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FIRST READING: A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

 

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near.  Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked his thoughts; let him turn to the Lord for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.  As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts.

 

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

SECOND READING: A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians

 

Brothers and sisters: Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.  For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.  If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.  And I do not know which I shall choose.  I am caught between the two.  I long to depart this life and be with Christ, for that is far better. Yet that I remain in the flesh is more necessary for your benefit. Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

 

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

ENTRANCE HYMN: To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King

 

1.  To Jesus Christ, our  Sovreign King, who is the world’s salvation, All praise and homage do we bring and thanks and adoration.

R. Christ Jesus Victor! Christ Jesus Ruler! Christ Jesus Lord and Redeemer!

2. Thy reign extend, O King benign, to ev’ry land and nation; for in thy kingdom, Lord divine, alone we find salvation.

3. To thee and to thy church, great King, we pledge our hearts’ oblation until before thy throne we sing in endless jubilation.

 

RECESSIONAL HYMN: Now Thank We All Our God

 

1. Now thank we all our God with heart, and hands, and voices, who wondrous things hath done, in whom his world rejoices; Who, from our mother’s arms hath blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

2. O may this gracious God through all our life be near us, with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us; preserve us in his grace, and guide us in distress, and free us from all sin, till heaven we possess.

3. All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given, the Son, and Spirit blest, Who reigns in highest heaven, Eternal, Triune God, whom earth and heav’n adore; for thus it was, is now, and shall be, evermore.

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