WORSHIP LEADERS: interim pastor: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Kelly lector & intercessor: Amy Koopman musicians: Alyssa Schwitzer & Emander Deward (vocals), Trai Dunlap (drums & vocals), Jenny Asparro (violin), Steven Hobert (piano) audio engineer & videographer: Dave Scharnhorst
WORSHIP BULLETIN Third Sunday after Epiphany
PRELUDE & WELCOME
EPIPHANY DIALOGUE Holy God, Light of the universe, Teacher of truth, Giver of goodness, we hear your Word in the scriptures, proclaiming to us your wisdom and inviting us to follow your call. For speaking this Word, we thank you, O God. We thank you, O God.
Your Word came among us in Jesus, our brother, who preached your righteousness, healed the sick, and revived the brokenhearted. For giving us this Word, we worship you, O God. We worship you, O God.
By your Spirit, bless all who receive this Word, that upheld by the mystery of the body of Christ, we may be light for the world, revealing the brilliance of your Son. For sustaining us with your Word, we praise you, O God. We praise you, O God.
Blessed are you, holy God, around us, with us, and in us, now and forever. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE DAY We pray: Almighty God, you have filled all the earth with the light of your incarnate Word. By your grace empower us to reflect your light in all that we do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
HYMN: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore TFF 154
First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. 10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it. The Word of God, Word of Life Thanks be to God.
Psalm 62:5 -12 (Speak in unison) 5 For God alone I wait in silence; truly, my hope is in God. 6 God alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken. 7 In God is my deliverance and my honor; God is my strong rock and my refuge. 8 Put your trust in God always, O people, pour out your hearts before the one who is our refuge. 9 Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath; those of low estate cannot be trusted. Placed on the scales together they weigh even less than a breath. 10 Put no trust in extortion; in robbery take no empty pride; though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it. 11 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, that power belongs to God. 12 Steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord, for you repay all according to their deeds.
Second Reading:1 Corinthians 7:29-31 29 Brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. The Word of God, Word of Life (Thanks be to God)
Gospel Acclamation: Jesus, the Light of the World
The Holy Gospel According to Mark 1:14-20 [C: Glory to you, O Lord] 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him. P: The Gospel of the Lord C: Praise to you, O Christ
SERMON: Pastor Kelly
HYMN: We Are Marching in the Light of God (TFF 63, vv. 1, 2, 4) CONFESSION of FAITHThe Apostles Creed We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
OFFERING PRAYER: We pray: O God, receive these gifts as you receive us: like a mother receives her child, with arms open wide. Nourish us anew in your tender care, and empower us in faithful service to tend to others with this same love, through Jesus Christ, our saving grace. Amen. SHARING of the PEACE! The Peace of Christ be with you always! And also with you.
PRAYERS of INTERCESSION: The Lord is My Light ...Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom 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, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. SENDING
BLESSING: God the creator strengthen you; Jesus the beloved fill you; and the Holy Spirit the comforter ☩ keep you in peace. Amen.
DISMISSAL: May God’s peace be with you ‘til we meet again (2x) ‘Til we reach that distant shore, and we shed a tear no more, May God give you strength to endure ‘Til we meet again (2x)
L: Go in peace. Be the light of Christ. C: Thanks be to God