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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

14th January 2018

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Year B  /  Epiphany  /  White

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

1 Samuel 3: 1–10, 11–20

The Psalm

Psalm 139:1–5,12–18

The Second Reading

Revelation 5: 1–10

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.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading 1 Samuel 3: 1–10 (11–20) [Pr4B]
608 Be still and know that I am God
581* I, the Lord of sea and sky
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
624 Speak, Lord, in the stillness

Psalm Psalm 139: 1–5, 12–18 [Pr4B/Pr18C]
51* Awake, my soul, and with the sun
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
226* It is a thing most wonderful
19 There is no moment of my life

2nd Reading Revelation 5: 1–10
398* Alleluia! sing to Jesus
332* Come, let us join our cheerful songs
263* Crown him with many crowns
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
694* Glory, honour, endless praises
697* Great and wonderful your deeds
699* Hail, gladdening Light of his pure glory poured
467* How bright those glorious spirits shine
702 Light of the world in grace and beauty
132* Lo! he comes with clouds descending
275 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
112* There is a Redeemer
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
292* Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
492* Ye servants of God, your master proclaim

Alternative 1 Corinthians 6: 12–20
2nd Reading 630* Blessed are the pure in heart
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
313* The Spirit came as promised
244* There is a green hill far away

The Gospel John 1: 43–51
549* Dear Lord and Father of mankind 549
460 For all your saints in glory, for all your saints at rest (vv. 1, 2n, 3)
219* From heav’n you came, helpless Babe
584* Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
395* When Jesus taught by Galilee
605 Will you come and follow me

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

Isaiah 60: 9–22

The Psalm

Psalm 96

The Second Reading

Hebrews 6:17 – 7:10

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 8: 5–13

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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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