3rd Sunday after Epiphany A

Repent and believe the Good News

      Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23
      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 may 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
      Loving God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you: help us so to know you that we may truly love you, and so to love you that we may faithfully serve you, whose service is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. APBA
      The peace of God.   Isaiah 9:1-7   9:1-4
      The Lord is my light, whom shall I fear?   Psalm 27:1-8   27:1, 4-9     27:1-10
      Divisions in the church.   1 Corinthians 1:10-17   1:10-18
      The light has dawned.   Matthew 4:12-25   4:12-13
Supplementary readings
      The five woes.   Habakkuk 2:5-20   2:15-20
      God's wrath toward humanity.   Romans 1:18-25   1:16-25
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
NH 182
NH 31
WSP 64
NH 195
TIS 143
TIS 279
TIS 598
CH 40
Hymn or Chorus first line
The light of Christ
But we all with open face
Lord teach your way unto me
They that wait upon the Lord
Immortal Invisible
The King of glory comes
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
I will arise and go to Jesus.
Tunes and sources
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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