Three Magi Banner in the Sanctuary (photo courtesy of D. Cuppels)

 
WORSHIP service JANUARY 3, 2021
epiphany sunday
'shining light in the darkness'

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elow is a shortened version of the live ‘Zoom’ Sunday service, which had more music and prayers and a social time before and after.
 

PRELUDE: The First Nowell (VU91). Traditional English. Edward Avey, hymn leader, Norman Abbott, organ.  
 
Acknowledgement of the Territory:  

We acknowledge that our sacred space is found in the indigenous territories of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, Leni-Lunaape and Wendat peoples.  With thankfulness and respect for their stewardship of creation; we seek to live into right relations with all.
 

A.  INTRODUCTION TO EPIPHANY, GATHERING WORDS AND OPENING PRAYERS
         - Epiphany
  
      - We gather
         - Opening Prayer
                       
Ministry of Music: Star of the East.  Text by G. Cooper. Music by A. Kennedy.  Performed by Jim Traquair, tenor, and Norman Abbott, vocals and piano.
 
B.  HEARING GOD'S WORD: SCRIPTURE

    

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:  O Lamb of God.  Text by Norman Abbott. Music by E. Markham Lee . Performed by Jim Traquair, tenor, and Norman Abbott, vocals and piano.
 
C. HEARING GOD'S WORD: Reflection:  'Shining Light in the Darkness'
 
D. RESPONDING IN LOVE AND WALKING IN GOD'S WAY: CLOSING PRAYER, prayer of dedication AND THE BLESSING
   
POSTLUDE:  March of the Kings. Old Provencal tune. Norman Abbott, organ

    

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING AUDIO FILES ONE AT A TIME,
TO HEAR THE ABOVE SECTIONS OF THE SERVICE:

 

 Prelude hymn: The First Nowell

Introduction to Epiphany, Gathering Words and Opening Prayers:

 

 

 

Ministry of Music:

 

Scripture:

Ministry of Music:
 

 

  Reflection:

 

  Closing Prayer, Prayer of Dedication and Blessing:







Postlude:

 

 

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