Collect: Third Sunday After Epiphany
Give me grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of my Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that I and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Isaiah 9:1-4 . . . a new time of restoration . . . a hymn of thanksgiving and hope offered at the birth of a new king in Jerusalem.
Psalm 27: 1, 5-13 . . . a song of trust and confidence in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1: 10-18 . . . set aside any differences for the sake of your common calling.
Matthew 4: 12-23 . . . repentance, calling for discipleship and healing the sick
Sermon: Fish-food for People . . . Walk in the light! Change your ways! Become who God made you! and: Follow me!
My Father in heaven . . . hollowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give me today my daily bread. Forgive me my sins as I forgive those who sin against me. Save me from the time of trial, and deliver me from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen