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The First Sunday after the Epiphany

13th January 2019

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Year C  /  Epiphany  /  White

For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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 Isaiah 43: 1–7
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
12* God is our strength and refuge
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
595* Safe in the shadow of the Lord
22 You shall cross the barren desert

Psalm Psalm 29 [Ep1AB/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 8: 14–17
294* Come down, O Love divine
297* Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
318* Father, Lord of all creation
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
91* He is Lord, he is Lord
299* Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
421* I come with joy, a child of God
301 Let every Christian pray
306* O Spirit of the living God
313* The Spirit came as promised



The Gospel Luke 3: 15–17, 21–22
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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings View readings

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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