January 1, 2023

Epiphany Sunday




Prelude:   "Canonic Carol (The Shepherds Hastened)" arr. by Richard Warner


Call to Worship:    Sandy Green

Arise, shine out, for our light has come.

      And the glory of the Lord has risen on us.

Let us lift our eyes and look around;

      That we may see God's salvation.

Opening Hymn:      “We Three Kings"    #254                               


Prayer Before the Word:  Sandy Green

First Lesson:   Isaiah  60: 1-7; 10-14                

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 


Psalm:      Psalm 72   #795

Special Music: "The Birthday of a King"   W.H. Neidlinger  

Gospel Lesson   Matthew 2:1-12                              

L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Sermon:  "Amazing Grace"      Pastor Gilbert Stones 

Hymn:   "Amazing Grace"   #378                          

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory:  "Oh Sleep, Dear Holy Baby"       Carson P. Cooman

Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  "Love Came Down at Christmas"  #242


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ and Vocals

John Kersten, Cheryl Dove - Vocals

Sandy Green -  Liturgy & Scripture

Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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