January 8, 2023
Baptism of the Lord
Prelude: "Pastoralé" Louis Lefébure Wély
Call to Worship: Debbie Wacker
Let us ascribe to God glory and strength.
Let us worship the Lord in holy splendor.
The Lord sits enthroned forever.
May the Lord bless us with peace!
Opening Hymn: “Down by the Jordan" #3045
Prayer Before the Word: Debbie Wacker
First Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-9
L: The word of the Lord P: Thanks be to God
Psalm: Psalm 29 #761
Anthem: "Joys Like A River" by Douglas E. Wagner
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 3:13-17
L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you, Lord Christ
Sermon: "Water and Spirit" Pastor Gilbert Stones
Hymn: "When Jesus Came to Jordan" #252
Renewal of Baptism
L: We gather to worship Jesus Christ who is the Living Water!
P: Spring up, O Well, within our souls.
L: In our dry and arid places, Water of Baptism, refresh us.
P: Stir up inside of us, renew us Living Water.
L: Let us remember our baptism and be thankful!
P: Take us to the waters! Let us renew our baptismal vows.
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: "As I Went Down To The River To Pray" arr. by Mary McDonald
Prayer of Dedication
Closing Hymn: "Go, Tell it on the Mountain" #251
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
Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Debbie Wacker - Liturgy & Scripture
Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor
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