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Saint John

27th December 2018

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Saint John

Collect One

Almighty God,
by whose providence thy servant John Baptist
was wonderfully born,
and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour,
by preaching of repentance;
Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life,
that we may truly repent according to his preaching;
and after his example constantly speak the truth,
boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born,
and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour,
by the preaching of repentance:
Lead us to repent according to his preaching,
and, after his example, constantly to speak the truth,
boldly to rebuke vice, and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 33: 7–11a

Exodus 33: 7–11a

The Psalm

Psalm 117

Psalm 117

The Second Reading

1 John 1: 1–9

1 John 1: 1–9

The Gospel Reading

John 21: 19b–25

John 21: 19b–25

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Post Communion Prayer

Merciful Lord,
whose prophet John the Baptist
proclaimed your Son as the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world:
Grant, that we who in this sacrament have known
your forgiveness and your life-giving love,
may ever tell of your mercy and your peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Exodus 33: 7–11a
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

Alternative Exodus 33: 18–23
1st Reading Ms* A city strong we claim as ours
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me

Psalm Psalm 117
351 From all that dwell below the skies
359 Laudate Dominum

2nd Reading 1 John 1: 1–9
613* Eternal light, shine in my heart
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
587* Just as I am, without one plea
429* Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
81* Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
490* The Spirit lives to set us free

The Gospel John 21: 19b–25
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2u, 3
226* It is a thing most wonderful
605 Will you come and follow me


Also suitable
146* A great and mighty wonder
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
588* Light of the minds that know thee
172* O come, all ye faithful (Adeste, fideles) (vv. 1, 2, 6, 7b)
471 Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days

Penitential Kyries

Lord God, mighty God, you are the creator of the world. Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary, you are the Prince of Peace. Christ, have mercy.

All Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, by your power the Word was made flesh and came to dwell among us. Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

Introduction to the Peace

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,
and his name shall be called the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Preface

You have given Jesus Christ your only Son to be born of the Virgin Mary,
and through him you have given us power to become the children of God:

Blessing

Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one all things earthly and heavenly,
fill you with his joy and peace:

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