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.

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:  "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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