Epiphany 1/Baptism of Our Lord
Closest RCL Sunday(s): N/A
Readings: Psalm Text: Psalm 32:1-2 | Sermon Text: John 1:35-51 (Jesus Says Come and See)
Epistle Suggestion: Galatians 2:15-21
Prayer of the Day (WP): God of all people, you called many by name, asking them to follow Jesus and obey. Call us by name, and help us to follow and obey. Amen
Suggested hymns based on the Sermon text:
ELW #344. All Glory, Laud, and Honor
ELW #442. All Who Believe and Are Baptized
ELW #522. As We Gather at Your Table
ELW #638. Blessed Assurance
ELW #662. Christ is the King!
ELW #847. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
ELW #855. Crown Him with Many Crowns
ELW #611. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
ELW #696. Jesus Calls Us; o’er the Tumult
ELW #658. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
ELW #434. Jesus Shall Reign
ELW #336. Lamb of God (Your Only Son)
ELW #542. O Living Bread from Heaven
ELW #308. O Morning Star, how fair and bright
ELW #759. My Faith Looks Up to Thee
ELW #341. Now Behold the Lamb
ELW #249. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
ELW #355/6. Sing, My Tongue
ELW #305. When Jesus Came to Jordan
ELW #798. Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)
ELW #817. You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore
LBW #103. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God
WOV #787. Glory to God, We Give You Thanks
ASG #41 There’s a Light in the World
DATH #56 Come and See (Makeever)
LS #61 Come and See (Ylvisaker)
Various Hymnals Come and See
Various Hymnals How Bright Appears the Morning Star
Various Hymnals Lord, When You Came
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; WOV=With One Voice; ASG=As Sunshine to a Garden; DATH=Dancing at the Harvest; LS=LifeSongs)
Suggested hymns based on the companion text:
ELW #338. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
ELW #795. God, My Lord, My Strength
ELW #603. God, When Human Bonds Are Broken
ELW #595 Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
ELW #631. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
ELW #343. My Song Is Love Unknown
ELW #864/5. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
LBW #211. Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
W&P #160. You Are My Hiding Place
Various Hymnals Calvary Covers It All
Various Hymnals Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Various Hymnals Tú eres mi refugio (I turn to you, O Lord)
(ELW=Evangelical Lutheran Worship; LBW=Lutheran Book of Worship; W&P=Worship & Praise)
Other (mostly contemporary) options based on both:
Prayers of Intercession:
(Introduction and Conclusion from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, copyright © 2002)
God of revelation, as we gather in praise for the gracious mystery of your Son, we remember the many needs of your church and your world.
A brief silence.
We pray for the Church and its leaders (especially Bishop(s)…); that we may continually be inviting others to come and see your goodness. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for the waters, for oceans and seas, lakes and streams; that we may better care for and protect this fundamental necessity of life. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for our leaders (especially,…); that prejudice be dashed from their hearts and they see that good can come from any place or people. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for people of all faiths; that divisions cease and love of neighbor be the guiding principle within our hearts and minds. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for all who are hurting (especially, …); that they may see your glory revealed in healing, comfort, and peace. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We pray for all the saints who have pointed us to you; that their witness may strengthen our own. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Guide us on the path of salvation, O God, that the radiance and power of your Holy Spirit working in the world will gather together all peoples and nations in one community to offer you worship and proclaim your splendor. Amen.