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The Sunday before Lent

11th February 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

2 Kings 2: 1–12

1 Samuel 3:1–10 [11–20]

The Psalm

Psalm 50: 1–6

Psalm 139:1–5,12–18

The Second Reading

2 Corinthians 4: 3–6

2 Corinthians 4:5–12

The Gospel Reading

Mark 9: 2–9

Mark 2:23–3:6

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading 2 Kings 2: 1–12
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
310* Spirit of the living God

Psalm Psalm 50: 1–6
501 Christ is the world’s true light
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
362* O God, beyond all praising

2nd Reading 2 Corinthians 4: 3–6
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
11* Can we by searching find our God
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
613* Eternal light shine in my heart
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
324* God, whose almighty word
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
482* Jesus bids us shine with a pure clear light
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
228* Meekness and majesty
486* People of God, arise
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers
490* The Spirit lives to set us free
491* We have a gospel to proclaim
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

The Gospel Mark 9: 2–9 [L2B]
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
501 Christ is the world’s true light
205 Christ upon the mountain peak
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
331 God reveals his presence
209 Here in this holy time and place
101* Jesus, the very thought of thee
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
102* Name of all majesty
60 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly race
449 Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee
112* There is a Redeemer
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

1 Kings 19: 1–16

Jeremiah 5:1–19

The Psalm

Psalms 2 , 99

Psalms 35

The Second Reading

2 Peter 1: 16–21

Romans 7:7–25

The Gospel Reading

Mark 9: 9–13 or 2–13

Luke 7:1–10

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Option B - First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

Psalm 139:1–5,12–18

Psalm 139:1–5,12–18

The Second Reading

2 Corinthians 4:5–12

2 Corinthians 4:5–12

The Gospel Reading

Mark 2:23–3:6

Mark 2:23–3:6

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Option B - Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
who hast taught us that all our doings without charity
are nothing worth;
Send thy Holy Spirit,
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity,
the very bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee;
Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Jeremiah 5:1–19

Jeremiah 5:1–19

The Psalm

Psalms 35

Psalms 35

The Second Reading

Romans 7:7–25

Romans 7:7–25

The Gospel Reading

Luke 7:1–10

Luke 7:1–10

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Post Communion Prayer

Holy God
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know
his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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