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Fri 13th Dec
CW Ember Day
Ember Day=0D=0A=0D=0AThe following readings are suitable for use on Ember Days:=0D=0ANumbers 11.16, 17, 24-29 or =0D=0ANumbers 27.15-end or =0D=0A1 Samuel 16.1-13a or =0D=0AIsaiah 6.1-8 or =0D=0AIsaiah 61.1-3 or =0D=0AJeremiah 1.4-10=0D=0A=0D=0APsalm 40.8-13 or =0D=0APsalm 84.8-12 or =0D=0APsalm 89.19-25 or =0D=0APsalm 101.1-5, 7 or =0D=0APsalm 122=0D=0A=0D=0AActs 20.28-35 or =0D=0A1 Corinthians 3.3-11 or =0D=0AEphesians 4.4-16 or =0D=0APhilippians 3.7-14=0D=0A=0D=0ALuke 4.16-21 or =0D=0ALuke 12.35-43 or =0D=0ALuke 22.24-27 or =0D=0AJohn 4.31-38 or =0D=0AJohn 15.5-17=0D=0A=0D=0ACollect=0D=0A=0D=0Afor the ministry of all Christian people=0D=0A=0D=0AAlmighty and everlasting God,=0D=0Aby whose Spirit the whole body of the Church=0D=0A is governed and sanctified:=0D=0Ahear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,=0D=0Athat in their vocation and ministry=0D=0Athey may serve you in holiness and truth=0D=0Ato the glory of your name;=0D=0Athrough our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,=0D=0Awho is alive and reigns with you,=0D=0Ain the unity of the Holy Spirit,=0D=0Aone God, now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0Aor for those to be ordained=0D=0A=0D=0AAlmighty God, the giver of all good gifts,=0D=0Aby your Holy Spirit you have appointed=0D=0A various orders of ministry in the Church:=0D=0Alook with mercy on your servants=0D=0A now called to be deacons and priests;=0D=0Amaintain them in truth and renew them in holiness,=0D=0Athat by word and good example they may faithfully serve you=0D=0Ato the glory of your name and the benefit of your Church;=0D=0Athrough the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ,=0D=0Awho is alive and reigns with you,=0D=0Ain the unity of the Holy Spirit,=0D=0Aone God, now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0Aor for vocations=0D=0A=0D=0AAlmighty God,=0D=0Ayou have entrusted to your Church=0D=0Aa share in the ministry of your Son our great high priest:=0D=0Ainspire by your Holy Spirit the hearts of many=0D=0Ato offer themselves for the ministry of your Church,=0D=0Athat strengthened by his power,=0D=0Athey may work for the increase of your kingdom=0D=0Aand set forward the eternal praise of your name;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,=0D=0Awho is alive and reigns with you,=0D=0Ain the unity of the Holy Spirit,=0D=0Aone God, now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0APost Communion=0D=0A=0D=0AHeavenly Father,=0D=0Awhose ascended Son gave gifts of leadership and service to the Church:=0D=0Astrengthen us who have received this holy food=0D=0Ato be good stewards of your manifold grace,=0D=0Athrough him who came not to be served but to serve,=0D=0Aand give his life as a ransom for many,=0D=0AJesus Christ our Lord.=0D=0A=0D=0ALord of the harvest,=0D=0Ayou have fed your people in this sacrament=0D=0Awith the fruits of creation made holy by your Spirit:=0D=0Aby your grace raise up among us faithful labourers=0D=0Ato sow your word and reap the harvest of souls;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ our Lord.=0D=0A=0D=0A
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Fri 13th Dec
CW Lucy, 304; Samuel Johnson, 1784
Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304=0D=0ASamuel Johnson, Moralist, 1784=0D=0A=0D=0Ahttp://almanac.oremus.org/2019-12-13=0D=0A=0D=0APurple / red=0D=0A=0D=0AExciting Holiness=0D=0AIsaiah 60.19, 20=0D=0APsalm 36.5, 6a, 7-11=0D=0A2 Corinthians 4.6-15=0D=0ALuke 11.33-36=0D=0A=0D=0AHoly Communion=0D=0AIsaiah 48.17-19=0D=0APsalm 1=0D=0AMatthew 11.16-19=0D=0A=0D=0AMorning Prayer=0D=0APsalms 85, 86 (or) 31=0D=0AIsaiah 33.1-22=0D=0AMatthew 15.29-end=0D=0A=0D=0AEvening Prayer=0D=0APsalms 82, 90 (or) 35=0D=0AIsaiah 48.12-end=0D=0A1 Thessalonians 4.1-12=0D=0A=0D=0AAdditional Weekday Lectionary=0D=0AJeremiah 33.14-22=0D=0ALuke 21.25-36=0D=0A=0D=0ACollect=0D=0A=0D=0AGod our redeemer,=0D=0Awho gave light to the world that was in darkness=0D=0Aby the healing power of the Saviour’s cross:=0D=0Ashed that light on us, we pray,=0D=0Athat with your martyr Lucy=0D=0Awe may, by the purity of our lives,=0D=0A reflect the light of Christ=0D=0Aand, by the merits of his passion,=0D=0A come to the light of everlasting life;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,=0D=0Awho is alive and reigns with you,=0D=0Ain the unity of the Holy Spirit,=0D=0Aone God, now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0APost Communion=0D=0A=0D=0AGod our redeemer,=0D=0Awhose Church was strengthened by the blood of your martyr Lucy:=0D=0Aso bind us, in life and death, to Christ’s sacrifice=0D=0Athat our lives, broken and offered with his,=0D=0Amay carry his death and proclaim his resurrection in the world;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ our Lord.=0D=0A=0D=0A(or)=0D=0A=0D=0AEternal God,=0D=0Awho gave us this holy meal=0D=0Ain which we have celebrated the glory of the cross=0D=0Aand the victory of your martyr Lucy:=0D=0Aby our communion with Christ=0D=0Ain his saving death and resurrection,=0D=0Agive us with all your saints the courage to conquer evil=0D=0Aand so to share the fruit of the tree of life;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ our Lord.=0D=0A=0D=0ABCP: Lucy, Virgin, Martyr at Syracuse, 304=0D=0A=0D=0AAnglican Cycle of Prayer=0D=0ASittwe (Myanmar) Moses Tun Pa=0D=0AEkiti (Nigeria) Christopher Tayo Omotunde=0D=0AEkiti Kwara (Nigeria) Andrew Ajayi=0D=0AEkiti Oke (Nigeria) Isaac Olubowale=0D=0AEkiti West (Nigeria) Rufus V A Adepoju=0D=0A=0D=0A
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