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Epiphany
7th January 2024

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Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

The readings for today and some of the prayers of our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

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Preparation

Organ Prelude

Craig Sellar Lang: Stuttgart

Greeting

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Collect for Purity

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.

Confession and Absolution

God is love and we are God’s children,
there is no room for fear in love.
We love because God loved us first.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.

Silence

God our Father, we confess to you
and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,
and in what we have failed to do. We are truly sorry.
Forgive us our sins,
and deliver us from the power of evil.
For the sake of your Son who died for us,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.

God, who is both power and love,
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria reflection

Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’

Collect

O God, who, by the guidance of a star,
revealed your only-begotten Son to the nations:
Grant that we, who know you now by faith,
may at the last be led to see your glory face to face;
through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book

First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6
read by Cate Watson

Second Reading: Ephesians 3.1-12
read by Cate Watson

Gospel Reading: Matthew 2.1-12
The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

Talk
The Rector

Creed

Do you believe in God the Father, who made the world?
I believe in God the Father.

Do you believe in God the Son, who redeemed humanity?
I believe in God the Son.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit who gives life to God’s people?
I believe in God the Holy Spirit.

This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith. We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intercessions
led by Camayo Hyde

The Peace

We meet in Christ’s name.
Let us share his peace.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

Offertory Prayer

Let us present our offerings to the Lord.

Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour and the majesty;
for everything  in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread

The living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign.

The Lord’s Prayer

Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
Amen.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

Post-Communion Prayer

Father of all,
we give you thanks and praise that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.
Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.
Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Organ Postlude

Johann Gottfried Walther: Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn
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Notices

This Week

Today, Sunday 7th January
Epiphany
  • 6.30 pm Epiphany Carol Service
Monday 8th January
  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café
Tuesday 9th January
  • 7.30 pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan
Thursday 11th January
  • 11 am Holy Communion

Next Week

Sunday 14th January
Baptism of Christ
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Genesis 1.1-5; Acts 19.1-7; Mark 1.4-11

The Young Adults Group is restarting after the Christmas break on Tuesday 9th January 7:30pm-9:30pm at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan. New young adults are very welcome to come along and join us for an Epiphany party this week. For more information, please email youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com

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