Epiphany 1, Holy Communion, 10 Jan 2020

Topic: Sunday Worship
Time: Jan 10, 2021 09:30 London

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Holy Communion – Baptism of Christ

January 10th 2021

Leader Rev Janet Day

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Grace and peace be with you.  And keep you in the love of Christ.

Hymn led by Adeline                  

Breathe on Me Breath of God

Breathe on me, breath of God:

fill me with life anew,

that I may love as you have loved

and do as you would do.

 Breathe on me, breath of God,

until my heart is pure,

until my will is one with yours

to do and to endure.

 Breathe on me, breath of God;

fulfil my heart’s desire,

until this earthly part of me

glows with your heavenly fire.

Breathe on me, breath of God;

so shall I never die,

but live with you the perfect life

of your eternity.

Jubilate Hymns version of Breathe on me, breath of God Edwin Hatch (1835 – 1889)

© Jubilate Hymns Ltd

Heavenly Father, all hearts are open to you. No secrets are hidden from you.

Purify us with the fire of your Holy Spirit that we may love and worship you faithfully, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

We confess our sins saying:-

Heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought, word and deed,

and have failed to do what we ought to have done.

We are sorry and truly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past

and lead us in his way to walk as children of light.


Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his 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

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant that we who are born again by water and the Spirit

may rejoice to be called your children;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Old Testament reading:- Genesis 1. 1-5

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

This is the word of the Lord. 

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, you / powers of / heaven :

ascribe to the / Lord / glory and / strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the honour / due to his / name :

worship the / Lord • in the / beauty of / holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;

    the God of / glory / thunders :

the Lord is up/on the / mighty / waters.

The voice of the Lord is mighty in / oper/ation :

the voice of the Lord / is a / glorious / voice.

The voice of the Lord / breaks the / cedar trees :

the Lord / breaks the / cedars of / Lebanon;

He makes Lebanon / skip like a / calf :

and Sirion / like a / young wild / ox.

The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;

the voice of the Lord / shakes the / wilderness :

the Lord / shakes the / wilderness of / Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe

    and strips the / forests / bare :

in his / temple / all cry, / ‘Glory!’

The Lord sits enthroned a/bove the / water flood :

the Lord sits enthroned as / king for / ever/more.

The Lord shall give / strength to his / people :

the Lord shall give his / people the / blessing of / peace.

New Testament reading:- Acts 19. 1-7

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the inland regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?’ They replied, ‘No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’ Then he said, ‘Into what then were you baptized?’ They answered, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ Paul said, ‘John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied – altogether there were about twelve of them.

This is the word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel reading:-  Mark 1. 4-11

Listen to the gospel of Christ according to St Mark.  Glory to you O Lord.

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’

This is the gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

Talk – Rev Rachel Storer

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.                                 

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.       

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Intercessions led by Laura Woodside-Jones may include these responses

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Celebrant Rev Canon Mark Beaton

The Peace

Jesus said, Peace I bequeath to you; my own peace I give you; a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you.

Christ, the Prince of Peace, breaks down the walls that divide us. God has called us to live in peace. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.

Hymn led by  Petra

Longing for light, we wait in darkness

Longing for truth, we turn to You.

Make us Your own, Your holy people

Light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light!

Shine in our hearts.

Shine through the darkness.

Christ, be our light!

Shine in Your church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled

Longing for hope, many despair.

Your word alone has pow’r to save us.

Make us your living voice.

Christ, be our light!…

Longing for food, many are hungry

Longing for water, many still thirst.

Make us Your bread, broken for others

Shared until all are fed.

Christ, be our light!…

Longing for shelter, many are homeless

Longing for warmth, many are cold.

Make us Your building, sheltering others

Walls made of living stone.

Christ, be our light!…

Many the gift, many the people

Many the hearts that yearn to belong.

Let us be servants to one another

Making Your kingdom come.

Christ, be our light!…

Writer(s): Bernadette Farrell

As the following words of introduction to the Eucharist are said, you are encouraged to raise the bread and then the wine which you have brought to the table.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this bread to offer,

which earth has given and human hands have made.

It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this wine to offer,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God for ever.

The Lord be with you.                                        

And also with you.          

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.

It is indeed right,

it is our duty and our joy at all times and in all places to give you thanks,

holy Father, all-powerful and ever living God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who by his death has destroyed death

and by his rising to life again has restored to us eternal life.

And so with the hosts of angels and all the company of heaven

we proclaim the glory of your name and join in their unending hymn of praise:

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.

All praise and thanks to you, true and living God, Creator of all things, Giver of life.

You formed us in your own image;

but we have marred that image and fall short of your glory.

We give you thanks that you sent your Son to share our life;

you gave him up to death that the world might be saved,

and you raised him from the dead that we might live in him and he in us.

Sanctify with your Spirit this bread and wine, your gifts to us,

that they may be for us the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

On the night he was betrayed, he took bread,

and when he had given thanks 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 he gave it to them, saying,

Drink from 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.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:                          

Christ has died.                                                     

Christ is risen.                                                       

Christ will come in glory.

As he has commanded us, Father, we remember Jesus Christ, your Son.

Proclaiming his victorious death, rejoicing in his resurrection

and waiting for him to come in glory we bring to you this bread, this cup.

Accept our sacrifice of thanks and praise.

Restore and revive your people,

renew us and all for whom we pray with your grace and heavenly blessing,

and at the last receive us with all your saints into that unending joy promised by your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, forever and ever.         


As our Saviour taught us, we boldly 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.

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 we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

The Communion

The bread is broken

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us.                    

Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us.    

Jesus, redeemer of the world: give us your peace.

Come let us receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,

given for us and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

The body of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen.                     We share the bread

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen.          We share the wine

Give thanks to the Lord for he is gracious: his love is everlasting.

Post Communion Prayer

Refreshed by these Holy gifts, Lord God,

we seek your mercy:

that by listening faithfully to your only Son,

and being obedient to the prompting of the Spirit,

we may be your children in name and in truth

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken,

you have fed us at the table of life and hope:

teach us the ways of gentleness and peace,

that all the world may acknowledge the kingdom of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn led by Adeline

1. God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name,
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name,
and in Jesus’ name I come to you
to share his love as he told me to.

He said:
‘Freely, freely you have received;
freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe,
others will know that I live.’

2. All power is given in Jesus’ name,
in earth and heaven in Jesus’ name,
and in Jesus’ name I come to you
to share his power as he told me to.

He said:
‘Freely, freely you have received;
freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe,
others will know that I live.’

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The Lord be with you.  And also with you

May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds, in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.          In the name of Christ. Amen.
An Order for the Holy Eucharist, material from which is included in the booklet, is copyright © Church in Wales Publications and the Representative Body of the Church

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