5th Sunday after Epiphany A

The gospel proclaimed

      'Is not this the fast that I choose,' says the Lord: 'to loose the bonds of injustice, and to let the oppressed go free?' Isaiah 58:6
      God, our refuge and strength, the author of all godliness, hear the devout prayers of your church: and grant that what we ask in faith we may surely obtain; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 23
      Let us pray [for God's protection]
      Father, watch over your family and keep us safe in your care, for all our hope is in you. 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
      Faithful God, you have appointed us your witnesses, to be a light that shines in the world? let us not hide the bright hope you have given us, but tell everyone your love, revealed in Jesus Christ the Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      God hears the oppressed.   Isaiah 58:1-14   58:1-9a (9b-12)
      The children of the light walk in all that is good and right and true.   Psalm 112:1-9  
      Christ crucified / The hidden wisdom of God.   I Corinthians 2:1-5 / 2:6-16   2:1-12 (13-16)   2:1-13 (14-16)
      The light of the world / Jesus' teaching about the law.   Matthew 5:13-16 / 5:17-20  
Supplementary readings
      Even the Jews stand condemned / God's faithfulness.   Romans 2:17-29 / 3:1-20   2:28-3:11
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 187
TIS 751
TH 1
TH 22
TIS 147
CC 228
TIS 609
AHB 137
Hymn or Chorus first line
We want to bless you
What does the Lord require of thee?
Blessed are all who fear the Lord
Gather us together Lord
To God be the glory, great things he has done
Teach us to love your word Lord
May the mind of Christ my Saviour
Jesus, they blood and righteousness
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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