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3rd Sunday after Epiphany - 2021

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Processional Hymn

 

Rise, shine, you people! Christ the Lord has entered

Our human story; God in him is centered.

He comes to us, by death and sin surrounded with grace unbounded.

See how he sends the pow’rs of evil reeling;

He brings us freedom, light and life and healing.

All men and women, who by guilt are driven, now are forgiven.

Come, celebrate; your banners high unfurling,

Your songs and prayers against the darkness hurling.

To all the world go out and tell the story of Jesus’ glory.

Tell how the Father sent the Son to save us.

Tell of the Song, who life and freedom gave us.

Tell how the Spirit calls from ev’ry nation God’s new creation.

 

Invocation

          En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All     Amen.

 

Confession and Forgiveness

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

All     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

 

 

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

All     Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All     Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Let us pray:

All     God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord. Amen!

 

 

The Scripture Readings

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6,

All the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel. So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law...Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground... They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body; whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.  If they were all one part, where would the body be?  As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second  prophets, third  teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak tongues? Do all interpret?  Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God

The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 4th chapter.        Luke 4:16-30

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

 

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked. Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’” “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.  I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.  And there were many in Israel with leprosy[b] in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.” All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.  They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff.  But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creed

All     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

Thy strong word did cleave the darkness, At thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank thee, While thine ordered seasons run.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia without end!

Thy strong Word bespeaks us righteous; Bright with thine own holiness,
Glorious now, we press toward glory, And our lives our hope confess.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia without end!

From the cross thy wisdom shining Breaketh forth in conqu'ring might;
From the cross forever beameth All thy bright redeeming light.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to thee who light dost send!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia without end!

Give us lips to sing thy glory, Tongues thy mercy to proclaim,
Throats to shout the hope that fills us, Mouths to speak thy holy name.
Alleluia! Alleluia! May the light which thou dost send
Fill our songs with alleluias, Alleluias without end!

God the Father, light-creator, To thee laud and honor be.
To thee, Light from Light begotten, Praise be sung eternally.
Holy Spirit, light-revealer, Glory, glory be to thee.
Mortals, angels, now and ever Praise the holy Trinity!

 

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.


For joy this Epiphany season as we rejoice in the revealing of the savior!

For blessing in our outreach; CDC; LINC, Presa Community Center.

Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh and Matt and all church planters.

For peace, the well-being of the Church, and for unity of all.

For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron.

Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike.

For all serving in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky.

 

For Comfort, Health, and Recovery:

Family of Miles Richmond (former member of St. Paul)

James Sobosle

Family of Homer Olsen (grandfather of Kristen Boerger)

Laura and Scott Simon

Deborah Stephenson

Tom and Sue Carter

Alex and Dora Garcia

Darian (daughter of Sabrina Wilke Chin)

          Norma Ann (sister of Patricia Perez)

Cindy Collins (sister of Melissa Hild)

Caroline (cousin of Kellie Burgdorfer)

Jo Ann Mallow

Rev. Bill Johnson

Eddie and Henrietta Fernandez

Artemisa Ramirez (sister of Alva-Alicia)

Bruce and Judy Simon

Beatrice (sister of America Alderete)

Jeremy Segovia

Earline Willeford

Michael Dean (nephew of Melissa and Jim Hild)

Cayley (granddaughter of Robert and Linda Chetwood)

Delia Flores

Keith Mason

Everett Mason

Yesenia (daughter of Anna Marquez)

Diane Beasley

Vicky Dean (sister of Melissa Hild)

Karen Turner

Austin Hernden

Robin Beasley Jr

Padre Nuestro

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el Cielo

Santificado, santificado sea tu nombre

Vénganos tu reino, Señor.  Hágase tu santa voluntad

En la tierra como en el Cielo se hace tu santa voluntad.

Padre nuestro.....

Danos hoy, danoslo Señor, nuestro pan, el pan de cada día.

Y perdona nuestras deudas así como nosotros perdonamos.

Padre nuestro.....

No nos dejes caer en tentación, antes bien líbranos del mal.

No nos dejes caer en tentación, líbranos del mal.

Padre nuestro.....

The Offering

Service of the Sacrament

As we approach the altar for communion, please be mindful of others as you come forward. Those sitting on the pulpit side will receive first followed by those on the lectern side. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to liturgical transitions.

 

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Lift up your hearts.

All     We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All     It is right to give Him thanks and praise.     

All honor and praise be yours always and everywhere, mighty creator, ever-living God, through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord: for at this time we celebrate your glory made present in our midst. In the coming of the magi the King of all the world was revealed to the nations. In the waters of baptism Jesus was revealed as the Christ, the Savior sent to redeem us. In the water made wine the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast. Poverty was turned to riches, and sorrow to joy. Therefore, with all the angels of heaven we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name and speak our joyful hymn of praise.

