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The Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Welcome to Worship at St. Pauls!!


The community of believers at St. Paul Lutheran Church takes delight in having guests in
its worship. Our congregation strives to present a witness to Christ that is faithful to the Word of
Holy Scripture and to the confessional heritage of the Lutheran tradition.
GUESTS: We encourage you to sign a visitor card located in the pews and our Guest Book
located in the hall outside the worship space.
HOLY COMMUNION IS OFFERED by invitation of the Lord himself. Access to the Lords Table
is by invitation of the Lord himself. All baptized believers who trust that Christ is presented in the
celebration of the Holy Eucharist are invited to come forward and receive Christ in the Blessed
Sacrament. Communion is distributed by coming up the center aisle at the direction of the usher
and returning along the side aisle. Those who do not wish to receive the Sacrament may come
forward with their arms crossed and receive a blessing. Those who, for any reason, cannot receive
the wine may receive the Sacrament under the form of bread alone. In doing so, a communicant
still receives the whole Christ.
TO THE PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDRENRelax! God put the wiggle in children; dont feel
you have to suppress it in Gods house. All are welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear whats going on in
worship. They tire of seeing the backs of others heads.
Quietly and kindly explain the parts of the Liturgy and actions of the worship leaders. Share the
worship folder with them at eye level.
Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you have to leave worship with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. Jesus said
Let the children come to me.
Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the
Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of
worship.
Please let your child use this worship folder to draw and doodle.
The presence of children is a gift to the Church. Please welcome children and give a smile of
encouragement to their families.

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HOLY COMMUNION

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Installation of Congregation Council


Sunday, January 11, 2015 + 9:30 a.m.
BAPTIZED IN WATER
Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit moved over the
waters. Both Mark's Gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit's movement that
distinguishes Jesus baptism from John's. The Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus and the
Ephesians, calling us Gods beloved children and setting us on Jesus mission to re-create the world.

The Liturgy (which means the work of the people) involves participation. The texts marked in plain
text are spoken by the worship leaders while the assembly responds with bold text.

E NTRANCE R ITE
The GATHERING MUSIC
The WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT
Let us join together and say our Mission Statement.
Come and see, Follow me, The gift of God, Jesus Christ, Has set us free.
The THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

The Thanksgiving for Baptism is celebrated during Time after Epiphany


The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of Holy Baptism as the presiding minister
begins.

In the Name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

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The presiding minister addresses the assembly.

Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism,


we are clothed with God's mercy and forgiveness.
Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.

Water may be poured into the font as the presiding minister gives thanks.

We give you thanks, O God,


for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters
and by your Word you created the world,
calling forth life in which you took delight.

Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family.
Through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom.
At the river your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit.
By water and your Word you claim us as daughters and sons,
making us heirs of your promise and servants of all.
We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life,
and above all we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ.
Shower us with your Spirit,
and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace, and love.
To you be given honor and praise
through Jesus Christ our Lord
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.
The assembly faces the Cross as it enters the Nave. As a reminder of the gift of baptism, the assembly
may be sprinkled with water.

The GATHERING HYMN

O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!

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The GREETING
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the
Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
The KYRIE (Lord, have mercy)

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The HYMN OF PRAISE

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Glory to God in the Highest

The PRAYER OF THE DAY


Let us praythe prayer concludesone God, now and forever.
Amen.
The assembly is seated.

L ITURGY

OF THE
The FIRST READING

W ORD
Genesis 1:1-5

Out of chaos, God brings order. Out of the primeval darkness, God brings light. This familiar story
was good news for the Israelites, who experienced much chaos in their history. It remains good news
for any person living in the chaos and darkness of despair. God created and continues to create new
life.
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a
formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God
swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there
was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from
the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And
there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

The reading concludes:


The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The PSALMODY

Psalm 29

After introduction, the choir or cantor will sing the refrain once, then repeated by all. The assembly
sings the refrain after each verse.

Give to the Lord, you sons of God,


give to the Lord glory and praise,
give to the Lord the glory due his name:
adore the Lord in holy attire Refrain
The voice of the Lord is over the waters,
the Lord, over vast waters.
The voice of the Lord is mighty;
The voice of the Lord is majestic. Refrain
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The God of glory thunders,


and in his temple all say, Glory!
The Lord is enthroned above the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as king forever. Refrain
The SECOND READING

Acts 19:1-7

In Ephesus, Paul encounters people who had received John's baptism of repentance but had never
heard of the Holy Spirit or of baptism in the name of Jesus. After Paul baptized them, the Holy Spirit
came upon them and empowered them with gifts of the Spirit.
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came
to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. 2He said to them, "Did you receive the
Holy Spirit when you became believers?" They replied, "No, we have not even
heard that there is a Holy Spirit." 3Then he said, "Into what then were you
baptized?" They answered, "Into John's baptism." 4Paul said, "John baptized with
the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to
come after him, that is, in Jesus." 5On hearing this, they were baptized in the name
of the Lord Jesus. 6When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came
upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied 7altogether there were
about twelve of them.
The reading concludes:

The Word of the Lord.


