January 21st, 2018
THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY
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.
God of all mercy,
your Son proclaimed good news to the poor,
release to the captives,
and freedom to the oppressed:
anoint us with your Holy Spirit
and set all your people free
to praise you in Christ our Lord.
First Reading Genesis 14.17-
Psalm or Canticle Psalm 128
R May the Lord bless you all the days of your life.
1 Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, *
and walk in his ways.
2 You shall eat the fruit of the toil of your hands; *
it shall go well with you, and happy shall you be. R
3 Your wife within your house shall be like a fruitful vine; *
your children round your table, like fresh olive branches.
4 Thus shall the one be blest *
who fears the Lord. R
5 The Lord from out of Zion bless you, *
that you may see Jerusalem in prosperity all the days of your life.
6 May you see your children’s children *
and may there be peace upon Israel. R
Second Reading Revelation 19.6-
For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
7Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready;
8to her it has been granted to be clothed
with fine linen, bright and pure’ –
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
9And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ 10Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow-
Gospel John 2.1-
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.
Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory
and gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
Copyright acknowledgement (where not already indicated above):
Post Communion (3rd of Epiphany) © 1985 Anglican Church of Canada: The Book of Alternative Services
Some material included in this service is copyright: © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA
Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Archbishops' Council 2000