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The Third Sunday before Advent

10th November 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

Eternal God,
you have taught us that the night is far spent
and the day is at hand:
keep us awake and alert,
watching for your kingdom,
so that when Christ, the bridegroom, comes
we may go out joyfully to meet him,
and with him enter into the marriage feast
that you have prepared for all who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the king of all:
Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Haggai 1: 15b – 2: 9

Job 19: 23–27a

The Psalm

Psalm 145: 1–5,18–22

Psalm 98

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Luke 20: 27–38

Luke 20: 27–38

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Post Communion Prayer

God of peace,
whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom
and restored the broken to wholeness of life:
Look with compassion on the anguish of the world,
and by your healing power
make whole both people and nations;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Haggai 1: 15b– 2: 9
501 Christ is the world’s true light
527* Son of God, eternal Saviour
488* Stand up, stand up for Jesus

(c) Psalm Psalm 145: 1–5, 18–22
683* All people that on earth do dwell
321* Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
358* King of glory, King of peace
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation

(c) Alternative Psalm Psalm 98 [CPrABC/EVABC/E6B/Pr28C*]
146* A great and mighty wonder
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
166* Joy to the world, the Lord is come
705 New songs of celebration render
710* Sing to God new songs of worship
369* Songs of praise the angels sang

(p) 1st Reading Job 19: 23–27a
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
270 I know that my Redeemer lives
226* It is a thing most wonderful
7* My God, how wonderful thou art

(p) Psalm Psalm 17: 1–9
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
620 O Lord, hear my prayer

2nd Reading 2 Thessalonians 2: 1–5, 13–17
328* Come on and celebrate
244* There is a green hill far away


The Gospel Luke 20: 27–38
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
328* Come on and celebrate
415* For the bread which you have broken
670* Jerusalem the golden
672* Light’s abode, celestial Salem
277 [Love’s redeeming work is done]
392 Now is eternal life
323* The God of Abraham praise

Second Service

Collect One

Eternal God,
you have taught us that the night is far spent
and the day is at hand:
keep us awake and alert,
watching for your kingdom,
so that when Christ, the bridegroom, comes
we may go out joyfully to meet him,
and with him enter into the marriage feast
that you have prepared for all who truly love you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Collect Two

Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the king of all:
Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

1 Kings 3: 1–15

1 Kings 3: 1–15

The Psalm

Psalm 40

Psalm 40

The Second Reading

Romans 8: 31–39

Romans 8: 31–39

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 22: 15–22

Matthew 22: 15–22

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Post Communion Prayer

God of peace,
whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom
and restored the broken to wholeness of life:
Look with compassion on the anguish of the world,
and by your healing power
make whole both people and nations;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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