See the Epiphany Glory of God’s People

Lord Jesus Reign in us we pray and make us thine alone

The Sermon: Isaiah 62: 1-5

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. 3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4 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. 5 As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

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Lord Jesus Reign in us we pray and make us thine alone

Epiphany Sunday 

Sunday, January 8, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Men’s Choir – “Seeking the Savior”
(Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Steph Mueller)

Words and Music:  John Innes © 1988 – Lorenz Publishing Corporation, The. All rights reserved.

 Hymn LSB 395 (V 1-3): O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright Hymnary.org link “O Morning Star, How Fair And Bright”

The Invocation And Responsive Epiphany Prayer

P: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Mary’s son, in the fullness of time You came into our world to save us from sin and death:

C: You ushered in the day of grace so long foretold.

P: Beloved Son of the father, revered by the Magi, baptized by John, You came preaching and teaching, healing and comforting, forgiving and encouraging:

C: You brought the light of life to those walking in darkness, and the joy of salvation to those doomed to death.

P: Prince of Peace, shine like a beacon for us and the people of our world. Let the Good News of salvation be heard in the remotest corners of the earth. Open our own lips to speak Your Name to those around us who still live without faith or hope:

C: Arouse us and our missionaries to flood the world with the light of Your Gospel.

P: Lord of the Church, let Your peace rule our hearts that we may use our gifts to serve you and each other in willing gratitude and joy. Watch over our loved ones near and far, that they may remember Your love and rejoice in your salvation. Strengthen the faith of the sick and disheartened. Give hope to those in despair and comfort those who mourn:

C: Be gracious to all and lead us to reflect Your love in everything we say and do.

P: Finally, bring us and all Your believers to the heavenly home where we will stand in the full light of Your glory and with all Your saints and angels sing the everlasting song of triumph.

C: Amen.

♫1.The people that in darkness sat  A glorious Light have seen;
The Light has shined on them who long
In shades of death have been. In shades of death have been.

  1. His Name shall be the Prince of Peace, The Everlasting Lord,
    The Wonderful, the Counselor, The God by all adored, (Repeat).
  2. Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray, And make us Thine alone,
    Who with the Father ever art And Holy Spirit one, (Repeat).

    (LSB 412, V 1,4 & 6)

The Scripture Reading – Isaiah 60: 1-6
A Marvelous Epiphany Prophecy Of The Light-Gatherer

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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.

Hymn LSB 378 : Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Hymnary.org link  “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light”

The Sermon….………………………….……………… Isaiah 62: 1-5

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. 3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4 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. 5 As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

See the Epiphany Glory of God’s People

  1. 1.Not Rejected, But Rejoiced In By The Lord
  2. Not Desolate But Dazzling In Christ’s Crown Of Righteousness

“Create In Me” (Hymn 956)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

Hymn LSB 394 (V 1,3 & 5): Songs of Thankfulness and Praise Hymnary.org link “Songs Of Thankfulness And Praise”

Our Epiphany Offering (Sing As Plates Brought Forward)

♫ 3 As they offered gifts most rare At Thy cradle, rude and bare,
So may we with holy joy, Pure and free from sin’s alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring, Christ, to Thee, our heav’nly King.

4 Holy Jesus, ev’ry day  Keep us in the narrow way;
And when earthly things are past, Bring our ransomed souls at last. Where they need no star to guide, Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

[LSB 397, V 3-4]

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 367 (V 3-5): Angels from the Realms of Glory Hymnary.org link “Sages, Leave Your Contemplations”

Silent Prayer And Announcements