December 13th-20th 2020: Morning and Evening Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
At Morning Prayer, prayers will be said for the benefice, the deanery and the diocese. At Evening Prayer, prayers will be said for the six parishes in turn, as indicated on the readings list following, being the days those churches are open for private prayer:
THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT 13th December: Stottesdon
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 50:1-6; Isaiah 12; Luke 1:57-66.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 68:1-8; Malachi 3:1-4, 4; Philippians 4:4-7.
MONDAY 14th December: Middleton Scriven (John of the Cross, 1591)
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 40; Isaiah 49:14-25; I Thessalonians 5:1-11.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 26; Isaiah 38:1`-8, 21-22; Matthew 16:13-end.
TUESDAY 15th December: Cleeton St Mary (not open this week)
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 70; Isaiah 50; I Thessalonians 5:12-end.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 50; Isaiah 38:9-20; Matthew 17:1-13.
WEDNESDAY 16th December: Farlow
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 75; Isaiah 51:1-8; II Thessalonians 1.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 82; Isaiah 39; Matthew 17:14-21.
THURSDAY 17th December: Silvington (O Sapientia)
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 76; Isaiah 51:9-16; II Thessalonians 2.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 44; Zephaniah 1:-2:3; Matthew 17:22-end.
FRIDAY 18th December:
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 98; Isaiah 51:17-end; II Thessalonians 3.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 49; Zephaniah 3:1-13; Matthew 18:1-20.
SATURDAY 19th December: Sidbury
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 57; Zephaniah 3:14-end; Matthew 18:21-end.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT 20th December: Stottesdon
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 144; Isaiah 7:10-16; Romans 1:1-7.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 113; Zechariah 2:10-end; Luke 1:39-55.