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The Second Sunday before Advent

17th 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

O God,
whose blessed Son was manifested
that he might destroy the works of the devil,
and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life;
Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope,
we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear again with power and great glory,
we may be made like unto him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Spirit,
he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
Grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory,
we may be made like him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Isaiah 65: 17–25

Malachi 4: 1–2a

The Psalm

Canticle: Song of Isaiah

Psalm 98

The Second Reading

2 Thessalonians 3: 6–13

2 Thessalonians 3: 6–13

The Gospel Reading

Luke 21: 5–19

Luke 21: 5–19

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Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope.
Bring us at the last to that pure life for which we long,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Isaiah 65: 17–25 [E1C]
49 Lord, bring the day to pass
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
292* [Ye choirs of new Jerusalem]

(c) Psalm Canticle ‘The Song of Isaiah’ (Isaiah 12: 1–6)
370 Stand up and bless the Lord
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

(p) 1st Reading Malachi 4: 1–2a
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
37* [Come, ye thankful people, come]
324* God, whose almighty word
160* [Hark! the herald–angels sing]
128* Hills of the north, rejoice
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
199* The people that in darkness walked

(p) Psalm Psalm 98 [CPr3ABC/EVABC/E6B/Pr27C]
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

2nd Reading 2 Thessalonians 3: 6–13 [Rog]
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
436 Now let us from this table rise
446* Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
498 What does the Lord require for praise and offering?

The Gospel Luke 21: 5–19
10* All my hope on God is founded
327* Christ is our corner–stone
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
496* For the healing of the nations
15 If thou but suffer God to guide thee

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
whose blessed Son was manifested
that he might destroy the works of the devil,
and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life;
Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope,
we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear again with power and great glory,
we may be made like unto him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Spirit,
he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
Grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory,
we may be made like him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Daniel 6

Daniel 6

The Psalm

Psalms (93), 97

Psalms (93), 97

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 13: 1–9, 18–23

Matthew 13: 1–9, 18–23

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Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope.
Bring us at the last to that pure life for which we long,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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