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Saint Philip the Deacon

The Sunday between 2 and 8 October

11th October 2017

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Saint Philip the Deacon

Collect One

Lord God,
whose Spirit guided Philip the deacon
to show how ancient prophecies are fulfilled in Jesus Christ;
Open our minds to understand the Scriptures,
and deepen our faith in him;
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Collect Two

Lord God,
your Spirit guided Philip the deacon
to show how ancient prophecies are fulfilled in Jesus Christ:
Open our minds to understand the Scriptures,
and deepen our faith in him;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

The First Reading

Acts 8: 26–40 or Isaiah 40:27 – 41:1

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 105–112

The Second Reading

Colossians 1: 9–13 or Acts 8: 26–40

The Gospel Reading

Luke 10: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

We thank you, Lord, for calling and using
people with different gifts to build your kingdom.
May we, who are strengthened by this sacrament,
like Philip and his family rejoice to serve you
by the witness of our lives and homes;
though Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Acts 8: 26–40
390 Baptised into your name, most holy
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest
(vv.1, verse printed below, v.3)
273 Led like a lamb to the slaughter
435* O God, unseen yet ever near
591* O happy day that fixed my choice
214 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high
306* O Spirit of the living God
239* See, Christ was wounded for our sake

Alternative Isaiah 40: 27– 41: 1
1st Reading 566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
3 God is love: let heaven adore him
306* O Spirit of the living God
323* The God of Abraham praise

Psalm Psalm 119: 105–112
294* Come down, O Love divine
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
384* Lord, thy word abideth
637* O for a closer walk with God
592* O Love that wilt not let me go
490* The Spirit lives to set us free
603* When we walk with the Lord

2nd Reading Colossians 1: 9–13
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
624 Speak, Lord, in the stillness
323* The God of Abraham praise
344* When morning gilds the skies

Alternative Acts 8: 26–40 (see 1st Reading above)
2nd Reading

The Gospel Luke 10: 1–12
37* [Come, ye thankful people, come]
39* For the fruits of his creation
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
455 Go forth for God, go forth to the world in peace
456* Lord, you give the great commission
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
505 Peace be to this congregation
443* Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

When ‘For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest’ (no. 460) is used in relation to the above reading from Acts 8: 36–40, the following verse from the ‘Companion to Church Hymnal’ (p.619) should be used as the second verse:

Lord, as your Church grew stronger and did become well–known,
new ministers were needed for loving care alone;
so Philip was commissioned, a deacon kind and true,
who witnessed to your gospel, in loving service too.

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 15, 17

Psalm 15, 17

Psalm 15, 17

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

The Song of Isaiah

1 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid.

2 for the Lord God is my strength and my might;
he has become my salvation.

3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
And you will say in that day:
Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;

4 Make known his deeds among the nations;
proclaim that his name is exalted.

5 Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be known in all the earth.

6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

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


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 Cross of Christ: Reconciliation and Human Relationships

Loving Father,
you have reconciled us to yourself in Christ;
by your Spirit you enable us to live as your sons and daughters.


We pray for [Personal Relationships]
the home, and family life ...
children deprived of home ...
friends, relations and neighbours ...
relationships in daily life and work ...
those who are estranged ...
those who feel unloved ...
all ministries of care ...


Loving Father, we give you thanks
for the obedience of Christ fulfilled in the cross,
his bearing of the sin of the world,
his mercy for the world, which never fails ...
for the joy of loving and being loved,
for friendship,
the lives to which our own are bound,
the gift of peace with you and with one another ...
for the communities in whose life we share
and all relationships in which reconciliation may be known ...

Concluding Prayer

Help us to share in Christ’s ministry
of love and service to one another;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who in the unity of the Holy Spirit
is one with you for ever. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
Teach us to offer ourselves to your service,
that here we may have your peace,
and in the world to come may see you face to face;
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