4th Sunday after Epiphany B

Faith, hope and love

      Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. Matthew 9:35.
      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. Grant 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
      God of compassion, you have shown us in Christ that your love is never ending: enable us both to love you with all our heart and to love one another as Christ loved us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      The prophet of God.   Deuteronomy 18:9-22   18:15-20
      Great and wonderful are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty.   Psalm 111  
      Food offered to idols.   1 Corinthians 8:1-13  
      The new teaching with authority.   Mark 1:21-28  
Supplementary readings
      Blessing and cursing.   Deuteronomy 11:18-28   11:18-21
      Warnings against the Antichrist.   1 John 2:18-29  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
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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