Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for this, the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany.
This Sunday we reflect on Jesus’ beginning to move away from his home in Capernaum to more communities with his disciples to proclaim and spread the Good News. We conclude our reflection on the first chapter in Mark’s Gospel.
St. George’s families, this week in our Sunday email we have a Family Page and some colouring and activity pages for parents and children to use to help them engage with the theme of the healing power of Jesus.
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This week is suggest the hymn, “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” as an opening hymn.
The reading for this Sunday is Mark 1:29-39:
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.1
Prayers and Message
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Prayers and Message:
A traditional hymn you might enjoy singing along with to conclude you worship is “Immortal, invisible, God only wise.”
And for our contemporary Christian song, this week I chose “Famous One.”
Have a blessed and safe Sunday.
Thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.