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The Fifth Sunday before Advent

27th October 2019

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Year C  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal 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

Joel 2: 23–32

Ecclesiasticus 35: 12–17

The Psalm

Psalm 65

Psalm 84: 1–7

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 4: 6–8, 16–18

2 Timothy 4: 6–8, 16–18

The Gospel Reading

Luke 18: 9–14

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

c) 1st Reading Joel 2: 23–32
10* All my hope on God is founded
293* Breathe on me, Breath of God
302 Lord God the Holy Ghost
306* O Spirit of the living God
457* Pour out thy Spirit from on high
539 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might
71 Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise
313* The Spirit came, as promised

(c) Psalm Psalm 65 [2LC/Pr10A*/HTA]
612* Eternal Father, strong to save
645* Father, hear the prayer we offer
42* Good is the Lord our heavenly King
581* I, the Lord of sea and sky
709* Praise the Lord! you heavens adore him

(p) 1st Reading Sirach 35: 12–17
597* Take my life, and let it be

(p) Alternative Jeremiah 14: 7–10, 19–22
1st Reading 319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
637* O for a closer walk with God
537* O God, our help in ages past

(p) Psalm Psalm 84: 1–7
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
333 How lovely are thy dwellings fair
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
620 O Lord, hear my prayer
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
342 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
343* We love the place, O God

2nd Reading 2 Timothy 4: 6–8, 16–18
218* And can it be that I should gain
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
566* Fight the good fight with all thy might
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
668* God is our fortress and our rock
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
277 [Love’s redeeming work is done]
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
662* Those who would valour see
(He who would valiant be)
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
376* Ye holy angels bright
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

The Gospel Luke 18: 9–14
684 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
294* Come down, O Love divine
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
587* Just as I am, without one plea
358* King of glory, King of peace
554 Lord, Jesus, think on me
102* Name of all majesty
366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
493* Ye that know the Lord is gracious

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 & 12

Ecclesiastes 11 & 12

The Psalm

Psalm 119: 1–16

Psalm 119: 1–16

The Second Reading

2 Timothy 2: 1–7

2 Timothy 2: 1–7

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 22: 34–46

Matthew 22: 34–46

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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.

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