Sunday 13th January 2019

First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon




Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Old Testament

Isaiah 43:1-7

   1But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

   2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

   3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

   4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

   5Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

   6I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

   7Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.



Acts 8:14-17

   14Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

   15Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

   16(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

   17Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.



Psalm 29

   1Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

   2Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

   3The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

   4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

   5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

   6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

   7The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

   8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

   9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

   10The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

   11The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.



Luke 3:15-17,21,22

   15And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

   16John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

   17Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

   21Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

   22And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.



On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

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Seek ye first

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O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

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Put peace into each other's hands

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Ye Servants of God

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