Epiphany

A New Creed Hymn Festival for Epiphany

 

 

Hymn: “Born in Song” CHATSWORTH (Voices United 536)

Prayer: “A Prayer at the Opening of Worship” (Voices United 404)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed (Voices United p. 918)

We are not alone,

We live in God’s world

Narration: Malachi 2:10, Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 104:24

Hymn: “We are One” WE ARE ONE (Voices United 402)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed (Voices United p. 918)

We believe in God: who has created and is creating

Narration: Psalm 103:19–22

Hymn: “All Things Bright and Beautiful” ROYAL OAK (Voices United 291)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

who has come in Jesus, the word made flesh,

Narration: John 1:1–5

Hymn: “Joy to the World” ANTIOCH (Voices United 59)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

to reconcile and make new,

who works in us and others by the Spirit.

Narration: Acts 2:1–4

Hymn: “O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath” VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS (Voices United 200)

 

Affirmation of Faith A New Creed

We trust in God.

Narration: Matthew 28:5b–7

Hymn: “If you will Trust in God to Guide You” NEUMARK (Voices United 286)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

We are called to be the church:

to celebrate God’s presence,

to live with respect in Creation,

Narration: Matthew 28:18-20

Hymn: “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples” NOEL (Voices United 507)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

to love and serve others

to seek justice and resist evil

Narration: John 3:14–17, John 15:12–13

Hymn: “What Does the Lord Require of You?” MOON (Voices United 701)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,

our judge and our hope.

Narration: Luke 24:44–53

Hymn: “This Joyful Eastertide” VRUECHTEN (Voices United 177)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

In life, in death, in life beyond death

God is with us.

Narration: John 14:1–7

Hymn: “Those Hearts that We have Treasured” RESIGNATION (Voices United 494)

 

Affirmation of Faith – A New Creed

Narration: Revelation 7:9–10, 13–17

Prayer

Hymn: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” ABBOT’S LEIGH (Voices United 512)

Retiring Offering

 

Sharon L. Beckstead, then at Leaside U.C., Toronto, and President of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

Douglas Schalin, then at Trinity United Church, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

First published in Gathering Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2001–2002. Reproduced here with permission of the authors. Please credit the authors.


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