Sunday after Epiphany and 1st in Ordinary Time

The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading


Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
Be still for the presence of the Lord (StF 20)
God whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard (StF 106)
To be in your presence (StF 530)

Genesis 1: 1-5

Come, Holy Spirit, descend on us (StF 374)
Crashing waters at creation (StF 376)
Into a world of dark, waste and disordered space (StF 387)
Lord of the boundless curves of space (StF 111)
Morning has broken (StF 136)
She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters (StF 393)

Psalm 29

Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

O worship the King, all-glorious above (StF 113)
Sing of a God in majestic divinity (StF 13)
We give immortal praise (StF 16)

Acts 19: 1-7

Come, O Lord, give us your Spirit (StF 759)
See how great a flame aspires (StF 412)
Wind of God, dynamic Spirit (StF 400)

Mark 1: 4-11

Because you have said: 'Do this for my sake' (StF 574) (communion hymn)
Light out of darkness (website only)
There is a Redeemer (StF 338)
To the river I am going (StF 541)
When Jesus came to Jordan (StF 233)
We cannot bear the full light of your glory (website only)
Wild and lone the prophet's voice (StF 189)