Sunday 16th February 2020

Second Sunday Before Lent

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Genesis 1:1-2:3

   1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

   2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

   3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

   4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

   5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

   6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

   7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

   8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

   9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

   10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

   11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

   12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

   13And the evening and the morning were the third day.

   14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

   15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

   16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

   17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

   18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

   19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

   20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

   21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

   22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

   23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

   24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

   25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

   26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

   27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

   28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

   29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

   30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

   31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2

   1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

   2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

   3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

 

Epistle

Romans 8:18-25

   18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

   19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

   20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

   21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

   22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

   23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

   24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

   25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

 

Psalm

Psalm 136

   1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   2O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   3O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   4To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   5To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   6To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   7To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   8The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   9The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   10To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   11And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   12With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   13To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   15But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   16To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   17To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   18And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   19Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   20And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   21And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   22Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   23Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

   24And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   25Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

   26O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

Gospel

Matthew 6:25-34

   25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

   26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

   27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

   28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

   29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

   30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

   31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

   32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

   33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

   34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

Introit

In heavenly love abiding

Complete Anglican - 323

Gradual

Send forth your Spirit, Lord

Complete Anglican - 593

Offertory

Make way, make way

Complete Anglican - 438

Communion

O Lord my heart is not proud

Complete Anglican - 939

Anthem

Recessional

O Lord, my God

Complete Anglican - 511

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