All     Amen!

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

All     Amen!

 

The Consecration

 

The Acclamation and The Invitation

As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

All     Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All     Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

          La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All     Y también contigo

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

 

Distribution

 

Eucharistic Blessing

Thank The Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

Post-Communion Prayer

          We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Announcements

Blessing

Recessional Hymn

Stand

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;

‘Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied,

For every 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 by the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death:  this is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny,

No power of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck me from His hand

‘Till He returns, or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

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All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name! Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all.

Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all.

Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God, Who from His altar call;

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, And crown Him Lord of all.

Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, And crown Him Lord of all.

Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, Ye ransomed from the fall,

Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all.

Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all.

Hail Him, ye heirs of David's line, Whom David Lord did call,

The God incarnate, man divine, And crown Him Lord of all.

The God incarnate, Man divine, And crown Him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget, The wormwood and the gall,

Go, spread your trophies at His feet And crown Him Lord of all.

Go, spread your trophies at His feet And crown Him Lord of all.

Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe, On this terrestrial ball

To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all.

To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all.

 

Invocation

          En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All     Amen.

 

Confession and Forgiveness

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

All     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

 

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

All     Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All     Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Let us pray:

All     Eternal Lord, our beginning, and our end: bring us to newness of life with the whole of creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and now made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

The Scripture Readings

Isaiah 62:1-5

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

 

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God

 

 

John 2:1-11

The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the 2nd chapter.

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

 

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ

 

Creed

All     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

 

 

We are a moment. You are forever.

     Lord of the ages, God before time.

We are a vapor. You are eternal. Love everlasting, reigning on high

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory be unto Your name... Be unto Your name.

We are the broken. You are the healer. Jesus Redeemer, mighty to save.

You are the love song we’ll sing forever.

Bowing before you, blessing Your name.

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.

Highest praises, honor and glory be unto Your name...

     Be unto Your name.  (chorus repeated)

Sermon

Stand

Prayer of the Church

After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.


For joy this Epiphany season as we rejoice in the revealing of the savior!

For blessing in our outreach; CDC; LINC, Presa Community Center.

Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh and Matt and all church planters.

For peace, the well-being of the Church, and for unity of all.

For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron.

Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike.

For all serving in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky.

 

For Comfort, Health, and Recovery:

James Sobosle

Homer Olsen (grandfather  of Kristen Boerger)

Laura and Scott Simon

Deborah Stephenson

Pastor Carlos

Tom and Sue Carter

Alex and Dora Garcia

Darian (daughter of Sabrina Wilke Chin)

          Norma Ann (sister of Patricia Perez)

Cindy Collins (sister of Melissa Hild)

Caroline (cousin of Kellie Burgdorfer)

Jo Ann Mallow

Rev. Bill Johnson

Eddie and Henrietta Fernandez

Artemisa Ramirez (sister of Alva-Alicia)

Bruce and Judy Simon

Beatrice (sister of America Alderete)

Jeremy Segovia

Earline Willeford

Michael Dean (nephew of Melissa and Jim Hild)

Cayley (granddaughter of Robert and Linda Chetwood)

Delia Flores

Keith Mason

Everett Mason

Yesenia (daughter of Anna Marquez)

Diane Beasley

Vicky Dean (sister of Melissa Hild)

Karen Turner

Austin Hernden

Robin Beasley Jr

The Offering

 

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,

whose blood set us free to be people of God.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Power, riches and wisdom and strength,

and honor and blessing and glory are his.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Sing with all the people of God and join in the hymn of all creation.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Blessing and honor and glory and might

be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

For the Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia.

This is the feast of victory for our God. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

 

Service of the Sacrament

As we approach the altar for communion, please be mindful of others as you come forward. Those sitting on the pulpit side will receive first followed by those on the lectern side. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to liturgical transitions.

 

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Lift up your hearts.

All     We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All     It is right to give Him thanks and praise.     

All honor and praise be yours always and everywhere, mighty creator, ever-living God, through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord: for at this time we celebrate your glory made present in our midst. In the coming of the magi the King of all the world was revealed to the nations. In the waters of baptism Jesus was revealed as the Christ, the Savior sent to redeem us. In the water made wine the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast. Poverty was turned to riches, and sorrow to joy. Therefore, with all the angels of heaven we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name and speak our joyful hymn of praise.

All     Amen!

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

All     Amen!

