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Epiphany Sunday 


Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

(Please Stand) 

Confession and Forgiveness 

Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, creator of darkness and light, word of truth, wind sweeping over the waters. 


Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another. 

Silence is kept for reflection. 

God, our rock and refuge, we pour out our hearts before you. We have known you but have not always loved you. We have wounded one another and sinned against you. We have not always recognized the Holy Spirit dwelling in each of us. Remember your covenant. Renew your creation. Restore us, that we might proclaim your good news to all. Amen. 

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters. God has spoken: The time of grace is now. In Jesus, the reign of God has come near. By the authority of Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. You are God’s beloved. 


Hymn #673 “God Whose Almighty Word” 

L: The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the commun-ion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 

C: And also with you. 

L: Let us pray 

Everlasting God, you give strength to the weak and power to the faint. Make us agents of your healing and wholeness, that your good news may be made known to the ends of your creation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 


First Reading Isaiah 40: 21—31 Pg. 1440 

R: Word of God, Word of Life. C: Thanks be to God. 


Psalm Psalm 147: 1—11, 20c Pg. 881 


PS 147:1 Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how 

pleasant and fitting to praise him! 

PS 147:2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. 

PS 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 


PS 147:4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by 


PS 147:5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no 


PS 147:6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. 




PS 147:8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and 

makes grass grow on the hills. 

PS 147:9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. 

PS 147:11 the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his 

unfailing love. Praise the LORD. 


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9: 16—23 Pg. 1781 

R: Word of God, Word of life. C: Thanks be to God. 

Children’s Sermon 

(Please rise for the Gospel) 

After the Gospel is announced, we sing 

The Gospel according to Mark, the first chapter. 

Gospel Reading Mark 1: 29—39 Pg. 1553 

(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing) 

(Please be seated) 

Sermon Rev. Kris Franke Hill 

(Please Stand) 

Hymn # 314 “Arise, Your Light Has Come!” 

L: Together with the whole church, we confess our faith: 

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. 

The Prayers 

L: . . . God of Grace C: Receive our prayer. 

Sharing of the Peace 

L: The peace of Christ be with you always. 

C: And also with you! 

L: You may share the peace with one another. 



Offering Hymn #773 “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” 

(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.) 


L: Let us pray, 

All: Blessed are you, Holy One, for all good things come from you. In bread and cup you open heaven to us. Meet us at this table, that we receive what we seek and follow your Son, Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen. 


P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise. . . We praise your name and join their unending hymn: 


Eucharistic Prayer 

Holy One, the beginning and the end, the giver of life: 

Blessed are you for the birth of creation. 

Blessed are you in the darkness and the light. 

Blessed are you for the promise to your people. 

Blessed are you in the prophets’ hopes and dreams. 

Blessed are you for Mary’s openness to your will. 

Blessed are you for your Son, Jesus, the Word made flesh. 

In the night in which he was betrayed, 

our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; 

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: 

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. 

Do this for the remembrance of me. 

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, 

and gave it for all to drink, saying: 

This cup is the new covenant in my blood, 

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. 

Do this for the remembrance of me. 


Let us proclaim the mystery of faith: 

Christ has died. 

Christ is risen. 

Christ will come again. 

With this bread and cup we remember your Word dwelling among us full of grace and truth. 

We remember our new birth in his death and resurrection. 

We look with hope for his coming. 

Come, Lord Jesus. 

Holy God, we long for your Spirit. Come among us. Bless this meal. 

May your Word take flesh in us. 

Awaken your people. 

Fill us with your light. 

Bring the gift of peace on earth. 

Come, Holy Spirit. 

All praise and glory are yours, Holy One of Israel, Word of God incarnate, Power of the Most High, one God, now and forever. 


P: Remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray… 

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. Amen. 

Invitation to Communion 

P: At Jesus’ table, heaven and earth are joined as one. Come and see. 


Communion Hymns 

Hymn #742 “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” 

Hymn #772 “Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways” 


P: The body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ, strengthen you and keep you in his grace. 

Prayer after Communion 

P: Giver of every gift, Christ’s body is our food, and we are Christ’s body. Raise us to life by your power for the benefit of all and to your glory, now and forever. Amen. 


P: God who names you, Christ who claims you, and the Holy Spirit who dwells in you, bless you and remain with you always. 

Hymn # 843 “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness” 

L: Go in peace. You are God’s beloved. 

Thanks be to God. 



Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today: 

Our Reader—Cindy Riffe 

Our Liturgist—Don Gillette 

Organist—Ed Workmon 

Music Accompanist—Doris Menke 

Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Transitional Pastor—Rev. Kristine Franke Hill