January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020
Liturgical Season1st Sunday After the Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord Sunday)
Liturgical Week1
Scripture TextMatthew 3:13-17
Gist of Scripture
Special Sunday?
Processional:64 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
Call to Worship:Call to Worship
L: We gather together to swim in the goodness of our Creator
P: To be in the deep waters of God’s ever-renewing, ever-loving kindness
L: We gather together to sing of God’s steadfast love
P: To sail in the Spirit-wind of God’s presence in this time and place
All: May our pace in this hour lure us into truly focusing on God’s love; help us, Spirit of God, to be immersed in this moment without distraction. Amen.
Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)
Hymn2248 Baptized in Water
Prayer for UnderstandingGod of the waters of birth and baptism, we admit the tempest of our times can cast us into the waves of distraction. Help us to harbor here safely for a time–to listen to your love, to be reminded of your care, and to be able to truly hear you call us your children, your beloved, with whom you are well-pleased. Amen.
Scripture Reading:Matthew 3:13-17
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
Children’s Message
Choral Anthem:
Meditation:A Most Ordinary Coronation
Hymn:2218 You Are Mine
Prayers of the People
Blessing of GiftsWe dedicate our gifts and graces back to you, O Wondrous One! May we serve our surrounding community through these offerings. Amen.
Recessional Hymn:327 Crown Him with Many Crowns