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January 6, 2018 Epiphany
Posted under: Epiphany
ORDER OF SERVICE
Service of Word and Sacrament (also found on page 26 in the front part of the red hymnal).
Hymn 87, Hail, O Source of Every Blessing
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Lord God, by the leading of a star you once made known to the nations your one and only Son. Guide us, also, who know him now by faith, to come at last to the perfect joy of your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Isaiah 60:1-6 (printed on back of worship folder)
Already in the Old Testament, God explained that people from other nations would come to know Jesus as the light of salvation and would worship him.
PSALM OF THE DAY
Psalm 72 (also found on page 93 of the hymnal)
Ephesians 3:2-12 (printed on back of worship folder)
God’s grace is for all people, Jews and Gentiles. St. Paul proclaimed this mystery to the Gentiles. We also proclaim that Jesus came for all.
Matthew 2:1-12 (printed on back of worship folder)
The Magi learn of the new-born King and come to worship him as their Lord and Savior. God kept them from reporting back to Herod. They returned to their home by a different route.
HYMN OF THE DAY
Hymn 79, How Lovely Shines the Morning Star
"In Christ a New Day Has Dawned."
Hymn 91, The Star Proclaims the King Is Here
Hymn 86, The Only Son from Heaven