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Saint Brigid

1st February 2018

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Saint Brigid

Collect One

Father,
by the leadership of thy blessed servant Brigid
thou didst strengthen the Church in this land;
As we give thee thanks for her life of devoted service,
inspire us with new life and light,
and give us perseverance to serve thee all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Father,
by the leadership of your blessed servant Brigid
you strengthened the Church in this land:
As we give you thanks for her life of devoted service,
inspire us with new life and light,
and give us perseverance to serve you all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Hosea 6: 1–4

The Psalm

Psalm 134

The Second Reading

1 John 1: 1–4

The Gospel Reading

John 10: 7–16

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Post Communion Prayer

God of truth,
whose Wisdom set her table and invited us to eat
the bread and drink the wine of the kingdom.
Help us to lay aside all foolishness
and to live and walk in the way of insight,
that in fellowship with all your saints
we may come to the eternal feast of heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Hosea 6: 1–4
206 Come, let us to the Lord our God
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Psalm Psalm 134 [Ember]
718 O praise the Lord, ye servants of the Lord
719 Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord

2nd Reading 1 John 1: 1–4
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
324* God, whose almighty word
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
624 Speak, Lord, in the stillness
343* We love the place, O God

The Gospel John 10: 7–16
215* [Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended]
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
421* I come with joy, a child of God
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
235 [O sacred head, sore wounded]
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
526 Risen Lord, whose name we cherish
20* The King of love my shepherd is


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, 2b & 3)
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 66, 67

Psalm 66, 67

Psalm 66, 67

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

Creator God,
who in the beginning
commanded the light to shine out of darkness:
We pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
shine into the hearts of all your people,
and reveal the knowledge of your glory
in the face of 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

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