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The Second Sunday before Lent

4th February 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 40: 21–31
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
3 God is love: let heaven adore him
306* O Spirit of the living God
323* The God of Abraham praise
35* The spacious firmament on high


Psalm Psalm 147: 1–12, 21c
16* Like a mighty river flowing

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 9: 16–23
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
306* O Spirit of the living God
491* We have a gospel to proclaim

The Gospel Mark 1: 29–39
65 At evening when the sun had set
512* From you all skill and science flow
211* Immortal love for ever full
213 Jesus’ hands were kind hands
513 O Christ, the healer, we have come


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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings View readings

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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