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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

29th January 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O God,
who knowest us to be set
in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright;
Grant to us such strength and protection,
as may support us in all dangers,
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Collect Two

Creator God,
who in the beginning
commanded the light to shine out of darkness:
We pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
shine into the hearts of all your people,
and reveal the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Micah 6: 1–8

The Psalm

Psalm 15

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1: 18–31

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 5: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

Generous Lord,
in word and eucharist we have proclaimed
the mystery of your love.
Help us so to live out our days
that we may be signs of your wonders in the world;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Micah 6: 1–8
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
455 Go forth for God; go forth to the world in peace
211* Immortal love, for ever full
358* King of glory, King of peace
637* O for a closer walk with God
498 What does the Lord require for praise and offering?

Psalm Psalm 15 [Pr11C*/Pr17B*/5–14]
631* God be in my head

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 1: 18–31 [HW–TABC]
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
225 In the cross of Christ I glory
698* Jesus, Saviour of the world
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
484* Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
33 Lord of the boundless curves of space
232 Nature with open volume stands
600 The wise may bring their learning
248* We sing the praise of him who died
247* When I survey the wondrous cross

The Gospel Matthew 5: 1–12 [ASA]
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
293* Breathe on me, breath of God
503* Make me a channel of your peace
507 Put peace into each others’ hands
308 Revive your Church, O Lord
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
22 You shall cross the barren desert

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
who knowest us to be set
in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright;
Grant to us such strength and protection,
as may support us in all dangers,
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Collect Two

Creator God,
who in the beginning
commanded the light to shine out of darkness:
We pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
shine into the hearts of all your people,
and reveal the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Genesis 28: 10–22

The Psalm

Psalm 34 or Psalm 34:1–10

The Second Reading

Philemon 1–16

The Gospel Reading

Mark 1:21–28

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Post Communion Prayer

Generous Lord,
in word and eucharist we have proclaimed
the mystery of your love.
Help us so to live out our days
that we may be signs of your wonders in the world;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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