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The Baptism of Our Lord 2020

The Baptism of Our Lord 2020

Jan 10, 2020

Passage: Matthew 3:13-17

Preacher: Pastor Yeager

Series: Epiphany

Category: Epiphany


Baptized into Our Sin, Baptized into Christ’s Righteousness When Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” ST. MATTHEW 3:13-17.


The Baptism of Our Lord


8 and 10:15am            The Divine Service, P. 184.


Opening Hymn          God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It                  594

Hymn of the Day       To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord           406

Communion 1            Jesus, Once with Sinners Numbered             404

Communion 2            Mark How the Lamb of God’s Self-Offering 600

Communion 3            The Gifts Christ Freely Gives                         602

Closing Hymn           All Christians Who Have Been Baptized       596




THE INTROIT                                          Ps. 2:7-11, 12c; antiphon Is. 42:1a


Behold my servant, whom I uphold,

            my chosen, in whom my soul delights.

I will tell of the decree:

The LORD said to me: “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,

            and the ends of the earth your possession.

You shall break them with a rod of iron

            and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Now, therefore, O kings, be wise;

            be warned, O rulers of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear,

            and rejoice with trembling,

for his wrath is quickly kindled.

            Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

[Sung] 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.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold,

            my chosen, in whom my soul delights.





Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in his Name faithful in their calling as your children and inheritors with him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.



THE OLD TESTAMENT                                         Isaiah 42:1—9


Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
    my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
    he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
    or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
    and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
    he will faithfully bring forth justice.
He will not grow faint or be discouraged
    till he has established justice in the earth;
    and the coastlands wait for his law.

Thus says God, the Lord,
    who created the heavens and stretched them out,
    who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
    and spirit to those who walk in it:
“I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness;
    I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
    a light for the nations,
    to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
    from the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the Lord; that is my name;
    my glory I give to no other,
    nor my praise to carved idols.
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
    and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth
    I tell you of them.”

THE EPISTLE                                                           Romans 6:1-11


What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.


THE ALLELUIA                                                       Mark 1:11b


Alleluia. You are my beloved Son;

with you I am well pleased. Alleluia.


THE HOLY GOSPEL                                               Matthew 3:13-17 


13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”