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The Second Sunday before Lent

7th February 2021

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Year B  /  Ordinary  /  Green

Principal Service A - Creation

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Of The Word

Living God,
you have created all that is,
of which your Son Jesus is the firstborn:
grant that we may receive him,
believe in his name
and be given power to become your children
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31

*24 - All creatures of our God and King
*84 - Alleluia! raise the anthem
*643 - Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
*11 - Can we by searching find out God
*324 - God, whose almighty word
*6 - Immortal, invisible, God only wise
*29 - Lord of beauty, thine the splendour
*58 - Morning has broken
*537 - O God, our help in ages past
*35 - The spacious firmament on high

Psalm 104: 26-37

*346 - Angel voices, ever singing
*42 - Good is the Lord, our heavenly King
356 - I will sing, I will sing a song unto the Lord
357 - I'll praise my maker while I've breath
*6 - Immortal, invisible, God only wise
*S102 - My Jesus, my Saviour
*305 - O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
*34 - O worship the King all-glorious above

Colossians 1: 15-20

*643 - Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
*220 - Glory be to Jesus
*160 - Hark! the herald-angels sing
*522 - In Christ there is no east or west
225 - In the cross of Christ I glory
*94 - In the name of Jesus
*96 - Jesus is Lord! Creation's voice proclaims it
*431 - Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
*303 - Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
*7 - My God, how wonderful thou art
*103 - O Christ the same, through all our story's pages
*33 - O Lord of every shining constellation
*306 - O Spirit of the living God
675 - Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
*112 - There is a Redeemer

John 1: 1-14

*146 - A great and mighty wonder
*84 - Alleluia! raise the anthem
*11 - Can we by searching find out God
87 - Christ is the world's Light, he and none other
*259 - Christ triumphant, ever reigning
*52 - Christ, whose glory fills the skies
*263 - Crown him with many crowns
410 - Dearest Jesus, at your word (Dearest Jesus, we are here)
*94 - In the name of Jesus
*S72 - Jesus is King and I will extol him
*427 - Let all mortal flesh keep silence
*195 - Lord, the light of your love is shining
*172 - Adests fideles (O come, all ye faithful)
175 - Of the Father's heart begotten
*136 - On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
*S152 - This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine
144 - Word of justice, alleluia
*S174 - Your words to me are life and health

Second Service A - Creation

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The Psalm

The First Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings

Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Psalm 65

*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

Genesis 2: 4b-25

*24 - All creatures of our God and King
*84 - Alleluia! raise the anthem
*293 - Breathe on me, Breath of God
48 - God in his love for us lent us this planet
*324 - God, whose almighty word
*28 - I sing the almighty power of God
*6 - Immortal, invisible, God only wise
*58 - Morning has broken
*102 - Name of all majesty
305 - O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
*34 - O worship the King all-glorious above
S135 - Spirit of God within me
*35 - The spacious firmament on high
*S151 - This is the truth sent from above

Luke 8: 22-35

*666 - Be still my soul: the Lord is on thy side
*S21 - Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm
*563 - Commit your ways to God
*612 - Eternal Father, strong to save
*553 - Jesus, lover of my soul
*584 - Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
*652 - Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
*588 - Light of the minds that know him
*29 - Lord of beauty, thine the splendour
*527 - Son of God, eternal Saviour
*47 - We plough the fields, and scatter
*S167 - With Jesus in the boat

Principal Service B - Proper 3

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings

Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Of The Word

Merciful Father,
you have given your only Son
as the sacrifice for sinners.
Grant us grace to receive the fruits
of his redeeming work with thanksgiving a
nd daily to follow in his way;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Hosea 2: 14-20

*528 - The Church's one foundation

Psalm 103: 1-13, 22

1 - Bless the Lord, my soul
*S15 - Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul
*686 - Bless the Lord, the God of our forebears
*688 - Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
*349 - Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
*33 - O Lord of every shining constellation
*366 - Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
*365 - Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
*660 - Thine for ever! God of love
*47 - We plough the fields, and scatter
*374 - When all thy mercies, O my God

2 Corinthians 3: 1-6

*382 - Help us, O Lord, to learn
638 - O for a heart to praise my God
*306 - O Spirit of the living God

Mark 2: 13-22

*218 - And can it be that I should gain
608 - Be still and know that I am God
*549 - Dear Lord and Father of mankind
417 - He gave his life in selfless love
*418 - Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
*94 - In the name of Jesus
*584 - Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
*130 - Jesus came, the heavens adoring
*S146 - The kingdom of God is justice and joy
605 - Will you come and follow me

Second Service B - Proper 3

Collect One

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O Lord God,
who seest that we put not our trust
in any thing that we do;
Mercifully grant that by thy power
we may be defended against all adversity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The Psalm

The First Reading

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

The ‡ prefaced to Gospel readings in the Second Service listing is a provision to be used if that service is a celebration of Holy Communion

View readings

Post Communion Prayer

God our creator,
by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart
of the earthly paradise,
and the Bread of life at the heart of your Church.
May we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s Cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Psalms 20

*643 - Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
*659 - Onward, Christian soldiers
*487 - Soldiers of Christ, arise
*488 - Stand up, stand up for Jesus
243 - The royal banners forward go

(26)

343 - We love the place, O God

Numbers 22:21 - 23:12

589 - Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

Philippians 4: 10-20

*494 - Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair
*478 - Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
*S107 - O Church arise, and put your armour on
*487 - Soldiers of Christ, arise
*373 - To God be the glory!

‡ Luke 6: 39-49

2 - Faithful one, so unchanging
*646 - Glorious things of thee are spoken
*668 - God is our fortress and our rock
*12 - God is our strength and refuge
*S100 - My hope is built on nothing less
526 - Risen Lord, whose name we cherish
*557 - Rock of ages, cleft for me
*676 - Safe in the arms of Jesus

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