Sunday 31st January 2021

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

God our creator,
who in the beginning
commanded the light to shine out of darkness:
we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,
shine into the hearts of all your people,
and reveal the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

 

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

   15The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

   16According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

   17And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

   18I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

   19And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

   20But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

 

Epistle

Revelation 12:1-5a

   1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

   2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

   3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

   4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

   5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

 

Psalm

Psalm 111

   1Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

   2The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

   3His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

   4He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

   5He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

   6He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

   7The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

   8They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

   9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

   10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

 

Gospel

Mark 1:21-28

   21And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

   22And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

   23And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

   24Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

   25And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

   26And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

   27And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

   28And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

 

Introit

Gradual

Offertory

Communion

Anthem

Recessional