“the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

 

GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

 

Prelude                                           

The light of Christ enters our worship with the lighting of our candles.

 

Welcome and Announcements

                                                                                                

Call to Worship:

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song;

People: sing to the Lord, all the earth. 

Leader: The Lord is about to do a new thing.

People: Speak, O God, for your servants are listening. Let us worship God.

 

*Hymn         “Fairest Lord Jesus” PH#306

 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light, and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

(Please take a moment for silent reflection.)

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

*Glory Be to the Father                                                       PH#

 

*Passing the Peace

            The peace of Christ be with you.     And also with you.

 

LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Prayer for Illumination                                    

Scripture Reading

Old Testament Reading: 1 Sam. 3: 9-20

Second Reading: Psalms 139:1-6

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Reading: John 1:43-51

                                    This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Message:

 

RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Affirmation of Faith ~ Apostle’s Creed – traditional           pg. 14

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

*Hymn:    “Here I am, Lord” PH#525

 

Sharing of Joys and Concerns, Prayer Wall

Prayers of the People & Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering Invitation/Offertory                       

*The Doxology                                                                    PH#592

*Prayer of Dedication (unison)

For gifts abundant and for grace abounding, we give you thanks, generous God. Bless the gifts we bring today. Use these gifts and our lives to be your gift of grace to others. Amen.

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” PH#150

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

*Going Forth Let there be peace”

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father, Brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother. In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me, Let this be the moment now. With every step I take, Let this be my solemn vow. To take each moment, and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

 

L:  And all God’s people said   C:  Amen!

*Postlude                                                           

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world.