Notable Feast Days this Week:

January 27 - John Chrysostom, 407 (Traditional Western)​
January 28 - Thomas Aquinas, 1274 (Anglican/Roman)
January 29 - Gildas the Wise, Brittany, 570
January 30 - The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great,
Gregory of Nazianzus, and John Chrysostom
January 31 - John Bosco, 1888 (Roman Catholic)
February 1 - Brigid of Ireland, 523 
February 2 - Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

Revised Common Lectionary

Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - White/Green

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany February 2, 2020
Blessed in Weakness
"God asks that we practice love, justice, kindness and humility (Micah 6:1-8). We are to be truthful, not slander others, protect the innocent and do what is right (Psalm 15). God shows his strength through what the world considers weak or despised, so that he might be glorified (1 Corinthians 1:18-31). Thus, he calls "blessed" the poor in spirit, the meek, those who mourn, and the persecuted (Matthew 5:1-12)." - Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional
The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple
This Sunday (February 2) marks The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This day was first formally celebrated by the Eastern Church and began to be celebrated by the Western Church in the sixth century (Candlemas). Counting forward from Christmas Day, "...we find that day forty is February 2nd. A Jewish woman is in semi-seclusion for 40 days after giving birth to a is on February 2nd that we celebrate the coming of Mary and Joseph with the infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem to offer sacrifice, both on behalf of Mary and on behalf of Jesus as a first-born male. As they did so, they were greeted by the aged Simeon," who sings the Nunc Dimittis in response to the revelation of Jesus the Messiah.
Resources for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
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Scripture Readings
Psalm 15

"Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous..."

Commentary on Psalm 15
Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 15Micah 6,
1 Corinthians 1Matthew 5

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 15

Micah 6:1-8
An offering of justice, kindness, humility

1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Christ crucified, foolish to some

Matthew 5:1-12
The Beatitudes
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources

"We know many poor people, indeed, who are not merely poor but blessed. For the necessity of poverty does not produce blessedness in each of us, but a devout trust sustained through poverty does. Some, having no worldly resources, continue to sin and remain without faith in God. Clearly, we cannot call these people blessed. We must inquire just who are these blessed of whom the Lord says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus means that those persons are truly blessed who, having spurned the riches and resources of the world to become rich in God, desire to be poor in the world. Indeed, such people seem to be poor in the sight of the world, but they are rich in God, needy in the world but wealthy in Christ." -Chromatius

Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. -from The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany from 

Hymns related to Psalm 15 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select (Presentation of the Lord)

Micah 6 | by Philip Majorins | Leadsheet

The Kingdom of God by The Community of Taize | Leadsheet 

We Are Listening | by Jeremy Quillo (Sojourn Music) | Chord Chart

Give Peace in Our Time, O Lord | By Martin Foster | Leadsheets

Your Holy Hill (Psalm 15) | by Jody Killingsworth | Leadsheets

Psalm 15 (Who May Abide With You) | by Shane Heilman | Chord Chart

Blest Are They, the Poor in Spirit | by David Haas | Leadsheets

The Beatitudes Song | by Matt Mason and Mandi M. | Chord Chart

Psalm 15 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 15 | Metrical Options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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