Baptism of Our Lord
10:00 AM Service January 15, 2023
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Hymn # 310 “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise”
Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity +one God, the Word made flesh, our life and our salvation.
Trusting the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior let us confess our sin.
(Silence is kept for reflection)
P: God of life,
C: you promise good news of great joy for all people, and call us to be messengers of your peace. We confess that too often we hoard our joy, our resources, and our security. We nurture conflict and build barriers. We neglect the needs of our neighbors and ignore the groaning of creation. Have mercy on us. Where we are self-centered, open our hearts. Where we are reluctant, give us courage. Where we are cynical, restore our trust. Renew us with your grace and give us again the hope of eternal life in you. Amen.
P: Hear the good news: We are children of God and heirs of God’s promises through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In + Jesus we are forgiven and redeemed. Sing with joy, for all the ends of the earth shall know the salvation of God.
Glory to God in the highest...
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
L: Let us pray:
All: O God our Father, at the baptism of Jesus you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized into Christ faithful to their calling to be your daughters and sons, and empower us all with your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 42: 1—9 Pg. 1124
R: Word of God, Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 29 Pg. 866
PS 29:1 Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
PS 29:2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the
splendor of his holiness.
PS 29:3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the
LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
PS 29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
PS 29:8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert; the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
PS 29:9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in
his temple all cry, "Glory!"
PS 29:10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King
PS 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Second Reading: Acts 10: 34—43 Pg. 1710
R: Word of God. Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please rise for the Gospel)
After the Gospel is announced, we sing
Gospel Reading Matthew 3: 13—17 Pg. 1499
(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing)
(Please be seated)
Hymn # 304 “Christ, When for Us You were Baptized”
L: Together with the whole church, we confess our faith:
All: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
And he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
Installation of 2023 Council Members
Installation of 2023 WELCA Officers
L: . . .Lord, in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
L: The peace of Christ be with you always.
C: And also with you!
L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another.
Offering Hymn #407 “O Living Breath of God”
(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.)
L: Let us pray.
All: Gracious God, all goodness flows from you. You bless us and you call us to be a blessing to a world in need. Accept these offerings as a sign of our whole lives returned to you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
The Words of Institution
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
Invitation to Communion
Hymn # 308 “O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!”
Hymn # 673 “God, Whose Almighty Word”
L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.