Baptism of our Lord * indicates standing 12 January 2020
- MUSICAL PRELUDE
- WELCOMING, ANNOUNCEMENTS & MISSION
- CALL TO WORSHIP
Come beloved of God, the time is right for worship!
We come as a creation of God.
We come as the children God loves,
the incarnation of God’s Loving desire
and as the living Body of God in our time.
We come as people who are made in God’s Image.
Let us worship God.
- HYMN # 135 (MV) CALLED BY EARTH AND SKY *
- PRAYER OF APPROACH and the LORD’S PRAYER
God of all people, Source of all Creation,
Open the doors of heaven and speak to us!
Break the sound barrier with your awakening voice,
draw our attention to you Presence in our midst,
and wash away all the barriers that life has put between us
that we may approach You without fear, shame or regrets.
Send your Spirit to breathe new life into all of us
with Jesus Christ our Lord who taught us to pray saying,
OUR FATHER….. NOTRE PERE…. AR N-ATHAIR…
ONZE VADER …VATER UNSER… PADRE NEUSTRO
- INTROIT (Tune: Hymn to Joy # 232) *
Joyful, joyful we adore You,
God of Glory, Source of Light.
lives unfold like flowers before You
Shining with your holy Light.
All your works with joy surround You
Earth and heaven reflect your rays,
Saints and sinners sing around You
Centre of unbroken Praise!
- PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We are not only made in your Image,
we are constantly being re-made in your Image.
Your Hands, which formed us, are constantly reforming us.
Your Spirit, which breathed life into us at the very beginning,
is forever breathing new life into us.
We are cradled in You and You will never abandon us.
Come now and restore us.
Pardon the sins we fear will separate us from You.
Forgive what we cannot forgive
and show us the avenue that leads from death to life.
Restore a right relationship between each of us,
between each of us and You, our God,
and between the person You created us to be
and the person we have let ourselves become.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray, Amen.
- SILENT CONFESSION and ASSURANCE OF PARDON
- HYMN # 644 (VU) I WAS THERE TO HEAR *
- LEARNING TIME
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.
- SCRIPTURE LESSONS
First Lesson: Isaiah 42: 1 – 9
Responsive Psalm 29 on page 756 of Voices United.
Gospel: Matthew 3: 13 – 17 *
- HYMN # 161 (MV) I HAVE CALLED YOU *
- PASTORAL PRAYER
- HYMN # 142 (MV) OH A SONG MUST RISE *
- COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION