Jan. 9 2022
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship.
Liturgy for Epiphany pg. 65.
– Prayers of the People
Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts
Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”
Scripture Matthew 2:1-12
Hymn 322 De Tierra Lejana Venimos (From a Distant Home)
Message. “Gifts of the Magi”
Holy Communion for Epiphany
Sacrament of Holy Communion for Epiphany
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.
Amen. Thanks be to God.
Hymn 411 (vs. 4 and 5) (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship).
Be known to us in breaking bread,
But do not then depart;
Savior, abide with us, and spread
Your table in our heart.
Lord, sup with us in love divine;
Your Body and Your Blood,
That living bread, that heav’nly wine,
Be our immortal food.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
(During this time, please come forward to pick up your bread and grape juice. There are also pre-sealed cups/wafers available at the table if you prefer.)
Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
(All partake together.)
By your divine presence,
By the holy sacraments,
By all the merits of your life, sufferings, death, and resurrection,
Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God. Amen.
In the same way, after supper our Lord Jesus Christ took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sin. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.
(All partake together.)
Christ, the Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
Grant to us your peace. Amen.
Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death,
Until he comes.
Hymn 313 (vs. 4) (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship)
Grant us grace to see you, Lord, mirrored in your holy word;
May we imitate you now, and on us your grace endow;
That we like to you may be at your great epiphany,
And may praise you ever blessed, God in flesh made manifest.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace;
In the name of Jesus. Amen. (Sung Response)
Reprinted or adapted from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. © 1995 IBOC. www.moravian.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All rights reserved.