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        Matthew 3: 1 - 12      God's Promises


 
 
The Advent readings glitter with bright promises – promises of the wonderful thinks that would accompany the Coming of the Messiah. Mountains would be leveled out, valleys filled in, winding roads made straight, the desert would bloom, the poor would see justice done, the week would no longer be exploited, and war would be banished from the face of the earth.                                                                                    Read more....


 
 
                  

 

 
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EVENING PRAYER FOR THE WEEK


29 November - 05 December 2016





Leader: In the Name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen


The Leader says:We have come together as the family of God

In our Father’s presence to offer him praise and thanksgiving

to hear and receive his holy word to bring before him the needs of the world

to ask his forgiveness of our sins and to seek his grace

that through his son Jesus Christ

we may give ourselves to his service.


Leader: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it!

Let us worship and praise him (Alleluia during

Eastertide)


Or The Lord is King let the earth rejoice

Let us worship and praise him (Alleluia during

Eastertide)


Leader: Lord open our lips

That we may glorify and praise your Name


Leader: Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Praise the Lord. Alleluia


Leader: Let’s say

 


1 Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured,
who is immortal Father, heavenly blest;
Holiest of Holies, Jesus Christ our Lord!

2 Now are we come to the sun's hour of rest;
the lights of evening round us shine,
we hymn the Father, Son and Holy Spirit divine.


3 Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung,
with undefilèd tongue, Son of our God, Giver of life, alone!

Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own.


Leader: Let us call to mind and confess our sins. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us,

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


(Silence may be kept, then is said)


Almighty God our heavenly Father

in penitence we confess

that we have sinned against you

through our own fault

in thought word and deed

and what we have left undone

for the sake of your Son, Christ our Lord

forgive us all that is passed

and grant that we may serve you

in newness of life

to the glory of your Name.


Leader: Let’s say together

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and keep us in eternal life,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


Leader: Let’s say Psalm - SEE BELOW


Leader: The First lesson is written in -SEE BELOW


Leader: After the reading: Hear ends the first lesson


Leader: Let’s say the Song of Mary


1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord:

my spirit rejoices in God my Savior


2 For he has looked with favor on his lowly servant:

from this day all generations will call me blessed:


3 The Almighty has done great things for me,

and holy is his Name.


4 He has mercy on those who fear him:

in every generation.


5 He has shown the strength of his arm:

he has scattered the proud in their conceit.


6 He has cast down the mighty from their thrones:

and has lifted up the lowly.


7 He has filled the hungry with good things:

and the rich he has sent away empty.


8 He has come to the help of his servant Israel:

for he has remembered his promise of mercy,


9 The promise he made to our forebears,

to Abraham and his children forever.


Glory to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning: is now and will be forever. Amen


Leader: The second lesson is written in the Gospel of - SEE BELOW


Leader: After the reading: Hear ends the second lesson


Leader: Let’s say the song of Simeon


1 Lord, now you let your servant go in peace: your word has been fulfilled.


2 My eyes have seen the salvation: which you have prepared in the sight of every people,


3 A light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people, Israel.


Glory to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning: is now and will be forever. Amen


Leader: Let us pray


Leader: Lord have mercy upon us

Christ have mercy upon us


Leader: Lord have mercy upon us

Christ have mercy upon us


Leader: Let’s pray together


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen


Leader: Show us your mercy O Lord

And grant us your salvation


Leader: Lord, be gracious to our land

And mercifully hear us when we call upon you


Leader: Let you priest be clothed with righteousness

And let your servants shout for joy


Leader: O Lord, make your ways known upon the earth

Let all nations acknowledge your saving power


Leader: Give your people the blessing of peace

And let your glory be over all the world


Leader: Make our hearts clean, O God

And renew a right spirit within us


Leader: Time for open prayer

Let’s pray the Collect of the day – SEE BELOW


Leader: We pray the Collect of Peace


The Collect of Peace


Eternal God, from whom all holy desires, all good

counsels and just works proceed:

Give your servants that peace

which the world cannot give

That our hearts may be set to obey your commandments

and that, free from the fear of our enemies

we may pass our time in rest and quietness,

Through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Amen


Leader: Pray the Evening Collect


Evening Collect


Lighten our darkness, Lord

And by your great mercy defend us

In all perils and dangers of the night

For the love of your only Son

Our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen


Leader: Let’s say the Benediction


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all forever.

Amen






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PSALMS, LESSONS AND COLLECTS FOR THE WEEKSt Oswald's Celtic Cross

29 November - 05 December 2016

 

 


Tuesday 29 November


Psalm                 9                     p 613 - 615 in APB
First Lesson         Amos 3: 1 - 11
Second Lesson     Luke 20: 9 - 18
Collect                
 

Almighty Father

your Son came to us in humility as our saviour

and at the last day he will come again

in glory as our judge:

give us grace to turn away from darkness

to the light of Christ

that we may be ready to welcome him

and to enter into his Kingdom; 

where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever,

Amen.

 
  
Thursday 01 December
Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon and Religious, 1637
 
 
Psalm               17                          p 620 - 621 in APB
First Lesson       Amos 4: 6 - 13
Second Lesson   Luke 20: 27 - 40
Collect               CC 6 APB p 322
                 

God our Father

you inspired Nicholas Ferrar with your love

to accept your calling

and become a burning and shining light

in your Church:

grant that we too may be on fire

with the same spirit of discipline and love; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 03 December

Francis Xavier, Priest and Missionary to the East, 1552
 
Psalm                22                        p 628-630 in APB
First Lesson       Amos: 5: 18 - 27
Second Lesson   Luke 21: 5 - 19
Collect               CC 4 APB p 321     
 

God our Father

you called us out of darkness

into your marvellous light

and you gave us your servant Francis Xavier

to shine as a light in the world:

shine in our hearts

and enable us to proclaim your love; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 
 
 
 

Wednesday 30 November

ST ANDREW

 

Psalm                  12,13,14            p 617 - 619 in APB 

First Lesson         Amos 3: 12 - 4: 5

Second Lesson     Luke 20: 19 - 26

Collect                 APB p 315 

 

Lord God,

by your grace, the apostle Saint Andrew

obeyed the call of your Son, Jesus Christ

and followed him without delay:

grant that we may offer ourselves to you

in joyful obedience;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

 

 


 

 


Friday 02 December

  

 

 

Psalm               18: 32 - 52            p 623-635 in APB 

First Lesson       Amos 5: 1 - 17

Second Lesson   Luke 20: 41 - 21: 4

Collect               

 

Almighty Father

your Son came to us in humility as our saviour

and at the last day he will come again

in glory as our judge:

give us grace to turn away from darkness

to the light of Christ

that we may be ready to welcome him

and to enter into his Kingdom; 

where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever,

Amen.

 

 

 Monday 05 December

Peter Masiza, Priest 1907

 

 

Psalm                   25                        p 631-633 in APB

First Lesson          Amos 7: 1 - 9

Second Lesson      Luke 21: 20 - 28

Collect                  APB p 323


Eternal God

you called Peter Masiza to proclaim your glory

in a life of priestly prayer and pastoral zeal:

keep the leaders of your Church faithful to you

and bless your people through their ministry; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 
 
                                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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