St Barnabas Church

Is there a God? Is he here?




Collect


O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power


and come among us,


and with great might succour us;


that whereas, through our sins and wickedness


we are grievously hindered


in running the race that is set before us,


your bountiful grace and mercy


may speedily help and deliver us;


through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,


to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,


be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen


 


Post Communion


Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world


and will send him again to be our judge:


give us grace so to imitate him


in the humility and purity of his first coming


that, when he comes again


we may be ready to greet him


with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Amen



Malachi 3: 1-4


“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.


But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years.


 


Luke 3: 1-6


In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:


‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
    every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
    the rough ways smooth.
And all people will see God’s salvation.’


 


Malachi 3: 1-4


“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.


But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years.


 


Luke 3: 1-6


In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:


‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
    every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
    the rough ways smooth.
And all people will see God’s salvation.’


 


 


                                   


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


                                       



 


Verse for the week


to show mercy to our ancestors


    and to remember his holy covenant,


Luke: 1:72


 


Thought for the week
Looking forward means looking back


 


                                   


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


                                       



 


Verse for the week


to show mercy to our ancestors


    and to remember his holy covenant,


Luke: 1:72


 


Thought for the week
Looking forward means looking back





 



 




 


 




 


 











 




 


 




 


 





 





 







 


                                         

 

 





 

                                          






 

 




                                        


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