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Second Sunday after Christmas

January 4, 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.

...in our hearts, our homes, our church and our world.
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

Better Is One Day

How lovely is Your dwelling place
O Lord Almighty
For my soul longs and even faints for You
For here my heart is satisfied
Within Your presence
I sing beneath the shadow of Your wings

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

One thing I ask and I would seek

To see Your beauty
To find You in the place
Your glory dwells (repeat verse 2)

My heart and flesh cry out for You
The living God
Your Spirit's water to my soul
I've tasted and I've seen
Come once again to me
I will draw near to You
I will draw near to You to You

O Come Let Us Adore Him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

For you are alone are worthy

For you are alone are worthy
For you are alone are worthy
Christ the Lord

We’ll give you all the glory

We’ll give you all the glory
We’ll give you all the glory
Christ the Lord

We’ll praise your name forever

We’ll praise your name forever
We’ll praise your name forever
Christ the Lord

The Collect of the Day

Celebrant The Lord be with you.

People And also with you.
Celebrant Let us pray.

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature:
Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your
Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.


Please be seated.

The First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:7-14

Psalm 84:1-8
The psalm will be read as prompted by the Lector.
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! *
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow
a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, *
at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house, *
ever singing your praise.
Happy are those whose strength is in you, *
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; *
the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength; *
the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; *
give ear, O God of Jacob!

The Second Lesson: Ephesians 1:3-6,15-23

The Alleluia
Please stand and sing

The Holy Gospel: Luke 2:39-52

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; Gary Westhausen; 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: Loys Johnson, Jr.; Conor Mooney

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; 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.

Get into S.H.A.P.E. in 2009
Why am I here? What is my unique purpose? Does God have a specific plan for my life? If you have
ever asked these questions (or even if you are asking them for the first time today), then please join
your Good Shepherd family in spending the first part of the new year discovering your God-given
S.H.A.P.E. It is an amazing fact that God wants to use your unique combination of Spiritual Gifts,
Heart, Abilities, Passions, and Experiences for his divine purposes. Don't wait any longer; this is the
year to embrace the good works, which He has prepared beforehand to be your way of life. This
church-wide experience will take place within the context of our discipleship groups, so please make
plans now to stay or to get connected.
January's Mission Focus: Fatherless Children
We have set aside the month of January to discover God's heart for the fatherless. To do so, we will
take advantage of our two Sunday morning learning environments -- the Sermon, in which we will
explore Holy Scripture, and the Pastor's Forum, in which we will study C. Thomas Davis' Fields of the
Fatherless. Please prioritize this subject by prioritizing these times.
AMiA's Annual Winter Conference
What an opportunity to gather with our brothers and sisters within the Anglican Mission for worship,
fellowship, encouragement, and exhortation. This year's conference is in Greensboro, North Carolina
from January 28-31, and its theme is "Grow Out on a Limb: The John 15 Challenge". Please grab a
flier at the welcome table and register today.
For a complete list of current announcements, please visit our website at www.tcotgs.org.


The Offertory

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder
Thy pow'r thru'out the universe displayed

Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

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

Come, Ye Sinners
Come ye sinners the poor and needy
Weak and wounded sick and sore
Jesus ready stands to save you
Full of pity love and power

I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in His arms
And in the arms of my dear Savior
Oh there are ten thousand charms

Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome

God’s free bounty glorify
True belief and true repentance
Every grace that brings you nigh

Come ye weary heavy laden

Lost and ruined by the fall
If you tarry until you're better
You will never come at all

You Are My All In All
You are my strength
When I am weak
You are the treasure
That I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord to give up I'd be a fool
You are my all in all

Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Taking my sin
My cross my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

We Fall Down
We fall down, we lay our crowns
At the feet of Jesus
The greatness of mercy and love
At the feet of Jesus

And We cry Holy, Holy, Holy

And we cry Holy, Holy, Holy
And we cry Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lamb

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.

Give Us Clean Hands

We bow our hearts, we bend our knees
Oh Spirit, come make us humble
We turn our eyes from evil things
Oh Lord, we cast down our idols

Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts

Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
And oh God, let us be a generation that seeks
That seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob
And oh God, let us be a generation that seeks
That seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob

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, TBD
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: Shameka Jenkins, 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 23 – Dec 29 Sept – Dec 29

Tithes & Offerings $ 2776.00 $ 58,375.32
Grant Income $ 3052.20 $ 24,055.06
Expenses $ 828.46 $ 80,441.29
Total $ 4999.74 $ 1,989.09

“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

Better is One Day: Matt Redman 1995 Thankyou Music
How Great Thou Art: Stuart K. Hine © 1958, 1981 renewed Manna Music, Inc.
Come Ye Sinners: Robbie Seay, © 2005 Birdwing Music
You are My All in All: Dennis Jernigan  1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music
We Fall Down Chris Tomlin 1998 worshiptogether songs
Give us Clean Hands: Charlie Hall  2000 Worshiptogether Songs