First Sunday after the Epiphany

Join us as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the first Sunday after the Epiphany. The service will be live via Zoom and live streamed to YouTube. It will be available to watch on demand on the event page and YouTube at the end of the service. Please look out for the Zoom link and the order of service in the Sunday Bulletin.

Prelude“How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” Jan Bender

Opening Hym “I come,” the great Redeemer cries” Hymnal 116 v. 1, 2, 3

1 “I come,” the great Redeemer cries, “To do thy will, O Lord!”At Jordan’s stream, behold! He seals the sure prophetic word.

2 “Thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness,” he said.Then, faithful to the Lord’s commands, through Jordan’s flood was led.

3 Hark, a glad voice! The Father speaks from heaven’s exalted height:“This is my Son, my well beloved in whom I take delight.”

Opening Sentences

Celebrant: Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

People: and blessed be God’s kingdom now and forever. Amen.

Collect for Purity:

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria:

Glory to God in the highest,and peace to his people on earth.Lord God, heavenly King,almighty God and Father,we worship you, we give you thanks,we praise you for your glory.Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,Lord God, Lamb of God,you take away the sin of the world:have mercy on us;you are seated at the right hand of the Father:receive our prayer.For you alone are the Holy One,you alone are the Lord,you alone are the Most High,Jesus Christ,with the Holy Spirit,in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray.

The Collect of the Day:

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Prayer for our Country:

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lessons

First Reading: Genesis 1:1-5 Read by Jim Ehmke

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Psalm 29 Read by Jim Ehmke1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, *ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; *worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;the God of glory thunders; *the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; *the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.

5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; *the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe *and strips the forests bare.

9 And in the temple of the Lord *all are crying, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; *the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.

11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Second Reading: Acts 19:1-7 Read by Jim Ehmke

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Then he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.” Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

Celebrant: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sequence Hymn “Christ, when for us you were baptized” Hymnal 121 v. 1,2,4

1 Christ, when first you were baptized God’s Spirit on you came,as peaceful as a dove and yet as urgent as a flame.

2 God called you his beloved Son, called you his servant true,sent you his kingdom to proclaim, his holy will to do.

4 Baptize us with your Spirit, Lord, your cross on us be signed,that, likewise in God’s service we may perfect freedom find.

The Gospel: Mark 1:4-11

Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

People: Glory to You, Lord Christ.

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Homily The Rev. Elizabeth Ewing

Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Celebrant: Do you reaffirm your renunciation of evil and renew your commitment to Jesus Christ?

People: I do.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Father?

People: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Celebrant: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

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

Celebrant: Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People: I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant: May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Prayers of the People

In Jesus you have announced the fulfillment of your time, O God: Give us courage to answer readily the call to follow you, letting nothing in us interfere with the good news of your kingdom, as we offer our prayers and intercessions, saying:

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

God alone is our rock and our salvation: Uphold your church in your strength, Almighty One, and grant us faithfulness to proclaim the good news of Jesus to all the world. We pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael, Presiding Bishop, DeDe our Bishop, Elizabeth, our Rector, Jim, our Priest, Kay, our Deacon, and all who are baptized in Christ.

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

God is our safety and our honor: Put divine trust into the hearts of the leaders of our nation and into the hearts of all in authority, Eternal One, that they may cooperate with your work to build communities of peace throughout the world. We pray for Donald, our President, Joe, our President Elect, Andrew, our Governor, Jason, our County Executive, Rich, our Mayor and all our elected officials so that they may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world.

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

Steadfast love is yours, O Gracious One: Look upon the great cities and lonely villages in your creation, and turn us from our wicked ways, that all who suffer may be relieved, and all who work may find satisfaction. We give thanks for all creation and gratitude for those celebrating birthdays or anniversaries in the week ahead.

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

God is our strong rock and our refuge: Be present in our community, O Loving One, that the life of your new world may be manifest in this place. We pray for Binghamton and Broome County.

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

Give your steadfast love to those for whom we pray who suffer in body, mind, or spirit especially In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Alli, Anne, Bob, Connor, George, Sharon, Rose, Millie, Joell, Connie, and Joan.

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

Bring into your fuller presence those who have died, that they may find life within your reign forevermore.

The time is fulfilled,and the kingdom of God has come near.

(priest gives concluding collect)

The ConfessionLet us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

People:
Most merciful God,we confess that we have sinned against youin 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.We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,have mercy on us and forgive us;that we may delight in your will,and walk in your ways,to the glory of your Name. Amen.


Priest:
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sinsthrough our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in allgoodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you ineternal life. Amen.

Offertory “You’re called by name” WLP 766 v. 1 & 4

1 You’re called by name, forever loved, adopted as a child of God.Now one with us, the family of those who know and love the Lord.Lord in your hands we place your own.Lord in their lives make your love known.

4 Sealed by the Spirit Lord of life, sustained and strengthened by his might.Joined to the church to share with us, the inheritance of saints in light.Lord in your hands we place your own.Lord in their lives make your love known.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be thy Name,Thy kingdom come,Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen

The Communion Prayer

In union, O Lord, with the faithful at every altar of your Church where the Holy Eucharist is and has been celebrated, we desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. We present to you our souls and bodies with the earnest wish that we may always be united to you, and since we cannot now receive you sacramentally in the Bread and the Wine, we ask you to come spiritually into our hearts. We unite ourselves with you, and embrace you with all the love of our souls. Let nothing ever separate you from us. May we live in you, and may you live in us, both in this life and in the life to come. Amen.

The Blessing

Closing Hymn “Descend, O Spirit, purging flame” Hymnal 297 v. 1 & 2

1 Descend, O Spirit, purging flame, brand us this day with Jesus’ Name!Confirm our faith, consume our doubt; sign us as Christ’s within, without.

2 Forbid us not this second birth; grant onto us the greater worth!Enlist us in your service, Lord; baptize all nations with your Word.

The Dismissal

The event is finished.

Date

Jan 10 2021

Time

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Category
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Ewing

Organizer

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Ewing
Phone
(607) 722-2308
Email
moc.liamg@0181hcruhctsirhcrotcer
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