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The Sunday before Advent (The Kingship of Christ)

25th November 2018

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Year B  /  Ordinary time  /  White

First Service

Collect One

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,
the wills of thy faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may of thee be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

2 Samuel 23: 1–7

Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14

The Psalm

Psalm 132: 1–12, (13–18)

Psalm 93

The Second Reading

Revelation 1: 4b–8

Revelation 1: 4b–8

The Gospel Reading

John 18: 33–37

John 18: 33–37

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Post Communion Prayer

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that plenteously bearing the fruit of good works
they may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading 2 Samuel 23: 1–7
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed

(c) Psalm Psalm 132: 1–12 (13–18)
218* And can it be that I should gain
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
457* Pour out thy Spirit from on high

(p) 1st Reading Daniel 7: 9–10, 13–14 [8–6]
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
468 How shall I sing that majesty
130* Jesus came, the heavens adoring
132* [Lo! he comes; with clouds descending]
34* O worship the King, all–glorious above
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
323* The God of Abraham praise

(p) Psalm Psalm 93 [AnABC]
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
276* Majesty, worship his majesty
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

2nd Reading Revelation 1: 4b–8 [E2C]
261 Christ, above all glory seated!
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
127* Hark what a sound and too divine for hearing
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
130* Jesus came, the heavens adoring
132* [Lo! he comes with clouds descending]
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

The Gospel John 18: 33–37
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
263* Crown him with many crowns
268* Hail, thou once despisèd Jesus
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
231* My song is love unknown
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
245 To mock your reign, O dearest Lord
184* [Unto us is born a Son]
292* [Ye choirs of new Jerusalem]


Second Service

Collect One

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,
the wills of thy faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,
may of thee be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Daniel 5

Daniel 5

The Psalm

Psalm 72

72: 1–7

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

John 6: 1–15

John 6: 1–15

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Post Communion Prayer

Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that plenteously bearing the fruit of good works
they may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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