January 14th 2024 -“God Speaks”

2024-01-14 “God speaks” 11:00 AM

Dear friends,

THIS SUNDAY the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us in worship.

OUR GOSPEL LESSON is Mark 1: 4 -11, “The Baptism of Jesus”.  In his account, Mark narrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.  In this passage, John baptizes people for the forgiveness of sins, and Jesus comes to be baptized as well.  As Jesus emerges from the water, the heavens open, and the Holy Spirit descends upon him like a dove.  A voice from heaven is heard, affirming Jesus as the beloved Son, in whom God is well pleased.  This event marks the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry and is a significant moment symbolizing his identity and divine mission. 


Order of Service

Prelude
Welcome
Call to Worship
Hymn: “Holy god, we praise your name” (Sung to tune 776; vs 3 en français)
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn: “In Christ alone” (vs 2&3 en français)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 29
Gloria Patri
Genesis 1: 1-5 (en français BFC – English on the screen)
Acts 19: 1-7
Mark 1: 4-11
Sermon: “God speaks”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn: “Hymn for the baptism of our lord” (Sung to tune 190)
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 291: “Thou whose almighty word”
Benediction
Go now in peace
Postlude