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The Epiphany

6th January 2019

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First Service

Collect One

O God,
who by the leading of a star
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;
Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,
may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
who by the leading of a star
manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
Mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek:
May we, who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light,
discern the glory of your presence in your incarnate Son;
who suffered, died, and was buried,
and who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 60: 1–6
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
192 How brightly beams the morning star
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
199* The people that in darkness walked

Psalm Psalm 72: 1–7, 10–15
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
353* Give to our God immortal praise
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
166* Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
140 The Lord will come and not be slow

2nd Reading Ephesians 3: 1–12
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
11* Can we by searching find out God
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
522* In Christ there is no east or west
103* O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
112* There is a Redeemer

The Gospel Matthew 2: 1–12
147 Angels from the realms of glory
189* As with gladness men of old
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
152* Come and join the celebration
194* Earth has many a noble city
162* In the bleak mid–winter
170* Love came down at Christmas
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
198* The first Nowell the angel did say
600 The wise may bring their learning
201* We three kings of Orient are
202* What child is this, who, laid to rest

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
who by the leading of a star
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;
Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,
may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
who by the leading of a star
manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
Mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek:
May we, who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light,
discern the glory of your presence in your incarnate Son;
who suffered, died, and was buried,
and who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

The Epiphany

Collect One

O God,
who by the leading of a star
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;
Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,
may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
who by the leading of a star
manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
Mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings View readings

Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek:
May we, who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light,
discern the glory of your presence in your incarnate Son;
who suffered, died, and was buried,
and who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 60: 1–6
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
192 How brightly beams the morning star
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
199* The people that in darkness walked

Psalm Psalm 72: 1–7, 10–15
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
353* Give to our God immortal praise
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
166* Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
140 The Lord will come and not be slow

2nd Reading Ephesians 3: 1–12
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
11* Can we by searching find out God
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
522* In Christ there is no east or west
103* O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
112* There is a Redeemer

The Gospel Matthew 2: 1–12
147 Angels from the realms of glory
189* As with gladness men of old
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
152* Come and join the celebration
194* Earth has many a noble city
162* In the bleak mid–winter
170* Love came down at Christmas
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
198* The first Nowell the angel did say
600 The wise may bring their learning
201* We three kings of Orient are
202* What child is this, who, laid to rest

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