“…What Does It Mean To Be Baptized?”
by Pastor Matt Jackson
FIRST CHURCH in PEMBROKE
Sunday, January 10, 2021
ORDER OF WORSHIP – 1st Sunday after Epiphany
Prelude He is Lord with When Morning Gilds the Sky
Welcome & Opening Prayer
Call to Contemplation The Light of the World is Jesus
Call to Worship (blended from today’s Scripture readings)
P: Let us honor the One we know as Jesus; honor Him for His Glory and Strength.
C: We gather to honor Jesus in the splendor of His Holiness and His Majesty.
P: The Voice of the Lord is all powerful and omnipresent. God’s Spirit hovered over the seas.
C: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. It was formless, empty and dark.
P: Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God separated the light from the dark.
C: God called light “day,” darkness “night;” evening passed, morning came. Ah, the 1st day!
Hymn All Creatures of Our God and King
Scripture Reading: 1st: Genesis 1: 1-5; and 2nd: Acts 19: 1-7
A Musical Moment for Meditation Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
The Holy Gospel: Mark 1: 4-11
The Message “…What Does It Mean To Be Baptized?” Pastor Matt
Hymn Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Prayers of the People
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 sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Offertory I Then Shall Live Karin Foley
Closing Hymn Creator of the Waters
Postlude Every Time I Feel the Spirit