Morning Prayer Baptism of our Lord January 10th

Topic: Morning Prayer Baptism of our Lord

Time: Jan 10, 2021 11:00 AM Dublin

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 10th January 2021 @ 11.00am
The First Sunday after
the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

The Gathering of God’s People

This day Jesus is revealed as the Christ in the waters of baptism.
Alleluia. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Grant us, Lord, who behold your glory,
to drink from the waters of the new creation
flowing from the river of life at your baptism.
Give us the wings of the Spirit,
that we may hasten to meet you at your coming,
and praise you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Opening Hymn: CH293 “Breath on me, Breath of God”
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love,
and do what thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure;
until with thee I will one will
to do and to endure.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
till I am wholly thine;
until this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.
Edwin Hatch (1835-89)
based on Job 33: 4

This day Jesus is revealed as the Christ in the waters of baptism.
I will take you from the nations,
and gather you from all the countries.
I will sprinkle clean water upon you,
and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness.
A new heart I will give you,
and put a new spirit within you.
You shall be my people,
and I will be your God.

Let us confess our sins to God our Father.
Silence is kept.
Heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault;
by what we have done
and by what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name. Amen.
Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.
Praise the Lord.
The Lord’s name be praised.

The First Reading: Genesis 1: 1-5
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness
covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said,
‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light
from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and
there was morning, the first day.
After the reading silence may be kept.

The Psalm: Psalm 29
1 Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven, ♦︎
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; ♦︎
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders; ♦︎
the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; ♦︎
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; ♦︎
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf ♦︎
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;
the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; ♦︎
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
and strips the forests bare; ♦︎
in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’
9 The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood; ♦︎
the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.
10 The Lord shall give strength to his people; ♦︎
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
Glory be to the Father, ♦︎
and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, ♦︎
is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Second 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.
After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH294 “Come down, O Love divine”
Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardour glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.
O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.
Let holy charity
mine outward vesture be,
and lowliness become mine inner clothing:
true lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,
and o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.
And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till Love create a place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.
Bianco da Siena (d. 1434)
tr. Richard F Littledale (1833-90)
based on John 14: 16, 26

The Gospel: 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.’
After the reading silence may be kept.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Prayers of the People
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and grant our government wisdom.
Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness
and let your servants shout for joy.
O Lord, save your people
and bless those whom you have chosen.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
O God, make clean our hearts within us
and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

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 of water and the Spirit,
that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life, and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us in all assaults of our enemies,
that we, surely trusting in your protection,
may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everliving God,
we give you thanks for bringing us safely to this day:
Keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,
and in all things guide us to know and do your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH310 “Spirit of the living God”
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Break me, melt me,
mould me, fill me,
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me.
Daniel Iverson (1890-1972)
Going Out as God’s People

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.
Father, for your gift of water in creation
we give you thanks and praise.
For your Spirit, sweeping over the waters, bringing light and life
we give you thanks and praise.
For your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, baptized in the river Jordan
we give you thanks and praise.
For your new creation, brought to birth by water and the Spirit
we give you thanks and praise.
For your grace bestowed upon us your children, washing away our sins
we give you thanks and praise.
May we your servants who have been washed in the waters of baptism
be made one with your Son, who took the form of a servant.
Lord, receive our prayer.
May your Holy Spirit, who has brought us to new birth
in the family of your Church,
raise us in Christ, our anointed Lord,
to full and eternal life.
Lord, receive our prayer.
For all might, majesty and dominion are yours, now and for ever.
Alleluia. Amen.

May God, who in Christ gives us a spring of water
welling up to eternal life,
perfect in you the image of his glory;
and the blessing of God almighty
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
May the God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the Holy Spirit
you may abound in hope.
Amen. Romans 15: 13

Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.