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Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 18, 2009

We consider it a great privilege to worship the Lord Jesus Christ with you today. In fact, we receive
your presence as a gracious gift from God. In return, we would love to bless you according to your
needs. Please let us know how we can do so.

If you would like personal prayer this morning, please make your way to the hallway during
communion. One of our intercessors would love to pray with you.
As you enter the church, please keep silence as we prepare our hearts for worship.

The Opening Acclamation

Celebrant Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
People And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

Songs of Praise

Blessed Be Your Name

Blessed be Your name, in the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name, when I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name, when the sun's shining down on me

When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name, on the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord blessed be Your name

God of This City / How Great is Our God
You're the God of this city
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation
You are
You're the light in this darkness
You're the hope to the hopeless
You're the peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city

How great is our God

Sing with me, how great is our God
And all will see how great,
How great, is our God

Name above all names, worthy of all praise

My heart will sing how great is our God!

The Collect of the Day

Celebrant The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.
Celebrant Let us pray.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people,
illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ¹s glory, that he may
be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Please be seated.

The First Lesson: Revelation 2:8-11

Psalm 33
To be read in unison

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous.*
Praise befits the upright.
Praise the Lord with the lyre;*
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.
Sing to him a new song;*
play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
For the word of the Lord is upright,*
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;*
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
The Lord looks down from heaven;*
he sees all humankind.
From where he sits enthroned he watches*
all the inhabitants of the earth—
he who fashions the hearts of them all,*
and observes all their deeds.
A king is not saved by his great army;*
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a vain hope for victory,*
and by its great might it cannot save.
Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,*
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
to deliver their soul from death,*
and to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord;*
he is our help and shield.
Our heart is glad in him,*
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,*
even as we hope in you.

The Alleluia
Please stand and sing

The Holy Gospel: Matthew 7:21-29

Please remain standing for the reading of the Gospel.

The Sermon:
Please be seated.

The Nicene Creed
Please stand.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayers of the People
Please stand, be seated, kneel, or lie face down on the floor in awe of God’s willingness to hear our prayers.

Members: Allen Family; Dean Johnson Jr; Lily Plumb; Rhodes Family; Geneva Schmidt and Lu Perotti &
family; White Family.

Vestry: Jeff Cardwell; Matt Creswell; Loys Johnson; George Mankos; Herb Poole; Annette Waldroop

AMiA Churches: Grace Anglican Church (Gastonia); Epiphany Anglican Church (Charlottesville, VA)

Seminarians: Jonathan Allen; Loys Johnson, Jr.; Conor Mooney, Brad Troxell
Others: Martin Allen; Angell Family; Sandy Baysinger; Kat Brinyear; Lacey Brown; Fritzy Bullis; Comer
Family; Jay Crocker; Sarah Dulin; Anne Greene; Tom Gridley; Jack Jenkins; David & Christina Kristynik
and David’s military unit in Iraq; Shelley Makahon; Hayley Makohon Ronnie Martin; Nancy Niner; Norma
Nowak; Christine & Colin O’Connell; John Robinson; Keith Roblin; Tom Silinski; Steven Rowland; Jim
Sampson; Emma Schurmeier; Sharon Shaver; Cindy Sheets; Smithey family; Martha Ann Springer;
Margaret Rose Todd; Carroll Waldroop; Lewis Wilhelm; Larry Whitehead.

In the course of the silence after each bidding, the People offer their own prayers, either silently or aloud.

I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for our Bishop, TJ; for those gathered
here; and for all ministers and people.
Pray for the Church. Silence

I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well being of all people.
Pray for justice and peace. Silence

I ask your prayers for the fatherless, the persecuted, the exploited, and those in prison.
Pray for those in any need or trouble. Silence

I ask your prayers for those who do not yet believe, and for those who have lost their faith, that
they may receive the light of the Gospel.
Pray for the lost in our families and in our communities. Silence

I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him.
Pray that they may find and be found by him. Silence

Members of the congregation may ask the prayers or the thanksgivings of those present

I ask your prayers for _____________. Silence

I ask your thanksgiving for ______________. Silence

Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored.
Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day. Silence
The Confession of Sin
And now, O Father, we pray to you also for our greatest need, the forgiveness of our sins:
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
in your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown,
things done and left undone;
and so uphold us by your Spirit
that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen
us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace
Celebrant May the peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And also with you.

