8th Sunday after Epiphany A

The loving-kindness of the Lord

      Do not worry, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we wear?" Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31, 33.
      Keep you Church, Lord God, with your continual mercy, and because the frailty of humanity without you cannot but fall, keep us always under your protection, and lead us to everything that makes for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP. Trinity 15
      Let us pray [that God will bring peace to the world and freedom to his Church.]
      Lord, guide the course of world events and give you Church the joy and peace of serving you in freedom. We ask 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
      O God, before whose face we are not made righteous by working at being right. Free us from the need to justify ourselves by our own anxious striving, that we may be abandoned to faith in you alone; through Jesus Christ. Amen. APBA
      God's eternal love.   Isaiah 49:8-16a  
      Jesus, Lamb of God, grant us your peace.   Psalm 131  
      Stewards of God's mysteries.   1 Corinthians 4:1-5.   3:18-4:5
      The heavenly Father's care.   Matthew 6:24-34.   6:22-34
Supplementary readings
      God's covenant with Abraham.   Genesis 15:1-11, 17-18  
      Abraham was justified by faith.   Romans 4:4-13  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
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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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