Sunday 23rd January 2022

Third Sunday of Epiphany

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

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

Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10

   1And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

   2And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

   3And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

   5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

   6And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

   8So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

   9And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

   10Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

 

Epistle

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

   12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

   13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

   14For the body is not one member, but many.

   15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

   16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

   17If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

   18But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

   19And if they were all one member, where were the body?

   20But now are they many members, yet but one body.

   21And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

   22Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

   23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

   24For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.

   25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

   26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

   27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

   28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

   29Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

   30Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

   31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

 

Psalm

Psalm 19

   1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

   2Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

   3There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

   4Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

   5Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

   6His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

   7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

   8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

   9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

   10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

   11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

   12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

   13Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

   14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

 

Gospel

Luke 4:14-21

   14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

   15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

   16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

   17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

   18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

   19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

   20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

   21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

 

Introit

Lord, we come to ask your healing

Complete Anglican - 422

Gradual

I give you all the honour

Complete Anglican - 308

Offertory

Beauty for brokenness

Complete Anglican - 60

Communion

Anthem

Nada te turbe

Complete Anglican - 937

Recessional

O for a thousand tongues to sing

Complete Anglican - 485

No sermon available for this Sunday.