A Committed Christian Ministry Characterized
Collect: Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins and give us, we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life, which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Isaiah 40:21-31 . . . In awe-filled tones, the prophet Isaiah describes God’s majesty, power and compassion.
Psalm 147:1-12, 21b . . . The song of tender care
1 Corinthians 9:16-23 . . . Paul explains how he willingly lays down his privileges as a Christian to reach people with God’s message of good news.
Mark 1:29-39 . . . Jesus’ ministry revolves around healing and preaching, solitude and prayer.