Grace Lutheran Church

739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753

The Baptism of Our Lord


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 be- | gotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your | heritage,*
  and the ends of the earth your pos- | session.
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.*
  Blessèd are all who take ref- | uge in him.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
  and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
  is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Behold my servant, whom | I uphold,*
  my chosen, in whom my | soul delights.


Collect of the Day

  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.


Readings:


Isaiah 43:1-7

   Psalm 29 (antiphon:v. 3)

Romans 6:1-11
  Luke 3:15-22


Gradual                                                                                                                                                                         Ps. 117:1-2a; 96:8

Praise the LORD, all | nations!*
  Extol him, all | peoples!
For great is his steadfast | love toward us,*
  and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for- | ever.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory | due his name;*
  bring an offering, and come in- | to his courts!


Verse                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt. 1:11b


Alleluia. You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased. Alleluia.