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January 14th and 15th, 2017

The Second Sunday after Epiphany

Holy Communion



Adagio, from Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C

J. S. Bach



You are invited to stand for the invocation.

In the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
GATHERING SONG: Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized (ELW 304)


Todays gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus baptism. He is the
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, and the one anointed by
the Spirit. In the liturgy we come and see Christ revealed among us in word
and meal. We go forth to invite others to come and worship the Holy One,
and to receive the gifts of grace and peace made known among us.
CHILDREN are always welcome to our Worship Service. Rainbow bags
and a cry room are available. A staffed nursery is also available if needed.
An usher will gladly provide you with assistance.
As a worship courtesy, we ask that you please turn off or set to vibrate
all cellular telephones and pagers during the worship service.
We ask that all present today please fill out the Attendance and Communion
registration card found in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate so
that we may record your presence with us.


Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the
countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.

and my reward with my God.

5And now the LORD says,
who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the sight of the LORD,
and my God has become my strength
6he says,
It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the survivors of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.


Let us pray. Holy God, our strength and our redeemer, by your Spirit hold
us forever, that through your grace we may worship you and faithfully
serve you, follow you and joyfully find you, through Jesus Christ, our
Savior and Lord.
Please be seated.

Isaiah 49:1-7

1Listen to me, O coastlands,

pay attention, you peoples from far away!
The LORD called me before I was born,
while I was in my mothers womb he named me.
2He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
3And he said to me, You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
4But I said, I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the LORD,

7Thus says the LORD,

the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations,
the slave of rulers,
Kings shall see and stand up,
princes, and they shall prostrate themselves,
because of the LORD, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
PSALM 40:1-11


I waited patiently up- | on the LORD,

who stooped to me and | heard my cry.
The LORD lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the | miry clay,

and set my feet upon a high cliff, making my | footing sure.

blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful; by him you
were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

The LORD put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise | to our God;
many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust | in the LORD.
Happy are they who trust | in the LORD!
They do not turn to enemies or to those who | follow lies. R

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.
Please stand for the reading of the gospel.

Great are the wonders you have done, O LORD my God! In your plans for
us, none can be com- | pared with you! Oh, that I could make them
known and tell them! But they are more than | I can count.
Sacrifice and offering you do | not desire;
you have opened my ears: burnt-offering and sin-offering you
have | not required. R

All sing the Alleluia. The choir will sing the verse, all repeat the Alleluia

And so I said, Here I | am; I come.

In the scroll of the book it is writ- | ten of me:
I love to do your will, | O my God;
your law is | deep within me.
I proclaimed righteousness in the | great assembly;
I have not restrained my lips, O | LORD, you know.
I have not hidden your righteousness in my heart; I have spoken of
your faithfulness and | your deliverance; I have not concealed
your steadfast love and truth from the | great assembly.
You are the LORD; do not withhold your compas- | sion from me;
may your steadfast love and your truth continually | keep me
safe. R
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our
brother Sosthenes, 2To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who
are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those
who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their
Lord and ours: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.
4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God
that has been given you in Christ Jesus, 5for in every way you have been
enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind6just as the
testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you 7so that you are not
lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 8He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be

Verse: In the |Word was life,*

And the light was the light | of all people. (John 1:4)
GOSPEL: John 1:29-42
The holy gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

[John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, Here is
the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!30This is he of whom
I said, After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was
before me. 31I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water
for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel. 32And John testified, I
saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on
him. 33I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with
water said to me, He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the
one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. 34And I myself have seen and have
testified that this is the Son of God.
35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and
as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, Look, here is the Lamb of
God! 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed
Jesus. 38When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, What

are you looking for? They said to him, Rabbi (which translated means
Teacher), where are you staying? 39He said to them, Come and see.
They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that
day. It was about four oclock in the afternoon. 40One of the two who heard
John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peters brother. 41He first
found his brother Simon and said to him, We have found the Messiah
(which is translated Anointed). 42He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at
him and said, You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas
(which is translated Peter).

Each petition ends with:

Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.

The gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
Please be seated.


Pastor Catrina Hawkins Bowles

Silence for reflection, then we invite you to stand and sing:

HYMN OF THE DAY: Here I Am, Lord (ELW 574)
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at
the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and
the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life

Receive these prayers in the name of Christ, the light of the world, who is
one with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Most merciful God,

we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We
have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have
done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our
whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the
sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us,
and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for
his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of
the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the
entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the +
Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to please stand and greet one another in the peace of the
risen Lord.
The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.
Please be seated.

