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        Matthew 11: 2 - 11      Not losing Faith


 
 
John the Baptist was a holy, God-fearing man, yet he ended up in a dungeon under the sentence of death. His faith was being severely tested. We can do our best, but things may still go wrong. We feel let down by God. We doubt his love for us and perhaps even his existence. At times like these may we hear the words of Jesus: ‘Blessed is the person who does not lose faith in me.’                                                                             Read more....


 
 
                  

 

 
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EVENING PRAYER FOR THE WEEK


06 - 12 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

06 - 12 December 2016

 

 


Tuesday 06 December


 

Psalm                 28, 29, 30            p 635 - 637 in APB
First Lesson         Amos 7: 10 - 17
Second Lesson     Luke 21: 29 - 38
Collect                
 

O God of all the prophets,

you fill us with joyful expectation:

make us ready for the message

that prepares the way,

that with uprightness of heart and holy joy

we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ, 

who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever,

Amen.

 
  
Thursday 08 December
Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon and Religious, 1637
 
 
Psalm               35                          p 643 - 646 in APB
First Lesson       Amos 9: 1 - 15
Second Lesson   Luke 22: 1 - 13
Collect               
                 

O God of all the prophets,

you fill us with joyful expectation:

make us ready for the message

that prepares the way,

that with uprightness of heart and holy joy

we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ, 

who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever,

Amen.

 

  

 

Saturday 10 December


 
Psalm                38                        p 650-651 in APB
First Lesson       Haggai: 2: 1 - 9
Second Lesson   Luke 22: 31 - 38
Collect                    
 

O God of all the prophets,

you fill us with joyful expectation:

make us ready for the message

that prepares the way,

that with uprightness of heart and holy joy

we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ, 

who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever,

Amen.

 
 
 
 

Wednesday 07 December

Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Teacher of the Faith, 397,    Ember Day

 

Psalm                  32, 33                 p 617 - 619 in APB 

First Lesson         Amos 8: 1 - 14

Second Lesson     John 7: 53 - 8: 11

Collect                 CC 3 p 320 

 

God our Father,

you enlightened our Church

by the teaching of your servant Ambrose:

enrich it with your heavenly grace

and raise up faithful witnesses

who by their life and teaching

may proclaim the truth of your salvation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

 

 


Friday 09 December

 Ember day PP1 

 

 

Psalm               37: 1 - 20            p 647-648 in APB 

First Lesson       Haggai 1: 1 - 15

Second Lesson   Luke 22: 14 - 30

Collect               APB p 331 /332

 

Heavenly Father

you have entrusted to your Church

a share in the ministry of your Son,

our greatest High Priest:

call many through your Holy Spirit

into the ordained ministry o your Church

and inspire them to respond to your call; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 


 

 

 Monday 12 December

 

 

Psalm                   40, 41                  p 652-655 in APB

First Lesson          Zechariah 2: 1 - 13

Second Lesson      Luke 22: 54 - 69

Collect                  


God of hope,

you call us home from the exile of selfish oppression

to the freedom of justice, the balm of healing, and the joy of sharing:

make us strong to join you in your holy work,

as friends of strangers and victims,

companions of the outcast

and the consolation of the broken-hearted; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit

one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

 
 
                                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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