Notable Feast Days this Week:

January 20 - Fabian, 250 (Western) 
January 21 - Agnes, 304 
January 22 - Day of Prayer for Unborn Children (Roman - USA)
January 24 - Francis de Sales, 1622 (Roman Catholic)
January 25 - Conversion of St. Paul (Western)
January 25 - Gregory of Nazianzus, 389 (Eastern)
January 26 - Timothy and Titus (Western)

Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1,4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings
2020 Liturgical Calendar

Liturgical Color - White/Green

The Third Sunday after Epiphany January 26, 2020
Christ the Light
God sent Jesus to be the light of the world. He is our light and our salvation (Isaiah 9:1-4) who cares for us in times of trouble (Psalm 27:1, 4-9). Christians should seek to cultivate peace (1 Corinthians 1:10-18), repenting of sins and turning to follow Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:12-23). He reveals himself in the midst of our ordinary lives and calls for us to follow him.
Epiphanytide celebrates the revelation of the light of the gospel revealed through Christ for the sake of the whole world. From Christmastide to the beginning of Lent worshipers grow in an awareness of the significance of the life of Jesus and prepare for the call to discipleship that will happen in Lent. Epiphany Season ends the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Ordinary Time is observed in the Roman Catholic tradition during this time.  
Scripture Readings
Psalm 27:1,4-9

"The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? One thing I ask from the Lord..."

Commentary on Psalm 27
Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 27Isaiah 9,
1 Corinthians 1Matthew 4

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 27

Isaiah 9:1-4
Light shines for those in darkness

1 Corinthians 1:10-18
An appeal for unity in the Gospel

Matthew 4:12-23
Christ is revealed as a prophet

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources

"That person has left behind a lot who keeps nothing for himself, who, though he has little, gives up everything. We tend to be attached to those things we own, and those things we scarcely own, we carefully hold on to. Therefore Peter and Andrew left much behind when they left behind covetousness and the very desire to own. That person has left much behind who renounces with the thing owned the very coveting of that thing." 
-Gregory the Great

Collect for the Third Sunday after Epiphany
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
-from The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Third Sunday after Epiphany from 

Hymns related to Psalm 27 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select (Ordinary Time 3)

The Lord is My Light (Psalm 27) | by Lilian Bouknight | Leadsheet 

Psalm 27 (I Will See Your Goodness) | by Greg Lafollette | Chord Charts

Psalm 27 (Whom Shall I Fear?) | by Shane Heilman | Chord Chart

Psalm 27 (One Thing) | by Shane and Shane | Leadsheets

The Lord is My Light | Taize Melody | Leadsheet 

Psalm 27:1-3 Psalm 27:4 Psalm 27:13-14 | by Joel Limpic and Aaron Strumpel

Phos Hilaron by Thomas Tallis, arranged by Church of the ApostlesChord Chart 

Jesus, the Light of the World | Words: Charles Wesley and George D. Elderkin /
Music: George D. Elderkin, 1890 | Leadsheet 

Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come | by Jered McKenna | Leadsheet 

Brightest and Best (Star of the East) | Sacred Harp | Leadsheet | Capo

Songs for Epiphany | A list of songs to shape Epiphany from CICW

Psalm 27 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 27 | Metrical Options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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