Epiphany 2 | January 17, 2021
Updated: Jan 21
Reflection on the Word in our Worship
A word on the Word from Alec Mother.
The Bible is God's gift to us as a domestic and personal 'means of grace'. Just as the Lord's Supper is a corporate 'means of grace' at which the Lord ministers to his believing children his promises of eternal salvation, and assures us of our 'interest' in them, so, day by day, in the family and in the privacy of personal times of devotion, we open his holy Word, hear his voice, learn his truth, delight in his presence, embrace his promises, and recommit ourselves to the life of the obedience of faith.
- Alec Motyer in A Christian's Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament.
The Collect for the Second Sunday of Epiphany
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Click on the links below to read Sunday's passages)
Old Testament Lesson: 1 Samuel 3:1-20
Psalm 63:1-9 (after the playlist below)
New Testament Lesson: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20
Gospel Lesson: John 1:43-51
A downloadable Home Liturgy with Spiritual Communion follows the playlist
(click below to listen to Incarnation's Playlist)
1 O God, you are my God;*
early will I seek you.
2 My soul thirsts for you, my flesh also longs after you, *
in a barren and dry land where there is no water.
3 Thus I have looked upon you in your holy place, *
that I might behold your power and glory.
4 For your loving-kindness is better than life itself; *
my lips shall praise you.
5 As long as I live I will magnify you, *
and lift up my hands in your Name.
6 My soul shall be satisfied, as with marrow and fatness, *
when my mouth praises you with joyful lips.
7 When I remember you on my bed, *
I meditate on you in the watches of the night.
8 Because you have been my helper, *
therefore under the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.
9 My soul clings to you; *
your right hand has upheld me.