January 10, 2021 The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of our Lord

Opening Hymn Shine, Jesus, Shine

The Holy Eucharist

Lord, the light of your love is shining In the midst of the darkness, shining Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us

Set us free by the truth you now bring us Shine on me, shine on me

Shine, Jesus, shine; fill this land with the Father’s glory Blaze, Spirit, blaze; set our hearts on fire

Flow, river, flow; flood the nations with grace and mercy Send forth your word, Lord, and let there be light

Celebrant           Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People               And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

Celebrant           There is one Body and one Spirit;

People               There is one hope in God’s call to us; Celebrant                        One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism; People      One God and Father of all.

The Collect of the Day A Reading from Genesis

Psalm 29, responsively by whole verse

Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare.

And in the temple of the Lord all are crying, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.

The Lord shall give strength to his people; the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace. A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles

Gospel Acclamation    Alleluia

The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Mark

Response before: Glory to you, O Christ. Response after: Praise to you, O Christ.

The Sermon       A period of silence follows the sermon.

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

Through the Paschal mystery, dear friends, we are buried with Christ by Baptism into his death, and raised with him to newness of life. I call upon you, therefore, on this day when we remember Jesus’ baptism, to renew our own solemn promises and vows, by which we once renounced Satan and all his works, and promised to serve God faithfully in his holy Catholic Church.

Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil and renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?

I do.

Do you believe in God the Father?

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He 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, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

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.

Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

I will, with God’s help.

May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

The Prayers of the People                    Response: Hear our prayer.

The Peace and Announcements

The Holy Communion

Eucharistic Prayer 3 from Enriching Our Worship

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give God thanks and praise.

All thanks and praise are yours at all times and in all places, our true and loving God; through Jesus Christ, your eternal Word, the Wisdom from on high by whom you created all things.

You laid the foundations of the world and enclosed the sea when it burst out from the womb; You brought forth all creatures of the earth and gave breath to humankind.

Wondrous are you, Holy One of Blessing, all you create is a sign of hope for our journey;

And so as the stars sing your praises we join the heavenly beings and all creation as we shout with joy: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Glory and honor are yours, Creator of all, your Word has never been silent; you called a people to yourself, as a light to the nations, you delivered them from bondage and led them to a land of promise. Of your grace, you gave Jesus to be human, to share our life, to proclaim the coming of your holy reign and give himself for us, a fragrant offering. Through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, you have freed us from sin, brought us into your life, reconciled us to you, and restored us to the glory you intend for us.

We thank you that on the night before he died for us Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, gave it to his friends and said: “Take, eat, this is my Body, broken for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper Jesus took the cup of wine, said the blessing, gave it to his friends and said:

“Drink this, all of you: this cup is the new Covenant in my Blood, poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

And so, remembering all that was done for us: the cross, the tomb, the resurrection and ascension, longing for Christ’s coming in glory, and presenting to you these gifts your earth has formed and human hands have made, we acclaim you, O Christ:

Dying, you destroyed our death. Rising, you restored our life. Christ Jesus, come in glory!

Send your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us the Body and Blood of your Christ.

Grant that we, burning with your Spirit’s power, may be a people of hope, justice and love. Giver of Life, draw us together in the Body of Christ, and in the fullness of time gather us with blessed Martin and all your people into the joy of our true eternal home.

Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, we worship you our God and Creator in voices of unending praise.

Blessed are you now and for ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread

Celebrant:          We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ.

People:              We who are many are one body, for we all share in the one bread.

Communion Hymn Wind Upon the Waters

Wind upon the waters, voice upon the deep;

rouse your sons and daughters, wake us from our sleep. Breathing life into all flesh, breathing love into all hearts, Living wind upon the waters of my soul.

Showers from the heaven, water from the earth; Gift so wholly given, source of every birth.

Joy of every living thing, making all creation sing, Shower down upon the dry earth of my soul.

Blazing light of wonder, flame that pierces night, burst the dark asunder, fill our souls with light.

Lord of glory, fill the skies, make an end to hatred’s cries, be the blazing sun of justice in our lives.

Post-Communion Prayer

God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

Blessing of Epiphany

Closing Hymn My country, ‘tis of thee, vs. 1 and 4

My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside let freedom ring.

Our fathers’ God, to thee, author of liberty, to thee we sing; long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light; protect us by thy might, great God, our King.

The Dismissal

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Thanks be to God.

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