Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.

January 20, 2019
Second Sunday after Epiphany

Preparing for Worship


O let all who thirst, let them come to the water.
And let all who have nothing, let them come to the Lord: without money, without price.
Why should you pay the price, except for the Lord?
And let all who seek, let them come to the water.
And let all who have nothing, let them come to the Lord: without money, without  strife.
Why should you spend your life, except for the Lord?
And let all who toil, let them come to the water.
And let all who are weary, let them come to the Lord: all who labor, who labor  without rest.
How can your soul find rest, except for the Lord, except for the Lord?
And let all the poor, let them come to the water.
Bring the ones who are laden, bring them all to the Lord: bring the children without might.
Easy the load and light: come to the Lord. Come to the water.

God Calls Us to Worship

Minister: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 1:2)
All: Amen!
Minister: The Lord be with you! (Ruth 2:4)
All: And also with you!

*Scriptural Call to Worship 

Minister: O Lord, open our lips
All: And our mouths will declare your praise. (Ps. 51.15)
Minister: Our help is in the name of the Lord
All: Who made heaven and earth. (Ps. 124.8)
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! (Ps. 113.1-3)

*Song of  Praise“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (Hymnal #38)
*Prayer of Adoration and Invocation 

God Cleanses Us In Worship

The Epistle Reading - 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Silent Individual Confession of Sin
Corporate Confession of Sin and Lord's Prayer
Declaration of Pardon
Minister: All who repent of your sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation, rejoice and be glad and give glory to the Lord who has taken away all your sins in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen!

Leader: Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God:
All: Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being; whose
face is hidden from us by our sins; and whose mercy we forget in the blindness
of our hearts; cleanse us, we beseech You, from all our offenses, and deliver
us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with lowliness and meekness we
may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace, and
finding in You refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen.

Song of Rejoicing:Sanctus - "Holy, Holy, Holy Lord" (Songbook #32)

God Consecrates Us In Worship

The Gospel Reading – John 2:1-11
Prayer of the Church – Elder Guy Kemp
Tithes and Offerings
Song of Preparation
“How Sweet and Awesome is the Place” (Hymnal #469)

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*Reading of Scripture – Romans 6:15-23
Sermon – "Slaves to Righteousness" by Pastor Brian Tallman

God Communes with Us In Worship

Song of Preparation – “In Christ Alone" 
In Christ alone my hope is found; he is my light, my strength, my song.
This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease;
My Comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless Babe;
This gift of love and righteousness scorned by the ones He came to save.
'Til on that cross as Jesus died the wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay, light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again.
And as He stands in victory, sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry, to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck me from His hand;
'Til He returns or calls me home, here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

My heart is filled with thankfulness to Him who bore my pain,
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace and gave me life again,
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness and clothed me with His light
And wrote His law of righteousness with pow'r upon my heart.
My heart is filled with thankfulness to Him who walks beside,
Who floods my weaknesses with strength and causes fears to fly,
Whose every promise is enough for every step I take;
Sustaining me with arms of love and crowning me with grace.
My heart is filled with thankfulness to Him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace whose every thought is love.
For every day I have on earth is given by the King
So I will give my life, my all, to love and follow Him

The Lord’s Supper
The Words of Institution

Bread: Silence
(This time of silence reminds us that we are personally and individually covenanting with our Lord. Herewe are afforded the opportunity for personal reflection, silent communion, thanksgiving, intercession, and prayer.)
Wine: “What Wondrous Love Is This" (Hymnal #261)
Pastoral Prayer

God Commissions Us in Worship