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The Fourth Sunday in Lent

14th March 2021

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Principal Service

Collect One

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God,
that we, who for our evil deeds
do worthily deserve to be punished,
by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This collect may be said after the Collect of the day until Easter Eve.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who hatest nothing that thou hast made,
and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins,
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Collect Two

Lord God
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Father,
through your goodness
we are refreshed through your Son
in word and sacrament.
May our faith be so strengthened and guarded
that we may witness to your eternal love
by our words and in our lives.
Grant this for Jesus’ sake, our Lord.

Collect Of The Word

Everlasting God
in whom we live and move and have our being
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you:
give us purity of heart and strength of purpose,
that no selfish passion may hinder us
from knowing your will,
no weakness prevent us from doing it;
that in your light we may see light,
and in your service find perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and 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.

Numbers 21: 4-9

1 - Bless the Lord, my soul
*647 - Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
*590 - My faith looks up to thee
*237 - O my Saviour, lifted
*514 - We cannot measure how you heal

Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22

*24 - All creatures of our God and King
*683 - All people that on earth do dwell
*353 - Give to our God immortal praise
380 - God has spoken to his people, alleluia!
*128 - Hills of the north, rejoice
*30 - Let us, with a gladsome mind
*484 - Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
*433 - My God, your table here is spread
*361 - Now thank we all our God
9 - There's a wideness in God's mercy
*372 - Through all the changing scenes of life
*374 - When all thy mercies, O my God

Ephesians 2: 1-10

*250 - All hail the power of Jesu's name
*642 - Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
1 - Bless the Lord, my soul
*258 - Christ the Lord is risen again!
*S28 - Come, thou fount of every blessing
*352 - Give thanks with a grateful heart
*S53 - How good is the God we adore
*S60 - I will sing the wondrous story
*583 - Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all
*99 - Jesus, the name high over all
*56 - Lord, as I wake I turn to you
277 - Love's redeeming work is done
*524 - May the grace of Christ our Saviour
392 - Now is eternal life
*557 - Rock of ages, cleft for me

John 3: 14-21

*218 - And can it be that I should gain
*547 - Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat
*219 - From heav'n you came, helpless babe
*352 - Give thanks with a grateful heart
*353 - Give to our God immortal praise
*224 - How deep the Father's love for us
*576 - I heard the voice of Jesus say
*226 - It is a thing most wonderful
*484 - Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
*227 - Man of sorrows! What a name
*590 - My faith looks up to thee
*102 - Name of all majesty
106 - O Jesus, King most wonderful
*237 - O my Saviour, lifted
*108 - Praise to the Holiest in the height
*241 - Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
*373 - To God be the glory!

Second Service

Collect One

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God,
that we, who for our evil deeds
do worthily deserve to be punished,
by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This collect may be said after the Collect of the day until Easter Eve.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who hatest nothing that thou hast made,
and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins,
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Collect Two

Lord God
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

Father,
through your goodness
we are refreshed through your Son
in word and sacrament.
May our faith be so strengthened and guarded
that we may witness to your eternal love
by our words and in our lives.
Grant this for Jesus’ sake, 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 13

*316 - Bright the vision that delighted
*528 - The Church's one foundation
*509 - Your kingdom come, O God

14

*649 - Happy are they, they that love God

Exodus 6: 2-13

*336 - Jesus, where'er thy people meet
679 - When Israel was in Egypt's land

Romans 5: 1-11

*215 - Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended
*218 - And can it be that I should gain
*294 - Come down, O Love divine
*S34 - Far and near hear the call
*550 - Forgive our sins as we forgive'
*268 - Hail, thou once-despised Jesus!
*583 - Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all
671 - Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
*358 - King of glory, King of peace
*652 - Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
*429 - Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
*618 - Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
*634 - Love divine, all loves excelling
*636 - May the mind of Christ my Saviour
*S97 - Morning glory, starlit sky
*229 - My God, I love thee; not because
621 - O Love divine, how sweet thou art!
*372 - Through all the changing scenes of life
*373 - To God be the glory!
*514 - We cannot measure how you heal

