Welcome to The Churches of the United Benefice of Calow with Sutton-cum-Duckmanton
Welcome,tThe churches that make up the united benefice where it fits in the Diocese, Archdeaconry and Deanory
 
 
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Death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 
 
Services for the month including morning prayer for Sunday
 
 
covid 19
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Parish Magazine
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Extra Ordinary meeting of Parishoners
The order and agenda for the meetings to be held in the United Benefice
 
 
calow church of england vc primary school
 
 
St. Mary's Sutton Scarsdale
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Calow Church at Easter 2019
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Some recent events
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Collective Worship
St Georges Day
 
 
The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
How the benefice goes on pilgrimage
 
 
Churchyards
 
 
To Contact us
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Funeral Services in the Benefice June 2020 onwards
Information regarding funerals in church during Covid 19
 
 

Services for the month including morning prayer for Sunday


Morning Prayer
Easter Season
Sunday, 11 April 2021
The Second Sunday of Easter

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
Alland our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

In your resurrection, O Christ,
Alllet heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

One or more of the following is said or sung:

this or another prayer of thanksgiving

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As once you ransomed your people from Egypt
and led them to freedom in the promised land,
so now you have delivered us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.
May we, the first fruits of your new creation,
rejoice in this new day you have made,
and praise you for your mighty acts.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.

a suitable hymn, or the Easter Anthems

1Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us: 
so let us celebrate the feast,

2not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness: 
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 Corinthians 5.7b, 8

3Christ once raised from the dead dies no more: 
death has no more dominion over him.

4In dying he died to sin once for all: 
in living he lives to God.

5See yourselves therefore as dead to sin: 
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6.9-11

6Christ has been raised from the dead: 
the first fruits of those who sleep.

7For as by man came death: 
by man has come also the resurrection of the dead;

8for as in Adam all die: 
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15.20-22

AllGlory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

This opening prayer may be said

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
AllAmen.

The Word of God

Psalmody

The appointed psalmody is said.

Psalm 22.20-31

Refrain:Be not far from me, O Lord.

20Deliver my soul from the sword, 
my poor life from the power of the dog.

21Save me from the lion’s mouth,
from the horns of wild oxen. 
You have answered me! R

22I will tell of your name to my people; 
in the midst of the congregation will I praise you.

23Praise the Lord, you that fear him; 
O seed of Jacob, glorify him;
stand in awe of him, O seed of Israel.

24For he has not despised nor abhorred the suffering of the poor;
neither has he hidden his face from them; 
but when they cried to him he heard them.

25From you comes my praise in the great congregation; 
I will perform my vows
in the presence of those that fear you.

26The poor shall eat and be satisfied; 
those who seek the Lord shall praise him;
their hearts shall live for ever. R

27All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the Lord, 
and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.

28For the kingdom is the Lord’s 
and he rules over the nations.

29How can those who sleep in the earth
bow down in worship, 
or those who go down to the dust kneel before him?

30He has saved my life for himself;
my descendants shall serve him; 
this shall be told of the Lord for generations to come.

31They shall come and make known his salvation,
to a people yet unborn, 
declaring that he, the Lord, has done it.

Refrain:Be not far from me, O Lord.

Restless with grief and fear,
the abandoned turn to you:
in every hour of trial,
good Lord, deliver us,
O God most holy, God most strong,
whose wisdom is the cross of Christ.

Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

AllGlory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Isaiah 53.6-12


All we like sheep have gone astray;
   we have all turned to our own way,
and the Lord has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.


He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
   yet he did not open his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
   and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
   so he did not open his mouth.
By a perversion of justice he was taken away.
   Who could have imagined his future?
For he was cut off from the land of the living,
   stricken for the transgression of my people.
They made his grave with the wicked
   and his tomb with the rich,
although he had done no violence,
   and there was no deceit in his mouth.


Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain.
When you make his life an offering for sin,
   he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days;
through him the will of the Lord shall prosper.
   Out of his anguish he shall see light;
he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge.
   The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous,
   and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great,
   and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he poured out himself to death,
   and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
   and made intercession for the transgressors.

Canticle

The Song of Moses and Miriam, 

Refrain:

AllIn your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed. Alleluia.

1I will sing to the Lord, who has triumphed gloriously, 
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

2The Lord is my strength and my song 
and has become my salvation.

3This is my God whom I will praise, 
the God of my forebears whom I will exalt.

4The Lord is a warrior, 
the Lord is his name.

5Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power: 
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

6At the blast of your nostrils, the sea covered them; 
they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

7In your unfailing love, O Lord, 
you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

8And by your invincible strength 
you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

9You will bring them in and plant them, O Lord, 
in the sanctuary which your hands have established.

Exodus 15.1b-3, 6, 10, 13, 17

AllGlory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

AllIn your unfailing love, O Lord,
you lead the people whom you have redeemed. Alleluia.

Scripture Reading

Romans 4.13-25

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become ‘the father of many nations’, according to what was said, ‘So numerous shall your descendants be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith ‘was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now the words, ‘it was reckoned to him’, were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

A suitable song or chant, or a responsory in this or another form, may follow

Death is swallowed up in victory.
AllWhere, O death, is your sting?
Christ is risen from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
AllDeath is swallowed up in victory.
The trumpet will sound
and the dead shall be raised.
AllWhere, O death, is your sting?
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall be changed.
AllDeath is swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, is your sting?

from 1 Corinthians 15

Gospel Canticle

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is normally said,
or The Song of Christ’s Glory (page 619) may be said

Refrain:

AllThe Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

1Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 
who has come to his people and set them free.

2He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
born of the house of his servant David.

3Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,

4To show mercy to our ancestors, 
and to remember his holy covenant.

5This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6Free to worship him without fear, 
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

7And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8To give his people knowledge of salvation 
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9In the tender compassion of our God 
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1.68-79

AllGlory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Refrain:

AllThe Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

The Collect of the day is said

Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
AllAmen.

The Lord’s Prayer is said

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

AllOur Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Conclusion

May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life.
AllAmen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
AllThanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

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