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Sunday, January 11, 2014 Worship
First Sunday after Epiphany

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Prelude The Sheltering Rock/A Shelter in the Time of Storm Phillips
Gathering Songs I Sing Praises # 5
Bless the Lord, O My Soul # 58
Opening Hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty #3
Offertory The Church's One Foundation Sowash
Scripture Reading

4As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— 5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6For in Scripture it says:

“See, I lay a stone in Zion,

a chosen and precious cornerstone,

and the one who trusts in him

will never be put to shame.”

7Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,

“The stone the builders rejected

has become the capstone,

8and,

“A stone that causes men to stumble

and a rock that makes them fall.”

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:4-10
     
Sermon Living Stones 1 Peter 2:5
     
Closing Hymn Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation # 403
     
Postlude Built on the Rock Culli

Hymnals: The Celebration Hymnal, unless otherwise noted as: SF=Sing the Faith; HLC=Hymns for the Living Church; HFG=Hymns for the Family of God

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