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Sunday 14th January

Epiphany 2 – The Lion and the Lamb

8am

First Reading: Psalm 139.1–5, 12–18

1  O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; ♦︎
   you know my sitting down and my rising up;
      you discern my thoughts from afar.
2  You mark out my journeys and my resting place ♦︎
   and are acquainted with all my ways.
3  For there is not a word on my tongue, ♦︎
   but you, O Lord, know it altogether.
4  You encompass me behind and before ♦︎
   and lay your hand upon me.
5  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, ♦︎
   so high that I cannot attain it.
12  For you yourself created my inmost parts; ♦︎
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
13  I thank you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; ♦︎
   marvellous are your works, my soul knows well.
14  My frame was not hidden from you, ♦︎
   when I was made in secret
      and woven in the depths of the earth.
15  Your eyes beheld my form, as yet unfinished; ♦︎
   already in your book were all my members written,
16  As day by day they were fashioned ♦︎
   when as yet there was none of them.
17  How deep are your counsels to me, O God! ♦︎
   How great is the sum of them!
18  If I count them, they are more in number than the sand, ♦︎
   and at the end, I am still in your presence.

Second Reading:  Revelation 5.1–10

Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals; and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it. And I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.’

Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sing a new song:

‘You are worthy to take the scroll
   and to open its seals,
for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God
   saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God,
   and they will reign on earth.’

9.30am

Led by Helen and

Welcomers – Lisa-Dawn

Welcome and Preparation

Song 1 – Rooted in My God (BT)

Confession and Absolution

Song 2 – How Great is our God (BT)

Peace and Communion

Eucharistic Minister – Rochelle

Song 3 – During Communion – The Father’s Song (communion)

Saying Thank you

Kids go to groups

Bible Reading: Revelation 5:1-10

Read by Kelly

The Bible reading is from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 5, Verses 1 to 10

Then I saw in the right hand of the
one seated on the throne a scroll
written on the inside and on the back,
sealed with seven seals;
and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice,
‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’
And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth
was able to open the scroll or to look into it.
And I began to weep bitterly because no one
was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
Then one of the elders said to me,
‘Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has conquered,
so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.’

Then I saw between the throne and the
four living creatures and among the elders
a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered,
having seven horns and seven eyes,
which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
He went and took the scroll from the right hand
of the one who was seated on the throne.
When he had taken the scroll,
the four living creatures and the twenty-four
elders fell before the Lamb,
each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense,
which are the prayers of the saints.
They sing a new song:

‘You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slaughtered and
by your blood you ransomed for God
saints from every tribe and
language and people and nation;
you have made them to be a kingdom
and priests serving our God,
and they will reign on earth.’

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

Talk – Rev Gav

Song 4 – I cannot tell (organ)

Prayers
Led by Lisa-Dawn

Dismissal Prayer, and Blessing

Song 5 – Blessed Assurance (organ)

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ, Amen.