Liturgy for Epiphany

by Christine Sine

Liturgy for Epiphany

Leader: Today we enter the tragedy of our world. We are weighed down by the heartbreaking deaths of millions of infants from hunger and disease. We grieve with those who carry the burden or AIDS and share the sufferings of those who are oppressed. We want to reach out with the love and compassion of a God who cares deeply for all who suffer and are in pain

All: Let us share God’s pain for our broken world

Leader: God we thank you for those who have responded to your call to be loving and compassionate towards the poor, the vulnerable and those at the margins. We remember those who have left families and homes and loved ones to become messengers of hope to a world in need.

All: May God’s love fill us and reach out through us to our needy world


Leader: Have mercy on us son of the living God
Healer of lepers
Feeder of the hungry
Releaser of the oppressed
Bringer of wholeness
Eternal God, loving and compassionate
Have mercy upon us

Psalm 72

Deuteronomy 15: 1-11

Mark 12: 28-34

1 John 3:16-23

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, amen


Leader: God you have drawn us into community with the poor, the needy the homeless and the abandoned. Let us respond with love and compassion to their needs

All: Let us share God’s love with our needy world

Leader: Open our eyes to see those who suffer the chains of injustice and strengthen us to reach out to do whatever we can to untie the cords of their yoke

All: Let us share God’s love with our needy world

Leader: Open our ears to hear the cries of those who are oppressed and help us to use our gifts and our talents to bring them into your freedom

All: Let us share God’s love with our needy world

Leader: Open our hearts to those who are hungry and grant us generous hearts so that we might share abundantly out of your bounty

All: Let us share God’s love with our needy world

Leader: Open our lives to provide for the poor, the wanderer and the naked and enable us to reach out with your love and compassion towards all

All: Let us share God’s love with our needy world.

Lord let us remember that Jesus’ epiphany as Son of God reaches across time and space. As we gather may we embrace God’s call to come and see, come and follow, go and tell. May we remember that we are called to show your love to others so that they too may know you as son of God and experience the hope that your message brings.


Come and see

The light of God has come into our world
To proclaim God’s justice and love
It has overcome the darkness and brought new life

Come and follow

Christ our king has redeemed our world
He draws us into a loving family
From every tribe and family and culture

Go and tell

The Spirit has equipped us for service
To love our neighbours as we do ourselves

To bring God’s salvation to the ends of the earth

Come and see, come and follow, go and tell

In God’s Son the nations of the earth will put their hope
The glory of the Lord shine upon you, and scatter the darkness from before your path,
that you may ever walk in his light and live in God’s kingdom as bearers of light

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lombard January 11, 2008 - 2:59 pm

this is a very meaningful piece, combining the kingly Christ with the incarnate, the redemptive work of justice with that of salvation message. thanks for sharing it

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