Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hopes' Liturgies for the Season After Epiphany.

The Service for the Lord’s Day

1/7/18         The Baptism of the Lord (White)
1/14 The Second Sunday After Epiphany         (Green)
1/21 The Third Sunday After Epiphany (Green)
1/28 The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany (Green)
2/4         The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany (Green)
2/11 The Transfiguration of the Lord (White)(White)

                                                                                Hymnal:              PH/G2G


Gathering Music:
Welcome & Announcements 
Entrance Song: 

“O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright” (verse 1) 69/827

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 
“All People That on Earth Do Dwell” Psalm 100        220/385

“We Are Standing on Holy Ground”                ——/406
Call to Worship 

Blessed is the Kingdom
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
Both now and forever,
and unto the ages of ages.

Filling the Baptismal Font 

There is one body and one Spirit, 
just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, 
who is above all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6

Remember your baptism, and be thankful!


1/7         “Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice”        409/163
1/14 “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem”                308/159
1/21 “Born in the Night, Mary’s Child”                  30/158
1/28 “A Stable Lamp Is Lighted”                 —-/160
2/4         “I Danced in the Morning”         302/157
2/11 “Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory”                    73/190

Prayer for Wholeness


God of renewal and forgiveness:
by water you renew and nourish the Earth.
Water is life! 
The Lord Jesus arose from the water 
with the knowledge of his calling.
Water is life!
You call us through the water of our baptism
to follow his Way of peace and love.
Water is life!
Forgive our pollution and defilement
of your gift of water.
Water is life! 
Forgive our attempts to own and sell
your gift of water.
Water is life!
Forgive our careless waste
of your gift of water.
Water is Life!
Purify the waters of the Earth;
purify our hearts and bodies;
purify our life together with all our relations
on this beautiful and abundant planet.
Water is life!                                           PfR

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4

O Hidden Light,
energy of the elements,
Sun behind all suns,
life of every living thing:
Shine upon and within us,
banishing the darkness of ignorance and fear,
sustaining the blessings of knowledge and insight,
bearing the truth of your love for us.
As you come into the world in Jesus Christ
whose life is the light for all,
shining in the darkness that cannot extinguish it:
May we also reflect your light
exposing injustices and lies,
purifying our discourse of violence and vulgarity,
illuminating a way for the weak, 
the humble, the lost, and the broken.
By your divine radiance
burn off all that separates us from you and each other.
Let our light shine before the whole world
bringing equality, joy, peace, and forgiveness to all. PfR


O Lord, Jesus Christ, Light of the World:
on the mountain God reveals your true nature.
What you are by nature, we are by your grace:
beings of holy light, 
sent into the world as witnesses to the truth 
of your love for the world.
Let us build no distracting surrogate institutions
that block or regulate your light.
But let us shine with confidence and joy,
even as we turn now to the cross,
where your life is given for the life of the world.
Your light shines in our darkness
exposing the falsehoods and fantasies of our existence.
Your light shines in our darkness
bringing the blessed shalom of your promised Kingdom,
redeeming us from violence and injustice,
and uniting us in hope.                                         PfR

Invocation of the Holy Trinity

O God:
You sent your Spirit upon Jesus at his baptism,
anointing him to bring good news to the poor.
You sent him into the world to proclaim release to the captives
   and recovery of sight to the blind,
     to set free the oppressed, 
and to proclaim the holy remission and restoration of your Jubilee. 
As you send him so he sends us,
his disciples, as agents of reconciliation,
witnessing to your love,
proclaiming peace,
and embodying justice.
We offer our own voices in praise and thanksgiving,
as we sing together our praise of you,
the Triune God. PfR


1/7 “Bring We the Frankincense of Our Love”                   62/——

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11  “Glory Be to the Father” 579/581

*Procession of the Word

TF A child processes into the Sanctuary carrying a Bible, as the people sing the Gloria.
*The Peace

Christ is in the midst of us.
He is and ever shall be.
May the grace and peace of Christ our God be with all of you.
And also with you.

The people exchange words and signs of God’s peace.

*Spiritual: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” (verse 1)        368/623


LW Time With Young Disciples

TF Our young disciples continue worship and learning downstairs.

Prayer for Understanding

Enlighten our hearts and minds by your Word, O God.
Open our eyes to the truth of your saving love, 
revealed in Scripture,
Move our legs to walk in your way of peace.
Open our hands to do your work,
and our arms welcome others in your name.
For you are the enlightening of our souls and bodies, 
O Christ our God, 
and to you we give glory, now and forever.  

Hebrew Scriptures

1/7        Genesis 1:1-5
1/14 1 Samuel 3:1-20
1/21 Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1/28 Deuteronomy 18:15-20
2/4         Isaiah 40:21-31
2/11 2 Kings 5:1-14


1/7 “The God of Heaven” Psalm 29                                   180/259
1/14 “You Are Before Me” Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18           248/28

In God alone be at rest, my soul, for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress; 
never shall I falter.
In God is my salvation and glory, 
my rock of strength;
in God is my refuge.
Trust him at all times, O people.  
Pour out your hearts before him, 
for God is our refuge.
The humans are a breath, an illusion, the people. 
Placed in the scales, they rise; 
they all weigh less than a breath.
Do not put your trust in oppression, 
nor vain hopes on plunder.
Even if riches increase,
set not your heart on them.
For God has said only one thing; 
only two have I heard:
that to God alone belongs power, 
And to you, LORD, merciful love Psalm 62:6-13a


I will praise the LORD with all my heart,
in the meeting of the just and the assembly. 
Great are the works of the LORD,
to be pondered by all who delight in them.
Majestic and glorious his work;
his justice stands firm forever.
He has given us a memorial of his wonders. 
The LORD is gracious and merciful.
He gives food to those who fear him;
keeps his covenant ever in mind.
His mighty works he has shown to his people 
by giving them the heritage of nations.
His handiwork is justice and truth; 
his precepts are all of them sure,
standing firm forever and ever, 
wrought in uprightness and truth.
He has sent redemption to his people, 
and established his covenant forever. 
Holy his name, to be feared.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; 
understanding marks all who attain it.
His praise endures forever! Psalm 111


How good to sing
Psalms to our God;
how pleasant to chant fitting praise!
The LORD builds up Jerusalem 
and brings back Israelʼs exiles;
he heals the brokenhearted;
he binds up all their wounds.
He counts out the number of the stars; 
he calls each one by its name.
Our LORD is great and almighty;
his wisdom can never be measured.
The LORD lifts up the lowly;
he casts down the wicked to the ground. 
O sing to the LORD, giving thanks; sing
Psalms to our God with the harp.
He covers the heavens with clouds; 
he prepares the rain for the earth, 
making mountains sprout with grass, 
and plants to serve human needs.
He provides the cattle with their food, 
and young ravens that call upon him.
His delight is not in horses,
nor his pleasure in a warriorʼs strength.
The LORD delights in those who revere him, 
those who wait for his merciful love.
Alleluia! Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

2/11 “Come, Sing to God” Psalm 30                  181/805


1/7         Mark 1:4-11
1/14 John 1:43-51
1/21 Mark 1:14-20
1/28 Mark 1:21-28
2/4         Mark 1:29-39
2/11 Mark 1:40-45


(On 1/7 we will be celebrating the Ordination and Installation of newly elected officers.)

LW *Affirmation of Faith, The Apostles’ Creed

Prayers of God’s Creation and People

O Great Healer:
let your Spirit swing 
around us and through us,
over us, under us, and among us,
with healing in her wings,
making us whole
and restoring us to our created goodness.

O Deep Mystery:
Bless all of us here today, 
as we offer our worship and praise to you,
and for all those baptized into your Name of every time and place
who have sought to trust and follow you.

