The Sermon:  Psalm 29:1-11

Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” 10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever.11 The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

The Greatest Voice of All Time

1. The LORD’s Voice of Power
2. The LORD’s Voice of Blessing
3. Our Voice of Praise

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First Sunday After Epiphany

Sunday, January 12, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn 30 (v 1, 2, 6) – “O That I Had a Thousand Voices

The Order Of Service – Worship Supplement (P 12-15)

The Scripture Reading – Acts 10:34-43

(Peter preaches to Cornelius and other Gentiles about the revelation God gave to him. The message of peace that God brought through Jesus Christ is universal – it is for ALL nations, ALL people.)

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

The Scripture Reading – Matthew 3:13-17

(Jesus did not need to be baptized, because He had no sin to wash away. But He submitted to it to identify with us sinners, taking on our sin in His person. He “fulfilled all righteousness”, and in the process God provided a sign for all those present that confirmed His identity as God’s Son, our Savior.)

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”  15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and Hesaw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in Hymnal)

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn 775 v 1, 5, 6 (Supplement) – “Thy Strong Word”

The Sermon….…………………………………………  Psalm 29:1-11

Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” 10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever.11 The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

The Greatest Voice of All Time

1. The LORD’s Voice of Power
2. The LORD’s Voice of Blessing
3. Our Voice of Praise

Create in Me (Supplement pg. 16)

C: ♫ Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Your presence.  Take not Your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.  Uphold with Your free Spirit.

Hymn 277 – “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

The Offering, The Lord’s Prayer & Benediction ♫ 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 forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn 97“Let Us All With Gladsome Voice”

Silent Prayer and Announcements

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