8th Sunday of Epiphany A: Feb. 27
1 Corinthians 4.1-5
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.
God our creator,
by your gift
the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise,
and the bread of life at the heart of your Church:
may we who have been nourished at your table on earth
be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross
and enjoy the delights of eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
give us reverence for all creation
and respect for every person,
that we may mirror your likeness
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hymn: On Matthew 6:24-34Blithe and free the Savior calls: leave anxieties aside. For our God contents to wield mercy and delight for you. Lest we worry, let us rise, join the wonder in the Lord. For in God is every prize: all sublime, our latent bliss. Leased into abandon now, sharing in the freest joy, come, O come to please design in the great desire of God. Sheer delight is ours today, this and every day we meet in the pleasure God endows by divine delight in show. In your face, O Little Faith, wonder of our God ignites, shining ever more in bright, clear allure to share in love. Faith begins our journey’s joy, wreathes contentment on our brow, leaves assur-ed wonder live in the majesty of God. William Flewelling 22.214.171.124.D Suggested tune: Humility (Oxford)