Third Sunday after the Epiphany Sunday, January 21, 2024

Entrance Hymn:  LBW #536 “O God of God, O Light of Light”


Prayer of the day

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


First Reading:

Jonah 3:1–5, 10

1Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. . . .

10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.


Psalm 113:1–2, 4, 7–8; antiphon: v. 3

L: From the rising of the sun to its setting,
C: the name of the Lord is to be praised!
L: Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord,
C: praise the name of the Lord!
L: Blessèd be the name of the Lord
C: from this time forth and forevermore!
L: The Lord is high above all nations,
C: and his glory above the heavens!
L: He raises the poor from the dust
C: and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
L: to make them sit with princes,
C: with the princes of his people.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
L: From the rising of the sun to its setting,
C: the name of the Lord is to be praised!



1 Corinthians 7:29–31

29This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30and 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 goods, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.



Mark 1:14–20

14After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” 16Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.


Message Hymn:  LBW #380 “O Christ, Our Light, O Radiance True”

Closing Hymn:  LBW #262 “Savior, Again to Your Dear Name”