‡ John 12: 1-8

*517 - Brother, sister, let me serve you
*219 - From heav'n you came, helpless babe
*523 - Help us to help each other, Lord
*495 - Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
*101 - Jesus, the very thought of thee
*587 - Just as I am, without one plea
*7 - My God, how wonderful thou art
621 - O Love divine, how sweet thou art!
*499 - When I needed a neighbour, were you there

Principal Service Mothering Sunday

Collect One

Heavenly Father,
you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of our Lord, your only begotten Son,
and to suffer with him.
Help us too to bear the cross
so that we may share with her in your life for ever.
This we ask through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

This collect may be said after the Collect of the day until Easter Eve.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who hatest nothing that thou hast made,
and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins,
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Collect Of The Word

Heavenly Father,
you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of our Lord, your only begotten Son,
and to suffer with him.
Help us too to bear the cross
so that we may share with her in your life for ever.
This we ask through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

God of mercies,
your only Son, while hanging on the cross,
appointed Mary, his mother,
to be his beloved disciple’s mother.
May we follow her good example
and always care for others
for the sake of Jesus Christ
our Saviour through whose name we pray.

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.

Exodus 2: 1-10

*541 - God of Eve and God of Mary
*569 - Hark, my soul, it is the Lord

1 Samuel 1: 20-28

391 - Father, now behold us
*651 - Jesus, friend of little children

Psalm 34: 11-20

S66 - In the Lord I'll be ever thankful
*657 - O God of Bethel, by whose hand
507 - Put peace into each other's hands
*372 - Through all the changing scenes of life

127: 1-4

*63 - All praise to thee, my God, this night
*481 - God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
*543 - Lord of the home, your only Son
*288 - Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

2 Corinthians 1: 3-7

511 - Father of mercy, God of consolation
*361 - Now thank we all our God
508 - Peace to you

Colossians 3: 12-17

*346 - Angel voices, ever singing
519 - Come, all who look to Christ today
*294 - Come down, O Love divine
*S28 - Come, thou fount of every blessing
511 - Father of mercy, God of consolation
*550 - Forgive our sins as we forgive'
*454 - Forth in the peace of Christ we go
300 - Holy Spirit, truth divine
*360 - Let all the world in every corner sing
*525 - Let there be love shared among us
*S92 - Lord, make us servants of your peace
*503 - Make me a channel of your peace
*524 - May the grace of Christ our Saviour
*636 - May the mind of Christ my Saviour
*361 - Now thank we all our God
*708 - O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height
*443 - Sent forth by God's blessing, our true faith confessing
*S128 - Sing a song, sing a joyful song
*S129 - Sing, choirs of heaven! Let saints and angels sing
*369 - Songs of praise the angels sang
*601 - Teach me, my God and King
*S158 - We shall go out with hope of resurrection
*374 - When all thy mercies, O my God
*458 - When, in our music, God is glorified
*344 - When morning gilds the skies
*376 - Ye holy angels bright

Luke 2: 33-35

*691 - Faithful vigil ended
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
472 - Sing we of the blessèd Mother

John 19: 25-27

*S13 - Beneath the cross of Jesus
*523 - Help us to help each other, Lord
*226 - It is a thing most wonderful
*S76 - Jesus on the cross is dying
*495 - Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
*429 - Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
*543 - Lord of the home, your only Son
472 - Sing we of the blessèd Mother
*S145 - The hour has come, foretold since time began

Second Service Mothering Sunday

Collect One

Heavenly Father,
you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of our Lord, your only begotten Son,
and to suffer with him.
Help us too to bear the cross
so that we may share with her in your life for ever.
This we ask through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

This collect may be said after the Collect of the day until Easter Eve.

Almighty and everlasting God,
who hatest nothing that thou hast made,
and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we worthily lamenting our sins,
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Collect Two

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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.

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