January 16, 2022

January 16, 2022 

Prelude 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit 

Call to Worship:  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 

– Congregational Watchword for 2022   “O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.” (Psalm 51:15).   

Hymn 548 (verses 1, 2, and 5)  “O for a thousand tongues to sing”.   

Prayer of Commitment. (Adapted with permission from http://revgalblogpals.blogspot.com/)

Holy God, may we hear your voice

In the stillness of night, in clatter of day

You call us, and we respond,

Here I am!

May we follow you and may we love as you love.

Holy One, through trials and turbulence

Make us steady, your hands holding strong the fragile and weak

May we love as you love.

Gracious God, may the fruits of our lives

be food for the hungry, 

May we love as you love.

God of justice, remove the barriers

of our lives that keep us from one another, 

barriers we construct based on skin color, religion, or gender

May we hear, and follow, graciously.

May we love as you love.

Loving God, take this day our fears, worries and distractions, 

turn them into grace and mercy,

And, following the example of Martin Luther King, Jr.

and all your Saints,

May we love as you love.

We say with one voice the affirmation of our faith, as Dr. King showed us: 

We refuse to believe that we are unable to influence the events around us.

We refuse to believe we are bound by racism, war, and injustice.

We believe those around me are our brothers and our sisters, deserving of dignity and wholeness.  

We believe we can overcome oppression and violence, without resorting to it.

We remember, “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can.”

Amen.

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer 

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given” 

Scripture   1 Corinthians 12:1-11    Sophie Rice  

Hymn 620  We are all one in Mission. 

Sermon  “Paul Speaks to the Corinthians” 

–   “Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent, for I am with you.” – Acts 18:9-10

Special Music     Bob Kahle.  

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

(Lord’s Prayer) 

Special Music  

(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.)

Silent prayer

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.)

Silent prayer

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: pubs@mcnp.org. All rights reserved.

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