Rev Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Sunday Service
(Baptism of Jesus)

January 9, 2022

Sermon: “Beloved”
Scripture: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

*Hymn: #167 (New Century – black) “Mark How the Lamb of God’s Self-Offering”
*Hymn: #162 (New Century) “In A Lowly Manger Born”
*Hymn: #597 (New Century) “Shall We Gather At The River”


Welcome and Announcements

*Call To Worship
One: Sisters and brothers, today we recall: Jesus came to the waters of baptism.
All: In baptism, our Creator claims us and frees us from the power of hatred and
One: In baptism we are joined to Christ and we are joined together in unity, recalling
All: “There is no longer Jew or Greek there is no longer slave or free there is no
longer male or female for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
One: In baptism, the Spirit of God anoints us for ministry and makes us signs of divine
love. It is the mark of acceptance into the church and the beginning of our growth into
full Christian faith and discipleship.
All: Therefore on this day, the whole church, the Body of Christ, remembers and
One: Let us worship God!

Opening Prayer

*Gloria Patri #36
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*Hymn: #167 (New Century – black) “Mark How the Lamb of God’s Self-Offering”

Scripture: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 (read by Eleanor Guare)

Anthem: “Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song” by Carl Daw and Peter Cutts

Sermon: “Beloved” by Ed Sunday-Winters

A Time of Silence

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise
God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen.
(If you want to give today, please find the offering plate at either entrance.)

*Prayer of Dedication
ALL: Accept these gifts, we humbly pray, O God. Let them give you honor and
glory as we serve the needs of your people. And let the called and redeemed of God
say, Amen.

*Hymn: #162 (New Century) “In A Lowly Manger Born”

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in your hymnal)

*Hymn: #597 (New Century) “Shall We Gather At The River”

*Benediction Ed Sunday-Winters

*Musical Benediction
Go now in peace, never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now
in faith steadfast strong and true, know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love,
and show you believe, reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there,
watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith and in love. Amen, amen, amen.