First Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 9

The Collect: 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.

Old Testament: Isaiah 43:1-7 read from the World English Bible

Psalm: Psalm 29 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

New Testament: Acts 8:14-17 read from the Easy to Read Version Bible

Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On January 9 we celebrate the life of Julia Chester Emery Missionary. Read from A Great Cloud of Witneses.

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