Fourth Sunday after Epiphany preparation

Bill Baar wonders why there isn’t more buzz about Peter Morales’s vision of the Unitarian Universalist Association. God knows I’ve worked on a blog post on it a good bit of the morning and now realize it wouldn’t be done tonight. Perhaps Monday or Tuesday. Not easy work, so I’ll put up the lectionary propers early and keep moving…

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that for man’s frailness we cannot always stand uprightly; grant to us the health of body and soul that all those things which we suffer for sin, by thy help we may well pass and overcome; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Epistle: Rom. xiii., 8-10
Gospel: Matt. viii, 23-27

A book of prayer for the church and the home
 (Universalist, 1866)

Fifth Sunday after Christmas

O God, the Father of our spirits, who hast vouchsafed to us, not only the bread which perisheth, but also that living bread which cometh down from heaven; grant,we beseech thee, that as thou hast wonderfully adapted the one to our natural wants and appetites, so we may be enabled to discern and experience the no less wonderful adaptation of the other to the eternal wants of our spirits; and enjoy the fulness of thy spiritual blessings in Jesus Christ. Amen.

Gospel, St. John vi. 32.

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