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The First Sunday after the Epiphany

8th January 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O Lord,
we beseech thee mercifully to receive
the prayers of thy people which call upon thee;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power
faithfully to fulfil the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
Grant to us, who are born of water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 42: 1–9

The Psalm

Psalm 29

The Second Reading

Acts 10: 34–43

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 3: 13–17

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Post Communion Prayer

Refreshed by these holy gifts,Lord God,
we seek your mercy:
that by listening faithfully to your only Son,
and being obedient to the prompting of the Spirit,
we may be your children in name and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 42: 1–9 [HW–MABC]
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
691* Faithful vigil ended
353* Give to our God immortal praise
330* God is here! As we his people
124* Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
99* Jesus, the name high over all
134* Make way, make way for Christ the King
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
497 The Church of Christ, in every age
199* The people that in darkness walked
117* To the name of our salvation
605 Will you come and follow me

Psalm Psalm 29 [Ep1BC/TSB]
349* Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
30* Let us with a gladsome mind
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
45* Praise, O praise our God and King

2nd Reading Acts 10: 34–43 [E1ABC]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name 250
519 Come, all who look to Christ today
263* Crown him with many crowns (vv. 1–4) 263
480* God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name
163 Infant holy, Infant lowly (v. 1 only) 163
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it 96
102* Name of all majesty 102
306* O Spirit of the living God 306
177* Once in royal David’s city (vv. 1, 2, 5, 6) 177
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise 197
491* We have a gospel to proclaim 491

The Gospel Matthew 3: 13–17
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
324* God whose almighty word
322* I bind unto myself today (vv. 1, 2, 8, 9)
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
214 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high
136* On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
200* The sinless one to Jordan came
204* When Jesus came to Jordan

Second Service

Collect One

O Lord,
we beseech thee mercifully to receive
the prayers of thy people which call upon thee;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power
faithfully to fulfil the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
Grant to us, who are born of water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Joshua 3: 1–8, 14–17

The Psalm

Psalms 46, 47

The Second Reading

Hebrews 1: 1–12

The Gospel Reading

Luke 3: 15–22

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Post Communion Prayer

Refreshed by these holy gifts,Lord God,
we seek your mercy:
that by listening faithfully to your only Son,
and being obedient to the prompting of the Spirit,
we may be your children in name and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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