Sunday is the First after Epiphany, celebrated as the Baptism of Christ. Benefice Services this week are these:
09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow
10:30 Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven
16:30 Evensong at St Mary, Stottesdon
Genesis 1:1-5 – In the beginning
Acts 19:1-7 – Paul in Ephesus
Mark 1:4-11 – John the Baptist and Jesus
1 Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven : ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name : worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders : the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation : the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees : the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf : and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness : the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare : in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’
9 The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood : the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.
10 The Lord shall give strength to his people : the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
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
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; 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. Amen.