Sunday of Epiphany
10:00 AM Service February 5, 2023
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Confession and Forgiveness
P: In the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
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.
(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.
Hymn # 715 “Christ, Be Our Light” (St. 1—4 choir; Congregation sings refrain after each vs and Vs 5 with refrain)
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: Lord God, with endless mercy you receive the prayers of all who call upon you. By your Spirit show us the things we ought to do, and give us the grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 58: 1—9 Pg. 1152
R: Word of God, Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm Psalm 112: 1—9 Pg. 952
PS 112:1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds
great delight in his commands.
PS 112:2 His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will
PS 112:3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
PS 112:4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and
compassionate and righteous man.
PS 112:5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts
his affairs with justice.
PS 112:7 He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the
PS 112:9 He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures
forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2: 1—12 Pg. 1773
R: Word of God. Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please rise for the Gospel)
Gospel Reading Matthew 5: 1—12 Pg. 1501
(After the reading of the Gospel, we sing)
(Please be seated)
Hymn # 532 “Gather Us In”
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
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 #553 “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”
(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 # 462 “Now We Join in Celebration”
Hymn # 482 “I Come with Joy”
Hymn # 712 “Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”
L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today:
Handbell Director—Wendy Kuenemann
Guest Preacher—Bishop Sue Briner
Pastor—Rev. Paul Miller