January 06, 2019 Worship Service

Celebration  of  Worship

Epiphany of the Lord____________                 January 6, 2019


* * * Entering Into Gods Presence * * *


 (Please refrain from conversation during the Prelude as we quietly prepare to worship God)


Welcome and Announcements                    (Please Sign and Pass Fellowship Pads)


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


* Call to Worship    adapted from Psalm 72      (Read responsively)

Give the king your justice, O God,
and Your righteousness to the Royal Son!
May He judge Your people with righteousness,
and Your poor with justice!
Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness!
May He defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!



* Affirmation of Faith        The Apostles Creed

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 Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  AMEN.                                                       *universal


* Prayer of Invocation


* Hymn of Adoration                      One Small Child                   Red Book # 280


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God  

God of glory, You sent Jesus among us as the light of the world, to reveal Your love for all people. We confess that our sin and pride hide the brightness of Your light. We turn away from the poor; we ignore cries for justice; we do not strive for peace.  In Your mercy, cleanse us from our sin, and baptize us once again with Your Spirit, that forgiven and renewed, we may show forth Your glory shining in the face of Jesus Christ.     (silent, personal confession)  AMEN


Assurance of Pardon     

    Leader  . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

    ALL:           In Jesus Christ we are forgiven


* Responding with Praise                     Gloria Patri                    Blue Book # 579


Time with Young Disciples


Prayers of the People


* * * Responding to Gods Grace * * *


Bringing Our Tithes and Offerings


* Singing Our Praise and Gratitude     The Doxology              Blue Book # 592


* Prayer of Dedication 


* * * Listening to Gods Word * * *



* GOSPEL LESSON                      Matthew 2:  1-12                     pew Bible pg 807


NEW TESTAMENT LESSON      Ephesians 3: 1-12                     pew Bible pg 977


MESSAGE TEXT                             Isaiah 60: 1-6                        pew Bible pg 619


MESSAGE                            The Restoration of Israel          Pastor Raymond M. Tear


* Hymn of Preparation         Let Us Break Bread Together       Red Book # 460


* * * Sharing the Lord's Supper * * *


The Lord be with you. And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

. . .

Holy God, we praise You. Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth be glad.

We bless You for creating the whole world, for Your promises to Your people Israel,  

and for Jesus Christ in Whom Your fullness dwells.

Born of Mary, He shares our life.

Eating with sinners, He welcomes us.

Guiding Your children, He leads us.

Visiting the sick, He heals us.

Dying on the cross, He saves us.

Risen from the dead, He gives new life.

Sitting at Your right hand, He prays for us.

. . .

The Lord's Prayer


Serving of the Elements and Prayer after Communion


* Hymn of Closing                      "We Three Kings"                         Red Book # 288


* Receiving the Blessing


* Choral Response                   Three-fold Amen                         Blue Book # 586

* Postlude


* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the worship leader.


WHETHER you’re investigating the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, looking for a church home, or have been with us for a long time – welcome! God is real, God is present, and we hope you sense and experience the grandeur of God today in this morning’s worship. Please sign the blue attendance pad and join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and light refreshments following the worship service.


TODAY - We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. In the Presbyterian Church (EPC), all who sincerely trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone, for the forgiveness of sin, are invited to partake, including baptized children with parental permission.


Obstacles give us the opportunity to trust God.

Ingram Evangelical Presbyterian Church

P.O. Box 629  Ingram, TX  78025  (830) 367-5672   www.ingramepchurch.org

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