Start with Affirmation - Message from January 9, 2022

Baptism of the Lord

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Jan Everhart Hartliff

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Message: Start with Affirmation


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Order of Worship


The Community Gathers...

Prelude - Rev. Jerry Asheim ​ Welcome - Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Opening Hymn: "When Jesus Came to Jordan" UM Hymnal #252 - Aeri & Caroline Lee

​ Opening Prayer - Paloma Campi ​ ​To Hear the Word...

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 - Meilin Jokela ​ Children's Message - Susan Jardin ​ Anthem: "Shall we gather by the river" - Charles Lynch ​ Message: "Start with Affirmation" - Rev. Dr. Jan Everhart Hartliff ​ ​To Respond and Renew Commitment... *Musical Mediation: "Water, Spirit, River, Grace" - The Faith We Sing #2253 - Melani Gantes ​ Prayers of the People: "Home By Another Way" - Judy Kriege ​ The Prayer Jesus Taught (The Lord's Prayer) - Kim Hraca Our Creator (Father/Mother), who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom (kin-dom) 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 (kin-dom), and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. ​ Offering Our Resources and our Energy Give online at www.epworthberkeley.org/donate or, send a text message with the dollar amount you wish to give to +1-833-276-7680. ​ Offertory: "Behold that Star" - Melani Gantes ​ Prayer of Dedication - Rev. Kristin Stoneking ​ ​To Go Forth with Love and Compassion *Closing Hymn: “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” UM Hymnal #206 - Aeri & Caroline Lee ​ Sending Forth - Rev. Jan Everhart Hartliff ​ Postlude - Rev. Jerry Asheim ​ ***Special Thanks To: Preacher: Rev. Dr. Jan Everhart Hartliff

Worship Leaders: Rev. Jerry Asheim, Paloma Campi, Melani Gantes, Susan Jardin, Meilin Jokela, Judy Kriege, Aeri Lee, Caroline Lee, Charles Lynch, Rev. Kristin Stoneking. Video producer: Tai Jokela Podcast producer: Ethan Toven-Lindsey

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