Hymn Suggestions for January 7, 2018: Baptism of Our Lord (white)

Scripture Lessons

Genesis 1:1-5 (God creates light);

Psalm 29 (the voice of the Lord upon the waters);

Acts 19:1-7 (baptism in name of Jesus);

Mark 1:4-11 (the Baptism of Jesus)


Opening hymn: LBW #233, Thy Strong Word Didst Cleave the Darkness (LSB #578)

Hymn of Praise/prior to baptism or renewal of baptismal promises:

LBW #188, I Bind Unto Myself Today (LSB #604, ELW #450)

Hymn of the Day: LBW #83, From God the Father, Virgin-Born (LSB #401

(Why, yes, I can suggest a more familiar tune. Thanks for asking! The Doxology; From Heaven Above To Earth I Come; or Lord Keep Us Steadfast In Your Word will all work. Depending on whether you have already used the first two elsewhere in the season, the latter might be a good choice.)

OR WOV #647, When Jesus Came to Jordan (ELW #305)

OR ELW #454, Remember and Rejoice (very familiar tune)

OR ELW #304, Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized (ditto!)

Communion Hymn #1: LBW #191, Praise and thanksgiving Be to God Our Maker

(tune is familiar – Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender)

OR WOV #698, We Were Baptized in Christ Jesus (ELW #452, We ARE

Baptized in Christ Jesus) A piece of trivia: Ouilmette is the old French/Indian name for Wilmette, the town on the north shore of the Chicago area where my brother and sister-in-law live. Just thought you’d like to know.)

OR WOV #697, Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters

Communion Hymn #2: LBW #548, O Worship the King (LSB #804, ELW #842)

Closing Hymn: LBW #87, Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (LSB #398, ELW #311)