SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 17th JANUARY 2021

ORDER OF SERVICE

for Second Sunday of Epiphany

ORGAN VOLUNTARY  

James Stanton plays Liebster Jesu wir sind hier by J S Bach

WELCOME  by David

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Awake, my soul, and with the sun

1  Awake, my soul, and with the sun
      thy daily stage of duty run;
    shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
      to pay thy morning sacrifice.

2  Redeem thy mis-spent time that's past,
      live this day as if 'twere thy last;
    improve thy talent with due care;
      for the great day thyself prepare.

 

3  Let all thy converse be sincere,
      thy conscience as the noon-day clear;
    think how all-seeing God thy ways
      and all thy secret thoughts surveys.

 

4  Awake, away, ye heavenly choir,
      make your devotions me inspire,
    that I like you my age may spend,
      like you may on thy God attend.

 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
      praise him, all creatures here below,
    praise him above, ye heavenly host,
      praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

Loving God,

At this time of crisis when so many are suffering,

We pray for our nation and our world:

Give our leaders wisdom, our Health Service strength, our people hope.

Lead us through these parched and difficult days to the fresh springs of joy and comfort

That we find in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

FIRST READING

The Lord calls Samuel

John Baxter reads 1 Samuel 3: 1  10

John is warmly remembered for his help taking services at St Mary's in the past. He is now helping out in an interregnum in Banstead.

INSPIRATION  Martha talks about John Walker.

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

I the Lord of sea and sky

GOSPEL READING 

Jesus calls Philip and Nathaniel

Charles Hellier reads John 1: 43  51

Charles frequently plays the organ at St John's Wotton.

SERMON  Preached by David

What does calling look like?

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Take my life and let it be

PRAYERS  Led by Francis

Let us join with Francis, saying
THE LORD'S PRAYER:

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

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

To God be the glory

BLESSING given by Tony

ORGAN VOLUNTARY  

James Stanton plays Jubilate by Noel Rawsthorne

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Background illustration: a detail from

Eli and Samuel

by John Singleton Copley, 1738 - 1815

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut USA