Sunday 26th January 2020

Third Sunday of Epiphany

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Isaiah 9:1-4

   1Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

   2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

   3Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

   4For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

 

Epistle

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

   10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

   11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

   12Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

   13Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

   14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

   15Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

   16And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

   17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

   18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

 

Psalm

Psalm 27:1,4-12

   1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

   4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

   5For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

   6And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

   7Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

   8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

   9Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

   10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

   11Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

   12Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

 

Gospel

Matthew 4:12-23

   12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

   13And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

   14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

   15The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

   16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

   17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

   18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

   19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

   20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

   21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

   22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

   23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

 

Introit

All my hope on God is founded

Complete Anglican - 19

Gradual

Rejoice, the Lord is King

Complete Anglican - 580

Offertory

We have a gospel to proclaim

Complete Anglican - 716

Communion

Give to our God immortal praise

Complete Anglican - 203

Anthem

Recessional

Let us, with a gladsome mind

Complete Anglican - 392