January 13, 2013 | Year C Baptism

Hello and welcome to the first Sunday after the Epiphany.

Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Alternative psalm resources here.

Gathering: Take Me to the Water

Processional: Take Me to the River
The Talking Heads. Well, just because. I can't think of baptism without singing the chorus to myself--okay, out loud.

Jonathan Elias from The Prayer Cycle 
My boss gave me this CD years ago. It is extraordinary.

Offertory: Can't Be Long
This song, written by Barbara Hall and The Enablers, has been a long time Grace favorite. 

Communion: The Water Is Wide
LYRICS: Scott Lawrence

After Communion: My Father's House
By Bruce Springsteen sung here by Ben Harper
I like this pared down version. Wow.

Closer: God, Whose Almighty Word
By: John Marriott

God, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard
And took their flight:
Hear us, we humble pray,
And where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!
Lord, who once came to bring,
On your redeeming wing,
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind:
Oh, now to humankind
Let there be light!
Spirit of truth and love,
Life giving, holy dove,
Speed forth your flight;
Move on the water’s face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place
Let there be light!
Holy and blessed three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, love, might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide,
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth, far and wide,
Let there be light!
Hymn # 317 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Felice de Giardini
Tune: Italian Hymn
1st Published in: 1825


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