SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 3rd JANUARY 2021

ORDER OF SERVICE

for Epiphany

WELCOME  by David

HYMN  Click and join in with James, Liz and Francis to sing: 

As with gladness men of old

COLLECT for Epiphany

Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

FIRST READING

The glory of Zion

Michael Maughan reads Isaiah 60: 1 6

David introduces the next hymn

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Who would think that what was needed

GOSPEL READING 

The visit of the wise men

Virginia reads Matthew 2: 1  12

SERMON  Preached by David

Journeying faith

SONG  Click and listen to the group Solas sing:

Still was the night

PRAYERS  Led by Wendy

Let us join with Martha, 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: 

We three kings of orient are

1  We three kings of Orient are,
      bearing gifts we traverse afar
    field and fountain, moor and mountain,
      following yonder star:

        O star of wonder, star of night,
        star with royal beauty bright,
        westward leading, still proceeding,
        guide us to thy perfect light.

2  Born a king on Bethlehem plain,
      gold I bring to crown him again,
    king for ever, ceasing never
      over us all to reign:

        O star of wonder, star of night,...

 

3  Frankincense to offer have I,
      incense owns a deity nigh;
    prayer and praising, all men raising,
      worship him, God most high:

        O star of wonder, star of night,...

 

4   Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
      breathes a life of gathering gloom;
    sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
      sealed in the stone-cold tomb:

        O star of wonder, star of night,...

 

5   Glorious now behold him arise,
      king and God and sacrifice.
    Heaven sings:'Alleluia';
      'Alleluia,' the earth replies:

        O star of wonder, star of night,...
 

Edward John Hopkins ( 1818-1901)

BLESSING given by Judith

ORGAN VOLUNTARY  

James Stanton plays Epilogue on 'Dix' by William Harris

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Background illustration: a detail from

The adoration of the three kings

by Girolamo da Santacroce, 1480 - 1556

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore MD, U.S.A.