 

The Consecration

 

 

 

 

The Acclamation and The Invitation

As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

All     Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All     Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

          La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All     Y también contigo

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

 

Distribution

 

Eucharistic Blessing

Thank The Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

 

Post-Communion Prayer

          We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

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Thine the amen Thine the praise Alleluias angels raise

Thine the everlasting head

Thine the breaking of the bread

Thine the glory Thine the story

Thine the harvest then the cup

Thine the vineyard then the cup is lifted up lifted up.

 

Thine the life eternally Thine the promise let there be

Thine the vision Thine the tree

All the earth on bended knee

Gone the nailing gone the railing

Gone the pleading gone the cry

Gone the sighing gone the dying what was loss lifted high.

 

Thine the truly Thine the yes Thine the table we the guest

Thine the mercy all from Thee

Thine the glory yet to be

Then the ringing and the singing

Then the end of all the war

Thine the living Thine the loving evermore evermore.

 

Thine the kingdom Thine the prize Thine the wonder full surprise

Thine the banquet then the praise

Then the justice of Thy ways

Thine the glory Thine the story

Then the welcome to the least

Then the wonder all increasing at Thy feast at Thy feast.

 

Thine the glory in the night No more dying only light

Thine the river Thine the tree Then the Lamb eternally

Then the holy holy holy Celebration jubilee

Thine the splendor Thine the brightness only Thee only Thee.

The Epiphany of our Lord January 9, 2022

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Meditation for the Epiphany of our Lord

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!

 

Processional Hymn

 

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (411)

I want to walk as a child of the light. I want to follow Jesus.

God set the stars to give light the world. The star of my life is Jesus.

In Him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

I want to see the brightness of God. I want to look at Jesus.

Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,

and show me the way to the Father.

In Him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

I’m looking for the coming of Christ. I want to be with Jesus.

When we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus.

In Him there is no darkness at all. The night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God. Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

Invocation

          En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All     Amen.

 

Confession and Forgiveness

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

All     But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros

Let us then confess our sins to God our Father:

All     Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

All     Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Let us pray:

All     Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

 

The Scripture Readings

Isaiah 60:1-6

 

Arise, and shine like the sun; the glory of the Lord is shining on you!   Other nations will be covered by darkness, but on you the light of the Lord will shine; the brightness of his presence will be with you. Nations will be drawn to your light, and kings to the dawning of your new day. Look around you and see what is happening: your people are gathering to come home! Your sons will come from far away; your daughters will be carried like children. You will see this and be filled with joy; you will tremble with excitement. The wealth of the nations will be brought to you; from across the sea their riches will come. Great caravans of camels will come from Midian and Ephah. They will come from Sheba, bringing gold and incense. People will tell the good news of what the Lord has done!

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God.

Ephesians 3:1-12

 

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles, pray to God.  Surely you have heard that God in his grace has given me this work to do for your good.  God revealed his secret plan and made it known to me. (I have written briefly about this, and if you will read what I have written, you can learn about my understanding of the secret of Christ.) In past times mankind was not told this secret, but God has revealed it now by the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets.  The secret is that by means of the gospel the Gentiles have a part with the Jews in God's blessings; they are members of the same body and share in the promise that God made through Christ Jesus. I was made a servant of the gospel by God's special gift, which he gave me through the working of his power. I am less than the least of all God's people; yet God gave me this privilege of taking to the Gentiles the Good News about the infinite riches of Christ, and of making all people see how God's secret plan is to be put into effect. God, who is the Creator of all things, kept his secret hidden through all the past ages, in order that at the present time, by means of the church, the angelic rulers and powers in the heavenly world might learn of his wisdom in all its different forms.  God did this according to his eternal purpose, which he achieved through Christ Jesus our Lord. In union with Christ and through our faith in him we have the boldness to go into God's presence with all confidence.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All     Thanks be to God

 

Matthew 2:1-12

 

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the 2nd chapter.

All     Glory to You, O Lord.

 

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. He called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law and asked them, “Where will the Messiah be born?” "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the leading cities of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'" Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."  And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star they had seen in the East. When they saw it, they were overjoyed! It went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. They went into the house, and when they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they knelt down and worshiped him. They brought out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and of myrrh, and presented them to him. Then they returned to their country by another road, since God had warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All     Praise to you, O Christ

 

Creed

All     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

 

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen

Children’s Sermon

 

We Three Kings of Orient Are 

We three kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar

Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star:

O_ star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.

 

Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain, Gold I bring to crown him again–

King for ever, ceasing never, over us all to reign:

O_ star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.

 

Glorious now, behold him arise, King, and God, and sacrifice!

Alleluia, alleluia, earth to heaven replies:

O_ star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.

Sermon

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Prayer of the Church

After the pastor says Lord in Your Mercy, all respond with Hear our Prayer.

 

 

For joy this Epiphany season as we rejoice in the revealing of the savior!

