Epiphany Three

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Collect                                      23 (Text shown)
Post Communion Prayer        24 (Text shown)

Principle Service (Text shown)
Nehemiah 8. 1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19 or 19. 1-6
1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a
Luke 4. 14-21

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 33.
Numbers 9. 15-23
1 Corinthians 7. 17-24
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
Mark 1. 21-28

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 113
Deuteronomy 30. 11-15
3 John 1, 5-8

Collect 23

1984 Prayer book

Remember, Lord, what thou hast wrought in us, and not what we deserve; and as thou hast called us to thy service, make us worthy of our calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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.

Post Communion Prayer 24

Almighty Father whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:
may your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed
to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns now and for ever.

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

all the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had given to Israel. Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear with understanding. This was on the first day of the seventh month.He read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. Then Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, ‘Amen, Amen’, lifting up their hands. Then they bowed their heads and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground.So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.
And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, ‘This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.’ For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’

Psalm 19 or 19. 1-6

Biblical text
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure,
making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19 or 19. 1-6

Pointed Psalm
The heavens are telling the / glory of / God :
and the / firmament pro/claims his / handiwork.
One day pours out its song / to an/other :
and one night unfolds / knowledge / to an/other.
They have neither / speech nor / language :
and their / voices / are not / heard,
Yet their sound has gone out into / all / lands :
and their / words • to the / ends of the / world.
In them has he set a tabernacle / for the / sun :
that comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber
and rejoices as a / champion to / run his / course.
It goes forth from the end of the heavens
and runs to the very / end a/gain :
and there is nothing / hidden / from its / heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, re/viving the / soul :
the testimony of the Lord is sure
and gives / wisdom / to the / simple.
The statutes of the Lord are right and re/joice the / heart :
the commandment of the Lord is pure
and gives / light / to the / eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean and en/dures for / ever :
the judgements of the Lord are true and / righteous / alto/gether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
more than / much fine / gold :
sweeter also than honey, / dripping / from the / honeycomb.
By them also is your / servant / taught :
and in keeping them / there is / great re/ward.
Who can tell how often / they of/fend? :
O cleanse me / from my / secret / faults!
Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins
lest they get do/minion / over me :
so shall I be undefiled, and / innocent of / great of/fence.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable / in your / sight :
O Lord, my / strength and / my re/deemer.

1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot were to say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear were to say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a part of the body.If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.If all were a single member, where would the body be?As it is, there are many members, yet one body.The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you’, nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,and those members of the body that we think less honourable we clothe with greater honour, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect;whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member,that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another.If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it.
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues.Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?But strive for the greater gifts.

Luke 4. 14-21

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’ And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’


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