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The First Sunday after the Epiphany

7th January 2018

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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

Genesis 1: 1–5

The Psalm

Psalm 29

The Second Reading

Acts 19: 1–7

The Gospel Reading

Mark 1: 4–11

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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 Genesis 1, 1–5
25* All things bright and beautiful
66* Before the ending of the day
121 Creator of the starry height
74 First of the week and finest day
353* Give to our God immortal praise
3 God is love: let heaven adore him
4* God who made the earth
67* God who made the earth and heaven
324* God, whose almighty word
94* In the name of Jesus
58* Morning has broken
537* O God, our help in ages past
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
341* Spirit divine, attend our prayers
35* The spacious firmament on high
77* This day at God’s creating word

Psalm Psalm 29 [Ep1AC/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 19, 1–7
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
318* Father, Lord of all creation
299* Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
98 Jesus! Name of wondrous love!
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
306* O Spirit of the living God
310* Spirit of the living God
111* There is a name I love to hear

The Gospel Mark 1: 4–11
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
324* God whose almighty word
126* Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
419* I am not worthy, Holy Lord
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

Isaiah 42: 1–9

The Psalm

Psalms 46, 47

The Second Reading

Ephesians 2: 1–10

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.

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