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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

28th January 2018

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Year B  /  Epiphany  /  White

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

Deuteronomy 18: 15–20

The Psalm

Psalm 111

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 8: 1–13

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.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Deuteronomy 18: 15–20
319* Father, of heaven, whose love profound
92* How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour

Psalm Psalm 111 [Pr15B/Pr23C*]
84* Alleluia! raise the anthem
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
574 I give you all the honour
130* Jesus came, the heavens adoring
529* Thy hand, O God, has guided
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 8: 1–13
518* Bind us together, Lord
103* O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages
529* Thy hand, O God, has guided

The Gospel Mark 1: 21–28
211* Immortal love for ever full
99* Jesus, the name high over all
513 O Christ, the healer, we have come
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
112* There is a Redeemer
514* We cannot measure how you heal

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

1 Samuel 3:1–20

The Psalm

Psalm 34 or Psalm 34: 1–10

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 14:12–20

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 13:12–17

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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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