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TODAY’S BIBLE READING First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Moses said, “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the LORD your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the LORD swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

PSALM 119:1-8 Happy are they whose way is blameless, * who walk in the law of the LORD! Happy are they who observe his decrees * and seek him with all their hearts! Who never do any wrong, * but always walk in his ways. You laid down your commandments, * that we should fully keep them. Oh, that my ways were made so direct * that I might keep your statutes! Then I should not be put to shame, * when I regard all your commandments. I will thank you with an unfeigned heart, * when I have learned your righteous judgments. I will keep your statutes; * do not utterly forsake me. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.As it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving

according to human inclinations? For when one says, “I belong to

Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely human?What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building

Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:21-37 Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.”


Contact Details:

Sixth Week after Epiphany

Church Office:

17-19 February 2017

Timing: 08:30am – 1:00pm Office Phone: +97444165728 Email:secretary@epiphany-qatar.org Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Davies Home Phone: +97444374356 Email:pauldavies@epiphany-qatar.org Assistant Priest: Fr. J. Devasagayam Cell Phone: +97433053909 Email:jebarajd@epiphany-qatar.org Treasurer: Allen Paul Email:treasurer@epiphany-qatar.org Pledge Secretary: Surendar Mariraj Pledge@epiphany-qatar.org

WELCOME TO YOUR CHURCH

We are glad you came to join with us at the Church of the Epiphany today. We hope that you will know God’s love in a way that will renew your life. We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship and to make friends.

Our Mission:

To connect in Christ, commit by Christ, and care through the love of Christ. We seek to connect people with Christ and each other by making everyone feel welcome and supported. We commit to show in our lives what we believe in our hearts. We care for each other, our community, and the whole of God’s creation.

Protection of vulnerable people:

Rev. Ian Nicholson Email: iann@anglicancentre.org Chaplain’s Warden: Jaywant Michael Email: cwarden@epiphany-qatar.org People’s Warden: Beth Stevens Email:pwarden@epiphany-qatar.org

Church Ministries: Looking forward to being part of Church Ministries? Please speak to Beth Stevens People’s Warden or email: pwarden@epiphany-qatar.org.

Feeding the hungry: It is a tradition of the church members to support those in need; by bringing bulk foodstuffs every first weekend of each month. Food collection is 3-5 March 2017.

Choirs:

Children: +97455780355 Adult English: +97455611364 Friday School: Shammi Michael Email:michael.shammi@gmail.com

The Daniel Recycling Project:

Cultural Ambassador Coordinator:

Please join the Church in ’the save the environment initiative’ by collecting plastic bottles (Plastic items) and bringing them to the Church site so that they can be recycled and made into other products.

Randall Rhodes Cultural Ambassador Coordinator Emailaddress:rndllrhodes9@gmail.com Email: ambassador@epiphany-qatar.org

The church has a “What’s APP” prayer group; join the group or send a prayer request through Margaret Douglass on email: maireadit@yahoo.com

EpiQ Youth: Email: epiqyouth@gmail.com

What’s App prayer chain:

Notices for Today: Today after the service the Social committee meeting will take

Service times and Locations: Friday 11:00am Anglican Centre - Epiphany Church (English) Friday 17:00pm Anglican Centre – Chapel (Marathi) Friday 19:00pm Anglican Centre - Epiphany Church (Tamil) Friday 19:00pm Anglican Centre - Antioch A (Igbo) Sunday 19:30pm Anglican Centre - Chapel of All Nations (English)

Collection Summary for January 2017 Church Services Friday Morning Friday Evening Sunday Evening Total Giving

Target Giving Weekly

Target Giving Monthly

Actual giving

Deficit

15,000

60,000

84,115

+24,115

7,000

28,000

25,755

-2,245

5,000

20,000

16,650

-3,350

27,000

108,000

126,520

Total + 18,520

in the Epiphany room.

Thank you: Sincere thanks to members from UK who did a great job providing refreshments last Friday. Today Coffee and refreshments will be served by the Anglican refreshments team. Please join us in Corinth Hall after the service.

Friday School and EpiQ Youth There is Friday school today. Please take the children to Friday school. EpiQ Youth will meet on 18 February – Antioch A starting at 10:00am. LinkED Communities: Epiphany is pleased to announce the formation of “LinkED” (Link Epiphany Disciples) Communities that will begin meeting in the first week of February. Groups are available all over Doha and will be running every other week focusing on the Word and discipleship in action. The aim is to help us move from just ‘going to church’ to ‘being church’. Join one of these communities! Signup sheets are available at the back of the church. Youcan also register at this link http://tinyurl.com/hrtak6a

Next Week: Advance Notice: 24 February – Commissioning of the Church Council members at the 11:00am service.

24 February Newcomers meeting – if you are new in the Church and would like to find out more about the Church and meet the priests and wardens, please join us for a short meeting after the morning service in the Epiphany Offices

24 February - "The social committee is organizing a desert Thank – you for joining us! Many blessings

Join us on Facebook! Https://www.facebook.com/groups/epiphanydoha/

Please check it out and click like! Visit the website: www.epiphany-qatar.org

expedition and picnic. Everyone who is interested in an afternoon of games and socializing is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch (with enough to share!) on that day. The trip will leave immediately after the Friday morning service. Please contact Joseph Sargunan with questions or to sign up." 1 March- Ash Wednesday Services-7:00pm – 8:00pm English and 8:15pm – 9:30 pm Tamil

3 March – Cultural Ambassador meeting in the Epiphany room after the service.

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