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THE GREETING

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

and also with you.

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE 

From the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the Lord.

THE COLLECT FOR PURITY

[Let us pray]

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYERS OF PENITENCE

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ says:
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.  Matthew 22: 37-39    

Lord, have mercy on us, and write these your laws in our hearts.

CONFESSION

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins, to intercede for us in heaven, and to bring us to eternal life. Let us then confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace:

Silence

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, and in what we have left undone. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may walk in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our  prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One: you alone are the Lord: you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the Glory of God the Father. Amen.

THE COLLECT of the THIRD SUNDAY of EPIPHANY

Almighty God,  whose Son revealed in signs and miracles  the wonder of your saving presence:  Renew your people with your heavenly grace,  and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

THE FIRST READING         Jonah 3: 1-5, 10

The reader says

The first reading is from the Book Jonah, chapter 3, beginning at the first verse

3The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2‘Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.’ 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, ‘Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’ 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

PSALM 62: 5 – 12       page 660  Lord Bellew

5  Wait on God alone in stillness, O my soul; ♦︎
   for in him is my hope.
6  He alone is my rock and my salvation, ♦︎
   my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.
7  In God is my strength and my glory; ♦︎
   God is my strong rock; in him is my refuge.
8  Put your trust in him always, my people; ♦︎
   pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.
9  The peoples are but a breath,
      the whole human race a deceit; ♦︎
   on the scales they are altogether lighter than air.
10  Put no trust in oppression; in robbery take no empty pride; ♦︎
   though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
11  God spoke once, and twice have I heard the same, ♦︎
   that power belongs to God.
12  Steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord, ♦︎
   for you repay everyone according to their deeds.

THE EPISTLE READING          1 Corinthians 8: 1-13

The reader says

The Epistle is from First Corinthians, chapter 7, beginning at verse 1                    

1 Corinthians 7: 29-31

29I mean, brothers and sisters,* the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

GRADUAL  HYMN

COLLECT of the WORD

Bountiful God, through your Son you have called us to repent of our sin, to believe the good news, and to celebrate the coming of your kingdom: teach us, like Christ’s first apostles, to hear the call to discipleship, and, forsaking old ways,

to proclaim the gospel of new life to a broken world; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE GOSPEL READING              Mark 1: 14 – 20                

Hear the Gospel of our Saviour Christ, according to St Mark, in the first chapter, beginning at verse 14

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news* of God,* 15and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;* repent, and believe in the good news.’*

16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

SERMON

   THE NICENE CREED                   Stand

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our  salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

For deliverance from evil, let us pray to the Lord.

Grant to the church the grace to recognize evil, to resist it and to bring released to those who are in its power.  In the authority of the Lord, may she do his present work on earth.

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

We pray for the healing of the nations from the evil of strife and violence.  Protect those in authority from greed and the love of power.  May they rule with justice and mercy. May the darkness of evil be dispersed by the revelation of the glory of God.

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

We pray for our families and friends. Be ever-present in all our relationships; keep us free from all that would harm us.  Help us to recognise our own faults and imperfections and to forgive the ones we recognise in our loved ones, friends and colleagues.

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

Have mercy on all who are ill in mind or body or spirit.  May the darkness of their suffering be illumined by the healing light of your presence.

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer

We give thanks for the memory and example of all who have died in faith. As their worship is now in your great light, we pray that we too may share with them the joys of your eternal kingdom.

Merciful Father, accept these our prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

PRAYER OF HUMBLE ACCESS

We do not presume to come to this your table, merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table. But you are the same Lord, whose nature is  always to have mercy. Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

Iain  (to the end)

THE PEACE

Our Saviour Christ is the Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end.        Isaiah 9: 6,7  

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.

HYMN

AT THE PREPARATION OF THE TABLE

Be present, be present, Lord Jesus Christ our risen high priest; make yourself known in the breaking of bread. Amen.

THE TAKING OF THE BREAD AND WINE

Stand.  The Presiding Minister takes the bread and wine and may say

Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us

therefore let us celebrate the feast.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER 1

The Lord is here.

His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Father, almighty and everliving God, at all times and in all places it is right to give you thanks and praise:

For Jesus Christ our Lord who in human likeness revealed your glory, to bring us out of darkness into the splendour of his light:

And so with all your people, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, for ever praising you and saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed are you, Father, the creator and sustainer of all things; you made us in your own image, male and female you created us; even when we turned away from you, you never ceased to care for us, but in your love and mercy you freed us from the slavery of sin, giving your only begotten Son to become man and suffer death on the cross to redeem us: he made there the one complete and all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world: he instituted, and in his holy Gospel commanded us to continue, a perpetual memory of his precious death until he comes again.

On the night that he was betrayed * he took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, * Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper * he took the cup; and when he had given thanks to you, he gave it to them, saying, Drink this, all of you, * for this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we do as Christ your Son commanded:

we remember his passion and death,  we celebrate his resurrection and ascension, and we look for the coming of his kingdom.

Accept through him, our great high priest, this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; and as we eat and drink these holy gifts, grant by the power of the life-giving Spirit that we may be made one in your holy Church and partakers of the body and blood of your Son, that he may dwell in us and we in him: Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory are yours, Almighty Father, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As our Saviour Christ has taught us, so we pray

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD

The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

We being many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.

AGNUS DEI

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.

THE COMMUNION

Draw near with faith. Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ which he gave for you, and his blood which he shed for you. Remember that he died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

The body of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen

THE GREAT SILENCE

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Almighty Father,

your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

May your people,

illumined by your word and sacraments,

shine with the radiance of his glory,

that he may be known, worshipped,

and obeyed to the ends of the earth;

for he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

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. Amen

POST COMMUNION PRAYER

Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.

THE BLESSING

Christ the Son be manifest to you, that your lives may be a light to the world:

and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.

HYMN

DISMISSAL

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

in the name of Christ. Amen.