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First Sunday After The Epiphany January 10, 2010

VISITORS
We consider it a great privilege to worship the Lord Jesus Christ with you today. In fact, we receive your presence as a gracious gift from God. In return, we would love to bless you according to your needs. Please let us know how we can do so.

As you enter the church, please prepare your heart for worship.
The Prelude HOLY EUCHARIST The Opening Acclamation Songs of Praise The Nicene Creed

Please be seated.
The Dismissal of Children (4 Year-Olds through 5th Grade) The Collect of the Day Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. The First Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-9 The Psalm 89:20-29 The psalm will be read as prompted by the Lector. The Second Lesson: Acts 10:34-38 The Gospel Procession

Please stand and sing.
The Holy Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Please be seated.
The Sermon

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The Prayers of the People Please stand, be seated, kneel, or lie face down in awe of God’s willingness to hear us. Members: Members Wilson & Jean Gridley; Willis & Josie Rhodes. Vestry: Vestry Ken Baeszler; Will Baysinger; Matt Creswell; Dean Johnson; George Mankos; Annette Waldroop. Churches: AMiA Churches All Saints’ Church (Spartanburg); Apostles’ Anglican (Knoxville); Christ Church (Jacksonville); Church of the Redeemer (Nashville); Grace Anglican Church (Gastonia); New Grace Church (Jacksonville); St. Peter’s Church (Mt. Pleasant); Trinity Church (Atlanta) Seminarians: Jonathan Allen; Loys Johnson; Conor Mooney; Brad Troxell. Expecting: Ben & Jessica Coulter; Alan & Angela Kaye Hawkins; Eric & Laura Speece; Matt & Sayward Elliott. Ones: Loved Ones Angell Family; Sandy Baysinger; Kim & Maggie Blutreich; Kat Brinyear; Lacey Brown; Fritzy Bullis; Dr. Art Chaney III; David Claycomb; Comer Family; Sarah Dulin; David & Christina Kristynik and David's military unit in Iraq; Ronnie Martin; Suesan McDonald; Janet & Graeme Myers; Lou Neuworth: Christine & Colin O'Connell; Sean O’Grady; Patterson Family; Luke Reilly; Steven Rowland; Heather Saltamacchio; Jim Sampson; Smithey family; Martha Ann Springer; Tanya Stoney; Margaret Rose Todd; Carroll Waldroop; Larry Whitehead.

Let us pray for the Church and for the world. Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer. Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer. Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer. Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as he loves us. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer. Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer. We commend to your mercy all who have died, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer. 4

Silence Silence Silence Silence Silence

Silence

The Confession of Sin And now, O Father, we pray to you also for our greatest need, the forgiveness of our sins:

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; in your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Peace Song of Preparation

We invite you to take advantage of several opportunities during Communion.
Offerings may be placed in the offering baskets at either side of the altar. If you are in need of prayer, we invite you to connect with a member of our prayer team at the petition station, located to the left of the altar. To offer prayers on behalf of others, please visit the intercession station lo cated to the left of the altar and light a candle as a way of interceding for someone in need. The Great Thanksgiving

Please remain standing.
The Sanctus

Please be seated as our Celebrant continues.
The Mystery of Our Faith The Lord’s Prayer The Breaking of the Bread The Invitation

All baptized disciples of Jesus Christ are welcome at God’s table. Please be seated until your row is invited to come. At this time, parents may return to the nursery to escort your children back to the sanctuary for communion.

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The Communion Hymns

Please stand.
The Doxology PostThe Post-Communion Prayer Almighty and ever-living God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen The Blessing The Hymn in Recession The Dismissal

Altar Flowers Please contact Annette Waldroop at 704-528-3397 to make a donation for future floral arrangements. Prayer List Requests Please contact Carol McIntyre (tcotgs@charter.net) with Prayer List requests. In addition, when it is time to remove someone from the list, please notify Carol as soon as possible. 6

Sermon Notes

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The Church of the Good Shepherd
Post Office Box 643 605 South Street Davidson, NC 28036 704-895-0059 www.tcotgs.org Staff
Kyle Wallace, Lead Pastor, kyle@tcotgs.org Jessica Coulter, Director of Children’s Ministry, jessica@tcotgs.org Conor Mooney, Pastor to Students, conor@tcotgs.org Eric Speece, Director of Music & the Arts, eric@tcotgs.org Melanie Johnson, Webmaster, melanie@tcotgs.org Carol McIntyre, Administrative Assistant, carol@tcotgs.org

Vestry
Will Baysinger Dean Johnson George Mankos (Sr. Warden) Matt Creswell (Jr. Warden) Annette Waldroop Ken Baeszler