First Sunday after the Epiphany, The Baptism of our Lord, Jan. 8

The First Lesson, Second Lesson and Gospel will be read from the Easy To Read Version Bible

The Collect and Psalm will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer.

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.

First Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm: Psalm 29

Second Lesson: Acts 10:34-43

Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17

On January 8 we celebrate the life of Harriet Bedell, Deaconess and Missionary. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

For a copy of today’s text in a PDF click here.