4th Sunday after Epiphany A

Faith, Hope and Love

      What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
      Lord, you have taught us that whatever we do without love is worth nothing: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you; grant this, for your only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. BCP. Quinquagesima
      Let us pray [for a greater love of God and of our fellows.]
      Lord our God, help us to love you with all our hearts and to love all people as you love them. 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
      Living God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The Lord's case against Israel.   Micah 6:1-8  
      Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.   Psalm 15  
      We preach Christ crucified / God chooses the weak.   1 Corinthians 1:18-25 / 1:26-31   1:18-31
      True happiness.   Matthew 5:1-12  
Supplementary readings
      Prayer and praise.   Micah 7:14-20  
      God's righteous judgment.   Romans 2:1-16  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
TIS 666
NH 25
TIS 751
AHB 352
CH 9
TIS 560
CH 51
CH 40
Hymn or Chorus first line
We are marching in the light of God
Blessed are the poor in spirit
What does the Lord require of you
Blessed Jesus at your word
Sing to our Father
All my hope on God is founded
Pure light
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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