Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church 955 Main St. (P.O. Box 222) Barboursville, West Virginia 25504 January 9, 2022.
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship Psalm 29:2-4
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due God’s 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.
*Hymn 482 Baptized in Water
Prayer of Confession
Lord, have mercy on us.
Remember the promises you made to us in our baptism,
forgive our sinful ways
and heal our brokenness.
Set us free from all that enslaves,
and raise us to new life in Jesus Christ,
that we may be your faithful servants,
showing forth healing love to the world,
to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
*Hymn 698 Take, O Take Me As I Am
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the good news!
In baptism you were buried with Christ.
In baptism you were also raised to new life with him,
through faith in the power of God
who raised Christ from the dead.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation.
The old life is gone and a new life has begun.
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:
your sins are forgiven. Be at peace. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 43:1-7
Time With Our Young Disciples
Gospel Reading Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
The Morning Message
Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce evil and its power in the world? I do.
Do you turn to Jesus Christ, accept him as your Lord and Savior,
trusting in his grace and love? I do.
Will you be Christ’s faithful disciple, obeying his Word and showing his love?
I will with God’s help.
*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed
*Hymn 581 Gloria Patri
Thanksgiving Over the Water
Eternal and gracious God, we give you thanks.
In countless ways you have revealed yourself in ages past,
and have blessed us with signs of your grace.
We praise you for sending Jesus your Son,
who for us was baptized in the waters of the Jordan,
and was anointed as the Christ by your Holy Spirit,
who teaches us and leads us into all truth,
filling us with a variety of gifts
that we might proclaim the gospel to all nations
and serve you as a royal priesthood.
Pour out your Spirit upon us
and upon this water,
that this font may be your womb of new birth.
May all who pass through these waters be delivered from death to life,
from bondage to freedom,
from sin to righteousness.
Bind them to the household of faith,
guard them from all evil.
strengthen them to serve you with joy
until the day you make all things new.
To you be all praise, honor, and glory;
through Jesus Christ our Savior,
who with you and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns forever. Amen.
Remember your baptism and be thankful.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Presenting Our Tithes and Offerings
*Hymn 606 Doxology
*Prayer of Dedication
As your Son Jesus came to bring light to the world’s darkness, we bring our gifts to you this day. Transform them into light for the lost, bread for the hungry, relief for the hopeless, compassion and care for the forgotten and oppressed. In joyful service, let us bear Christ’s light into the world. Amen.
*Hymn 375 Shall We Gather at the River
*Charge and Blessing
Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.
With all humility and gentleness,
with patience, bearing with one another in love,
making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit.
Go now in peace to love and serve the Lord. Amen.