The 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

The Greeting and The Welcome
The congregation stands and faces the entrance of the sanctuary. We begin with a
procession – the cross leading the way – an image of our new life in Jesus Christ and our
journey to Paradise. Some bow as the cross passes, honoring the mystery of salvation.

A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing (493)
A hymn of glory let us sing! New songs throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia, alleluia! Christ, by a road before untrod,
ascends unto the throne of God. Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Be now our joy on earth, O Lord, and be our future great reward.
Alleluia, alleluia! Then, throned with you forever, we
shall praise your name eternally. Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
O risen Christ, ascended Lord, all praise to you let earth accord.
Alleluia, alleluia! You are, while endless ages run,
with Father and with Spirit one. Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Invocation
En el nombre del Padre, y del X 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.
Silence is Kept
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 Kyrie


The Prayesr 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
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the
great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah
obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a
very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going
a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh
will be overthrown. The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed,
and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth…When
God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he
relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.


1 Corinthians 7:29-35
What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on
those who have wives should live as if they do not; those who mourn, as if
they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy
something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the
world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is
passing away. I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried
man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord.
But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he
can please his wife— and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman
or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to
the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about
the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. I am saying this
for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way
in undivided devotion to the Lord.
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

The Gospel Procession
The Holy Gospel is read in the midst of the people as a reminder of God coming to us in
Jesus Christ. As the Gospel is announced some make a small cross on their forehead, lips,
and chest – a prayer that the Word would dwell in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.
All Glory to You, O Lord.

Mark 1:14-20
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the
gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at
hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. As he passed by the Sea of
Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the
sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will
make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed
him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee,
and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he
called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the
hired men and followed him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All Praise to you, O Christ.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks

The Apostle’s 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 X of the
body, and the life everlasting. Amen

Christ Be My Leader (861)
Christ be my leader by night as by day;
Safe through the darkness, for He is the way.
Gladly I follow, my future His care,
Darkness is daylight when Jesus is there.
Christ be my teacher in age as in youth,
Drifting or doubting, for He is the truth.
Grant me to trust Him; though shifting as sand,
Doubt cannot daunt me; in Jesus I stand.
Christ be my Savior in calm as in strife;
Death cannot hold me, for He is the Life.
Nor darkness nor doubting nor sin and its stain
Can touch my salvation: with Jesus I reign.


Sermon
The Prayer of the Church

The Offering


Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (805)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Silent Prayer Before Reception of Holy Eucharist
O Lord, I believe and profess that you are truly Christ,
The Son of the living God, who came into the world
To save sinners of whom I am the first.
Accept me as a partaker of your mystical supper, O Lord,
For I will not reveal your mystery to your enemies,
Nor will I give you a kiss as did Judas, But like the thief I profess to you:
Remember me, O Lord, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Master, when you come in your kingdom.
Remember me, O Holy One, when you come in your kingdom.
May the partaking of your Holy mysteries, O Lord,
Be not for my judgment or condemnation,
But for the healing of my soul and body.
O Lord, I believe and profess, that this,
Which I am about to receive,
Is truly your most precious Body, and your life-giving Blood,
Given for me for remission of all my sins and for life everlasting. Amen

Service of the Sacrament
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, sorrow into joy.
Therefore with all the angels of heaven we lift our voices to proclaim
the glory of your name and sing our joyful hymn of praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored;
Heaven and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.
Sing hosana in the highest, sing hosana to the Lord;
Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!


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 Ringing of Altar Bells
The church has always used bells to capture our attention and imagination. From a bell
tower’s opening call to worship, to ringing bells at a wedding or funeral – bells punctuate
special moments in the church. Altar bells are rung after the bread and wine are consecrated
to remind us of this miraculous moment: the body and blood of Christ are now present.
The Acclamation and 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 Tambien contigo


Sharing of the Peace
Greet each other in the name of Christ by saying ‘the Peace of the Lord be with you’ as a
sign of forgiveness & reconciliation in preparation for reception of the Blessed Sacrament.

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 Dismissal
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


The Blessing

Alleluia Jesus is Risen (474)
Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Trumpets resounding in glorious light!
Splendor, the Lamb, heaven forever! Oh, what a miracle God has in sight!
Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!
Walking the way, Christ in the center, telling the story to open our eyes;
breaking our bread, giving us glory: Jesus, our blessing, our constant surprise.
Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!
Jesus the vine, we are the branches; life in the Spirit the fruit of the tree;
heaven to earth, Christ to the people, gift of the future now flowing to me.
Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!
Weeping, be gone; sorrow be silent: death put asunder, and Easter is bright.
Cherubim sing: “”O grave, be open!”” Clothe us in wonder, adorn us in light.
Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!
City of God, Easter forever, golden Jerusalem, Jesus the Lamb,
river of life, saints and archangels, sing with creation to God the I AM!
Jesus is risen and we shall arise: give God the glory! Alleluia!