Sunday 5 February, 2012- Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B

Here are the resources you need for this Sunday. Please feel free to choose what is suitable for your congregation’s needs. You will notice that the orders of service are available in different formats: choose the “pdf” format if you want something that is ready to print and photocopy, the “doc” or “rtf” format if you wish to change the formatting yourself or the “ppt” format if you use PowerPoint.

  • Altar colour: Green
  • Bible readings:
    FIRST READING Isaiah 40:21-31 The incomparable greatness of the Lord
    PSALM Psalm 147:1-11, 20c *For musical settings of this Psalm, please see the song suggestions below*
    SECOND READING 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Free to be all things to all people
    GOSPEL Mark 1:29-39 Jesus heals many people
  • Sermons:
    Lay-readers please note: the linked sermons have not been edited for general use. As part of your preparations, keep in mind that they have been written for specific people in a specific context, and for this reason the issues they address or the examples they use may not be entirely suitable for people in your congregation. If you feel this is the case, you may need to make minor adjustments or find another sermon

    Based on first reading : Pr Vince Gerhardy ;
    Based on Psalm 147: Pr Heath Pukallus
    Based on gospel reading: edited for lay reading sermon – mark 1 29-39 – year b – epiphany 5
  • Orders of service:
    Epiphany Sunday Word and Prayer (pdf / doc / ppt)
    Service of the Word (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Morning Praise (pdf / rtf / ppt)
    Service without communion (pdf / doc / ppt)
  • Prayer of the Day (Collect): Choose one of the following
    Traditional
    O Lord,
    watch over your family
    with your constant loving-kindness,
    so that those who rely solely
    on the hope of your heavenly grace
    may always be defended by your protection;
    through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, modernised traditional
    Lord, in your constant goodness
    watch over your family.
    May we who rely solely
    on your undeserved love for us
    always be defended by your power.
    We ask this through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, alternative
    (Let us pray for faith in Christ. [silence])
    Almighty and merciful God,
    you sent your only Son as the word of life
    for our eyes to see and our ears to hear.
    Help us to believe with joy
    what the Scriptures proclaim.
    We ask this through your Son,
    Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

    OR, new
    (Let us pray for God’s healing. [silence])
    God our Saviour,
    thank you that your Son healed the sick,
    drove out demons,
    and brought your good news of salvation.
    Make us whole in body and spirit,
    so that we are free to serve you.
    We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns
    with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and forever.
    Amen.

  • Prayer of the Church/ General Prayer: Prayer of the Church- Epiphany 5B
  • Offering prayer:
    We thank you, Lord, for your greatness
    and for your care for us.
    You have set us free;
    lead us to use our freedom and our gifts
    to look beyond ourselves
    and sympathise with other people and help them
    wherever we can.
    Amen.
  • Visual images for the day: His Word in Pictures
  • Song/Hymn suggestions: * = Modernised version available (please click here to download the modernised text file) ;G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . . .; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH
    First reading : Isaiah 40:21-31
    LHS

    352 Fight the good fight* G4
    442 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
    456 The God of Abraham praise G7
    808 Go out, my heart, and seek delight
    810 Let all things now living G6
    864 God, who made the earth
    881 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder G7
    AT
    249 As a dream receive your history
    333 You are our God
    411 On eagle’s wings
    416 We will rise up
    TIS
    48 You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord
    111 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
    125 The God of Abraham praise
    146 God, who made the earth
    155 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
    594 Fight the good fight
    685 Lord, I come to you

    Second reading : 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
    LHS

    234 Facing a task unfinished
    245 Lord of the Church, we humbly pray* G6
    804 The Church of Christ in every age G5
    806 It only takes a spark GS
    855 Brother, let me be your servant GS
    AT
    31 Freely, freely
    83 It only takes a spark
    93 Pass my love around
    191 Brother, let me be your servant
    TIS
    650 Brother, sister, let me serve you

    Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
    LHS

    158 Jesus, lover of my soul G4
    161 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds G5
    242 Thou to whom the sick and dying
    462 God of mercy, God of grace G6
    547 At even when the sun was set G6
    795 When Jesus came, the demons cried GS
    815 O Christ, the healer, we have come G6
    818 O Son of God in Galilee G7
    AT
    146 When Jesus came
    226 When Jesus sat down
    308 We are called to follow Jesus
    441 Jesus was sent
    443 Like an angel
    TIS
    211 Jesus, lover of my soul
    223 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
    452 God of mercy, God of grace
    638 O Christ, the healer

    PSALM 147
    Versions of selected verses of Psalm 147 may also be found in TIS (nos 91 and 92). The second of these, by John Bell, is also in AT 325.

    A paraphrased version of Psalm 147 from the Iona Community may be found in John L Bell, Psalms of patience, protest and praise on page 54.

    Music Resources Vol 3– Psalm settings- Psalm 147 p244 , Psalm 147 p245

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