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The Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday)

25th March 2018

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind,
hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh,
and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility;
Mercifully grant,
that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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

The Psalm

Psalm 118: 1–2, 19–29

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Mark 11: 1–11 or John 12: 12–16

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation.
Give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.

Suggested Hymns

The Gospel Mark 11: 1–11
217* All glory, laud and honour
347 Children of Jerusalem
570* Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning (omit v.1)
(Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising)
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
124* [Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes]
714* Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might
715* Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Lord Almighty
223 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest
131 Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
134* Make way, make way for Christ the King
231* My song is love unknown
238* Ride on, ride on in majesty

Alternative Gospel John 12: 12–16
Hymns as from the Gospel passage from Mark 11

Psalm Psalm 118: 1–2, 19–29 [L6AC]
683* All people that on earth do dwell
326* Blessèd city, heavenly Salem
(Christ is made the sure foundation)
327* Christ is our corner stone
714* Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might
715* Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Lord Almighty
334 I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
78* This is the day that the Lord has made
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind,
hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh,
and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility;
Mercifully grant,
that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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

Isaiah 5: 1–7

The Psalm

Psalm 69: 1–20

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Mark 12: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation.
Give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.

First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind,
hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh,
and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility;
Mercifully grant,
that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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

Isaiah 50: 4–9a

The Psalm

Psalm 31: 9–16

The Second Reading

Philippians 2: 5–11

The Gospel Reading

Mark 14: 1 – 15: 47

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation.
Give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 50: 4–9a [L6AC/HW–WABC/Pr19B*]
230* My Lord, what love is this
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
239* See Christ was wounded for our sake


Psalm Psalm 31: 9–16 [L6AC]
227* Man of sorrows! What a name

2nd Reading Philippians 2: 5–11 [L6AC]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
218* And can it be that I should gain
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
219* From heav’n you came, helpless babe
417 He gave his life in selfless love
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
211* Immortal love for ever full
94* In the name of Jesus
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
..99* Jesus, the name high over all
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
168* Lord, you were rich beyond all splendour
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
228* Meekness and majesty
102* Name of all majesty
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
112* There is a Redeemer
114* Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown
117* To the name of our salvation

The Gospel Mark 14: 1– 15: 47 or 15: 1–39 (40–47)
Hymns are listed for the shorter option only
396* According to thy gracious word
399* An upper room did our Lord prepare
215* Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended
90 Hail Redeemer, King divine
268* Hail thou once–despisèd Jesus
221 Hark! the voice of love and mercy
225 In the cross of Christ I glory
226* It is a thing most wonderful
429* Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
229* My God, I love thee; not because
231* My song is love unknown
232 Nature with open volume stands
233 O dearest Lord, thy sacred head
235 O sacred head, sore wounded
241* Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
244* There is a green hill far away
247* When I survey the wondrous cross

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, of thy tender love towards mankind,
hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
to take upon him our flesh,
and to suffer death upon the cross,
that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility;
Mercifully grant,
that we may both follow the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
who, in your tender love towards the human race,
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
Grant that we may follow the example
of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation.
Give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.

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