things to their true end;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
Keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
for you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever.

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