Calling Problems

Calling Problems

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

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)
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 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
                 Offering link

Pastor: Be alert, my people, for the grace of the Living God!
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!
All:      Hallelujah!
Pastor: Praise God!
All:      Amen!
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Lead Me, Guide Me  (#740 Sing Twice)
POSTLUDE: Wachet auf— Gaël Liardon
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel


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