The Sermon: 1 John 3: 1 – 2
“Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are the children of God; And it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
BEHOLD THE FATHER’S LOVE
- In What We Now Are
- In What We Shall Be
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FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
January 13, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.
For Pre-Service Meditation: Psalm 72, Page 138 In Front Of Hymnal
Choir Song: “Come And Adore Him” (Saint-Saens, Arr: C Wacker)TLH 129 : Hail, Thou Source of Every Blessing
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 round us who still live without faith
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 sal-
vation. 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.
The Scripture Reading – Luke 2: 25 – 32
The “Epiphany” faith and prophecy of Simeon as well as the devotion of Anna is certainly a precious post-Christmas blessing and encouragement to all of us who have been able spiritually to see and hold in faith’s arms our ChristChild Savior.
The Apostles CreedTLH 432 : In Hope my Soul, Redeemed to Bliss Unending
The Sermon ………………………….………………………………… 1 John 3: 1 – 2
“Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are the children of God; And it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
BEHOLD THE FATHER’S LOVE
In What We Now Are
In What We Shall BeTLH 343 (V 1, 6-7): How Lovely Shines the Morning Star
Our Gifts For The Lord’s Work
The Lord’s Prayer And BenedictionTLH 97 : Let us all with Gladsome Voice
Our Prayer And The Lord’s Prayer