Sunday Service Pew Sheet (ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRAY)


Third Sunday After Epiphany 

Sunday 24th January 2021


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Hymn Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

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1. Christ, whose glory fills the skies,

Christ, the true, the only light,

Sun of Righteousness, arise,

triumph o'er the shades of night;

Dayspring from on high, be near;

Daystar, in my heart appear.


2. Dark and cheerless is the morn

unaccompanied by thee;

joyless is the day's return,

till thy mercy's beams I see;

till they inward light impart,

cheer my eyes and warm my heart.


3. Visit then this soul of mine;

pierce the gloom of sin and grief;

fill me, Radiancy divine,

scatter all my unbelief;

more and more thyself display,

shining to the perfect day.



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.


Reading Genesis 14. 17-20(not used on broadcast)

After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said,

‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High,

maker of heaven and earth;

and blessed be God Most High,

who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’

And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.

Psalm 128

1. Blessèd are all they that / fear the / Lord:

even / they that / walk • in his / ways.

2. Thou shalt eat the labours / of thine / hands:

O well is thee and / happy / shalt thou / be.

3. Thy wife within the / walls of • thine / house:

shall / be • as the / fruitful / vine;

4. Thy children round a‑/bout thy / table:

shall / be • as the / olive / branches.

†5. Lo thus shall the / man be / blessed:

that feareth the / Lord / in his / heart.

6. May the Lord bless thee / out of / Zion:

mayest thou see Jerusalem in prosperity / all thy / life / long.

7. Mayest thou see thy / children's / children:

and upon / Israel / may • there be / peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen


Reading Revelation 19. 6-10

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunder-peals, crying out,

‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.

Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory,

for the marriage of the Lamb has come,

and his bride has made herself ready;

to her it has been granted to be clothed

with fine linen, bright and pure’—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow-servant with you and your comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’


Hymn Rejoice the Lord is King

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Rejoice the Lord is King!

Your Lord and King adore!

Rejoice, give thanks and sing,

and triumph evermore.


Lift up your heart!

lift up your voice!

Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!


Jesus, the Savior reigns,

the God of truth and love:

when he had purged our stains,

he took his seat above.


Lift up your heart!

lift up your voice!

Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!


His kingdom cannot fail;

he rules o'er earth and heaven;

the keys of death and hell

are to our Jesus given.


Lift up your heart!

lift up your voice!

Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!


He sits at God's right hand

till all his foes submit,

and bow to his command,

and fall beneath his feet:


Lift up your heart!

lift up your voice!

Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!


Rejoice in glorious hope!

Jesus the Judge shall come

and take his servants up

to their eternal home:

We soon shall hear the archangel's voice,

the trump of God shall sound:


Lift up your heart!

lift up your voice!


Gospel Reading John 2. 1-11

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.


Hymn He Who Would True Valour See

Who Would True Valor See Hymn with Lyrics - Bing video

1. Who would true valour see,

Let him come hither;

One here will constant be,

Come wind, come weather;

There’s no discouragement

Shall make him once relent

His first avowed intent

To be a pilgrim.


2. Whoso beset him round

With dismal stories

Do but themselves confound;

His strength the more is,

No lion can him fright;

He’ll with a giant fight;

But he will have a right

To be a pilgrim.


3. Hobgoblin nor foul fiend

Can daunt his spirit;

He knows he at the end

Shall life inherit,

Then fancies fly away,

He’ll fear not what men say;

He’ll labour night and day

To be a pilgrim.


Book of Common Prayer"

(The Third Sunday After The Epiphany)


Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities, stretch forth thy right hand to help nd defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Epistle Romans 12. 16 - end

Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


Gospel St. Matthew 8.1-13

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.


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