1st Sunday in Lent. A

Worship God. Serve only him

      We do not live by bread along, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
      Lord Jesus Christ, for our sake you fasted forty days and forty nights: give us grace to use such abstinence that, our flesh being subdued to the spirit, we may always obey your will in righteousness and true holiness, to your honour and glory; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for evermore. Amen. BCP. Lent 1
      Let us pray [that we may grow in the self-sacrifcing love of Christ.]
      Father, help us to understand the meaning of your Son's death and resurrection, and teach us to reflect it in our lives. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Almighty God, whose Son fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet did not sin: give us grace to direct our lives in obedience to your will, that, as you know our weakness, so we may know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Creation and fall.   Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7  
      We are reconciled to God by the death of his Son.   Psalm 32  
      God's gift: Jesus Christ / Sin and forgiveness.   Romans 5:12-17 / 5:18-21   5:12-19 ,   5:12-21
      Jesus tempted.   Matthew 4:1-11  
Supplementary readings
      The Covenant confirmed.   Exodus 24:1-11  
      Anointing, betrayal and last supper.   Matthew 26:1-35  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 192
SLW 58
CC 195
TIS 134
CC 228
TIS 151
CC 215
Hymn or Chorus first line
Hallelujah my Father, for giving us your son
All praise and honour and glory to Jesus
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Jesus how lovely you are
Praise my soul, the king of heaven
Teach us to love your word
The love of God is greater
Those who trust in the Lord
Tunes and sources
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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