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The First Sunday after the Epiphany

12th January 2020

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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 42: 1–9 [HW–MABC]
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
691* Faithful vigil ended
353* Give to our God immortal praise
330* God is here! As we his people
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
99* Jesus, the name high over all
134* Make way, make way for Christ the King
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us
104* O for a thousand tongues to sing
497 The Church of Christ, in every age
199* The people that in darkness walked
117* To the name of our salvation
605 Will you come and follow me

Psalm Psalm 29 [Ep1BC/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 10: 34–43 [E1ABC]
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name 250
519 Come, all who look to Christ today
263* Crown him with many crowns (vv. 1–4) 263
480* God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name
163 Infant holy, Infant lowly (v. 1 only) 163
96* Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it 96
102* Name of all majesty 102
306* O Spirit of the living God 306
177* Once in royal David’s city (vv. 1, 2, 5, 6) 177
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise 197
491* We have a gospel to proclaim 491

The Gospel Matthew 3: 13–17
295* Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
324* God whose almighty word
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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