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The Third Sunday in Lent

4th March 2018

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First Service

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
mercifully to look upon thy people;
that by thy great goodness
they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 20: 1–17

The Psalm

Psalm 19

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1: 18–25

The Gospel Reading

John 2: 13–22

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord our God,
you feed us in this life with bread from heaven,
the pledge and foreshadowing of future glory.
Grant that the working of this sacrament within us
may bear fruit in our daily lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Exodus 20: 1–17
383* Lord, be thy word my rule
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
76* Sweet is the work, my God and King

Psalm Psalm 19 [Ep3C/EVABC/Pr19B/Pr22A]
606* As the deer pants for the water
153 [Come, thou Redeemer of the earth]
351 From all that dwell below the skies
631* God be in my head
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
616 In my life, Lord, be glorified
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
384* Lord, thy word abideth
432* Love is his word, love is his way
638* O for a heart to praise my God
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
35* The spacious firmament on high

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 1: 18–25
10* All my hope on God is founded
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
232 Nature with open volume stands
248* We sing the praise of him who died

The Gospel John 2: 13–22 [DFA]
453* Come to us, creative Spirit
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
343* We love the place, O God

Second Service

Collect One

We beseech thee, Almighty God,
mercifully to look upon thy people;
that by thy great goodness
they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Merciful Lord,
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 5:1 – 6:1

The Psalm

Psalms 11, 12

The Second Reading

Philippians 3: 4b–14

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 10: 16–22

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord our God,
you feed us in this life with bread from heaven,
the pledge and foreshadowing of future glory.
Grant that the working of this sacrament within us
may bear fruit in our daily lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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