The Rev. Dr. Kwasi A. Thornell, the Celebrant & Preacher.
Matthew 4:12‐23The Holy Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Matthew.
Glory to You, Lord Christ
When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun
and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.
“If you desire to praise
him, then live what you
express. Live good lives,
and you yourselves will be
To grow God’s church
and serve God’s people
in our worship, which
reflects the richness of
the African American
culture, and through
educational and outreach
programs to the
community. We welcome
all who wish to join us in
witness to God’s love,