For blessing in our outreach; CDC; LINC, Presa Community Center.

Pastors Philip, Roy, Naresh and Matt and all church planters.

For peace, the well-being of the Church, and for unity of all.

For U.S. Leaders: President Joe, Governor Greg, Mayor Ron.

Church Leaders; LCMS President Matt, District President Mike.

For all serving in Military: Jarred, Alissa, Mark, Tom, Thomas, Ricky.

 

 

For Comfort, Health, and Recovery:

Laura and Scott Simon

Deborah Stephenson

Alex and Dora Garcia

Darian (daughter of Sabrina Wilke Chin)

          Norma Ann (sister of Patricia Perez)

Cindy Collins (sister of Melissa Hild)

Caroline (cousin of Kellie Burgdorfer)

Jo Ann Mallow

Rev. Bill Johnson

Eddie and Henrietta Fernandez

Artemisa Ramirez (sister of Alva-Alicia)

Bruce Simon

Beatrice (sister of America Alderete)

Jeremy Segovia

Earline Willeford

Judy Simon

Michael Dean (nephew of Melissa and Jim Hild)

Cayley (granddaughter of Robert and Linda Chetwood)

Delia Flores

Keith Mason

Everett Mason

Yesenia (daughter of Anna Marquez)

Diane Beasley

Vicky Dean (sister of Melissa Hild)

Karen Turner

Austin Hernden

Robin Beasley Jr

En La Noche Los Pastores Velan

En la noche los pastores a sus ovejitas velan;

Angeles del cielo alaban, angeles del cielo cantan:

Pastorcitos, id, Pastorcitos, ya,

A adorar al Niño, a adorar al Niño 

que en Belén está, que en Belén está.

 

Shepherds in the fields abiding,

watching o'er their sheep at nighttime

Then an angel came upon them, telling of a baby who is:

Jesus Christ the Lord, Jesus Christ the King;

Worship and adore Him, worship God the baby,  born in Bethlehem, born in Bethlehem.

 

Del oriente unos magos siguen la brillante estrella;

Quieren ofrecer regalos, traen may valiosos dones.

Magos, hoy venid; Magos hoy llegad

A adorar al Niño, a adorar al Niño 

que en Belén está, que en Belén está.

 

From the East come Wise Men

guided by a star God placed before them.

Now come we with gifts of worship  led by light which is the Savior:

Jesus Christ, our Lord; Jesus Christ, our King;

Worship and adore Him, worship God the Baby, 

born in Bethlehem, born in Bethlehem.

 

Con alegre reverencia en al bella noche buena,

Los cristianos hoy alaban, los cristianos todos cantan:

Pueblos, hoy venid; pueblos, hoy llegad

A adorar al Niño, a adorar al Niño 

que en Belén está, que en Belén está.

 

The Offering

 

 

Service of the Sacrament

As we approach the altar for communion, please be mindful of others as you come forward. Those sitting on the pulpit side will receive first followed by those on the lectern side. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to liturgical transitions.

 

          The Lord be with you.

All     And also with you.

          Lift up your hearts.

All     We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All     It is right to give Him thanks and praise.     

All glory and honour be yours always and everywhere, mighty creator, ever-living God. We give you thanks and praise for your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, who for love of our fallen race humbled himself, was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of your Spirit, and lived as one of us. In this mystery of the Word made flesh you have caused his light to shine in our hearts, to give knowledge of your glory in the face of Jesus Christ. In him we see our God made visible and so are caught up in the love of the God we cannot see. So, with choirs of angels and with all the heavenly hosts, we proclaim your glory!

All     Amen!

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever.

All     Amen!

 

 

The Consecration

 

The Acclamation and The Invitation

As often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

All     Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Behold the Lamb of God, behold Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All     Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

          La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All     Y también contigo

 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

 

Distribution

 

Thank The Lord

Thank the Lord and sing His praise; Tell everyone what He has done.

Let everyone who seeks the Lord, Rejoice, and proudly bear His name.

He recalls His promises, and leads His people forth in joy

With shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

 

Post-Communion Prayer

          We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

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10,000 Reasons

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name.

Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.

 

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning,

     It’s time to sing your song again.

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,...

     Let me be singing when the evening comes.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name.

Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.

 

You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger;

     Your name is great and your heart is kind.

For all your goodness, I will keep on singing;...

     Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O... my soul, worship his holy name.

Sing like never before, O my soul; I’ll worship your holy name.

 

And on that day, when my strength is failing,

     The end draws near, and my time has come;

Still, my soul will sing your praise unending...

     Ten Thousand years, and then forevermore!  

Worship your holy name

Lord, I’ll worship your holy name!

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