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The Thursday after The First Sunday before Advent (The Kingship of Christ)

The Sunday between 20 and 26 November

30th November 2017

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Saint Andrew

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.

Almighty God,
who didst give such grace unto thy holy apostle Saint Andrew,
that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ,
and followed him without delay;
Grant unto us all, that we being called by thy holy Word,
may forthwith give up ourselves obediently
to fulfil thy holy commandments;
through the same 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.

Almighty God,
who gave such grace to your apostle Saint Andrew
that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ
and brought his brother with him:
Call us by your holy Word
and give us grace to follow without delay,
and to tell the good news of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 52: 7–10

The Psalm

Psalm 19: 1–6

The Second Reading

Romans 10: 12–18

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 4: 18–22

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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.

Father,
may the gifts we have received at your table
keep us alert for your call
that we may always be ready to answer,
and, following the example of Saint Andrew,
always be ready to bear our witness
to our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 52: 7–10 [CPr3ABC/4–25]
479* Go, tell it on the mountain
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
129* How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him
597* Take my life, and let it be
387* Thanks to God, whose Word was spoken

Psalm Psalm 19: 1–6
153 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
351 From all that dwell below the skies
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
35* The spacious firmament on high

2nd Reading Romans 10: 12–18
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
522* In Christ there is no east or west
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
71 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
597* Take my life, and let it be
117* To the name of our salvation

The Gospel Matthew 4: 18–22
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
584* When Jesus taught by Galilee
605 Will you come and follow me


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, 2s, 3)
324* God, whose almighty word
471 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days

Daily Prayer

Preparation

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 145

Psalm 145

Psalm 145

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

Urbs Fortitudinis

1 We have a strong city:
salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

2 Open ye the gates:
that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee
because he trusteth in thee.

4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for our rock of ages is the Lord.

5 The way of the just is uprightness;
thou that art upright dost direct the path of the just.

6 Yea in the way of thy judgments O Lord have we waited for thee;
the desire of our soul is to thy Name,
and to the remembrance of thee.

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle

Benedictus

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

Prayer

Kneel

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

The Resurrection of Christ: The Household of Faith, the Church

Eternal God,
you have raised Jesus Christ from the dead
and exalted him to your right hand in glory;
through him you have called your Church into being,
that your people might know you
and make your name known.

Intercession

We pray for [The Church]
the Church universal, and local ...
the unity of the Church ...
the ministries of the Church ...
the mission of the Church ...
the renewal of the Church ...
all Christians in this place ...

Thanksgiving

Eternal God, we give you thanks
for the apostolic gospel committed to your Church,
the continuing presence and power of your Spirit,
the ministry of Word, Sacrament and Prayer ...
for the mission in which you have called us to share,
the will to unity, and its fruit in common action,
the faithful witness of those who are true to Christ ...
for all works of compassion
and every service that proclaims your love.

Concluding Prayer

In peace and unity
may your people offer the unfailing sacrifice of praise,
and make your glory known;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

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.

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

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