7th Sunday after Epiphany C

Love and forgiveness

      Love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. You will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Luke 6:35
      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
      God of compassion, keep before us the love you have revealed in your Son, who prayed even for his enemies. In our words and deeds help us to be like him, through whom we pray, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen. APBA
      Joseph reveals himself to his brothers.   Genesis 45:1-15   45:3-11, 15
      Commit your life to the Lord and put your trust in him.   Psalm 37:1-11   37:1-11, 40-41
      An analogy of seeds and bodies / Made like Christ.   1 Corinthians 15:35-44 / 15:45-49   15:35-38, 42-50 ,   15:35-50 / 15:45-49 e
      Love for enemies.   Luke 6:27-38  
Supplementary readings
      Jacob comes to Egypt.   Genesis 45:16-26  
      False zeal and true concern.   Galatians 4:12-20  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
CC 103
CH 67
SOP 22
CH 15
AHB 100
AHB 137
TIS 609
TIS 217
Hymn or Chorus first line
O be joyful in the Lord
But I say unto you
Be still and know that I am God
There's a river of praise
All the earth proclaim the Lord
Jesus thy blood and righteousness
May the mind if Christ my saviour
Love Divine, all loves excelling
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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