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The Fourth Sunday before Advent

4th November 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

First Service

Collect One

O God, our refuge and strength,
who art the author of all godliness;
Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear
the devout prayers of thy Church;
and grant that those things which we ask faithfully
we may obtain effectually;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and eternal God,
you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of the saints:
Grant to us the same faith and power of love,
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,
we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ruth 1: 1–18

Deuteronomy 6:1–9

The Psalm

Psalm 146

Psalm 119:1–8

The Second Reading

Hebrews 9: 11–14

Hebrews 9: 11–14

The Gospel Reading

Mark 12: 28–34

Mark 12: 28–34

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord of heaven,
in this eucharist you have brought us near
to an innumerable company of angels
and to the spirits of the saints made perfect.
As in this food of our earthly pilgrimage
we have shared their fellowship,
so may we come to share their joy in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Ruth 1: 1–18
592* O Love that wilt not let me go

(c) Psalm Psalm 146 [Pr5C/Pr18B*/Pr21C*/Pr27B*]
4* God, who made the earth
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
99* Jesus, the name high over all
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice
376* Ye holy angels bright

(p) 1st Reading Deuteronomy 6: 1–9
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
649* Happy are they, they that love God
543* Lord of the home, your only Son
229* My God, I love thee; not because

(p) Psalm Psalm 119: 1–8 [4LAPr1/5–1]
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
649* Happy are they, they that love God
601* Teach me, my God and King

2nd Reading Hebrews 9: 11–14
411* Draw near and take the body of the Lord 411
220* [Glory be to Jesus]
417 He gave his life in selfless love
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
439* Once, only once, and once for all
528* The Church’s one foundation
9 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

The Gospel Mark 12: 28–34
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
11* Can we by searching find out God
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
649* Happy are they, they that love God
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
358* King of glory, King of peace
229* My God I love thee; not because

Second Service

Collect One

O God, our refuge and strength,
who art the author of all godliness;
Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear
the devout prayers of thy Church;
and grant that those things which we ask faithfully
we may obtain effectually;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty and eternal God,
you have kindled the flame of love in the hearts of the saints:
Grant to us the same faith and power of love,
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,
we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Daniel 2: 1–48

1–11, 25–48

The Psalm

Psalm 145

145: 1–9

The Second Reading

Revelation 7: 9–17

Revelation 7: 9–17

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 5: 1–12

Matthew 5: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord of heaven,
in this eucharist you have brought us near
to an innumerable company of angels
and to the spirits of the saints made perfect.
As in this food of our earthly pilgrimage
we have shared their fellowship,
so may we come to share their joy in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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