The Inclusive First Baptist Church of Savannah – 01/05/2020 – Rev. Katie Callaway, preaching

Order of Worship

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Epiphany Sunday

January 5, 2020

11:00 a.m.

223 Bull Street, Chippewa Square

Chiming of the Hour

Prelude We Three Kings Paul O. Manz

Rev. James Richardson, organist

Choral Introit Still He Comes Zollene Reissner

Love’s great promise, born long ago in a manger,
Not with the sounds of the cymbal and drum, but the silence of stars.

Long awaited one, unknown and yet not a stranger,
Came as a humble and holy child, yet a great and glorious king!

For such a gift sing “Alleluia!” Hope born within a lowly stall,

The incarnate love of God was sent for all.

(The text is by Zollene Reissner)

Welcome and Call to Worship Rev. John Callaway, Co-Pastor

Invocation Rev. Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

Hymn 66 We Three Kings of Orient Are THREE KINGS OF ORIENT

Affirmation of Faith 

We are not alone, we live in God’s world and we worship the One who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others through the Spirit.

We are relational beings, called to be with and for one another. In gathering at the table, we are communing with our Triune God and we are communing with one another.

We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, to remember the life, ministry, and love of the One we follow.

In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.

Gloria Patri No. 579

Glory be to God 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. Amen.

First Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6

Second Lesson Psalm 72:1-7; 10-14

Solo Welcome, Welcome, Dear Redeemer Cesar Franck

Bill Gardner, tenor

Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer.
You came, Lord Jesus, to set us free.
From our fears and sins release us;
Let us find our rest in thee.
Hope of all the earth thou art,
Joy of every longing heart.
Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer,
Born a child, yet thou art a King.
Born to reign in us forever,
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
Rule in all our hearts alone,
Raise us to thy glorious throne. Amen.

(The text is adapted from a hymn by Charles Wesley)

Third Lesson Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon Leaving the Path Rev. Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

Hymn 62 Bring We the Frankincense of Our Love EPIPHANY SONG

Call to Prayer Rev. John Callaway, Co-Pastor

Silent Prayers

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Offertory Sentence

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory March of the Kings Cesar Franck

Presentation and Doxology No. 591 OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore;
Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.

Offertory Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Invitation to Christian Discipleship

Hymn* O Worship the King All Glorious Above LYONS

Events in the Life of the Church

Pastoral Benediction
Choral Response Still He Comes Zollene Reissner

Still he comes to us, not with the sound of the thunder,
But as the light of the morning comes when a new day is born.
Grace he brings to us, life and love never-ending,
Rest for the spirit and peace for the heart, and a quiet, gentle joy.
For such a gift sing “Alleluia!” Hope born within a lowly stall,
The incarnate love of God was sent for all.
(The text is by Zollene Reissner)

Postlude Noel Provencal Alexandre Guilmant

*Due to technical issues our final Hymn As with Gladness Men of Old was replaced with O Worship the King All Glorious Above

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Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

John Callaway, Co-Pastor

James Richardson, Organist Emeritus

We invite you to attend our Sunday morning worship service at 11AM

We are located at 223 Bull Street on Chippewa Square, downtown Savannah

All are Welcome

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