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The Second Sunday of Christmas

5th January 2020

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

Principal Service

Collect One

Almighty God,
who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word;
Grant that the same light, enkindled in our hearts,
may shine forth in our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in the birth of your Son
you have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,
and shown us the fullness of your love:
Help us to walk in this light and dwell in his love
that we may know the fullness of his joy;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Light eternal,
you have nourished us in the mystery
of the body and blood of your Son:
By your grace keep us ever faithful to your word,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Jeremiah 31: 7–14
644* Faithful Shepherd, feed me
128* Hills of the north, rejoice
481* God is working his purpose out
58* Morning has broken

Alternative Sirach 24: 1–12
1st Reading 646* Glorious things of thee are spoken

Psalm Psalm 147: 13–21
350* For the beauty of the earth
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Alternative Canticle Wisdom 10: 15–21
to Psalm 254 [At the Lamb’s high feast we sing]
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
262 [Come, ye faithful, raise the strain]
13* God moves in a mysterious way
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing

2nd Reading Ephesians 1: 3–14 [Pr10B]
84* Alleluia! raise the anthem
642* Amazing grace (how sweet he sound!)
189* As with gladness men of old
257 Christ is the world’s Redeemer
318* Father, Lord of all creation
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
99* Jesus, the name high over all
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
133* Long ago, prophets knew
49 Lord, bring the day to pass
524* May the grace of Christ our Saviour
232 Nature with open volume stands
33* O Lord of every shining constellation
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea
175 Of the Father’s heart begotten
313* The Spirit came as promised
9 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
373* To God be the glory! Great things he has done!
451 We come as guests invited

The Gospel John 1: 1–9 (10–18)
146* A great and mighty wonder
215* [Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
84* Alleluia! raise the anthem
147 Angels from the realms of glory
11* Can we by searching find out God
151* Child in the manger
87 Christ is the world’s light, he and none other
501 Christ is the world’s true light
259* Christ triumphant, ever reigning
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
318* Father, Lord of all creation
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
89* God is love – his the care
94* In the name of Jesus
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
166* Joy to the world, the Lord is come
427* Let all mortal flesh keep silence
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
170* Love came down at Christmas
634* Love divine, all loves excelling
172* O come, all ye faithful (Adeste,fideles)
175 Of the Father’s heart begotten
136* On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
387* Thanks to God whose Word was spoken
491* We have a gospel to proclaim

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 poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word;
Grant that the same light, enkindled in our hearts,
may shine forth in our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in the birth of your Son
you have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,
and shown us the fullness of your love:
Help us to walk in this light and dwell in his love
that we may know the fullness of his joy;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Light eternal,
you have nourished us in the mystery
of the body and blood of your Son:
By your grace keep us ever faithful to your word,
in the name of 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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