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All Saints

The Sunday between 23 and 29 October

1st November 2017

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All Saints

Collect One

May be observed on the nearest Sunday

O almighty God,
who hast knit together thine elect
in one communion and fellowship,
in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord;
Grant us so to follow thy blessed saints
in all virtuous and godly living,
that we may come to those unspeakable joys,
which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have knit together your elect
in one communion and fellowship
in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
Grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints
in all virtuous and godly living
that we may come to those inexpressible joys
that you have prepared for those who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Jeremiah 31: 31–34

The Psalm

Psalm 34: 1–10

The Second Reading

Revelation 7: 9–17 or 1 John 3: 1–3

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 5: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

God, the source of all holiness
and giver of all good things:
May we who have shared at this table
as strangers and pilgrims here on earth
be welcomed with all your saints
to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

c) 1st Reading Joel 2: 23–32
10* All my hope on God is founded
293* Breathe on me, Breath of God
302 Lord God the Holy Ghost
306* O Spirit of the living God
457* Pour out thy Spirit from on high
539 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might
71 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
313* The Spirit came, as promised

(c) Psalm Psalm 65 [2LC/Pr10A*/HTA]
612* Eternal Father, strong to save
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
42* Good is the Lord our heavenly King
581* I, the Lord of sea and sky
709* Praise the Lord! you heavens adore him

(p) 1st Reading Sirach 35: 12–17
597* Take my life, and let it be

(p) Alternative Jeremiah 14: 7–10, 19–22
1st Reading 319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
637* O for a closer walk with God
537* O God, our help in ages past

(p) Psalm Psalm 84: 1–7
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
333 How lovely are thy dwellings fair
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
620 O Lord, hear my prayer
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
342 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
343* We love the place, O God

2nd Reading 2 Timothy 4: 6–8, 16–18
218* And can it be that I should gain
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
668* God is our fortress and our rock
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
277 [Love’s redeeming work is done]
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
662* Those who would valour see
(He who would valiant be)
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
376* Ye holy angels bright
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

The Gospel Luke 18: 9–14
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
294* Come down, O Love divine
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
587* Just as I am, without one plea
358* King of glory, King of peace
554 Lord, Jesus, think on me
102* Name of all majesty
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

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 87, 88

Psalm 87, 88

Psalm 87, 88

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

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Help us to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our 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