Epiphany #4—Calling of Disciples, January 24, 2021, 11:00 am (Printable PDF)
(Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am. Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts)
PRELUDE: Standing in the Need of Prayer— Bradley Sowash
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Pastor: Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
All: Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Pastor: Will you let my love be shown?
All: Will you let my name be known?
Pastor: Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
All: Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Pastor: Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
All: Will you use the faith you’ve found?
Pastor: To reshape the world around?
All: Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?
John Bell, “The Summons”
HYMN: Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Astounds Us (#349 Glory to God)
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Pastor: Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
All: Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Pastor: Will you risk the hostile stare, should you life attract or scare?
All: Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?
Pastor; Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name?
All: Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
Pastor: In your company I’ll go, where your love and footsteps show.
All: Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
—John Bell, “The Summons”
HYMN: Jesus Calls Us (#720 Glory to God)
SCRIPTURE: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Mark 1:14-20 Neal Long
SERMON: Calling Problems (Transcript) Sermon at 14:26 in video
HYMN: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (#354 Glory to God)
CHORAL ANTHEM: Lead Gently, Lord; Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar; music, Clif Cason
INTERCESSORY PRAYER:— with comments by people on FB (You can also email prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org during office hours)
the Lord’s Prayer
SUNG RESPONSE: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God (#851 Sing twice)
OFFERTORY SOLO: The Realms of the Blest—George Francis Bauer, sung by Emma WitbolsFeugen, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
All: The Light Of The World starting to shine within us. We can see again.
Pastor: The scattered and shattered places within becoming whole.
All: Our worst wounds are being healed.
Pastor: The Mysterious One’s constant, liberating power.
All: The inner light Christ is always kindling!
Pastor: We are a people freed by the Spirit’s power!
Pastor: Praise God!
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel