February 3rd 2019
Celebrated as Candlemas
The earth is the Lord’s and all that fills it [Psalm 24:1]
9am Holy Communion at Farlow
10:30 am Morning Prayer at Middleton Scriven
4:30 pm Evensong at Stottesdon
Malachi 3:1-5 – ‘See, I am sending my messenger’
Hebrews 2:14-end – Flesh and blood shared with Christ
Luke 2:22-40 –The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that fills it : the compass of the world and all who dwell therein.
2 For he has founded it upon the seas : and set it firm upon the rivers of the deep.
3 ‘Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord : or who can rise up in his holy place?’
4 ‘Those who have clean hands and a pure heart : who have not lifted up their soul to an idol, nor sworn an oath to a lie;
5 ‘They shall receive a blessing from the Lord : a just reward from the God of their salvation.’
6 Such is the company of those who seek him : of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, O gates; be lifted up, you everlasting doors : and the King of glory shall come in.
8 ‘Who is the King of glory?’ : ‘The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord who is mighty in battle.’
9 Lift up your heads, O gates; be lifted up, you everlasting doors : and the King of glory shall come in.
10 ‘Who is this King of glory?’ : ‘The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.’
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
Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty, whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts, by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.