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The First Sunday of Christmas

31st December 2017

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First Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who hast given us thy only-begotten Son
to take our nature upon him,
and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin;
Grant that we being regenerate,
and made thy children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit;
through the same our Lord Jesus Christ,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit,
ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
Grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have refreshed us with this heavenly sacrament.
As your Son came to live among us,
grant us grace to live our lives,
united in love and obedience,
as those who long to live with him in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 61: 10–62: 3
218* And can it be that I should gain
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
39* For the fruits of his creation
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
638* O for a heart to praise my God

Psalm Psalm 148 [C1AC/E5C]
682* All created things, bless the Lord
24* All creatures of our God and King
683* All people that on earth do dwell
350* For the beauty of the earth
711 All you heavens, bless the Lord (Surrexit Christus)
705 New songs of celebration render
708* O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height 366* Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
709* Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him

2nd Reading Galatians 4: 4–7 [1–1/9–8]
558 Abba Father, let me be
119* Come, thou long–expected Jesus
241* [Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (vv. 1, 2, 5)]
185 Virgin–born, we bow before thee

The Gospel Luke 2: 15–21 [1–1]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
151* Child in the manger
152* Come and join the celebration
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
163 Infant holy, infant lowly
94* In the name of Jesus
98 Jesus! Name of wondrous love!
99* Jesus, the name high over all
170* Love came down at Christmas
102* Name of all majesty
174* O little town of Bethlehem
179* See amid the winter’s snow
180* Shepherds came, their praises bringing (omit v. 2)
182* Silent night, holy night


Penitential Kyries

Lord God, mighty God, you are the creator of the world. Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary, you are the Prince of Peace. Christ, have mercy.

All Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, by your power the Word was made flesh and came to dwell among us. Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

Introduction to the Peace

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,
and his name shall be called the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Preface

You have given Jesus Christ your only Son to be born of the Virgin Mary,
and through him you have given us power to become the children of God:

Blessing

Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one all things earthly and heavenly,
fill you with his joy and peace:

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who hast given us thy only-begotten Son
to take our nature upon him,
and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin;
Grant that we being regenerate,
and made thy children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit;
through the same our Lord Jesus Christ,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit,
ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
Grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings View readings

Post Communion Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have refreshed us with this heavenly sacrament.
As your Son came to live among us,
grant us grace to live our lives,
united in love and obedience,
as those who long to live with him in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Penitential Kyries

Lord God, mighty God, you are the creator of the world. Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary, you are the Prince of Peace. Christ, have mercy.

All Christ, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, by your power the Word was made flesh and came to dwell among us. Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

Introduction to the Peace

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,
and his name shall be called the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Preface

You have given Jesus Christ your only Son to be born of the Virgin Mary,
and through him you have given us power to become the children of God:

Blessing

Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one all things earthly and heavenly,
fill you with his joy and peace:

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