The Worship of God | Epiphany Sunday


Gathering

Music For Meditation

In the Bleak Midwinter, C. Rossetti, G. Holst, arr. D. Labman

Organ Prelude

The Old Year Now Has Passed Away, J. S. Bach

Chiming of the Hour

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Call to Worship

One:     Arise, shine; for your light has come,
              and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Many: For darkness shall cover the earth,
              and thick darkness the peoples;

One:     but the Lord will arise upon you,
              and his glory will appear over you.

Many: Nations shall come to your light,
              and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

One:     Lift up your eyes and look around;
              they all gather together, they come to you;

Many: your sons shall come from far away,
              and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.

One:     Then you shall see and be radiant;
              your heart shall thrill and rejoice,

Many: because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you,
              the wealth of the nations shall come to you.

One:     A multitude of camels shall cover you,
              the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
              all those from Sheba shall come.

Many: They shall bring gold and frankincense,
              and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord.

Special Music

We Three Kings, J. Hopkins, Jr., arr. D. Labman

*Morning Prayer

*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 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.

*Children’s Time

Special Music

Ich folge dir gleichfalls from St. John Passion, J. S. Bach
Ella Torres, soprano; Steven Dong, piano

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 2:1-12

Communion in Story

Invitation to the Table

Breaking and Sharing

Rev. Peg Williams

Music for Meditation

Jesus Lover of My Soul, S. Bingham

Receiving and Consuming

Prayer of Blessing

Benediction

Blessing

Postlude

Blest Be the Tie that Binds, J. Fawcett, J. Nägeli, arr. L. Mason

Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including: Ella Torres, soprano; Steven Dong, piano; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.