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The Saturday after The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 10 and 16 July

22nd July 2017

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Saint Mary Magdalene

Collect One

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee,
that the course of this world
may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance,
that thy Church may joyfully serve thee
in all godly quietness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God,
whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene
to health of body and mind,
and called her to be a witness to his resurrection;
Mercifully grant that by thy grace
we may be healed of our infirmities
and know thee in the power of his endless life;
who with thee and the Holy Spirit,
liveth and reigneth one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
Hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Almighty God,
whose Son restored Mary Magdalene
to health of mind and body
and called her to be a witness to his resurrection:
Forgive our sins and heal us by your grace,
that we may serve you in the power of his risen life;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Song of Solomon 3: 1–4

The Psalm

Psalm 42: 1–10

The Second Reading

2 Corinthians 5: 14–17

The Gospel Reading

John 20: 1–2, 11–18

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy and blessed God,
as you give us the body and blood of your Son,
guide us with your Holy Spirit,
that we may honour you not only with our lips
but also with our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God of life and love,
whose risen Son called Mary Magdalene by name
and sent her to tell of his resurrection to his apostles:
In your mercy, help us,
who have been united with him in this eucharist,
to proclaim the good news
that he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Hosea 6: 1–3
206 Come, let us to the Lord our God
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Alternative Song of Solomon 3: 1–4
1st Reading 592* O Love that wilt not let me go

Psalm Psalm 42: 1–10
607 As pants the hart for cooling streams
606* As the deer pants for the water
15 If thou but suffer God to guide thee
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
434 My Jesus, pierced with love of me

2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 5: 14–18
416 Great God, your love has called us here
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
522* In Christ there is no east or west
226* It is a thing most wonderful
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
306* O Spirit of the living God
528* The Church’s one foundation

The Gospel John 20: 1–2, 11–18
74 First of the week and finest day
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2l, 3)
273 Led like a lamb to the slaughter
74 [Light’s glittering morning bedecks the sky]
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
288* Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son
115* Thou art the Way: to thee alone
290 Walking in a garden at the close of day

Also suitable
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
576* I heard the voice of Jesus say
272* [Jesus lives: thy terrors now]
58* Morning has broken
237* O my Saviour, lifted
279 O sons and daughters, let us sing (vv. 1–3, 9)
471 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days
246* Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Daily Prayer

Preparation

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 106: 1-18

Psalm 106: 1-18

Psalm 106: 1-18

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

The Song of Wisdom

1 Wisdom is the brightness of eternal light,
the spotless mirror of God’s power at work,
the image of God’s goodness.

2 Wisdom is but one, yet she can do all things;
herself unchanging, she makes all things new.

3 Age after age, she enters holy souls
and makes them friends of God, and prophets,
beloved of God as her companions.

4 Wisdom is more beautiful than the sun,
surpassing every constellation of the stars.

5 Her radiance is greater than the light of day;
for day’s light is followed by the night.

6 Against wisdom no evil can prevail;
she reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other,
and orders all things well.

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

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle

Benedictus

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

Prayer

Kneel

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

Consummation in Christ: The Fulfilment of the Divine Purpose

Eternal God,
you have declared in Christ
the completion of all your purpose of love.

Intercession

We pray for [People In Need]
those who are tempted
those in despair ...
those who are sick
those with disabilities or who have special needs ...
those who are enslaved by addictions ...
the elderly and the dying ...
those who mourn ...
all ministries of care and healing ...

Thanksgiving

Eternal God, we give thanks
for the triumphs of the gospel that herald your salvation,
the signs of renewal that declare the coming of your kingdom,
the examples of human lives that reveal your work of grace ...
for all those who have died in the faith of Christ ...
for the unceasing praise of the company of heaven,
the promise to those who mourn that all tears shall be wiped away,
the pledge of death destroyed and victory won ...
for our foretaste of eternal life
through baptism and eucharist,
our hope in the Spirit,
the communion of saints ...

Concluding Prayer

May we live by faith,
walk in hope and be renewed in love,
until the world reflects your glory
and you are all in all.
Even so, come Lord Jesus. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
Hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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

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