Let’s Live the Epiphany Story!

Let’s Live the Epiphany Story!

Celebration of Epiphany, January 3, 2021, 11:00 am  (Printable PDF)
(Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts)

PRELUDE: Go Tell a Wonderful Child (based on two African American spirituals)  — Bradley Sowash
CALL TO CELEBRATE EPIPHANY

Pastor:      Epiphany is the holy season of Illumination!
All:           Revelation!
Pastor:      Surprising appearances!
All:           Cosmic signs!
Pastor:      Natural wonders!
All:           Marvels and joys!
Pastor:      Supernatural guidance!
All:           Emerging evidence!
Pastor:      Of spreading light –
All:           Enlightening the entire planet! 

HYMN:  What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright #152
CALL TO COMMITMENT TO FOLLOW THE STAR

Pastor:      It took the Magi a long time to find the baby Jesus.
All:           Often, we too have to seek before we know.
Pastor:      We often have to belong before we believe.
All:           During Epiphany, let us recommit to making space for grace…
Pastor:      For seekers and travelers!
All:           For immigrants, homeless and all pandemic sufferers!
Pastor:      For displaced miners, factory workers, restaurant workers
All:           For families facing eviction and youth studying, striving to find a way!
Pastor:      Is the star of our faith and love shining brightly enough?
All:           To guide some Magi to the manger today!
Pastor:      Then let us follow the beautiful star!

HYMN:  Behold That Star
SCRIPTURE:    Isaiah 60: 1-9    Matthew 2:1-12
HYMN:  Jesus, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child (#126)
SERMON:      Let’s Live the Epiphany Story!
CHORAL ANTHEM: Star in the East (originally appeared in Baptist Harmony, 1834) — text, Reginald Heber; setting, Frank Pesci
WELCOME
INTERCESSORY PRAYER:— with comments by people on FB (You can also email prayer requests to info@westportpresbyterian.org during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer

SUNG RESPONSE: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming  #129
OFFERTORY SOLO: Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang-John Attey  Joshua Stark, bass
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN: We Three Kings of Orient Are   (#151 stanzas 1-4)
BLESSING
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: We Three Kings of Orient Are  (#151 stanza 5)
POSTLUDE: What Star Is This—Thomas Keesecker

 

Participants:
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel

 

 

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