This day sometimes coincides with 1 February which is the feast of St Brigid of Kildare, or 2 February, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
First: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Moses tells the people that the Lord has promised to raise up a prophet from among them, who will have God’s word put into his mouth.
- O that today you would listen to his voice, harden not your hearts
- Come, ring out our joy to the Lord
- Come in, let us kneel and bend low.
Second: I Corinthians 7:32-35
Paul compares the responsibilities of married vs unmarried men and women – to help the people decide how to live.
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
Jesus teaches with authority in the Synagogue: a man possessed by an unclean spirit challenges him, and Jesus orders the spirit to leave the man.
- Jesus as a healer and teacher – speaking God’s word.
- A Mighty Fortress is our God
- All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
- Be Still and Know that I am God
- Blest are the Poor in Heart
- Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
- Firmly I Believe and Truly
- God Whose Almighty Word
- I Sing the Mighty Power of God
- King of Glory King of Peace
- O Come and Sing to God the Lord – original version
- Rejoice the Lord is King
- Your Hands O Lord in Days of Old
- Be Still for the Presence of the Lord – Evans
- Come Ring out our Joy – Bates (Psalm)
- God has Spoken by the Prophets
- How Great Thou Art – Hine
- If Today you Hear his Voice – many different arrangements
- Jesus Christ is Waiting – Bell / Maule
- Silence! Frenzied, Unclean Spirit
- There is a Longing – Quigley
It pays for proper preparation of the Liturgy