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The Sunday before Advent (The Kingship of Christ)

24th November 2019

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Year C  /  Ordinary time  /  White

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

Principal 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

Jeremiah 23: 1–6

Jeremiah 23: 1–6

The Psalm

Canticle: Benedictus

Psalm 46

The Second Reading

Colossians 1: 11–20

Colossians 1: 11–20

The Gospel Reading

Luke 23: 33–43

Luke 23: 33–43

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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 Jeremiah 23: 1–6 [Pr11B*/Pr29C*]
250* All hail the power of Jesus’ name
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
442* Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
323* The God of Abraham praise
20* The King of love my shepherd is


(c) Psalm Canticle “Benedictus” Luke 1: 68–79 [A2C]
685* Blessed be the God of Israel
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
119* Come, thou long–expected Jesus
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
706* O bless the God of Israel


(p) 1st Reading Jeremiah 23: 1–6 [Pr11B*]
250* All hail the power of Jesus’ name
135* [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
442* Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
323* The God of Abraham praise
20* The King of love my shepherd is

(p) Psalm Psalm 46 [EVABC/Pr4A]
608 Be still and know that I am God
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
668* God is our fortress and our rock
12* God is our strength and refuge
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
211* Immortal love for ever full
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
659* Onward, Christian soldiers

2nd Reading Colossians 1: 11–20
84* Alleluia! raise the anthem
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
220* Glory be to Jesus
27 God, who stretched the spangled heavens
160* [Hark! the herald–angels sings]
94* In the name of Jesus
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
103* O Christ, the same, through all our story’s pages
172* [O come, all ye faithful (Adeste, fideles)]
60 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
306* O Spirit of the living God
675 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
487* Soldiers of Christ, arise
212* The God of Abraham praise
9 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
344* When morning gilds the skies


The Gospel Luke 23: 33–43
396* According to thy gracious word
215* [Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended]
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest (vv. 1–2, 5–7)
90 Hail Redeemer, King divine
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
221 Hark! the voice of love and mercy
417 He gave his life in selfless love
210 Holy God of righteous glory
574 I give you all the honour
617 Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom
698* Jesus, Saviour of the world
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
429* Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
554 Lord Jesus, think on me
456* Lord, you give the great commission
277 [Love’s redeeming work is done]
227* Man of sorrows! What a name
228* Meekness and majesty
231* My song is love unknown
102* Name of all majesty
673 O Christ, our hope, our heart’s desire
235 [O sacred head, sore wounded]
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
239* See Christ was wounded for our sake
241* [Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle]
444 Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast
285* The head that once was crowned with thorns
243 The royal banners forward go
244* There is a green hill far away
114* Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
245 To mock your reign, O dearest Lord
491* We have a gospel to proclaim

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

1 Samuel 8: 4–20

1 Samuel 8: 4–20

The Psalm

Psalm 72

72: 1–7

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.

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