Posted on: January 4th, 2022 by St. Stephens Downsview

The Baptism of the Lord – HD [Proper 1] (White)

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Readings
ISAIAH 43:1-7; PSALM 29; ACTS 8:14-17; LUKE 3:15-17, 21-22


PROCESSIONAL: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord…- #3

Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee.

Holy, holy, holy!
Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy!
All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea.

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Which wert and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy!
Tho’ the darkness hide Thee,
Tho’ the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see.

Only Thou art holy-
There is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love in purity.

Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth, and sky, and sea.

Holy, holy holy!
Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!



Collect
Eternal Father,
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit,
keep your children, born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to their calling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

First Reading
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, “Give them up,” and to the south, “Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
ISAIAH 43:1-7

Psalm
REFRAIN The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. R

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice, the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendour. R

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox. R

The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe and strips the forests bare.

And in the temple of the Lord all are crying, “Glory!” R

The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.

The Lord shall give strength to his people; the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace. R
PSALM 29

Second Reading
A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
ACTS 8:14-17


GRADUAL: Baptized In Water – #465

Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit
Cleansed by the blood of Christ our King;

Heirs of salvation, trusting His promise,
Faithfully now God’s praise we sing.

Heirs of salvation, trusting His promise,
Faithfully now God’s praise we sing.

Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,
Dead in the tomb with Christ our King;

One with His rising, freed and forgiven,
Thankfully now God’s praise we sing.

Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,
Marked with the sign of Christ our King;

Born of one Father, we are His children,
Joyfully now God’s praise we sing.



Gospel
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO LUKE
As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
LUKE 3:15-17, 21-22


OFFERTORY: Joyful…We Adore… #90

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
Opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays.
Stars and angels sing around Thee,
Center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee!

Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Well spring of the joy of living,
Ocean depth of happy rest!

Thou are Father, Christ our Brother-
All who live in love are Thine.
Teach us how to love each other;
Lift us to the joy divine!

Mortals, join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us,
Leading us with mercy’s hand.

Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife.
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life!



Prayer over the Gifts
God of life and freedom,
we celebrate the revelation of Jesus
as the Christ who makes all creation new.
Accept all we offer you this day
and make us new in him,
who is Lord for ever and ever.


COMMUNION: How Firm A Found… – #408

How firm a foundation,
Ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith
In his excellent Word!

What more can he say
Than to you he hath said,
To you who for refuge
To Jesus have fled?

“Fear not! I am with thee,
O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God,
And will still give thee aid;

I’ll strengthen thee, help thee,
And cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous, Omnipotent hand.

“When through fiery trials
Thy pathway shall lie,
My grace all sufficient,
Shall be thy supply.

The flame shall not hurt thee;
I only design
Thy dross to consume
And thy gold to refine.

“The soul that on Jesus
Hath leaned for repose;
I will not, I will not
Desert to His foes;

That soul, though all hell Should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never,
No never forsake!”




ABLUTION: Blessed Be The Name – #52

O for a thousand tongues to sing–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
The glories of my God and King–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!

(Refrain)
Blessed be the name,
Blessed be the name;
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name,
Blessed be the name;
Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Jesus, the name that charms our fears–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!

He breaks the pow’r of cancelled sin–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
His blood can make the foulest clean–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!

I never shall forget that day–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
When Jesus washed my sins away–
Blessed be the name of the Lord!



Prayer After Communion
Gracious God, lover of all,
by this sacrament
you make us one family in Christ your Son,
one in the sharing of his body and blood,
one in the communion of his Spirit.
Help us to grow in love for one another
and come to the full maturity of the Body of Christ.
We ask this in his name.


RECESSIONAL: Wonderful Words… – #406

Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of Life;
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of Life;
Words of life and beauty,
Teach me faith and duty.

(Refrain)
Beautiful words,
Wonderful words,
Wonderful words of Life.
Beautiful words,
Wonderful words,
Wonderful words of Life.

Christ, the blessed One, gives to all
Wonderful words of Life;
Sinner, list to the loving call,
Wonderful words of Life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven–

Sweetly echo the gospel call,
Wonderful words of Life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of Life;
Jesus only Saviour,
Sanctify forever.