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Wednesday 6 March 2019
Ash Wednesday

09:00 – School Assembly – St. John’s Lemsford

10:00 – Holy Communion – St. John’s Lemsford
10:00 – Holy Communion – St. Etheldreda’s
10:00 – Service of the Word – St. John’s S. Hatfield.

20:00 – Team Choral Eucharist – St. Etheldreda’s

Readings:
from the Old TestamentIsaiah 58.1-12
from the New Testament2 Corinthians 5.20b – 6.10
the Gospel readingMatthew 6.1-6,16-21
other readings for the day • Joel 2.1-2,12-17 • Psalm 51.1-18 • John 8.1-11

Collect:
Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.