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



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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.


Psalm 29

Ascribe to the | LORD, you gods,

     ascribe to the LORD glo- | ry and strength.

Ascribe to the LORD the glory | due God's name;

     worship the LORD in the beau- | ty of holiness.

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 pow- | erful voice;

     the voice of the LORD is a | voice of splendor.   

The voice of the LORD breaks the | cedar trees;

     the LORD breaks the ce- | dars of Lebanon;



the LORD makes Lebanon skip | like a calf,

     and Mount Hermon like a | young wild ox.

The voice | of the LORD

     bursts forth in | lightning flashes.



The voice of the LORD | shakes the wilderness;

     the LORD shakes the wilder- | ness 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!"

The LORD sits enthroned a- | bove the flood;

     the LORD sits enthroned as king for- | evermore.

O LORD, give strength | to your people;

     give them, O LORD, the bless- | ings of peace.   



Acts 19:1–7

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior 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 baptised?" They answered, "Into John's baptism." Paul said, "John baptised 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 baptised 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.


Mark 1:4–11

John the baptiser 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 baptised 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 baptised you with water; but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit."

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptised 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."

Worship

Hymn 511


Greeting p. 165

Kyrie p. 165

Canticle of Praise p. 167

Genesis 1:1–5

Psalm 29

Acts 19:1–7

Gospel Acclamation p. 171

Mark 1:4–11

Sermon

Hymn of the Day 740



Affirmation of Baptism p. 234

Prayers of Intercession

(Hear our Prayer)

Peace p. 172

Offering

Offertory 692

Offertory Prayer

Merciful God, as grains of wheat scattered upon the hills were gathered together to become one bread, so let your church be gathered together from the ends of the earth into your kingdom, for yours is the glory through Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.

Great Thanksgiving p. 172

Holy, Holy, Holy p. 173

Lord’s Prayer p. 173

Communion 453, 446, 445

Lamb of God p. 174

Post-Communion Prayer

Blessing p. 174

Sending Song 836

Dismissal p. 174


Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church

57 Westpark, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9A 2J8

Office Phone 514-684-1014

Pastor Jim Slack 514-696-4895 ctrpastor@videotron.ca

Chair – Nancy Corwin 450-202-1231 nancy@corwin.org


Welcome

We celebrate the Baptism of our Lord today, in Word, song, and at the Table. Robert Granke, the executive director of Canadian Lutheran World Relief, is our guest. The bulletin provides an outline of the order of worship; setting 6 for Holy Communion in the front of the red book.


Worship Leaders

Greeters – Bill Muhr, Cathy Hartmann

Organist – Bruce Thicke

Acolyte – Genevieve Mailhot-Hildebrant

Assisting Minister – Corinne Verpoorten

Cantor – Corinne Verpoorten

Reader – Pat Pachal

Blessings – Andrew Saabas

Communion Assistant – Geoff Gunther-Farrell

Altar Care – Birgitta Lussier


Affirmation of Baptism

You will be invited to renew God’s love for you expressed in Baptism. A sprinkling with water reminds us of God’s grace.



Remember in our Prayers

Montreal Ministry Area:

Christ the Redeemer, DDO

Members and friends:

Andrew, Audrey, Ben, Betty, Brijnaran, Carol, Celine, Charlotte, Dennis, Douglas, Douglas, Edwin, Eleanor, Elisabeth, Emily, Erica, George, Grace, Hannah, Horst, Kelly, Kerryn, Kuno, Leslie, Malcolm, Manfred, Marge, Margo, Marty, Neshan, Noella, Raymond, Ruth, Steve, Theresa, Trudy

CLWR Reception

Our thanks to all who attended, provided food, and helped to set-up or clean at last evening’s event.


I & II Peter Study

Join us on Thursday January 15 at 7:30 pm for the start of a series on the First and Second Letters of Peter.


Young Adults

Members and friends of the congregation between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to a meal and discussion next Sunday evening, from 6:00 until about 8:30. Pastor Jim and other leaders of the congregation would like to hear what young adults have to say about meaningful worship and engaging ministries. RSVP to Pastor Jim.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

On January 18 we have been asked to send a reader or two to St. Michael and All Angel’s Anglican Church in Pierrefonds at 10:00 am, to read the lessons. Contact Pastor Jim. A city-wide service to mark the occasion will be held at Santa Cruz Roman Catholic Church (Rachel and St. Laurent next Sunday at 4:00 pm. And a local service will be held at St. Barnabas (12301 Colin) on January 25 at 4:00 pm.


Confirmation Class Schedule

Pastor Jim has asked student and parents to help set our schedule for classes this winter. Please respond to a recent e-mail.


his Week at Christ the Redeemer

Today Coffee and Conversation 11:15 am

Tuesday Evangelism Team 7:30 pm

Thursday Study – I and II Peter 7:30 pm

Sunday Worship 10:00 am

Sunday School 10:00 am

Sunday Montreal Week of Prayer 4:00 pm

Sunday Young Adults’ Supper 6:00 pm



Baptism of our Lord

11 January 2015



Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit/wind moved over the waters. Both Mark's gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit's movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from John's. The Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus and the Ephesians, calling us God’s beloved children and setting us on Jesus’ mission to re-create the world in the image of God’s vision of justice and peace.
Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church

is a multicultural congregation

which celebrates the grace of God,

welcomes all people,

encourages friendship,

and supports others.





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