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Saint Michael and all Angels

The Sunday between 18 and 24 September

29th September 2017

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Saint Michael and all Angels

Collect One

Keep, we beseech thee,
O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy;
and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall,
keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful,
and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O everlasting God,
who hast ordained and constituted
the services of angels and men in a wonderful order;
Mercifully grant, that as thy holy angels alway
do thee service in heaven,
so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend us on earth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
Grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel;
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Everlasting God,
you have ordained and constituted the ministries
of angels and mortals in a wonderful order:
Grant that as your holy angels always serve you in heaven,
so, at your command,
they may help and defend us on earth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Genesis 28: 10–17

The Psalm

Psalm 103: 19–22

The Second Reading

Revelation 12: 7–12

The Gospel Reading

John 1: 47–51

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
we have received these tokens of your promise.
May we who have been nourished with holy things
live as faithful heirs of your promised kingdom.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord of heaven,
in this eucharist you have brought us near
to an innumerable company of angels
and to the spirits of the saints made perfect.
As in this food of our earthly pilgrimage
we have shared their fellowship,
so may we come to share their joy in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Genesis 28: 10–17
561* Beneath the cross of Jesus
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
330* God is here;! As we his people
331 God reveals his presence
67* God, who made the earth and heaven
656* Nearer, my God, to thee

Psalm Psalm 103: 19–22
682* All created things, bless the Lord
250* All hail the power of Jesus’ name
453* Come to us, creative Spirit
465 Hark, hark, my soul! angelic songs are swelling
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
709* Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him
376* Ye holy angels bright

2nd Reading Revelation 12: 7–12
269* Hark ten thousand voices sounding
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
112* There is a Redeemer
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

The Gospel John 1: 47–51
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2n, 3)
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Also suitable
346* Angel voices ever singing
316* Bright the vision that delighted
332* Come, let us join our cheerful songs
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
476* Ye watchers and ye holy ones

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 119: 121-144

Psalm 119: 121-144

Psalm 119: 121-144

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

who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
Grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel;
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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