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January 12, 2020 at 10:00 am


Baptism of the Lord and Reaffirmation of our Baptism



Approaching God




Welcome and Announcements


Introit: Choir


Call to Worship  


Pastor: Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.


Gathered People: For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, women and men – and we are all made to drink of one Spirit.


All: In the unity of the Spirit, let us worship God!


*Hymn    #69   I, the Lord of Sea and Sky


Prayer of Confession (unison)


Merciful God, we confess that we want to say, “Here I am, Lord,” yet too often we say, “Send someone else.” We are too busy. We feel unprepared. We are crippled by the pain of others. Forgive us, Lord, when we forget that you are the Lord of our time, that you provide strength and courage for our calling. Open our ears and our hearts to hear your call, and to answer in faith. In Christ’s name we pray.

(a time for confessing our personal sins in silence)



Assurance of Pardon


Pastor: The magnitude of God’s grace is seen in Jesus Christ.


Gathered People: Who has the power to condemn? Only Christ. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. In the power of God’s love, Christ was raised from the dead and calls us still. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus!


 *Gloria Patri


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost!

   As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be

     world without end! Amen. Amen.


 *Passing the Peace



Hearing God’s Word


 First Scripture Lesson    Isaiah 42:1-9   (pgs. 703-704)


Children’s Time     


Gospel Lesson   Matthew 3:13-17       (p. 935)


Sermon          Empowerment through the Spirit



Our Response to God

 *Hymn   #163   Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice


Reaffirmation of our Baptism and an Invitation to those who are considering Baptism


The meaning of Baptism and Invitation


Reaffirmation of Baptismal Promises


            Pastor: Trusting in the mercy of God, do you turn

from the ways of sin and renounce evil and its

power in the world?

Gathered People: I do.

Pastor: Who is your Lord and Savior?

Gathered People: Jesus Christ is my Lord and


Pastor: Will you be Christ’s faithful disciple,

obeying his word and showing his love?

Gathered People: I will, with God’s help.


Affirmation of Faith (Nicene Creed) – Unison


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from

Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

 who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.


 We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

 We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


 Prayer of Thanksgiving for Baptism


  Offertory and Offering


* Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise God all creatures here below.

  Praise God above ye heavenly host.

 Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

    Your kingdom, come.

 Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread.

 Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

    Lead us, not into temptation,

   but deliver us from evil.

 For yours is the Kingdom, and the power,

    and the glory forever. Amen.


 *Hymn   #757 Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples


*Declaring the Mission God has given us (unison)


We the people of Nottingham Presbyterian Church strive to be Christ-centered, friendly and faithful followers of Jesus Christ. We are called to surrender our individual desires in order to do God’s will. We are led by God to be a light in this world by:

•              Bringing the love of Jesus to our community with an accepting, nurturing and             compassionate environment.

•              Expanding our missions and worship experiences to meet the needs of the community and the world.

•              Passionately and enthusiastically developing opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

•              Seeking to develop partnerships with local and global organizations in pursuit of God’s vision.


* Benediction




*Please stand in body or in spirit




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