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The Third Sunday before Lent

9th February 2020

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

Principal Service

Collect One

Lord,
we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church
in continual godliness;
that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities,
and devoutly given to serve thee in good works,
to the glory of thy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
Give your people grace
so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise;
that, among the many changes of the world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Merciful Father,
you gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life,
that those who come to him should never hunger.
Draw us to our Lord in faith and love,
that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom,
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 58: 1–9a (9b–12) [AWABC]
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
497 The Church of Christ in every age
510 We pray for peace

Psalm Psalm 112: 1–9 (10)
591* O happy day that fixed my choice

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 2: 1–12 (13–16)
11* Can we by searching find out God
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
220* [Glory be to Jesus]
232 Nature with open volume stands
594* O Lord of creation, to you be all praise
248* We sing the praise of him who died
247* [When I survey the wondrous cross]

The Gospel Matthew 5: 13–20
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
324* God, whose almighty word
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
503* Make me a channel of your peace
526 Risen Lord, whose name we cherish


Second Service

Collect One

Lord,
we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church
in continual godliness;
that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities,
and devoutly given to serve thee in good works,
to the glory of thy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who alone can bring order
to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity:
Give your people grace
so to love what you command
and to desire what you promise;
that, among the many changes of the world,
our hearts may surely there be fixed
where true joys are to be found;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings View readings

Post Communion Prayer

Merciful Father,
you gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life,
that those who come to him should never hunger.
Draw us to our Lord in faith and love,
that we may eat and drink with him at his table in the kingdom,
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

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