Called to be a light to the nations, let us pray for Gods justice, peace, and
Please sit or kneel as you are able.

ANTHEM AT THE OFFERING Send Forth Thy Light Mily Balakirev

We invite you to please stand.

Let All Things Now Living (ELW 881)

God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures
forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine, they
are signs of your love for us. Nourish us with these gifts and move us with
your Holy Spirit that we might be for the world signs of your gracious
presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


forever and ever. Amen.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Please be seated.

Holy God, Creator of all and Source of life, at the birth of time your word
brought light into the world.
In the fullness of time, you sent your Word, born of Mary, to shine in our
darkness and to make us your daughters and sons.
In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave
thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my
body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to
drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and
for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Remembering, therefore, his birth and life among us, his death and
resurrection, we await his coming again when all things will be restored in
By your Spirit bless us and this bread and cup, that held and nourished by
you, we may live as your children, shining with the light of your Son.
Through him all glory and honor is yours, Almighty Father, with the Holy
Spirit, in your holy Church, both now and forever. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

All baptized people are welcome to the table to receive Christs body and
blood. If you have not been baptized, you are also welcome to the table as
Gods guest; we are honored by your presence. We recognize the Body of
Christ as the community of the baptized, so if you would like to become
part of the Body of Christ, we encourage you to seek baptism. If you cant
or dont wish to receive today, we encourage you to hold your hands over
your chest for a blessing as you come forward.


Jesus Calls Us; o'er the Tumult (ELW 696)


Arise, Your Light Has Come! (ELW 314)

Go in peace. Christ is with you.
Thanks be to God.
POSTLUDE Chorale Partita on Arise, Your Light Has Come! Wells


Martin Luther King Jr., renewer of society, martyr, died 1968
Sunday, January 15, 2017
An American prophet of justice among races and nations, King was an
eloquent preacher, a leader of the nonviolent resistance to race-segregated
society, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Born on this date,
he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.


Antony of Egypt, renewer of the church, died around 356

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
One of the earliest of the Egyptian desert fathers, Antony gave away his
sizeable inheritance and became a hermit. Later he became leader of a
group of monks who devoted themselves to prayer, worship, and labor.

We give you thanks, O God, with our eyes we have seen your salvation. In
this bread and cup of Christ's very body and blood you give us food for our
journey. As you led the magi by a star, as you brought the holy family home
again, guide us on the way unfolding before us. Wherever we go, may our
lives proclaim good news of great joy in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pachomius, renewer of the church, died 346

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Born in Egypt, Pachomius became a Christian while a soldier. He became a
hermit (a solitary monk) and organized others into a religious community.
His rule for monasteries influenced later ones in both the Eastern and
Western churches.


Confession of Peter
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Today the church remembers the apostle Peter's great acknowledgement of
Jesus as "the Christ, the Son of the living God." This festival serves as a
fitting beginning to the week in which we particularly pray that all
Christians might be united in faith and witness.

After all have communed, we invite you to stand.

God Almighty send you light and truth to keep you all the days of your life.
The hand of God protect you; the holy angels accompany you; and the
blessing of almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, be upon and
remain with you forever.

Henry, Bishop of Uppsala, martyr, died 1156

Thursday, January 19, 2017
When Erik, King of Sweden, determined to invade Finland for the purpose
of converting the people there to Christianity, Henry went with him. Henry
is recognized as the patron saint of Finland.
Agnes, martyr, died around 304
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Agnes was a girl of about thirteen living in Rome. The details of her
martyrdom are not clear, but she gave witness to her faith and was put to
death as a result, most likely by the sword. The church has honored her as
one of the chief martyrs of her time.

The Altar flowers are administered by the worship committee. The 2017
Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and
there is attached to it a tear-off sheet for donors to complete and hand into
the office or place in the offering plate for proper publication in the
If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor
of someone, please sign up. The cost is $35 per arrangement, and checks
should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. The contact person is Mary
in the church office (614) 224.6818 or email: office@oldtrinity.com.
Please do not remove flowers unless you purchased them or made
We receive members throughout the year by Baptism, Affirmation of Faith,
Confirmation, Letter of Transfer, and New Member Instruction. Please
contact the church office with any questions. 224-6818.
Please feel free to take your bulletin and happenings with you.
If you wish to discard your bulletin, a recycling box is located at the exit.
Thank you.