Coronavirus - Services at home - no 23 - Epiphany Sunday Service 10 January 2021

Morning Service – Sunday 10th January 2021

St Michael’s Blundellsands

 

Advent Hymn: O Worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBEmXFkwcOE

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EPIPHANY SUNDAY

 

Print off this service sheet then click on the next link and join in with the responses.

https://youtu.be/G2lX2T44BTg

 

Welcome and Notices

 

Lord, speak to us

that we may hear your word.

Move among us

that we may behold your glory.

Receive our prayers

that we may learn to trust you.

Amen.

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this:
‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
With all your soul, with all your mind,
And with all your strength.’

 

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’

There is no commandment greater than these.
On these two commandments hang all the Law and the prophets.
Amen.  Lord have mercy.

 

Confession

Father eternal, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour, in what we have thought, in what we have said and done, through ignorance, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love and marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed and repent of our sings.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past and lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light.
Amen.

 

Absolution

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

 

Interview with Ian Parks, headteacher of St Mary and St Paul Prescot


Reading:  Liz Adams

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,  “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”  Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

Talk by Helen: Sight

 

The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you...
And also with you.

Christmas Reflection

 

Prayers: Frances Quirk

Collect for Epiphany

O God, who by the leading of a star

manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth:

mercifully grant that we,

who know you now by faith,

may at last behold your glory face to face;

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.

 

A prayer for healing

Lord Jesus, you healed many who were blind, lame and suffering from many kinds of illness.

We believe your healing power is as great as ever.

Today we remember before you those who we are concerned for,

that they may receive comfort, hope and recovery of health.

Amen.

 

Let us say together 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.

 

Blessing

May God the Father,

who led the wise men by the shining of a star
to find the Christ, the Light from light,

lead you also in your pilgrimage to find the Lord.

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

 

Hymn:  And can it be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQeIGbKqiw8