Sunday, January 10, 2021
First Reading (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7)
 “Here is my servant, whom I support, my chosen one, in whom I take pleasure. I have put my Spirit on him; he will bring justice to the Goyim.  He will not cry or shout; no one will hear his voice in the streets.
 He will not snap off a broken reed or snuff out a smoldering wick. He will bring forth justice according to truth;  he will not weaken or be crushed until he has established justice on the earth, and the coastlands wait for his Torah.”
 “I, Adonai, called you righteously, I took hold of you by the hand, I shaped you and made you a covenant for the people, to be a light for the Goyim,  so that you can open blind eyes, free the prisoners from confinement, those living in darkness from the dungeon.
Second Reading (Acts 10:34-38)
 Then Kefa addressed them: “I now understand that God does not play favorites,  but that whoever fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him, no matter what people he belongs to.
“Here is the message that he sent to the sons of Isra’el announcing shalom through Yeshua the Messiah, who is Lord of everything.
 You know what has been going on throughout Y’hudah, starting from the Galil after the immersion that Yochanan proclaimed;  how God anointed Yeshua from Natzeret with the Ruach HaKodesh and with power; how Yeshua went about doing good and healing all the people oppressed by the Adversary, because God was with him.
Gospel (Mark 1: 7-11)
 He proclaimed: “After me is coming someone who is more powerful than I — I’m not worthy even to bend down and untie his sandals.  I have immersed you in water, but he will immerse you in the Ruach HaKodesh.”
 Shortly thereafter, Yeshua came from Natzeret in the Galil and was immersed in the Yarden by Yochanan.  Immediately upon coming up out of the water, he saw heaven torn open and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove;  then a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, whom I love; I am well pleased with you.”