January's Mission Focus: Fatherless Children
We have set aside January to discover God's heart for the fatherless. To do so, we will take
advantage of today's Pastor's Forum to discuss C. Thomas Davis' Fields of the Fatherless. Whether
or not you have read this book, please prioritize this subject by prioritizing this hour-long forum.

Barium Springs Home for Children

Encouraged by Pastor Kyle's look at the fatherless this month, the Simmons-Davidson
Discipleship Group is organizing a drive to collect items for the Barium Springs Home for
Children, located in Troutman, NC. Please see any member of their group for more details.

Children's Choir
Kim Baysinger and Laura Speece invite all children ages 4-10 to participate in this wonderful
ministry. Practice resumes on Wednesday, Feb. 4th and continues every Wednesday evening from
6:00-6:45 through Easter. To register, please email Karyn Wallace at karynwallace@gmail.com.

Children's Ministry Meeting

Sunday, February 1st at Noon. Light lunch provided. Agenda: up-dated information regarding
Sunday mornings, nursery, parenting class, and family mission trip. Please attend.

For a complete list of current announcements, please visit our website at www.tcotgs.org.


The Offertory

Jesus I am Resting, Resting

Jesus I am resting resting
In the joy of what Thou art
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee
And Thy beauty fills my soul
For by Thy transforming power
Thou hast made me whole

Jesus I am resting resting
In the joy of what Thou art
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart

Oh how great Thy loving kindness

Vaster broader than the sea
Oh how marvelous Thy goodness
Lavished all on me
Yes I rest in Thee Beloved
Know what wealth of grace is Thine
Know Thy certainty of promise
And have made it mine

The Doxology

The Great Thanksgiving

Please remain standing.

Celebrant The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.
Celebrant Lift up your hearts.
People We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give him thanks and praise.

The Sanctus
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Please be seated as the Celebrant continues.

The Mystery of Our Faith

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Please remain seated as the Celebrant continues.

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass 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.

The Breaking of the Bread

Celebrant Alleluia! Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us.
People Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

The Invitation
Celebrant These are the gifts of God for the people of God. Take them in
remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by
faith, with thanksgiving.

All baptized disciples of Jesus Christ are welcome at God’s table. Please be seated until your row is invited to come.
At this time, parents may return to the nursery to escort your children back to the sanctuary for communion.

The Communion Hymns
Please be seated and sing

Speak, O Lord
Speak, O Lord as we come to You
To receive the food of Your holy word
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith
Speak, O Lord and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory

Teach us, Lord, full obedience

Holy reverence, true humility
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity
Cause our faith to rise
Cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority
Words of power that can never fail
Let their truth prevail over unbelief

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds

Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
That will echo down through eternity
And by grace we'll stand on Your promises
And by faith we'll walk as You walk with us
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
And the earth is filled with your glory

Psalm 23
The Lord's my Shepherd I'll not want
He makes me lie in pastures green
He leads me by the still, still waters
His goodness restores my soul
He guides my ways in righteousness
And He anoints my head with oil
And my cup it overflows with joy
I feast on His pure delights
And I will trust in You alone
And I will trust in You alone
For Your endless mercy follows me
Your goodness will lead me home
And though I walk the darkest path
I will not fear the evil one
For You are with me
And Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know

Awesome Beauty
Lord of all creation
We gladly bow to You
King of every nation
We give our hearts to You
My soul finds rest in You alone
I will not be shaken
May Your ways be known in all the earth
For You are above all others
Awesome beauty, perfect faithfulness
Endless mercy, mighty Lamb
Lord of all creation
We gladly bow to You
King of every nation
We give our hearts to You
Those who look to You are radiant
I won't be ashamed
May Your name be known in all the earth
For You are above all others
The Post-Communion Prayer
Please stand and say together

Almighty and everliving God,

we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the Body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out
to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen

The Blessing

The Hymn in Recession
Please remain standing and sing.

