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The First Sunday of Christmas

30th December 2018

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Year C  /  Christmas  /  White or Gold

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

1 Samuel 2: 18–20, 26

1 Samuel 2: 18–20, 26

The Psalm

Psalm 148

Psalm 148

The Second Reading

Colossians 3: 12–17

Colossians 3: 12–17

The Gospel Reading

Luke 2: 41–52

Luke 2: 41–52

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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

Year C

1st Reading 1 Samuel 2: 18–20, 26
717* May the Lord bless you and keep you

Psalm Psalm 148 [C1AB/E5C]
682* All created things, bless the Lord
24* All creatures of our God and King
683* All people that on earth do dwell
711 All you heavens, bless the Lord (Surrexit Christus)
350* For the beauty of the earth
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 Colossians 3: 12–17 [L4MS/BSA]
346* Angel voices ever singing
519 Come, all who look to Christ today
294* Come down, O Love divine
550* ‘Forgive our sins as we forgive’
454* Forth in the peace of Christ we go
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
360* Let all the world in every corner sing
525* Let there be love shared among us
503* Make me a channel of your peace
636* May the mind of Christ my Saviour
361* Now thank we all our God
443* Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
601* Teach me, my God and King
374* When all thy mercies, O my God
458* When, in our music, God is glorified
476* Ye watchers and ye holy ones

The Gospel Luke 2: 41–52
347 Children of Jerusalem
453* Come to us, creative Spirit
632* I love to hear the story
651* Jesus, friend of little children
483 Jesus went to worship
177* Once in royal David’s city

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

Isaiah 61: 1–11

Isaiah 61: 1–11

The Psalm

Psalm 132

Psalm 132

The Second Reading

Galatians 3:27 – 4:7

Galatians 3:27 – 4:7

The Gospel Reading

Luke 2: 15–21

Luke 2: 15–21

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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.

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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