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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

22nd January 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 9: 1–4

The Psalm

Psalm 27: 1, 4–12

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1: 10–18

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 4: 12–23

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Post Communion Prayer

Almighty Father,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
May your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped,
and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 9: 1–4
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
324* God, whose almighty word
43* [Holy is the seed–time, when the buried grain]
192 How brightly beams the morning star!
362* O God, beyond all praising
306* O Spirit of the living God
199* The people that in darkness walked

Psalm Psalm 27: 1, 4–12
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
501 Christ is the world’s true light
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
362* O God, beyond all praising
620 O Lord, hear my prayer
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
20* The King of love my shepherd is

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 1: 10–18
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
318* Father, Lord of all creation
478* Go forth and tell! O Church of God, awake!
479* Go, tell it on the mountain
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
421* I come with joy, a child of God
522* In Christ there is no east or west
525* Let there be love shared among us
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
486* People of God, arise
507 Put peace into each others’ hands
485* Rise up and serve the Lord!
488* Stand up, stand up for Jesus
528* The Church’s one foundation
490* The Spirit lives to set us free
530 Ubi caritas et amor
491* We have a gospel to proclaim
531 Where love and loving kindness dwell
492* Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim


The Gospel Matthew 4: 12–23
52* Christ whose glory fills the skies
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2s,3) 219* From heaven you came, helpless Babe
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
591* O happy day that fixed my choice
593* O Jesus, I have promised
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
199* The people that in darkness walked
395* When Jesus taught by Galilee
605 Will you come and follow me

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Ecclesiastes 3: 1– 11

The Psalm

Psalm 33 or Psalm 33:1–12

The Second Reading

1 Peter 1: 3–12

The Gospel Reading

Luke 4: 14–21

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Post Communion Prayer

Almighty Father,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
May your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped,
and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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