Sunday 29th October 2017

Fourth Sunday Before Advent - All Saints Sunday

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty and eternal God,
you have kindled the flame of love
in the hearts of the saints:
grant to us the same faith and power of love,
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,
we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Old Testament

Micah 3:5-12

   5Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.

   6Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.

   7Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

   8But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

   9Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.

   10They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

   11The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

   12Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

 

Epistle

1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

   9For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

   10Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

   11As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

   12That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

   13For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

 

Psalm

Psalm 43

   1Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

   2For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

   3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

   4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

   5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

 

Gospel

Matthew 24:1-14

   1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

   2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

   3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

   4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

   5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

   6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

   7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

   8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

   9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

   10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

   11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

   12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

   13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

   14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 

Introit

Gradual

Offertory

Communion

Anthem

Recessional