Daily Bible Reading

The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #353

Liturgical Color: Green

Introit

WOR- SHIP || Him, all | you | His | an- - | gels.*
    Zion hears | and | is | glad. -
|| And the Daughters of | Ju- | dah | re- - | joice *
     Because of your judg- | ments, | O | Lord. -
|| The Lord reigns; let | the | earth | re- - | joice; *
    Let the multitude of | isles | be | glad! - (Psalm 97:7b, 8, 1)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 2

Vespers: Psalm 97

First Reading: Rom. 13:8-10

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Gradual

|| The nations shall fear the | name | of | the - | Lord, *
    And all the kings of the earth | Your | glo- | ry. -
|| For the Lord shall | build | up | Zi- - | on; *
    He shall appear in | His | glo- | ry. -
|| Alleluia! Alleluia! The Lord reigns; let | the | earth | re- - | joice, *
    Let the multitude of isles be glad! Al- | le- | lu- | ia! - (Psalms 102:15-16; 97:1)

Second Reading: Matt. 8:23-27

Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Collect

Almighty God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright, grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

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