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Saint Simon and Saint Jude

The Sunday between 16 and 22 October

28th October 2017

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Saint Simon and Saint Jude

Collect One

O almighty God,
who hast built thy Church upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone;
Grant us so to be joined together
in unity of spirit by their doctrine,
that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who built your Church upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets
with Jesus Christ himself as the chief corner-stone:
So join us together in unity of spirit by their doctrine
that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 28: 14–16

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 89–96

The Second Reading

Ephesians 2: 19–22

The Gospel Reading

John 15: 17–27

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love:
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 28: 14–16
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner–stone
340* Sing and be glad, for this is God’s house!
528* The Church’s one foundation
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Psalm Psalm 119: 89–96
80* Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
573* I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice
384* Lord, thy word abideth
638* O for a heart to praise my God

2nd Reading Ephesians 2: 19–22 [7–3/DFC]
Ms* A city strong we claim as ours
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
(Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner–stone
413 Father, we thank thee who hast planted
522* In Christ there is no east or west
340* Sing and be glad, for this is God’s house!
528* The Church’s one foundation
313* The Spirit came, as promised
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

The Gospel John 15: 17–27
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
294* Come down, O Love divine
296* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
299* Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
307* Our great Redeemer, as he breathed

Also suitable
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 your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2r, 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 78: 32-55

Psalm 78: 32-55

Psalm 78: 32-55

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


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

Consummation in Christ: The Fulfilment of the Divine Purpose

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


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 ...


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

O God,
without you we are not able to please you;
Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
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