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Service Order for January 10

“We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that,
just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
we too might walk in newness of life.”
  Romans 6:4
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THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

 
What Baptism Reveals – United with Christ
 
January 10, 2021
 
AS WE GATHER
Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus.  Such a day is also a good time to remember our own Baptism.  In Baptism, we are buried with Christ.  We are united with Him in a death like His.  In Baptism, we are also raised to new life as re-creations.  As we are united to Christ in death, we will also be united with Him in resurrection when He returns and raises the dead.
  
X PREPARATION X
OPENING HYMN      “God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It”    LSB 594
1).  God’s own child, I gladly say it:    I am baptized into Christ!
He, because I could not pay it,    Gave my full redemption price.
Do I need earth’s treasures many?    I have one worth more than any
    That brought me salvation free    Lasting to eternity!
 
2).  Sin, disturb my soul no longer:    I am baptized into Christ!
I have comfort even stronger:    Jesus’ cleansing sacrifice.
Should a guilty conscience seize me    Since my Baptism did release me
    In a dear forgiving flood,    Sprinkling me with Jesus’ blood?
 
3).  Satan, hear this proclamation:    I am baptized into Christ!
Drop your ugly accusation,    I am not so soon enticed.
Now that to the font I’ve traveled,    All your might has come unraveled,
    And, against your tyranny,    God, my Lord, unites with me!
 
4).  Death, you cannot end my gladness:    I am baptized into Christ!
When I die, I leave all sadness    To inherit paradise!
Though I lie in dust and ashes    Faith’s assurance brightly flashes:
    Baptism has the strength divine    To make life immortal mine.
 
5).  There is nothing worth comparing    To this lifelong comfort sure!
Open-eyed my grave is staring:    Even there I’ll sleep secure.
Though my flesh awaits its raising,    Still my soul continues praising:
    I am baptized into Christ;    I’m a child of paradise!
© 1991 Robert E. Voelker. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100012158.
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INVOCATION& OPENING SENTENCES          Genesis 1:1–2; Psalm 29:3–4
Pastor:  In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People:            Amen.
 
Pastor:  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
People:            And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Pastor:  And God said, “Let there be light.”
People:            The voice of the Lord is over the waters.
Pastor:  The voice of the Lord is powerful.
People:            The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Pastor:  The voice of the Lord reveals Jesus as His Son.
People:            The voice of the Lord reveals we are His children too.
 
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
Pastor:  In Holy Baptism, each of us was baptized into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  In Baptism, we were united with Christ.  Yet, we have often lived as if we were entirely independent and autonomous.  We have lived as if our identity were not in Jesus, but in our own selfish desires. Yet, our heavenly Father invites us to turn back to Him and ask for His forgiveness.
 
Silence for reflection.
 
Pastor:  O almighty God, merciful Father,
People:            I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment.  But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
 
Pastor:  Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People:            Amen.
 
X WORD X
PSALM OF THE DAY         Psalm 29; antiphon: v. 3
1Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
People:            ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Pastor:  2Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
People:            worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
Pastor:  3The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
People:            the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters.
Pastor:  4The voice of the Lord is powerful;
People:            the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Pastor:  5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
People:            the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
Pastor:  6He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
People:            and Sirion like a young wild ox.
Pastor:  7The voice of the Lord
People:            flashes forth flames of fire.
Pastor:  8The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
People:            the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
Pastor:  9The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
People:            and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
Pastor:  10The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
People:            the Lord sits enthroned as king for-ever.
Pastor:  11May the Lord give strength to his people!
People:            May the Lord bless his people with peace!
ALL:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning
is now, and will be forever.  Amen.

 
KYRIE
Pastor:  In peace let us pray to the Lord.
People:            Lord, have mercy.
Pastor:  For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
People:            Lord, have mercy.
Pastor:  For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
People:            Lord, have mercy.
Pastor:  For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
People:            Lord, have mercy.
Pastor:  Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
People:            Amen.
 
HYMN OF PRAISE              Gloria in Excelsis
People:  Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
ALL:     Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:
We worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God:
You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer.
For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.
 
SALUTATION & PRAYER OF THE DAY
Pastor:  The Lord be with you.
People:            And also with you.
 
Pastor:  Let us pray:     Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit.  Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
People:            Amen.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING     Genesis 1:1–5    (God creates the heavens and the earth.)
1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
 
Lector:  This is the Word of the Lord.
People:            Thanks be to God.
 
BAPTISMAL HYMN      “All Who Believe and Are Baptized”    LSB 601
1).  All who believe and are baptized    Shall see the Lord’s salvation;
Baptized into the death of Christ,    They are a new creation.
Through Christ’s redemption they shall stand
Among the glorious, heav’nly band    Of ev’ry tribe and nation.
 
2    With one accord, O God, we pray:    Grant us Your Holy Spirit.
Help us in our infirmity    Through Jesus’ blood and merit.
Grant us to grow in grace each day
That by this sacrament we may    Eternal life inherit.
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EPISTLE     Romans 6:1–11    (We are baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection.)
1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
 
Lector:  This is the Word of the Lord.
People:            Thanks be to God.
 
COMMON ALLELUIA & VERSE
Alleluia.
Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
Alleluia, alleluia.
 
HOLY GOSPEL     Mark 1:4–11    (Jesus is baptized by John.)
Pastor:  The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the first chapter.
People:            Glory to You, O Lord.
 
4John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. 7And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
 
Pastor:  This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People:            Praise to You, O Christ.
 
OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH    The Apostles’ Creed
     I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven & earth.
     And in Jesus Christ, His 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 into hell.  The third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
     I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.
 
HYMN OF THE DAY      “To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord”    LSB 407
1).  To Jordan came the Christ, our Lord,    To do His Father’s pleasure;
Baptized by John, the Father’s Word    Was given us to treasure.
This heav’nly washing now shall be    A cleansing from transgression
And by His blood and agony    Release from death’s oppression.
A new life now awaits us.
 
2).  O hear and mark the message well,    For God Himself has spoken.
Let faith, not doubt, among us dwell    And so receive this token.
Our Lord here with His Word endows    Pure water, freely flowing.
God’s Holy Spirit here avows    Our kinship while bestowing
The Baptism of His blessing.
 
3).  These truths on Jordan’s banks were shown    By mighty word and wonder.
The Father’s voice from heav’n came down,    Which we do well to ponder:
“This man is My belovèd Son,    In whom My heart has pleasure.
Him you must hear, and Him alone,    And trust in fullest measure
The word that He has spoken.”
 
4).  There stood the Son of God in love,    His grace to us extending;
The Holy Spirit like a dove    Upon the scene descending;
The triune God assuring us,    With promises compelling,
That in our Baptism He will thus    Among us find a dwelling
To comfort and sustain us.
 
5).  To His disciples spoke the Lord,    “Go out to ev’ry nation,
And bring to them the living Word    And this My invitation:
Let ev’ryone abandon sin    And come in true contrition
To be baptized and thereby win    Full pardon and remission
And heav’nly bliss inherit.”
 
6).  But woe to those who cast aside    This grace so freely given;
They shall in sin and shame abide    And to despair be driven.
For born in sin, their works must fail,    Their striving saves them never;
Their pious acts do not avail,    And they are lost forever,
Eternal death their portion.
 
7).  All that the mortal eye beholds    Is water as we pour it.
Before the eye of faith unfolds    The pow’r of Jesus’ merit.
For here it sees the crimson flood    To all our ills bring healing;
The wonders of His precious blood    The love of God revealing,
Assuring His own pardon.
© 1976 Elizabeth Quitmeyer. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100012158.
© 2004 David Lee. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100012158.
 
SERMON
 
OFFERING  -  PLEASE PLACE IN OFFERING TRAYS AT REAR OF CHURCH
Mark 1:7 – “And (John) preached, saying, ‘After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.’ ” John is right. Jesus is immensely greater than any of us yet behold how He came to serve! That is the upside down, outlandish grace of God. The innocent Jesus takes our sinner’s place. This is the greatest act of giving the world has ever known or will know. The Father gives His Son to die in the place of sinners.
 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Pastor:  Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

Dear heavenly Father, in the Jordan River, You revealed Jesus to be Your beloved Son.  Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
Pastor:  Lord, strengthen all those who have been baptized, especially those who have been baptized recently, with Your heavenly protection.  Lead them to find their true identity in You as Your beloved sons and daughters.  Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
Pastor:  Lord, comfort all those who are suffering in grief.  Console them with the sure and certain hope that just as we have been united with Christ in a death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His.  Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
Pastor:  Lord, give courage to all those who live in conflict with their family members, especially regarding differences of faith.  Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
Pastor:  Lord, bless all pastors, church planters, missionaries, and servants in Your Church who proclaim Your Word and administer Your Sacraments.  Embolden them to seek and to save the lost and bring those who have strayed back into Your family.  Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
Pastor:  Lord, place Your healing hand upon all who are sick, injured, and recovering, especially….  Have mercy upon them, and lead them on the path to health according to Your will.  Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
Pastor:  Lord, we commend all these things to You in the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus. Lord, by mighty work and wonder,
People:            reveal Your grace to us.
 
LORD’S PRAYER   Matthew 6:9–13
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
forever and ever. Amen.
 
BENEDICTION
Pastor:  Let us bless the Lord.
People:            Thanks be to God.
 
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.                         Numbers 6:24–26
People:            Amen.
 
CLOSING HYMN      “All Christians Who Have Been Baptized”    LSB 596
1          All Christians who have been baptized,    Who know the God of heaven,
And in whose daily life is prized    The name of Christ once given:
Consider now what God has done,
The gifts He gives to ev’ryone    Baptized into Christ Jesus!
 
2).  You were before your day of birth,    Indeed, from your conception,
Condemned and lost with all the earth,    None good, without exception.
For like your parents’ flesh and blood,
Turned inward from the highest good,    You constantly denied Him.
 
3).  But all of that was washed away—Immersed and drowned forever.
The water of your Baptism day    Restored again whatever
Old Adam and his sin destroyed
And all our sinful selves employed    According to our nature.
 
4).  In Baptism we now put on Christ—Our shame is fully covered
With all that He once sacrificed    And freely for us suffered.
For here the flood of His own blood
Now makes us holy, right, and good    Before our heav’nly Father.
 
5).  O Christian, firmly hold this gift     And give God thanks forever!
It gives the power to uplift    In all that you endeavor.
When nothing else revives your soul,
Your Baptism stands and makes you whole    And then in death completes you.
 
6).  So use it well! You are made new— In Christ a new creation!
As faithful Christians, live and do    Within your own vocation,
Until that day when you possess
His glorious robe of righteousness    Bestowed on you forever!
© 2004 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License .NET, no. 100012158.
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Creative Worship for the Lutheran Parish, Series B Quarter 1. Copyright © 2020 Concordia Publishing House.
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