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Fourth Sunday of Epiphany 

10:00 AM Service January 29, 2023 


Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

(Please Stand) 

Confession and Forgiveness 

P: In the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

C: Amen 

P: God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 

C: Amen 

(Silence is kept for reflection) 

P: Most merciful God, 

C: We confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen. 

P: God, who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin, and made us alive together with Christ. By the grace you have been saved. In the name of +Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. Almighty God strengthen you with power through the Holy Spirit, that Christ may live in your hearts through faith. 

C: Amen. 

Hymn # 520 “Dearest Jesus at Your Word” 

L: The grace of the 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: Holy God, you confound the world’s wisdom in giving your kingdom to the lowly and the pure in heart. Give us such a hunger and thirst for justice, and perseverance in striving for peace, that in our words and deeds the world may see the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. 



First Reading: Micah 6: 1—8 Pg. 1447 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm Psalm 15 Pg. 853 


PS 15:1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? 

PS 15:2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks 

the truth from his heart 


PS 15:3 and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and 

casts no slur on his fellowman, 


PS 15:4 who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps 

his oath even when it hurts, 


PS 15:5 who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against 

the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken. 


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 18—31 Pg. 1772 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

(Please stand for the Gospel) 

After the Gospel is announced 

Gospel Reading Matthew 5: 1—12 Pg. 1500 

(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing) 


(Please be seated) 


(Please Stand) 

Hymn # 728 "Blest are They" 

Congregation sings the refrain; Choir will sing the verses. 


P: I invite you, together with the whole congregation, to confess the faith in which we have been baptized. 

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 

P: You have made public profession of your faith. Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in baptism: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of “God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth? If so please answer: I will. 

P: These new sisters and brothers in Christ have come to us as gifts of God 

and companions in life. The responsibility now falls to you, the people of 

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, to welcome them, to support them in faith and 

pray for them, to befriend them, and encourage them to find and use the 

gifts the Holy Spirit has given them for our common good. Let us welcome 

them together: 


C: We rejoice with you in the Christian life. Together we will give thanks and praise to God and proclaim the good news to all the world. 

P: Let us pray: We thank you Lord, for these new members of this congregation of your people. By your life-giving power, bind us to each other in you, strengthen us for service, guide and help us to carry out your mission, and bring us at length to that day when all your children will be one and you will be All-in-All. 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 # 714 “O God of Mercy, God of Light” 

(Please stand on the last verse as the offering is brought forward.) 

Offering Prayer 

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 Sav-ior and Lord. Amen. 

The Lord’s Prayer: (Sung) 

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen 




Hymn #546 “To Be Your Presence” 

L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord. 


C: Thanks be to God. 




Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders: 

Our Reader—Betty Curry 

Our Liturgist—Claire Roberts 

Organist—Ed Workmon 

Hand Bell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Pastor—Rev. Paul Miller