St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

Worship at Home in Epiphany

Third Sunday of Epiphany  22nd January
The Gathering



In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.



Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe!

From the rising of the sun to its setting your name is proclaimed in all the world.


The Lord of glory be with you.

and also with you.


Prayers of Penitence 

The grace of God has dawned upon the world

through our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own.

Let us confess our sins.


Silence is kept.


God be gracious to us and bless us,

and make your face shine upon us:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


May your ways be known on the earth,

your saving power among the nations:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.


You, Lord, have made known your salvation,

and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


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 eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



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
After a period of silent prayer, the Collect is said

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

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.  Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word

Old Testament reading

Isaiah 9:1-4

At the end of each reading the reader will say

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.



Psalm 27:1-12

1    The Lord is my light and my salvation;

    whom then shall I fear?  

The Lord is the strength of my life;

    of whom then shall I be afraid?

2    When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes,

    came upon me to eat up my flesh,  

they stumbled and fell.

3    Though a host encamp against me,

    my heart shall not be afraid,  

and though there rise up war against me,

    yet will I put my trust in him.

4    One thing have I asked of the Lord

    and that alone I seek:  

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

    all the days of my life,

5    To behold the fair beauty of the Lord  

and to seek his will in his temple.

6    For in the day of trouble

    he shall hide me in his shelter;  

in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me

    and set me high upon a rock.

7    And now shall he lift up my head  

above my enemies round about me;

8    Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation

    with great gladness;  

I will sing and make music to the Lord.

9  Hear my voice, O Lord, when I call;  

have mercy upon me and answer me.

10  My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’  

Your face, Lord, will I seek.

11  Hide not your face from me,  

nor cast your servant away in displeasure.

12  You have been my helper;  

leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

New Testament reading

I Corinthians 1:10 - 18 

At the end of each reading the reader will say

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.




Gospel Reading

Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria, gloria. Alleluia, alleluia!

Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria, gloria. Alleluia, alleluia!


Christ was revealed in the flesh, proclaimed among the nations and believed in throughout the world.


Gloria, gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria, gloria. Alleluia, alleluia!


The Lord be with you.

and also with you.


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 4:12-23


At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

        This weeks sermon is by Fr Peter Mackenzie


The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty.

maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God, begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.


For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.


On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of

the world to come.



Prayers of Intercession

There following response may be used

Lord, in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

We pray for all the Church throughout the world that we would be united in the Truth and live together in Love.

Please pray for those signing up for Alpha and for the team running it.

Let us continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.  May there be reconciliation talks and a permanent peaceful and just resolution.

Please pray for those in need of God's healing and wholeness, for nothing is impossible for God.  Let us pray for Sr. Jennifer, Alison, Joanne, Roz, Ronnie, Sue, Debbie, Stephen, Tim, Betty,  Annette, Tracy, Kathryn, Joyce, Moira and Beth.

Bring comfort to all who mourn, remembering those who have died recently, among them Brian Harris, and those whose anniversary falls at this time among them: Jean Housego, Leslie James Hunt, Kathleen Rae and Peggy Clarke.

At the end of the prayers

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen


The Liturgy of the Sacrament


The Peace

Our Saviour Christ is the Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end.  


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.


Let us offer one another a sign of peace.



The Eucharistic Prayer

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 thanks and praise.



All honour and praise be yours always and everywhere,

mighty creator, ever-living God.

through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord:

for at this time we celebrate your glory

made present in our midst.

In the coming of the Magi

the King of all the world was revealed to the nations.

In the waters of baptism Jesus was revealed as the Christ,

the Saviour sent to redeem us.

In the water made wine

the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast.

Poverty was turned into riches, sorrow into joy.

Therefore with all the angels of heaven

we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name

and sing our joyful 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.


Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,

and according to your holy will, these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;


who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you 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 gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

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.


Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.


And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,

his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;

rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,

and looking for his coming in glory,

we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.


As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,

we bring before you this bread and this cup

and we thank you for counting us worthy

to stand in your presence and serve you.


Send the Holy Spirit on your people and gather into one in your kingdom all who share this one bread and one cup,

so that we, in the company of Edmund and all the saints,

may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord;


by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,

for ever and ever.    Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Believing the promises of God,

let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught:

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.


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 one bread.


Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
grant us peace.
Giving of Communion
Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.




Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept. The post-communion prayer is said.

Almighty Father,

whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:

may your people,

illumined by your word and sacraments,

shine with the radiance of his glory,

that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed

to the ends of the earth;

for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.



Almighty God,

we thank you for feeding us

with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

Through him we offer you our souls and bodies

to be a living sacrifice.

Send us out

in the power of your Spirit

to live and work

to your praise and glory.   Amen.


The Blessing and Dismissal

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory

and gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.



We have seen his glory, the glory revealed to all the nations.

Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God.








Adapted from Common Worship

Copyright: The Archbishop’s Council 2000