8th Sunday after Epiphany C

Whence comes goodness?

      Thanks be to God, who through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14.
      Keep your 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
      Almighty God, renew us through the gift of your Spirit, that we may always do and think what is righteous in your sight, that we, who can do nothing good without you, may live according to your holy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The heavenly bridegroom.   Hosea 2:16-22, or 16-17, 21-22.   2:14-20
      The Lord is kind and merciful.   Psalm 103:6-18   103:1-13
      Servants of the new covenant.   2 Corinthians 3:1-6.   2:14-3:6
      Our response to God.   Mark 2:18-22.   2:13-22
Supplementary readings
      God's love for Israel.   Hosea 11:1-9  
      Concluding remarks.   1 John 5:13-21  
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
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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