The Third Sunday After the Epiphany

Join us as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the Third Sunday after the Epiphany. The service will be live via Zoom and live streamed to YouTube. It will be available to watch on demand on the event page and YouTube at the end of the service. Please look out for the Zoom link and the order of service in the Sunday Bulletin.

Prelude     “Voluntary in F Major”   Flor Peeters

Opening Hymn     “Give praise and glory unto God”    Hymnal 375  v. 1 & 3

1          Give praise and glory unto God, the Father of all blessing:

            his mighty wonders tell abroad, his graciousness confessing.

            With balm my inmost heart he fills, his comfort all my anquish stills.

            To God be praise and glory.

3          What God hath wrought to show his power he evermore sustaineth;

            he watches o’er us every hour, his mercy never waneth.

            Through all his kingdom’s wide domain, his righteousness and justice reign.

            To God be praise and glory.

Opening Sentences

            Celebrant: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

            People: and blessed be God’s kingdom now and forever. Amen.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray.

The Collect of the Day

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer for our Country

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lessons

First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10                                                                Read by L. Trevarthan

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Psalm: 62:6-14                                                                                           Read by L. Trevarthan

6 For God alone my soul in silence waits; *

truly, my hope is in him.

7 He alone is my rock and my salvation, *

my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.

8 In God is my safety and my honor; *

God is my strong rock and my refuge.

9 Put your trust in him always, O people, *

pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.

10 Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath, *

even those of low estate cannot be trusted.

11 On the scales they are lighter than a breath, *

all of them together.

12 Put no trust in extortion;

in robbery take no empty pride; *

though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.

13 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, *

that power belongs to God.

14 Steadfast love is yours, O Lord, *

for you repay everyone according to his deeds.

though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.

13 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, *

that power belongs to God.

14 Steadfast love is yours, O Lord, *

for you repay everyone according to his deeds.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31                                                 Read by L. Trevarthan

I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn    “They cast their nets in Galilee”   Hymnal 661  v. 1 & 2

1          They cast their nets in Galilee just off the hills of brown;

            such happy simple fisher folk before the Lord came down.

2          Contented, peaceful fishermen, before they ever knew

            the peace of God that filled their hearts brimful, and broke them too.

The Gospel: Mark 1:14-20                                                                     The Rev. Deacon Kay Drebert

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Mark.

People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.

After John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Homily                                                                                                        Mr. John Endress

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Prayers of the People

In Jesus you have announced the fulfillment of your time, O God:  Give us courage to answer readily the call to follow you, letting nothing in us interfere with the good news of your kingdom, as we offer our prayers and intercessions, saying:

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

 God alone is our rock and our salvation: Uphold your church in your strength, Almighty One, and grant us faithfulness to proclaim the good news of Jesus to all the world. We pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, Presiding Bishop, DeDe our Bishop, Elizabeth, our Rector, Jim, our Priest, Kay, our Deacon, and all who are baptized in Christ.

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

God is our safety and our honor: Put divine trust into the hearts of the leaders of our nation and into the hearts of all in authority, Eternal One, that they may cooperate with your work to build communities of peace throughout the world. We pray for Joe, our President, Andrew, our Governor, Jason, our County Executive, Rich, our Mayor and all our elected officials so that they may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world.

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

Steadfast love is yours, O Gracious One: Look upon the great cities and lonely villages in your creation, and turn us from our wicked ways, that all who suffer may be relieved, and all who work may find satisfaction.  We give thanks for all creation and gratitude for those celebrating birthdays or anniversaries in the week ahead.

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

God is our strong rock and our refuge: Be present in our community, O Loving One, that the life of your new world may be manifest in this place. We pray for Binghamton and Broome County.

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

Give your steadfast love to those for whom we pray who suffer in body, mind, or spirit especially In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Alli, Anne, Bob, Connor, George, Sharon, Rose, Millie, Joell, Connie, and Joan.

We pray for Bob Harlost who died this week.

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

Bring into your fuller presence those who have died, that they may find life within your reign forevermore.

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God has come near.

(priest gives concluding collect)

The Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

People:
Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Priest:
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins

through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all

goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in

eternal life. Amen.

Offertory     “Put down your nets and follow me”    WLP 807 – v. 1, 2, 4

1          “Put down your nets and follow me,” our Lord and Master said;

            and so they followed, willingly, not knowing where he led.

2          We too are called from out concerns to follow our Lord’s way;

            By trusting him, the heart soon learns to cast off yesterday.

4          The phantom riches we pursue are never ours to gain.

            They fade before our eyes like dew after a morning rain.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen

The Communion Prayer

In union, O Lord, with the faithful at every altar of your Church where the Holy Eucharist is and has been celebrated, we desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. We present to you our souls and bodies with the earnest wish that we may always be united to you, and since we cannot now receive you sacramentally in the Bread and the Wine, we ask you to come spiritually into our hearts. We unite ourselves with you, and embrace you with all the love of our souls. Let nothing ever separate you from us. May we live in you, and may you live in us, both in this life and in the life to come. Amen.

The Blessing

Closing Hymn      “Christ for the world we sing!”    Hymnal 537 v. 1, 2, 4

1          Christ for the world we sing! The world to Christ we bring with loving zeal;

             the poor, and them that mourn, the faint and over borne,

            sin sick and sorrow worn, whom Christ doth heal.

2          Christ for the world we sing!  The world to Christ we bring with fervent prayer;

            the wayward and the lost, by restless passions tossed,

            redeemed at countless cost from dark despair.

4          Christ for the world we sing!  The world to Christ we bring with joyful song;

            the newborn souls, whose days, reclaimed from error’s ways,

            inspired with hope and praise, to Christ belong.

The Dismissal


The event is finished.

Date

Jan 24 2021

Time

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual Event

Category
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Ewing

Organizer

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Ewing
Phone
(607) 722-2308
Email
moc.liamg@0181hcruhctsirhcrotcer
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