26th November 2017: Last Sunday before Advent
Christ the King
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 – God as shepherd
Ephesians 1:15-end – Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians
Matthew 25:31-end – The sheep and the goats
1 O come, let us sing to the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving : and be glad in him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God : and a great king above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth : and the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it : and his hands have moulded the dry land.
6 Come, let us worship and bow down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is our God : we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
Collect for the Day
Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.