Epiphany Monday



Invitation to  Worship

The Lord, manifest today, come let us adore him!

O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


The rulers of Earth will fall prostrate, alleluia!

~and all nations will serve him, alleluia!


Epiphany Morning Hymn

Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, now, to You we raise,

Manifested by the star To the sages from afar;

Branch of royal David’s stem In Your birth at Bethlehem;

Praises be to you addressed, God in flesh made manifest.


Manifest at Jordan’s stream, Prophet, Priest, and King supreme;

And at Cana, wedding guest, In your Godhead manifest;

Manifest in power divine, Changing water into wine;

Praises be to you addressed, God in flesh made manifest.




All the nations that you have made

shall come and worship before you, O Lord.

Canticle  from Isaiah 60

Arise Jerusalem, rise clothed in light

your light has come and the glory of Adonai shines over you.


Though darkness covers the earth

and dark night the nations,

Adonai shall shine upon you

and over you God’s glory shall appear;

and the nations shall march toward your light

and their monarchs march to your sunrise.


Then shall you see and shine with joy,

then your heart shall thrill with pride:

the riches of the sea shall be lavished on you

and yours will be the wealth of  the nations.


Camels in droves shall cover your land,

dromedaries from Midian and Ephah,

all coming from Sheba laden with golden spice and frankincense,

all heralds of  the praise of Adonai!


The sun shall no longer be your light by day,

nor the moon shine on you when evening falls;

Adonai shall be your everlasting Light,

Your God shall be your glory.


Glory to the Abba and to the Word

and to the Breath of Love

as always before

so now and evermore. Amen.

All the nations that you have made

shall come and worship before you, O Lord.


 READING   I John 1:5-7

God is light, in God there is no darkness.

If we walk in light, as Christ is in the Light,

we have communion  with one another

and the lifeblood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from sin.



R.  Many came from distant lands, Alleluia, Alleluia! V. Bringing frankincense and gold.  Alleluia, Alleluia! V.  Glory to the Abba, and the Word and the Breath of Love. R.  Many came from distant lands, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Canticle of Zachariah


When you were manifest in the flesh, O Word of God,

You enlightened all people for  ever.

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To Guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

When you were manifest in the flesh, O Word of God,

You enlightened all people for  ever.

Litany of Intercession

Manifest by the light of a star to seekers from foreign lands,

~open our eyes to your presence among all who are neglected and poor.


Manifest by the Voice from above and the hovering of a Dove,

~open our ears to hear when you call us to follow you today.


Manifest by an abundance of wine at a wedding feast of love,

~open our lives to share the bounty your love provides today and everyday.


Manifest in the healing of hearts, minds, bodies and souls,

~heal us and make us instruments of your healing peace.


You taught us to pray.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

O Holy One, Source, Guide and Goal of all that is, by the light of a star you revealed to the nations that something new and wonderful had taken place in the birth of Jesus, your Word-made-flesh.  Fill us with His Light so that our lives may reflect the majestic beauty of your Wisdom and Love and all people and all creation will be drawn to freedom and fullness of life. Amen.


May the Word made flesh, full of grace and truth + bless us and all of creation.  ~Amen 


Let us bless the world with peace.    ~And give thanks to God.