Thanks be to God.

The assembly stands to welcome the Gospel as it is proclaimed in the midst of the assembly.

The GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

The HOLY GOSPEL

Mark 1:4-11

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Mark's gospel reports the story of Jesus' baptism with some irony: the one on whom the Spirit
descends is himself the one who will baptize others with the Holy Spirit.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

The Holy + 1 Gospel according to Mark.


Glory to you, O Lord.
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John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of


repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean
countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were
baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed
with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild
honey. 7He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me;
I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. 8I have
baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
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In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by
John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the
heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11And a voice
came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
The reading concludes:

The Gospel of the Lord.


Praise to you, O Christ.

The assembly is seated after the procession returns to its place.

The CHILDRENS MESSAGE


The SERMON
Silence for reflection.
The assembly stands to proclaim the Word of God in song.

The HYMN OF THE DAY

Baptized in Water

Using the thumb, the people may make three small signs of the cross, one on the forehead, one on the lips, and one on the breast while
silently using the traditional prayer, May the Good News of Jesus Christ be in my mind, and on my lips, and in my heart. Amen

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The INSTALLATION OF CONGREGATION COUNCIL


Those who are being installed come forward at the conclusion of the hymn of the day.
The assembly is seated. The presiding minister addresses the assembly.
The following people have been elected by the congregation to positions of
leadership. We give thanks for their willingness to serve. In baptism we are
welcomed into the body of Christ and sent to share in the mission of God; we
rejoice now that these sisters and brothers will lead us in our common life and our
mutual mission as a congregation.
The names of those who are to be installed are read by a representative of the congregation.
The presiding minister addresses those being installed.
On behalf of your sisters and brothers in Christ, I ask you:
Will you accept and faithfully carry out the duties of the offices
to which you have been elected?
Response:
I will, and I ask God to help me.
The assembly stands. Those being installed face the assembly. The presiding minister addresses the
assembly.
People of God, I ask you:
Will you support these, your elected leaders,
and will you share in the mutual ministry
that Christ has given to all who are baptized?
We will, and we ask God to help us.
Those being installed face the presiding minister, who addresses them.
I now declare you installed as council members of this congregation.
Almighty God bless you, and direct your days and your deeds in peace,
that you may be faithful servants of Christ.
Amen.
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The PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

In the waters of baptism, we are called to be Gods children to minister to one another. Let
us pray for the Church, the world, and all those in need.

After each petition

Lord, in your mercy,


hear our prayer.

The prayers conclude

Almighty God, you know our thoughts and needs better than we ourselves. Accept
the prayers which we offer and strengthen us to do your will, through Jesus Christ
our Lord.

Amen.

L ITURGY

OF THE

E UCHARISTIC M EAL

The PEACE
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And also with you.
The worship leaders and the assembly greet each other in the peace of the risen Christ.
The assembly is seated.

The OFFERING
The assembly stands as the gifts are brought forward.

The OFFERTORY

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Now the Silence

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The GREAT THANKGIVING

Preface for Epiphany


It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, through our Savior Jesus
Christ. By the leading of a star he was shown forth to all nations; in the waters of
the Jordan you proclaimed him your beloved Son; and in the miracle of water
turned to wine he revealed your glory. And so, with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join
their unending hymn:

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The EUCHARISTIC PRAYER (Epiphany)


Blessed are you, O holy God:
you are the Life and Light of all.
By your powerful word you created all things.
Through the prophets you called your people
to be a light to the nationsthe prayer continues, concluding
Through him all glory and honor is yours,
Almighty Father, with the Holy Spirit,
in your holy Church,
both now and forever.
Amen.
The LORDS PRAYER (1789)
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us:
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 trespasses,
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as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
The BREAKING OF THE BREAD
Come to the table of mercy, where the feast of life is spread.
Thanks be to God.
The assembly is seated

The DISTRIBUTION OF THE HOLY SACRAMENT


The MUSIC DURING DISTRIBUTION

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After all have returned to their places, the assembly stands.

The POST-COMMUNION BLESSING


The Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his
grace.
Amen.
The POST-COMMUNION PRAYER
Let us pray Everlasting God, we praise you
that you have brought us to the mountaintop
and fed us with the life and light of your Son.
Send us in his name from this place
to bring light into dark corners,
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healing where lives are torn,


and nourishment to every hungry heart,
in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

L ITURGY

OF
The BLESSING

S ENDING

Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
Amen.
The SENDING HYMN

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Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

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The DISMISSAL
Go in peace. Proclaim the Good News.
Thanks be to God.
The SENDING MUSIC

Acknowledgements
Unless indicated all hymns and liturgical music from Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2015 by Augsburg Fortress. All rights
reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #42251. Scripture texts from the New Revised
Standard Version Bible, Copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in
the USA . Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Come and see. Follow me.


The gift of God, Jesus Christ, has set us free

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