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The First Sunday before Advent (The Kingship of Christ)

The Sunday between 20 and 26 November

26th November 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,
the wills of thy faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may of thee be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Ezekiel 34: 11–16, 20–24

The Psalm

Psalm 100 or Psalm 95:1–7

The Second Reading

Ephesians 1: 15–23

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 25: 31–46

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Post Communion Prayer

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that plenteously bearing the fruit of good works
they may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Ezekiel 34: 11–16, 20–24
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
670* Jerusalem the golden
442* Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
598 Take this moment, sign and space
20* The King of love my shepherd is

(c) Psalm Psalm 100 [PR6A*/HTC]
683* All people that on earth do dwell
334 I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart
701* Jubilate, eve’ybody

(p) 1st Reading Ezekiel 34: 11–16, 20–24
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
670* Jerusalem the golden
442* Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
598 Take this moment, sign and space
20* The King of love my shepherd is

(p) Psalm Psalm 95: 1–7
Ms* A city strong we claim as ours
346* Angel voices, ever singing
327* Christ is our corner–stone
687* Come, let us praise the Lord
689 Come, sing praises to the Lord above
690* Come, worship God who is worthy of honour
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
529* Thy hand, O God, has guided

2nd Reading Ephesians 1: 15–23 [AnABC/ASC] 250* All hail the power of Jesus’ name
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
* (Christ is made the sure foundation) (omit v. 1)
296* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
693* Glory in the highest to the God of heaven
324* God, whose almighty word
266* Hail the day that sees him rise
267* Hail the risen Lord, ascending
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
99* Jesus, the name high over all
588* Light of the minds that know him
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
491* We have a gospel to proclaim
476* Ye watchers and ye holy ones

The Gospel Matthew 25: 31–46
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
39* For the fruits of his creation
89* God is love – his the care
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
427* Let all mortal flesh keep silence
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
314* There’s a spirit in the air
114* Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown
499* When I needed a neighbour, were you there
531 Where love and loving kindness dwell

Second Service

Collect One

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,
the wills of thy faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may of thee be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

2 Samuel 23: 1–7 or 1 Maccabees 2: 15–29

The Psalm

Psalms 93, (97)

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 28: 16–20

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Post Communion Prayer

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that plenteously bearing the fruit of good works
they may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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