FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1
from the book
LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS
Series III, Cycle A
B. David Hostetter
Isaiah 42:1-9 — Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-43 — Matthew 3:13-17
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CALL TO WORSHIP
Ascribe to the Eternal the glory due to God's name; bow down to the Holy One in the splendor of holiness.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of life and light and love, we confess that our own lives are too dear to us. By comparison we do not want for others as much as we want for ourselves. We want justice and power for our party or nation, but not for all parties and nations. We have some concern for our own enlightenment but not for the enlightenment of all people everywhere. Sometimes we need to have patience with ourselves: more often, patience with others. Forgive the narrowness of our vision and of our commitment to others and to you, Creator of Life, Light of our eyes, Universal Spirit of Justice. Amen.
DECLARATION OF GOD'S FORGIVENESS
Hear the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. It is to him that all the prophets testify, declaring that everyone who ...
This The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 worship resource, FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY, is based on Isaiah 42:1-9 and relates to The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...