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First Sunday of Christmas/The Name of Jesus 

10:00 AM Service January 1, 2023 



Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

Hymn # 298 “The Bells of Christmas” 

Confession and Forgiveness 

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity +one God, the Word made flesh, our life and our salvation. 

C: Amen 

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 re-deemed. Sing with joy, for all the ends of the earth shall know the salvation of God. 

C: Amen. 

Hymn of Praise # 289 “Angels We Have Heard on High” 


L: Let us pray: 

All: Eternal Father, you gave your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be a sign of our salvation. Plant in every heart the love of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 


First Reading Numbers 6: 22-27 Pg. 215 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm Psalm 8 Pg. 848 


PS 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have 

set your glory above the heavens. 

PS 8:2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of 

your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 


PS 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the 

stars, which you have set in place, 

PS 8:4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for 



PS 8:5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him 

with glory and honor. 

PS 8:6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything 

under his feet: 

PS 8:7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, 




PS 8:8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 

PS 8:9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! 


Second Reading: Hebrews 2: 10—15 Pg. 1864 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

(Please rise for the Gospel.) 

After the Gospel is announced: 

C: Glory to you, O Lord. 

Gospel Reading Matthew 2: 13—23 Pg. 1498 

P: The gospel of the Lord. 

C: Praise to you, O Christ. 

(Please be seated) 


(Please Stand) 

Hymn # 620 “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds” 


L: With the whole church, let us confess our faith: 

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen 

The Prayers 

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 #292 “Love Has Come” 

(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. 



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

Liturgist—Don Gillett Reader—Gary Lange 

Handbell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Organist—Edward Workmon 

Pastor—Rev. Paul Miller