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The Epiphany

6th January 2021

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Principal Service

Collect One

O God,
who by the leading of a star
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;
Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,
may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
who by the leading of a star
manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
Mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek:
May we, who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light,
discern the glory of your presence in your incarnate Son;
who suffered, died, and was buried,
and who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Collect Of The Word

Radiant Morning Star,
you are both guidance and mystery.
Visit our rest with disturbing dreams
and our journeys with strange companions.
Grace us with the hospitality
to open our hearts and homes
to visitors filled with unfamiliar wisdom
bearing profound and unusual gifts.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Isaiah 60: 1-6

147 - Angels, from the realms of glory
*190 - Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
*52 - Christ, whose glory fills the skies
*S45 - Great is the darkness that covers the earth
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
192 - How brightly beams the morning star!
*195 - Lord, the light of your love is shining
*196 - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
*S129 - Sing, choirs of heaven! Let saints and angels sing
*199 - The people that in darkness walked
*201 - We three kings of Orient are

Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-15

*250 - All hail the power of Jesu's name
*190 - Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
*688 - Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
*194 - Earth has many a noble city
*353 - Give to our God immortal praise
*481 - God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
*97 - Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
*166 - Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
*706 - O bless the God of Israel
*196 - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
140 - The Lord will come and not be slow

Ephesians 3: 1-12

*642 - Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
*562 - Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
*11 - Can we by searching find out God
*352 - Give thanks with a grateful heart
*481 - God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
*522 - In Christ there is no east or west
*103 - O Christ the same, through all our story's pages
*73 - The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
*112 - There is a Redeemer

Matthew 2: 1-12

147 - Angels, from the realms of glory
*189 - As with gladness men of old
*190 - Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
*152 - Come and join the celebration
*194 - Earth has many a noble city
192 - How brightly beams the morning star!
*162 - In the bleak mid-winter
*166 - Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
*170 - Love came down at Christmas
*196 - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
*S118 - People, look east. The time is near
S119 - People, look east to see at last
*S123 - See him lying on a bed of straw
*S129 - Sing, choirs of heaven! Let saints and angels sing
*S132 - Sleep, my darling, I will watch you
*198 - The first Nowell the angel did say
*199 - The people that in darkness walked
*S149 - The virgin Mary had a baby boy
600 - The wise may bring their learning
*201 - We three kings of Orient are
*202 - What child is this, who, laid to rest
*S166 - Who would think that what was needed

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
who by the leading of a star
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;
Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,
may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

O God,
who by the leading of a star
manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:
Mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at last behold your glory face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Psalm

The First Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings

Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek:
May we, who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light,
discern the glory of your presence in your incarnate Son;
who suffered, died, and was buried,
and who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Psalms 98

*146 - A great and mighty wonder
147 - Angels, from the realms of glory
*S20 - Bring to the Lord a glad new song
*259 - Christ triumphant, ever reigning
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
*160 - Hark! the herald-angels sing
468 - How shall I sing that majesty
*166 - Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
*170 - Love came down at Christmas
705 - New songs of celebration render
175 - Of the Father's heart begotten
*710 - Sing to God new songs of worship
*369 - Songs of praise the angels sang
*114 - Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown

100

*683 - All people that on earth do dwell
*S20 - Bring to the Lord a glad new song
*S53 - How good is the God we adore
334 - I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart
*701 - Jubilate, ev'rybody

Baruch 4: 36 - 5: 9

*479 - Go, tell it on the mountain
*128 - Hills of the north, rejoice
*129 - How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him
671 - Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
*196 - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
368 - Sing of the Lord's goodness

Isaiah 60: 1-9

147 - Angels, from the realms of glory
*190 - Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
*52 - Christ, whose glory fills the skies
*S45 - Great is the darkness that covers the earth
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
192 - How brightly beams the morning star!
*195 - Lord, the light of your love is shining
*196 - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
*S129 - Sing, choirs of heaven! Let saints and angels sing
*199 - The people that in darkness walked
*201 - We three kings of Orient are

John 2: 1-11

*197 - Songs of thankfulness and praise
*445 - Soul, array thyself with gladness
*528 - The Church's one foundation
448 - The trumpets sound, the angels sing
451 - We come as guests invited

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