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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

27th 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

Almighty and everlasting God,
Mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Almighty Father,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
May your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped,
and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Nehemiah 8: 1–3, 5–6, 8–10
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
380 God has spoken to his people, alleluia
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
383* Lord, be thy word my rule
384* Lord, thy word abideth
386* Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
387* Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
388* Word of the living God

Psalm Psalm 19 [L3B/EVABC/Pr19B/Pr22A]
606* As the deer pants for the water
153 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
351 From all that dwell below the skies
631* God be in my head
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
616 In my life, Lord, be glorified
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
384* Lord, thy word abideth
432* Love is his word, love is his way
638* O for a heart to praise my God
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
35* The spacious firmament on high

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 12–31a
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
519 Come, all who look to Christ today
408* Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest
318* Father, Lord of all creation
298 Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one accord
330* God is here! As we his people
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
430 Lord, as the grain which once on upland acres
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
436 Now let us from this table rise
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
440 One bread, one body, one Lord of all
441 Out to the world for Jesus
443* Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing
530 Ubi caritas et amor
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell



The Gospel Luke 4: 14–21
218* And can it be that I should gain
494* Beauty for brokenness
501 Christ is the world’s true light
119* [Come, thou long–expected Jesus]
380 God has spoken to his people, alleluia
533* God of grace and God of glory
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
569* Hark, my soul! it is the Lord
124* Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
357 I’ll praise my maker while I’ve breath
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
483 Jesus went to worship
99* Jesus, the name, high over all
134* Make way, make way for Christ the King
706* O bless the God of Israel
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
605 Will you come and follow me

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
Mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Almighty Father,
your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
May your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped,
and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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