Benefice of Boldre and South Baddesley

Bible readings and Collects for Sundays

Sun 22 Mar 2020 The Fourth Sunday of Lent
1 Samuel 16.1-13; Ephesians; 5.8-14; Psalm 23 John 9.1-41
Merciful Lord, you know our struggle to serve you: when sin spoils our lives and overshadows our
hearts, come to our aid and turn us back to you again; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sun 29 Mar 2020 The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Ezekiel 37.1-14; Romans 8.6-11; Psalm 130; John 11.1-45
Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world: lead us to ponder the mysteries of
his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen

Sun 5 Apr 2020 Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50.4-9a; Philippians 2.5-11; Psalm 31.9-16; Matthew 26.14 – 27.66
True and humble king, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Amen

Sun 12 Apr 2020 Easter Day
Principal Feast
Acts 10.34-43; Colossians 3.1-4; Psalm 118.1-2,14-24; Matthew 28.1-10
God of glory, by the raising of your Son you have broken the chains of death and hell: fill your Church with faith and hope; for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Sun 19 Apr 2020 The Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 2.14a,22-32; 1 Peter 1.3-9; Psalm 16; John 20.19-31
Risen Christ, for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred: open the doors of our hearts, that we may seek the good of others and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace, to the praise of God the Father. Amen

Sun 26 Apr 2020 The Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 2.14a,36-41; 1 Peter 1.17-23; Psalm 116.1-3,10-17; Luke 24.13-35
Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Sun 3 May 2020 The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 2.42-47; 1 Peter 2.19-25; Psalm 23; John 10.1-10
Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father. Amen


Sun 10 May 2020 The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 7.55-60; 1 Peter 2.2-10; Psalm 31.1-5,15-16; John 14.1-14
Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Sun 17 May 2020 The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-18; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21
Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Sun 24 May 2020 Sunday after Ascension Day
Acts 1.6-14; 1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11; Psalm 68.1-10,32-35 John 17.1-11
Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Sun 31 May 2020 Day of Pentecost
Acts 2.1-21; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; Psalm 104.26-36,37b; John 20.19-23
Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen