4th Sunday after Epiphany C

Faith, hope and love

      Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. I Corinthians 13:12
      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
      Righteous God, you confound the world's wisdom by giving your blessing to the lowly and pure in heart: give us such a hunger and thirst for justice and perseverance in striving for peace, that in our words and deeds the world may see the promise of your kingdom, which has been revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      Prophet to the nations.   Jeremiah 1:4-10  
      O God, you have taught me from my youth upward.   Psalm 71:1-6  
      Love.   1 Corinthians 13:1-13  
      God's love is universal.   Luke 4:22-30   4:21-30
Supplementary readings
      The branch of an almond tree.   Jeremiah 1:11-19  
      From curse to blessing.   Galatians 3:1-14  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
NH 31
TCH 597
CC 195
TIS 398
HTC 348
TIS 641
TIS 547
CC 203
Hymn or Chorus first line
But we all with open face beholding
Shall we gather at the river
Sweet Water
Jesus how lovely you are
Come down O love divine
Shout for joy, loud and long
This is my will, my one command
Be thou my vision
Lord give us your Spirit
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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