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Call to Worship: From Psalm 29

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor.

The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over mighty waters.

The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.

May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

*Hymn 408 – There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, we have been less than the Church you have called us to be. We ask that you would pardon us and have mercy, so that we can be restored to live in unity with one another and with you, demonstrating your glory to the world around us.

Listen to the repentance of our hearts and receive our contrition. We ask this mercy from you recognizing our own limits, but we know your power is sufficient to make us whole. Let us be a part of the Body of Christ.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers… (Silent prayers)

Assurance of Pardon

It is the desire of our God that all of His children would be restored in the Kingdom of God. Let us receive God’s mercy and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We have been renewed to live in unity with each other and to demonstrate God’s glory.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

The Offertory:
Offertory
Doxology (#606 “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow”)
Prayer of Dedication

Passing of the Peace

The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

Children’s Lesson

*Hymn 209 – My Song is Love Unknown

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer (See the church prayer list)

First Reading: Romans 12:1-8
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The Meditation – “Belief, Justified: Sacraments”

*Hymn 536 – Rise, O Church, like Christ Arisen

Holy Communion

Benediction

*All who are able, please stand.

Prayer:
Blessed are you, O God, who with your Word and Holy Spirit
created all things and called them good.
In Jesus Christ your Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
Through Jesus’ suffering and death
you took upon yourself our sin and death
and destroyed their power for ever.
You raised from the dead this same Jesus, who now reigns with you in glory,
and poured upon us your Holy Spirit,
making us the people of your new covenant.

From “A Brief Great Thanksgiving for General Use”, published by The Methodist Publishing House, 1992.

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“Think with the mind of Christ;
Love with the heart of Christ;
Serve with the hands of Christ.”

Buchanan First Presbyterian Church
PO Box 1339
Grundy VA 24614
Web: www.bfpcgrundy.org
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E-mail: bfpcgrundy@bvu.net
Pastor’s Email: ryanrwilley@gmail.com

Buchanan First Presbyterian Church
Grundy, Virginia
January 12th, 2020 11:00 am
Baptism of the Lord Sunday