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10:00 Joint Eucharist Service at Emmanuel Church

Sunday 1st January, 2023

 

 

 

Presiding
Ron Jones
Marcus Maxwell
Preaching
Marcus Maxwell
Intercessions
Sarah Maxwell
Readings
Hebrews 2:10-18 - read by David Worgan
Matthew 2:13-23 - read by Richard Wilberforce
Hymns
Come And Join The Celebrationview lyrics
A Great And Mighty Wonderview lyrics
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Nightview lyrics
Angels From The Realms Of Glory view lyrics

 

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SlideSet: Image: Christmas
A Warm Welcome to Emmanuel at Christmastime

 

 

Liturgy: General (A2)
Welcome in the name of Christ.
God's grace, mercy and peace be with you
and also with you.

 

 

SlideSet: Liturgy: Epiphany: Opening Responses
You will name him Jesus;
he will save his people from their sins.

He will be great;
he will be called the Son of the Most High.

He will be called Emmanuel:
God is with us.

 

 

 

Hymn: Come And Join The Celebration

Come And Join The Celebration

Words & Music: Valerie Collison (b 1933)

Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!
See, the shepherds
Hurry down to Bethlehem,
Gaze in wonder
At the Son of God who lay before them
Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!
Wise men journey,
Led to worship by a star
Kneel in homage
Bringing precious gifts from lands afar, so
Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!
"God is with us"
Round the world the message bring
He is with us
"Welcome", all the bells on earth are pealing
Come and join the celebration
It's a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There's a new King born today!

 

 

Liturgy: Incarnation (B10)
As we kneel with the shepherds before the newborn Christ child,
we open our hearts in penitence and faith.

 

 

Liturgy: Incarnation (B44)
Lord of grace and truth,
we confess our unworthiness
to stand in your presence as your children.
We have sinned:
forgive and heal us.
The Virgin Mary accepted your call
to be the mother of Jesus.
Forgive our disobedience to your will.
We have sinned:
forgive and heal us.
Your Son our Saviour
was born in poverty in a manger.
Forgive our greed and rejection of your ways.
We have sinned:
forgive and heal us.
The shepherds left their flocks
to go to Bethlehem.
Forgive our self-interest and lack of vision.
We have sinned:
forgive and heal us.
The wise men followed the star
to find Jesus the King.
Forgive our reluctance to seek you.
We have sinned:
forgive and heal us.

 

 

SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Absolution (1)
May the Father of all mercies
cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Video: The Gloria
Video

 

 

Collect: Collect for The First Sunday of Christmas

Collect for:

The First Sunday of Christmas

Almighty God,
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

 

Reading: Hebrews 2:10-18

Hebrews 2:10-18

read by David Worgan

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.
Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises."
And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—
and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants.
For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

 

 

Liturgy: Readings
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

 

Hymn: A Great And Mighty Wonder

A Great And Mighty Wonder

Words: St Germanicus (c634-734)
translated by J M Neale (1818-66)
Music: German carol melody

A great and mighty wonder,
A full and holy cure!
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin-honour pure:
Repeat the hymn again:
'To God on high be glory,
And peace on earth to men.'
The Word becomes incarnate,
And yet remains on high;
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky:
Repeat the hymn again:
'To God on high be glory,
And peace on earth to men.'
While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
Ye oceans, clap your hands:
Repeat the hymn again:
'To God on high be glory,
And peace on earth to men.'
Since all he comes to ransom,
By all be he adored,
The Infant born in Bethl'em,
The Saviour and the Lord:
Repeat the hymn again:
'To God on high be glory,
And peace on earth to men.'

 

 

Liturgy: Gospel Reading (part 1)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.

 

 

Reading: Matthew 2:13-23

Matthew 2:13-23

read by Richard Wilberforce

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."
So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,
where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."
So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee,
and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

 

 

Liturgy: Gospel Reading (part 2)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

SlideSet: Images:Still slide

 

 

Liturgy: Authorised Affirmation of Faith (E9)
Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Though he was divine,
he did not cling to equality with God,
but made himself nothing.
Taking the form of a slave,
he was born in human likeness.
He humbled himself
and was obedient to death,
even the death of the cross.
Therefore God has raised him on high,
and given him the name above every name:
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

 

 

Liturgy: Prayers of Intercession
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

 

 

Liturgy: The Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

 

 

Hymn: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

Words: Nahum Tate (1652-1715)
Music: Tate's Psalms, 1592

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
An angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.
"Fear not," said he for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind
"glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind."
"To you, in David's town, this day
Is born of David's line
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;
And this shall be the sign:"
"The heavenly babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swaddling bands
And in a manger laid."
Thus spoke the angel; and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song:
"All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease!"

 

 

Liturgy: Offertory Prayer
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 do we
give You.

 

 

SlideSet: Liturgy: Epiphany: Holy Communion Preface
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.

 Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.
Blessed are you, God of all glory,
through your son Jesus Christ.
We worship and adore you.
 He is the Heavenly King, born of Mary.
We worship and adore you

He is the Word of the Father, crying as a baby.
We worship and adore you.

He is robed in glory, wrapped in infant clothes.
We worship and adore you.
Lord of heaven and earth, laid in a manger.
We worship and adore you.
Strong in weakness, glorious in humility,
To him be all praise and glory.
And so we join in with all the company of heaven, worshipping you and saying/singing

 

 

SlideSet: Liturgy: 2 verse santus and benedictus using hymn Holy, holy, holy, holy is the Lord
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord,
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord,
Holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come 
Holy. Holy. Holy is the Lord 
Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,
blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name
Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,
blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name 
Hosanna in the highest heaven,
Blessed blessed blessed is the Lord.

 

 

Liturgy: Eucharistic Prayer E
We praise and bless you, loving Father,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord;
and as we obey his command,
send your Holy Spirit,
that broken bread and wine outpoured
may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.
On the night before he died he had supper with his friends
and, taking bread, he praised you.
He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.
When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.
Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:
Drink this, all of you;
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.
So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,
in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice
made once for all upon the cross.
Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,
we proclaim his death and resurrection
until he comes in glory.
Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.
Lord of all life,
help us to work together for that day
when your kingdom comes
and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.
Look with favour on your people,
gather us in your loving arms
and bring us with [N and] all the saints
to feast at your table in heaven.
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

 

Liturgy: The Lord's Prayer
As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

 

 

Liturgy: Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

 

 

SlideSet: Liturgy: Epiphany: Prayer After Communion
Lord, by your mercy 
we have feasted upon the bread of life,
and have shared the cup of salvation.
Help us so to live out our days
that our lives may proclaim your wonders;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Hymn: Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Music: traditional French carol

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth:
Come and worship
Christ, the newborn king
Come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn king.
Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:
Come and worship
Christ, the newborn king
Come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn king.
Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen his natal star:
Come and worship
Christ, the newborn king
Come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn king.

 

 

SlideSet: Liturgy: Epiphany: Dismissal
Let us go in peace
We go into the world to walk in God's light, 
to rejoice in God's love and to reflect God's glory.
Amen.

 

 

 

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