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Children are always welcome in worship; activity bags are available at the sanctuary entrances.
During the 9:30 a.m. worship, we offer a nursery for infants and toddlers, and
Discovery Zone for pre‑K to 12th grade following a Children’s Message.
Hearing devices and LARGE PRINT bulletins are available; our ushers are happy to assist you.
Please silence all devices during worship. (*) indicates please stand, as you are able
Sunday, January 10, 2016
What Is the Good News we are to proclaim?
Who have been the “John the Baptists” in your life, who have shown you the way, encouraged you, or occasionally given you the kick in the pants you needed?
What is the difference between being baptized with water and the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
PRELUDE Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BuxWV 180 — Dietrich Buxtehude
CHORAL INTROIT Sing To The Lord a New Song (Psalm 90) — Randy Edwards
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
One: Listen to the Word of the Lord, the one who created you, the one who formed you:
All: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I have called your name, and you are mine.”
One: “When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
All: “Because I am God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
Jesus, Name Above All Names, you have called us by name and we are yours. In our baptism you have spoken for us, by water and the Spirit adopting us into your family. Like children, we sometimes act as if we do not hear our names being called. Forgive our sin. Restore us to a healthy, growing relationship with you and with one another, that others might know and experience the wonders of your love through our daily living. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 2130 (FWS) The Summons
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Colossians 1:15–20)
One: Who is this Jesus whom we worship and who calls us to follow Him?
ALL: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. By him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
*RESPONSE No. 2069 (FWS) All Hail King Jesus
CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30) Dedication of Offerings to Society of St. Andrew
*Children are dismissed to the Discovery Zone
THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11:00)
For Madelyn June Kaltaler, daughter of Danica & Timothy, born Sept. 2, 2015
CHORAL ANTHEM Come to the Water Chancel Choir
John B. Foley, S. J. Arr. by Jack Schrader
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart
(Psalm 139) — Randy Edwards
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the register)
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam - Johann Pachelbel
*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS No. 94 Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow
*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Sharing Christ’s peace)
*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS) Make Us One
THE WRITTEN WORD Luke 3:15–17, 21–22
*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 2248 (FWS) Baptized in Water
THE SPOKEN WORD What is the Good News We Proclaim? Rev. Dr. Brian Homan
*HYMN No. 420 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
*THE SENDING Go Now in Peace
POSTLUDE Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 684 — Johann Sebastian Bach
*Please stand as you are able