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Sunday 7th January

Epiphany 1 -The Baptism of Jesus

8am

Led by John

First Reading: Acts 19:1-7

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the inland regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?’ They replied, ‘No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’ Then he said, ‘Into what then were you baptized?’ They answered, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ Paul said, ‘John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied — altogether there were about twelve of them.

Gospel Reading:  Mark 1.4–11

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’

9.30am

Led by Helen and

Welcomers – Sue Gilmour

Welcome and Preparation

Song 1 – Great Big God (BT)

Confession and Absolution

Song 2 – I am a new creation (piano)

Peace and Communion

Eucharistic Minister – Rochelle

Song 3 – During Communion – Lord Jesus Christ (organ)

Saying Thank you

Kids go to groups

Bible Reading: Mark 1.4-11

Read by Anna Fulton

The Bible reading is from Mark, Chapter 1, Verses 4 to 11

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness,
proclaiming a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins.
And people from the whole Judean
countryside and all the people of
Jerusalem were going out to him,
and were baptized by him in the river Jordan,
confessing their sins.

Now John was clothed with camel’s hair,
with a leather belt around his waist,
and he ate locusts and wild honey.
He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more
powerful than I is coming after me;
I am not worthy to stoop down
and untie the thong of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
And just as he was coming up out of the water,
he saw the heavens torn apart and
the Spirit descending like a dove on him.
And a voice came from heaven,
‘You are my Son, the Beloved;
with you I am well pleased.’

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Talk – Rev Gav

Song 4 – Knowing you Jesus (BT)

Prayers
Led by Val

Dismissal Prayer, and Blessing

Hymn 5: Immortal Invisible (organ)

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ, Amen.