First Sunday after the Epiphany, January 8, 2017
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed 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 the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The Old Testament: Isaiah 42: 1 – 9 read from the International Children’s Bible
Psalm: 29 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
The Second Lesson: Acts 10:34-43 read from the King James Bible
The Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 read from the Lexham English Bible
The Closing Prayer: On January 9th we remember Julia Chester Emery, Upholder of Missions