Morning Worship (Second Sunday before Lent)

7th February 2021 10:30

A video of this service [YouTube, 43 min] is available.

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Give us the joy of your saving help
and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit.

Confession

We come to God as one from whom no secrets are hidden,
to ask for his forgiveness and peace.

God our Father, 
we come to you in sorrow for our sins:
For turning away from you 
and ignoring your will for our lives:
Father, forgive us: 
save us and help us.

For failing you by what we do, 
and think and say:
Father, forgive us:  
save us and help us.

For letting ourselves be drawn away from you
by temptations in the world about us:
Father, forgive us:  
save us and help us.

For living as if we were ashamed 
to belong to your Son:
Father, forgive us:  
save us and help us.

May the God of love bring us back to himself,
forgive us our sins,
and assure us of his eternal love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Collect

Almighty God,
give us reverence for all creation
and respect for every person,
that we may mirror your likeness
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
New Testament Reading:
Colossians 1: 15-20
Gospel Reading:
John 1: 1-14

The Lord’s Prayer

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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

Blessing

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. 
Thanks be to God. Amen.

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