The 1st Sunday After Epiphany:

Collect: The Baptism of the Lord

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan proclaim him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and he Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.  Amen

Isaiah 42:1-9 . . . the mission of the Lord’s servant, the one whom God has chosen to bring forth justice and salvation.

Psalm 29 . . . The LORD shall give strength to his people;  the LORD shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Acts 10:34-43 . . . the good news that Jesus began to proclaim after his baptism.

Matthew 3:13-17 . . . After His baptism the Holy Spirit is manifest.

A Sermon For the Feast of Epiphany  by Linda Strohmier.

and/or

The  Baptism of the Lord  by James T. Batchelor

 

The Epiphany Collect

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested  your only Son to the people of the earth: Lead us, who know You now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

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