Sunday 3 January, 2021


2nd Sunday of Christmas


God who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
Hear the call of the kingdom (StF 407)
*Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided (StF 470)
Sing of the Lord's goodness (StF 65)
Thank you, O God, for the time that is now (StF 478)

Jeremiah 31: 7-14

Being of beings, God of love (StF 490)
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)
Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
*Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided (StF 470)
O God of Bethel , by whose hand thy people still are fed (StF 475)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)
The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want (StF 481) (Stuart Townend ver.)

Psalm 147: 12-20

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

Father in heaven (StF 4)
Now thank we all our God (StF 81)
Praise the Lord! You heavens adore him (StF 86)
Safe in the shadows of the Lord (StF 509)

Ephesians 1: 3-14

Blessing and honour, glory and power (StF 765)
Come, thou fount of every blessing (StF 494)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
Our God is a great big God StF 60)

John 1: (1-9) 10-18

Before the world began (StF 101)
Birth brings a promise (StF 226)
Father, in whom we live (StF 5)
God has spoken - by his prophets (StF 157)
Let earth and heaven combine (StF 208)
Love came down at Christmas (StF 210)
Stupendous height of heavenly love (StF 512)


Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 24: 1-12

Come down, O Love divine (StF 372)
Eternal God, your love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)
God with us: Creator, Father (StF 8)
Into a world of dark, waste and disordered space (StF 387)
O Lord, we are always in your presence (StF 33)

Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 10: 15-21

Captain of Israel’s host, and Guide (StF 459)
*Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided (StF 470)

Ephesians 1: 3-14 (as above)

John 1: (1-9) 10-18 (as above)

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