The Wonderful Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride .

See from His head, His hands, His feet,

Sorrow and love flow mingled down,
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Oh the wonderful cross, oh the wonderful cross,
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live,
Oh the wonderful cross, oh the wonderful cross.
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless Your name.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were an offering far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all!

The Dismissal
Celebrant Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia!
People Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!

Discipleship Hour – Sundays @ 11
Pastor’s Forum
Leader: Kyle Wallace
Participants: All Adults
Purpose: Teaching on a host of topics, all relevant to following Christ

Leadership Huddle
Leaders: Kyle & Karyn Wallace
Participants: Discipleship Group Leaders (and those in training)
Purpose: Equipping leaders with the resources necessary to lead fruitful groups

Deeper Waters
Leader: Eric Speece
Participants: Adults
Purpose: Processing the morning’s sermon and its application in our lives

Leaders: Conor Mooney, Liz Shevock
Participants: Middle School & Senior High Students
Purpose: Learning and applying God's Word as young followers of Christ

Character Crew
Leaders: Ken & Ellyn Baeszler, Tricia Schurmeier
Participants: Children, ages 7-10
Purpose: Developing godly character within a community of peers

Godly Play
Leaders: Cynthia Plumb, Tricia Schurmeier (with Jess Bradshaw)
Participants: Children, ages 3-6
Purpose: Discovering the stories of Scripture in a fun, hands-on way

Leaders: Lindsay Tillis, Gabrielle Weinberg
Participants: Children, ages Newborn-2
Purpose: Nurturing an environment of love and security for our youngest children

Adults Youth Children

Forum Huddle Deeper Pursuit Crew Godly Play Nursery

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5th Sunday No Discipleship Hour

* If your name has been overlooked, please contact the office at 704.895.0059.

January Birthdays
03 Anna Simmons 05 Singleton Kimmel III 06 Stacy Plumb
07 Abby Cardwell 11 Joyce Dewhurst 16 Emily Baeszler
18 Robyn Jahns 22 Miles Jahns 23 Jennifer Creswell, Stacey Hicks
23 Issac Mankos 24 Jordan Murray 29 Akira Osaka
January Anniversaries No anniversaries on record

ALTAR FLOWERS: Please contact Annette Waldroop at 704-528-3397 to make a donation.

COTGS Stewardship: Dec 30 – Jan 12 Sept – Jan 12, 2009

Tithes & Offerings $ 3548.75 $ 65,530.57
Grant Income $ 89.19 $ 24,144.81
Expenses $ 4,293.53 $ 95,344.46
Total ($ - 655.59) ($ - 5,669.08)

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test me
now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour
out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Malachi 3: 10

The Church of the Good Shepherd Melanie Johnson, Webmaster, melanie@tcotgs.org
P.O. Box 643 Pat Melchor, Administrative Assistant, pat@tcotgs.org
Davidson, NC 28036 Conor Mooney, Pastor to Students, conor@tcotgs.org
704/895-0059 Eric Speece, Director of Music & the Arts, eric@tcotgs.org
www.tcotgs.org Kyle Wallace, Lead Pastor, kyle@tcotgs.org
Jeff Cardwell (Senior Warden) Matt Creswell
Loys Johnson, Sr. (Treasurer) George Mankos (Junior Warden)
Herb Poole Annette Waldroop

Blessed Be Your Name: Matt Redman @ 2002 Thankyou Music
God of This City: Andrew McCann © 2006 worshiptogether.com songs
How Great is Our God: Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves; © 2004 worshiptogether.com songs/Sixsteps Music
Jesus I Am Resting, Resting: David Hampton, Jean Sophie PIgott © 1998 New Spring
Speak, O Lord: Keith Getty, Stuart Townend © 2005 Thankyou Music
Psalm 23: Stuart Townend  1996 Thank You Music
Awesome Beauty: Daphne Rademaker; © 1990 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing
Wonderful Cross: Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, Lowell Mason; © 2000 worshiptogether.com songs, sixsteps Music