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The Second Sunday after The Epiphany

17th January 2021

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Year B  /  Epiphany  /  White

Principal Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who dost govern all things in heaven and earth;
Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people,
and grant us thy peace all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
Transform the poverty of our nature
by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

God of glory,
you nourish us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
that through us the light of your glory
may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Of The Word

Eternal God,
whose Son, Jesus Christ, is now exalted as Lord of all,
and pours out his gifts upon the Church:
grant it that unity which only your Spirit can give,
keep us in the bond of peace,
and bring all creation to worship before your throne;
through Jesus Christ our redeemer,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and 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.

1 Samuel 3: 1-10, (11-20)

608 - Be still and know that I am God
*S37 - From the breaking of the dawn
*581 - I, the Lord of sea and sky
*385 - Rise and hear! The Lord is speaking
624 - Speak, Lord, in the stillness
*S134 - Speak, O Lord, as we come to you

Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18

*51 - Awake, my soul, and with the sun
*S35 - Father God, you Jove me and you know me inside out
*567 - Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
*226 - It is a thing most wonderful
*S110 - O God, you search me and you know me
19 - There is no moment in my life

Revelation 5: 1-10

*398 - Alleluia! sing to Jesus
*250 - All hail the power of Jesu's name
*S5 - All heaven declares
*S23 - Christ is surely coming, bringing his reward
*332 - Come, let us join our cheerful songs
*263 - Crown him with many crowns
*454 - Forth in the peace of Christ we go
*694 - Glory, honour, endless prayers
*697 - Great and wonderful your deeds
*699 - Hail, gladdening Light
*467 - How bright these glorious spirits shine!
*S57 - I stand amazed in the presence
702 - Light of the world, in grace and beauty
*132 - Lo! he comes with clouds descending
275 - Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious
*678 - Ten thousand times ten thousand
*112 - There is a Redeemer
*373 - To God be the glory!
*292 - Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
*492 - Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
*S175 - You're the Lion of Judah, the Lamb that was slain

1 Corinthians 6: 12-20

*630 - Blessed are the pure in heart
*382 - Help us, O Lord, to learn
*313 - The Spirit came, as promised
*244 - There is a green hill far away

John 1: 43-51

*562 - Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
*549 - Dear Lord and Father of mankind
460 - For all your saints in glory
*219 - From heav'n you came, helpless babe
*421 - I come with joy, a child of God
*219 - From heav'n you came, helpless babe
*421 - I come with joy, a child of God
*581 - I, the Lord of sea and sky
580 - I want to walk with Jesus Christ
*S59 - I will offer up my life
*S64 - In Christ alone my hope is found
*584 - Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
*97 - Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
*587 - Just as I am, without one plea
*195 - Lord, the light of your love is shining
*456 - Lord, you give the great commission
640 - Purify my heart
*395 - When Jesus taught by Galilee
605 - Will you come and follow me

Second Service

Collect One

Almighty and everlasting God,
who dost govern all things in heaven and earth;
Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people,
and grant us thy peace all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
Transform the poverty of our nature
by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Psalm

The First Reading

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

The ‡ prefaced to Gospel readings in the Second Service listing is a provision to be used if that service is a celebration of Holy Communion

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Post Communion Prayer

God of glory,
you nourish us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
that through us the light of your glory
may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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.

Psalm 96

*S20 - Bring to the Lord a glad new song
*S34 - Far and near hear the call
*166 - Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
*360 - Let all the world in every corner sing
*S102 - My Jesus, my Saviour
705 - New songs of celebration render
*196 - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
*710 - Sing to God new songs of worship
*8 - The Lord is king! Lift up your voice
*373 - To God be the glory!
*S158 - We shall go out with hope of resurrection
377 - You shall go out with joy

Isaiah 60: 9-22

*189 - As with gladness men of old
*646 - Glorious things of thee are spoken
90 - Hail, Redeemer, King divine!
*S52 - He's got the whole world in his hands
*670 - Jerusalem the golden
*672 - Light's abode, celestial Salem
*493 - Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Hebrews 6:17 - 7:10

*189 - As with gladness men of old
*613 - Eternal light, shine in my heart
2 - Faithful one, so unchanging
*S37 - From the breaking of the dawn
463 - Give us the wings of faith to rise
*646 - Glorious things of thee are spoken
*381 - God hath spoken - by his prophets
*431 - Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
*174 - O little town of Bethlehem

‡ Matthew 8: 5-13

147 - Angels, from the realms of glory
*S42 - Go at the call of God
*419 - I am not worthy, holy Lord
144 - Word of justice, alleluia

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