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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

3rd February 2019

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Year C  /  Ordinary time  /  Green

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

Principal 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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 Ezekiel 43: 27–44
316* Bright the vision that delighted
670* Jerusalem the golden

Psalm Psalm 48 [Pr9B]
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
380 God has spoken to his people, alleluia
354 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise
593* O Jesus, I have promised

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 13: 1–13
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
89* God is love – his the care
3 God is love: let heaven adore him
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
525* Let there be love shared among us
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
655* Loving Shepherd of your sheep
7* My God, how wonderful thou art
229* My God I love thee; not because
105* O the deep, deep love of Jesus
323* The God of Abraham praise (vv. 1, 2, 5)
530 Ubi caritas et amor
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell

The Gospel Luke 2: 22–40 [PresABC]
119* Come, thou long–expected Jesus
88* Fairest Lord Jesus
691* Faithful vigil ended
191 Hail to the Lord who comes
193* In his temple now behold him
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
472 Sing we of the blessèd mother
203* When candles are lighted on Candlemas Day

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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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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