7th Sunday after Epiphany A

Love and forgiveness

      Your Father in heaven makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. Be merciful, just as you Father is merciful. Matthew 5:45, Luke 6:36
      Grant us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right, that we who cannot do anything that is good without you, may in your strength be able to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 9
      Let us pray [that God will make us more like Christ, his Son]
      Father, keep before us the wisdom and love you have revealed in your Son. Help us to be like him in word and deed, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Hidden God, whose wisdom compels our love and unsettles all our values: fill us with desire to search for her truth, that we may transform the world, becoming fools for her sake, through Jesus Christ, your Word and Wisdom made flesh, to whom be glory for ever. Amen. APBA
      Love of neighbor.   Leviticus 19:1-18,   19:1-2, 9-18
      Let us live to the praise of your glory.   Psalm 119:33-40  
      Time will test the value of our lives / True wisdom.   1 Corinthians 3:10-17 / 3:18-23,   3:10-11, 16-23,   3:10-17
      Love for enemies.   Matthew 5:38-48  
Supplementary readings
      Where there is no justice.   Isaiah 59:14-21  
      Justified by faith.   Romans 3:21-31,   3:22b-31
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
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Gathering Songs
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Hymn or Chorus first line
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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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