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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

15th January 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who dost govern all things in heaven and earth;
Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people,
and grant us thy peace all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
Transform the poverty of our nature
by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 49:1–7

The Psalm

Psalm 40:1–12

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1: 1–9

The Gospel Reading

John 1: 29–42

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Post Communion Prayer

God of glory,
you nourish us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
that through us the light of your glory
may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 49: 1–7 [HW–TABC]
685* Blessed be the God of Israel
691* Faithful vigil ended
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
192 How brightly beams the morning star
166* Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
706* O bless the God of Israel
595* Safe in the shadow of the Lord

Psalm Psalm 40: 1–12
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
597* Take my life and let it be
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 1: 1–9
80* Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
508 Peace to you
112* There is a Redeemer

The Gospel John 1: 29–42
258* [Christ the Lord is risen again]
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
332* Come, let us join our cheerful songs
263* Crown him with many crowns
693* Glory in the highest to the God of heaven!
692* Glory to God in highest heav’n
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
126* Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
124* Hark the glad sound! The\Saviour comes
584* Jesus calls us! o’er the tumult
587* Just as I am without one plea
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
134* Make way, make way, for Christ the King
136* On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
200* The sinless one to Jordan came
112* There is a Redeemer
204* When Jesus came to Jordan
395* When Jesus taught by Galilee
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who dost govern all things in heaven and earth;
Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people,
and grant us thy peace all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
Transform the poverty of our nature
by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ezekiel 2: 1 – 3: 4

The Psalm

Psalm 96

The Second Reading

Galatians 1: 11–24

The Gospel Reading

John 1: 43–51

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Post Communion Prayer

God of glory,
you nourish us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
that through us the light of your glory
may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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