3rd Sunday after Epiphany C

Repent and believe the Good News

      Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah: "The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives." Luke 4:18
      Lord God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: mercifully accept our prayers, and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing good without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 1
      Let us pray [for unity and peace]
      All powerful and ever-living God, help us to respond to your love that is within us, that what we do in the name of your Son my lead mankind to unity and peace. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Life-giving God, who sent your Son Jesus to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority: anoint us with your Spirit, that we too may bring good news to the poor, bind up the broken-hearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Joy in repentance.   Nehemiah 8:1-10   8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
      O praise the Lord, the creator, the sun of righteousness.   Psalm 19  
      You are the body of Christ.   1 Corinthians 12:12-31  
      Good News to the poor.   Luke 4:14-21  
Supplementary readings
      God makes a covenant with Noah.   Genesis 9:8-17   9:7-19
      Paul opposes Peter / Saved by faith.   Galatians 2:11-14 / 2:15-21   2:11-21
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 204
CH 40
SLW 132
CC 225
TIS 636
TH 22
CC 211
Hymn or Chorus first line
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
Sweet Water
I will arise and go to Jesus
Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest
Hail to the Lord's anointed
God has spoken by his people
Praise God for the body
Gather us together Lord
Tunes and sources
Tune: Yeldall
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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