Notable Feast Days this Week:

February 3 - Anskar, Scandinavian Bishop, 865​
February 4 - Isadore of Pelusium, c. 450
February 5 - Agatha, Martyr from Sicily, 251
February 6 - Paul Miki and Co, Japan, 1597 (Roman Catholic)
February 7 - Richard of Wessex
February 8 - The Prophet Zechariah (Eastern)
February 9 - Apollonia of Alexandria, Martyr, 249 

Revised Common Lectionary

Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 112
1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Matthew 5:13-20

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - White/Green

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 9, 2020
City on a Hill
"How do we please God? By caring for the poor and working toward justice (Isaiah 58:1-9,12), exhibiting courage, fearing the Lord and following his commandments (Psalm 112:1-9,10) and living in the Spirit, depending on the power of God rather than the power of rhetoric (1 Corinthians 2:1-12,13-16). In this way, we become the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-20)."
- Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional
Resources for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
"God of Light,
in your commandments we find life,
and your wisdom is true happiness.
Inspire us to live generously
and to act justly,
so that our lives may reflect
your love and righteousness,
and your name may be praised,
through Christ our Lord. Amen." 
-A prayer inspired by Psalm 112 from Psalms for All Seasons.
Scripture Readings
Psalm 112

"Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands...Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate..."

Commentary on Psalm 112
Charles SpurgeonBenedict XVI
John Paul IIAugustineCalvin

Psalm 112Isaiah 58,
1 Corinthians 2Matthew 5

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 112

Isaiah 58:1-12
The fast chosen by God

1 Corinthians 2:1-16
The Wisdom of God revealed

Matthew 5:13-20
Salt and light
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"You are the light of the world—not of a single nation nor of twenty cities but of the entire inhabited earth. You are like a light for the mind, far better than any particular sunbeam. Similarly, you are spiritual salt. First you are salt. Then you are light. The metaphors of salt and light drive home the great benefit of these stinging words and the profit of this rigorous discipline, how it binds and does not permit us to become dissolute in our behavior. The person characterized by humility, gentleness, mercy and righteousness does not build a fence around good deeds. Rather, that one ensures that these good fountains overflow for the benefit of others. One who is pure in heart and a peacemaker, even when persecuted for the sake of truth, orders his way of life for the common good." -Chrysostom 
Collect for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. -from The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany from 

Hymns related to Psalm 112 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select (Ordinary 5)

Psalm 112 (Tune: Ode to Joy) | text by Timothy Tennet | Leadsheet

Psalm 112 from Seattle worship collective "The Great Exchange" 

The Just Man is a Light (Psalm 112) | by Mark Haas | Leadsheet

Justice Will Roll Down | by Sandra McCraken | Leadsheets

The Kingdom of God | by The Community of Taize | Leadsheet  

1 Corinthians 2:1-2 from The Verses Project 

Psalm 112 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 112 | Metrical Options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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