1st Sunday in Lent B

Worship God, serve only him

      The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe the good news. Mk.1:15
      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-sacrificing love of Christ]
      Father, help us to understand the meaning of your Sons 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
      God of the new and eternal covenant, as the forty days of the great flood swept away the world's corruption and watered new beginnings of righteousness and life; grant to us, who are washed clean and born again in the saving flood of baptism, the wellspring of your grace, that your gift of new life may flourish once again; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      God makes a covenant with Noah.   Genesis 9:8-17  
      With the Lord there is mercy and plenteous redemption.   Psalm 25:1-9   25:1-10
      Glory through suffering.   1 Peter 3:18-22  
      The baptism of Jesus.   Mark 1:9-13   1:9-15
Supplementary readings
      Israel forsakes God.   Jeremiah 2:1-13  
      The anointing.   Mark 14:1-11   14:1-25
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 186
HTC 344
CC 159
CC 166
Hymn or Chorus first line
The Lord is present in his sanctuary
Jesus my saviour
Be still for the presence of the Lord
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Before the Lord Jehovah's throne
Broken for me
We are coming Lord
Alleluia, Jesus is our King
Tunes and sources
Hymns for Today's Church
Cry Hosanna
Cry Hosanna
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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