January 27, 2019                 Epiphany 3

ORDER OF SERVICE

Service of Word and Sacrament (also found on page 26 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 87, Hail, O Source of Every Blessing

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

       Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority. Anoint us with the power of your Spirit that we, too, may bring good news of salvation to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(sung) Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON

Isaiah 61: 1-6 (printed on back of worship folder)

Speaking through the prophet Isaiah 700 years before he took on human flesh, Jesus explains that he was anointed, or chosen, by God to proclaim the good news of salvation to sinners.


 

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 19 (also found on page 70 of the hymnal)

 

SECOND LESSON

1 Corinthians 12:12-21,26,27 (printed on back of worship folder)

All believers belong to the body of Christ. There is to be no strife, bitterness, or jealousy among us since we have all been united by the forgiving love of Christ.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 4:14-21 (printed on back of worship folder)

In the synagogue in Nazareth in Galilee, Jesus reads a prophecy from Isaiah about the promised Messiah and announces that he is the Lord’s Anointed, the fulfillment of the prophecy.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 85, O God from God, O Light from Light

 

SERMON

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

-The Lord's Own Joy Is Our Strength

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

Hymn 203, Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 84, Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun