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The Fifth Sunday before Advent

The Sunday between 23 and 29 October

28th October 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

First Service

Collect One

Blessed Lord,
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning;
Grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Help us to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

Job 42: 1–6, 10–17 or Jeremiah 31:7–9

The Psalm

Psalm 34: 1–8, 19–22 or Psalm 126

The Second Reading

Hebrews 7: 23–28

The Gospel Reading

Mark 10: 46–52

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Post Communion Prayer

God of all grace,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Job 42: 1–6, 10–17
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
13* God moves in a mysterious way
226* It is a thing most wonderful

(c) Psalm Psalm 34: 1–8 (19–22) [Pr14B]
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
99* Jesus, the name high over all
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
372* Through all the changing scenes of life
376* Ye holy angels bright

(p) 1st Reading Jeremiah 31: 7–9
128* Hills of the north, rejoice
593* O Jesus, I have promised
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
20* The King of love my shepherd is

(p) Psalm Psalm 126 [A3B/L5C/7–25/HTB]
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
356 I will sing, I will sing a song unto the Lord
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

2nd Reading Hebrews 7: 23–28
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
258* [Christ the Lord is risen again]
406* Christians. Lift your hearts and voices
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
266* [Hail the day that sees him rise (vv. 1–2, 5–6) ]
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
105* O the deep, deep love of Jesus
439* Once, only once, and once for all
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

The Gospel Mark 10: 46–52
42* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
218* And can it be that I should gain
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
294* Come down, O Love divine
563* Commit your ways to God
613* Eternal Light, shine in my heart
324* God, whose almighty word
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
587* Just as I am, without one plea
554 Lord Jesus, think on me
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

Second Service

Collect One

Blessed Lord,
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning;
Grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Help us to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

Ecclesiastes 11 and 12

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 121–136

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 2: 1–7

The Gospel Reading

Luke 18: 9–14

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Post Communion Prayer

God of all grace,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

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