This week, on Sunday 6 March, there are is a service of Morning Worship at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, a Family Service at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne to mark the end of Fair Trade Fortnight and a service of Morning Worship at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Nicholas Calver
To follow today’s service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.
Forty days and forty nights
You were fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights
Tempted still, yet unbeguiled.
Sunbeams scorching all the day,
Chilly dew-drops nightly shed,
Prowling beasts about your way,
Stones your pillow, earth your bed.
Let us your endurance share
And from earthly greed abstain,
With you vigilant in prayer,
With you strong to suffer pain.
Then if evil on us press,
Flesh or spirit to assail,
Victor in the wilderness,
Help us not to swerve or fail.
So shall peace divine be ours;
Holy gladness pure and true;
Come to us, angelic powers,
Such as ministered to you.
Keep, O keep us Saviour dear
Ever constant by your side
That with you we may appear
At th’ eternal Eastertide.
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us pray:
The Collect for the first Sunday of Lent
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
by Gary Lynch
The Old Testament reading is from Isaiah 5: 1-7
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Gospel reading is from Luke 4: 1-13
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
by Revd Nicholas Calver
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Lord of beauty, thine the splendour
shown in earth and sky and sea,
burning sun and moonlight tender,
hill and river, flower and tree:
lest we fail our praise to render
touch our eyes that they may see.
Lord of wisdom, whom obeying
mighty waters ebb and flow,
while unhasting, undelaying,
planets on their courses go:
in thy laws thyself displaying,
teach our minds thyself to know.
Lord of life, alone sustaining
all below and all above,
Lord of love, by whose ordaining
sun and stars sublimely move:
in our earthly spirits reigning,
lift our hearts that we may love.
Lord of beauty, bid us own thee,
Lord of truth, our footsteps guide,
till as Love our hearts enthrone thee,
and, with vision purified,
Lord of all, when all have known thee,
thou in all art glorified.
Cyril Argentine Alington (1872-1966)
© Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd., St. Mary’s Works, St. Mary’s Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3BH England.
Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.