3rd Sunday after Epiphany B

Repent and believe the Good News

      The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15
      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
      Bountiful God, through your Son you have called us to repent of our sin, to believe the good news, and to celebrate the coming of your kingdom: teach us, like Christ's first apostles, to hear the call to discipleship, and, forsaking old ways, to proclaim the gospel of new life to a broken world;. through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The penitence of Nineveh.   3:1-10   3:1-5, 10
      May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace.   Psalm 62:5-12  
      Living in the last times.   1 Corinthians 7:29-31  
      Repent and believe the good news.   Mark 1:14-20  
Supplementary readings
      Loving our neighbor.   Leviticus 19:1-18  
      Do not love the world.   1 John 2:15-17   2:12-17
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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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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