Sunday 27th January

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. [Ps. 19:14]

Today’s Services:

9am Holy Communion at Silvington

10:30 am Holy Communion at Stottesdon

4 pm Evening Prayer at Cleeton St Mary

Readings:

Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10 – Reading God’s Word

I Corinthians 12:12-31a – Church, the Body of Christ

Luke 4:14-21 – The sermon at Nazareth

Psalm 19

1 The heavens are telling the glory of God : and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

2 One day pours out its song to another : and one night unfolds knowledge to another.

3 They have neither speech nor language : and their voices are not heard,

4 Yet their sound has gone out into all lands : and their words to the ends of the world.

5 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.

6 It goes forth from the end of the heavens and runs to the very end again : and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul : the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart : the commandment of the Lord is pure and gives light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever : the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold : sweeter also than honey, dripping from the honeycomb.

11 By them also is your servant taught : and in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how often they offend? : O cleanse me from my secret faults!

13 Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins lest they get dominion over me : so shall I be undefiled, and innocent of great offence.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight : O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit : as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

Collect for the Day

God our creator, who in the beginning commanded the light to shine out of darkness: we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, shine into the hearts of all your people, and reveal the knowledge of your glory in the face of 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.Amen.


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