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The Second Sunday before Lent

4th February 2018

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First Service

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Proverbs 8: 1, 22–31

Hosea 2: 14–20

The Psalm

Psalm 104: 26–37

Psalm 103: 1–13, 22

The Second Reading

Colossians 1: 15–20

2 Corinthians 3: 1–6

The Gospel Reading

John 1: 1–14

Mark 2: 13–22

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Genesis 2: 4b–25

Numbers 22:21 – 23:12

The Psalm

Psalm 65

Psalms 20, 26

The Second Reading

Philippians 4: 10–20

The Gospel Reading

Luke 8: 22–35

Luke 6: 39–49

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Option B - First Service

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Hosea 2: 14–20

Hosea 2: 14–20

The Psalm

Psalm 103: 1–13, 22

Psalm 103: 1–13, 22

The Second Reading

2 Corinthians 3: 1–6

2 Corinthians 3: 1–6

The Gospel Reading

Mark 2: 13–22

Mark 2: 13–22

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Option B - Second Service

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Numbers 22:21 – 23:12

Numbers 22:21 – 23:12

The Psalm

Psalms 20, 26

Psalms 20, 26

The Second Reading

Philippians 4: 10–20

Philippians 4: 10–20

The Gospel Reading

Luke 6: 39–49

Luke 6: 39–49

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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