FIRST SABBATH AFTER EPIPHANY
Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “Morning Has Broken” #464
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 90:2)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: Lord, before the mountains were brought forth,
People: Or ever you had formed the earth and the world, Leader: From everlasting to everlasting
People: You are God.
Prayer of Confession (in unison
Great and awesome God, we have sinned and done wrong, acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances. We have not listened to your prophets. Open shame, O Lord, falls on us because we have sinned against you. To you belong mercy and forgiveness, but we have rebelled against you. We did not entreat your favor, Lord. We did not turn from our iniquities. We did not consider your faithfulness.
Nevertheless, we pray that you will turn away from your anger and wrath. For your own sake, Lord, let your face shine upon us. Incline your ear, O my God, and hear. We do not present our supplication before you on the ground of our righteousness, but on the ground of your great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. For your own sake, O my God, forgive us because we are your people forever. Amen.
---based on Daniel 9:4-10
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ; you are forgiven.
People: May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy spirit keep us in eternal life.
s Hymnbook: “Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place” #88
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 90:1-2, 12-17
Second Scripture Lesson: Mark 1:9-11
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “Sing Them Over Again to Me” #265
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
We rejoice in your presence today as we join in worshiping our loving Creator. Welcome to the family of God.
Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Joint Meeting, Session and Diaconate, tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is Next Sabbath, January 15, at 8:00 a.m.
Epiphany (from the Greek word "to appear") occurs on January 6. Twelve days after Christmas, the church celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus. Hence, the feast is sometimes called Twelfth day, and sometimes called Three Kings' Day. Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
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