We pray for this holy Earth,
the beautiful garden you have placed in our care:
give us the wisdom and will to conserve all that you have made.

And as we gather we also represent our whole community, especially: 
those serving in government…
and all first responders…

travelers and workers… 
the aged and infirm…
the grieving and abandoned…
the sick and the addicted…
the poor and the oppressed…  
the unemployed and the destitute…
the prisoners and captives…
the undocumented, all migrants, and refugees…
indigenous peoples…

victims of war and violence… 
victims of natural disasters…
victims of domestic abuse…
victims of slavery and human trafficking…

and all who remember and care for the needy among us…. 

As you commanded, O Lord,
we pray for our enemies and those who wish us harm….

We pray for all who are persecuted for their faith….

We gather as well with all those who have died in the hope of resurrection,
and are now at rest….

….Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
In the communion of all the saints, 
we commend ourselves, one another, 
and our whole life to you, O Christ our God.
And to you we render glory
now and forever.



The Earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof,
the world and all that dwell therein.            Psalm 24:1 

Offertory Music: “” 

*Doxology: “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

TF - We celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday.
LW - We celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on 1/7 and 2/4, and skip to the Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer on other Sundays.

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

This is the meal of paradise!
The foretaste of the blessings coming to us,
a sign of abundance and generosity,
forgiveness and deliverance. PfR 

This is the Lord’s table.
Our Savior invites those who trust in him
to share in the feast
which he has prepared.

Communion Preface


O God:
In being baptized by John in Jordan’s waters, 
Jesus took his place with sinners 
and your voice proclaimed him as your Son. 
Like a dove, your Spirit descended on him, 
anointing him as the Christ,
to bring good news to the poor 
and proclaim release to the captives; 
to restore sight to the blind and free the oppressed. 
We praise you that in our baptism we are joined to Christ 
and, with all the baptized, are called to share his ministry. BCW

1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4

We give you thanks, O God,
lifting up our hearts to you in gratitude,
for your love and justice,
your beauty and joy,
revealed and given to us in Jesus Christ.
Give us the vision 
of the commonwealth of peace he establishes. 
Let his resurrection life permeate all we are and do,
as you gather us in holy community.

In Christ we see who we truly are in your eyes:
blessed, holy, good, and precious,
made to be a blessing to
your whole creation. PfR


On the holy mountain, 
the divine glory of the incarnate Word was revealed. 
From the heavens your voice proclaimed your beloved Son, 
who is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets. 
We rejoice in the divine majesty of Christ, 
whose glory shone forth even when confronted with the cross. BCW


And so we lift up our hearts, O God,
joining with all your people
of every time and place
in the angels’ song of grateful praise.

Holy, holy, holy….

Eucharistic Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

1/7, 2/4, 2/11

We give you thanks, O God,
through your beloved Servant, Jesus Christ, 
whom you have sent in these last times
as savior and redeemer,
and messenger of your will.
He is your Word,
inseparable from you,
through whom you made all things
and in whom you take delight. 
You sent him from heaven into the Virgin’s womb, 
where he was conceived, and took flesh.
Born of the Virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit, 
he was revealed as your Son. 
In fulfillment of your will
he stretched out his hands in suffering
to release from suffering those who place their trust in you, 
and so won for you a holy people. 
He freely accepted the death to which he was handed over, 
in order to destroy death
and to shatter the chains of the evil one;
to trample underfoot the powers of hell 
and to lead the righteous into light; 
to fix the boundaries of death
and to manifest the resurrection. 

And so he took bread, gave thanks to you, 
and said: “Take, and eat;
this is my body, broken for you.”
In the same way he took the cup, saying: 
“This is my blood, shed for you.
When you do this, do it for the remembrance of me.” 

