08B – Epiphany

07B - Christmas 2B09B - Baptism of Jesus

PSALM 72:1-14 
O God, give your justice to the king,
and your righteousness to the son of the king.
May he judge your people with honesty,
and your poor with godliness.
May the mountains bring forth prosperity for the people,
and the heights your acts of justice.
May he vindicate the poor of the people,
rescue the needy, and defeat oppression.
May he live all the days of the sun,
and until the moon is no more, for all generations.
May he be like the rain on new-mown hay,
like gentle rain on parched earth.
May justice flourish in his days
and well-being abound until the moon passes away.
May he rule from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth.
May his foes shrink in his presence
and his enemies lick the dust.
May the kings of Tarshish and the islands bring tribute,
the kings of Sheba and Seba offer a gift,
and may all the kings bow down before him,
and all the peoples serve him.
For he will rescue the needy crying for help
and the wretched who have no helper;
he will pity the poor and needy
and the lives of the needy he will deliver.
He will redeem their lives from oppression and violence
and their blood will be precious in his sight.

OFFERING (1)
Holy, generous Source of life,
the wise men opened their treasures,
and offered gifts to the Christ child.
We, too, bring our gifts:
our work, interests, and talents,
our energy, time, and passion;
our very selves
and symbols of our daily living.
By the stirring of your Breath of life
may these gifts be used wisely for your glory
and the sake of your Word of life. Amen

OFFERING (2)
Generous God,
creator and giver of life;
through your goodness
we have these gifts to share.
Accept and use our offerings,
our hearts and our hands
for your glory
and for the service of your realm. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 1999, 2010.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – READING REF’CE
Click here for an Epiphany suggestion in “Ideas for worship in Advent and Christmas” gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) originally published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

God of all grace,
in you is hope which has endured throughout every age.
In that hope we remember before you now
those we have named on our lips and in the silence of our hearts.
Help us bring consolation to those know to us,
return to our memory those whom we have forgotten
and be present to those who have no-one …
(The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR EPIPHANY – YEAR B
   
Angels from the realms of glory TIS 309 AHB 235
As with gladness men of old TIS 314 AHB 239
Earth has many a noble city TIS 291 AHB 216
Hail to the Lord’s anointed TIS 275 AHB 203
In Christ there is no east or west TIS 459 AHB 391
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun TIS 207 AHB 136
The first nowell the angel did say TIS 301 AHB 221
To us a child of royal birth TIS 308 AHB 230
When God almighty came to be one of us TIS 281 AHB 214
Isaiah 60:1-6
The advent of our God TIS 271 AHB 198
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ TIS 351 AHB 271
Joyful the morning when Jesus Christ… TIS 383 SA 56
Lord, your almighty word TIS 447 AHB 61
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness TIS 454 AHB 382
Lord Jesus, if the same you are TIS 566
Psalm 72:1-7,10-14
Earth has many a noble city TIS 291 AHB 216
Hail to the Lord’s anointed TIS 275 AHB 203
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun TIS 207 AHB 136
When morning gilds the skies TIS 227 AHB 151
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness TIS 454 AHB 382
Ephesians 3:1-12
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224 AHB 159
Christ is the heavenly food that gives TIS 522 AHB 445
God has spoken to his people, hallelujah TIS 636 SA 39
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619 AHB 552
How deep the riches of our God TIS 167 AHB 116
Lord Christ, at your first eucharist you TIS 521 AHB 443
Make me a captive, Lord TIS 604 AHB 528
Sing a new song, sing a new song TIS 166 AHB 102
Matthew 2:1-12
Angels from the realms of glory TIS 309 AHB 235
As with gladness men of old TIS 314 AHB 239
Brightest and best of the stars of the… TIS 310 AHB 234
Come, your hearts and voices raising TIS 297
Earth has many a noble city TIS 291 AHB 216
Funny kind of night TIS 329
Hail to the Lord’s anointed TIS 275 AHB 203
Long ago prophets knew Christ would come TIS 283 SA 61
Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star TIS 199
O come, all ye faithful TIS 304 AHB 228
O little town of Bethlehem TIS 316 AHB 240
Silent night, holy night TIS 311 AHB 236
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy TIS 307 AHB 232
When God almighty came to be one of us TIS 281 AHB 214
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holine TIS 454 AHB 382

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