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January 23, 2022
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Gathering in God’s Name
Silent Preparation: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
PRELUDE “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CALL TO WORSHIP
The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;
for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
*HYMN “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” #319
CALL TO CONFESSION
The psalmist testifies:
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me.
In the strength of this assurance, let us confess our sins to God.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal and merciful God, you have loved us with a love beyond our understanding, and you have set us on paths of righteousness for your name’s sake. Yet we have strayed from your way; we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, through what we have done and what we have left undone. As we remember the lavish gift of your grace symbolized in baptism, O God, we praise you and give you thanks that you forgive us yet again. Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with you, and in whose strong name we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Proclaiming God’s Word
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Prepare our hearts, O God, to hear and obey your Word. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Psalm 135:5-7
ANTHEM “We Have Met to Worship” / “How Firm a Foundation” Medley
SCRIPTURE Colossians 1:16-18
SERMON “From Water to Wine: the New Miracle” John 2:1-11
Responding to God’s Word
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles Creed (Traditional)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE and LORD’S PRAYER (Debts & Debtors)
INVITATION TO THE OFFERING
OFFERTORY “Be Thou My Vision”
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Blessed are you, God of all creation; through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service of your kingdom. Blessed be God forever. Amen.
Going in God’s Name
*HYMN “Now Thank We All Our God” (v. 1, 2) #525
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Now Thank We All Our God” (v. 3) #525