Remembering therefore his death and resurrection, 
we set before you this bread and cup,
thankful that you have counted us worthy
to stand in your presence 
and serve you as your priestly people. 
We ask you to send your Holy Spirit
upon the offering of the holy church.
Gather into one all who share these holy mysteries, 
filling them with the Holy Spirit
and confirming their faith in the truth,
that together we may praise you and give you glory, 
through your Servant, Jesus Christ. 
Through him all glory and honor are yours, almighty Father, 
with the Holy Spirit in the holy church, 
now and forever. 
Amen. Hippolytus of Rome

TF 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

God, our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer: 
You loved the world you made so much 
that you gave your only Son 
so that whoever trusts in him 
should not perish, but have eternal life.

Gracious God, 
pour out your Holy Spirit upon us 
and upon these your gifts of bread and wine, 
that the bread we break 
and the cup we bless 
may be the communion 
in the body and blood of Christ.      From 1 Corinthians 10:16

We are his Body.
We bear his Life.
As he emptied himself to dwell among us,
may we empty ourselves of all 
that would separate us from you,
and let your life,
given for the life of the world,
pour through us in love.


O God,
like a mother who will not forget her nursing child,
you love us forever.
And so we are bold to pray in the words Jesus taught us,
saying: Our Father….

The Breaking of Bread

TF 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

On the night when he was betrayed 
[by his friends and arrested by the authorities],
the Lord Jesus 
[celebrated the Passover meal with his disciples.

After supper he] 
took the bread. 
He blessed it, 
he broke it, 
and gave it to them, saying: 

“This is my body, broken for you.  
Do this in remembrance of me.”

The celebrant breaks the bread.

In the same way he took the cup.
And he said:

“This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood,
shed for the forgiveness of sins.  
Whenever you drink it,
do this in remembrance of me.”

The celebrant fills the cup.

Every time we eat this bread 
and drink from this cup,
we proclaim the Lord’s triumph 
over the power of death,
until his life is fulfilled in us. 

1/7, 2/4, 2/11

The Lamb of God is broken and distributed.
He is broken but not divided,
he is forever eaten but never consumed.
He restores and makes holy
all who partake of him.                  


With hearts trusting in an awesome God, 
come to the Table.  
“Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Receive the Body of Christ:
taste the fountain of immortality.
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia! Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

The people come to the Table to share in Christ’s body and blood by intinction:
taking a piece of bread, dipping it into the cup, and eating it.
TF Those who wish to pray with the pastor before or after communion
may meet with him to the side.

May the Body and Blood of Christ our God bring you to everlasting life.

Communion Music: 

Closing Prayer / Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer

Gracious God,
we give you thanks
that in Jesus Christ,
who is your Word,
you have emptied yourself,
becoming flesh to dwell among us
full of grace and truth.
He brings good news to the poor,
proclaims release to the captives,
gives sight to the blind,
liberates the oppressed,
makes the lame walk,
welcomes sinners, 
and even raises the dead.
In giving his life for the life of the world
he sets us free from sin and death.
And he gives us your Holy Spirit
by whom he is present with us even now,
gathering us into one beloved community.
and sending us into the world
with the good news of your love.            PfR

When we do not celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper:

O God,
like a mother who will not forget her nursing child,
you love us forever.
And so we are bold to pray in the words Jesus taught us,
saying: Our Father….


1/7         “Down Galilee’s Slow Roadways”        ——/164
1/14 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”        357/738
1/21 ”Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me”         366/703
1/28 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”              ——/182
2/4        “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” ——/377 
2/11 “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”         463/662




God spoke all these words, saying, I am the Lord your God.
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol....
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God.
Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet... anything that belongs to your neighbor.         From Exodus 20:1-17

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11

Go out into the world in peace;
have courage;
hold on to what is good;
return no one evil for evil;
strengthen the fainthearted;
support the weak, and help the suffering; honor all people; 
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. 
1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Timothy 2:1; Ephesians 6:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:13–22; 1 Peter 2:17 


And now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you, now and forever.
Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:13

*Choral Benediction:

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 “Song of Simeon” 603/545

2/11 “Shine, Jesus, Shine” ——/192



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