January 21, 2018

Order of Worship

- 10:30 am

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17)

God Gathers Us for Worship

Prelude

Welcome

Prayer of Preparation

* Call to Worship: from Isaiah 9:2

Leader:            All who thirst, come to the water

and drink deeply of these living streams.

Come, all who are weary;

come, all who yearn for forgiveness.

Our gracious God beckons and blesses us.

People:                            Let us give praise for new life in Christ.

* Opening Hymn:  Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise (# 515:1-2,4-5)

* God’s Greeting

* Songs of Praise:   My Soul Finds Rest (# 370)

Seek Ye First the Kingdom (# 899)

* Prayer of Invocation

Children’s Message

Children ages 3-7 are invited to Children’s Worship

as we sing Go Now in Peace (# 950)

Go now in peace, go now in peace;

may the love of God surround you

everywhere, everywhere you may go.

Words Natalie Sleeth © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc.  All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net # A-704874.

We Seek God’s Mercy

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon: John 1:14,12

Song of Dedication: Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer (# 660)

* The Passing of the Peace

                The peace of the Lord be with you.

                And also with you.

                (We greet each other with these same words.)

God’s Will for Our Lives: Ephesians 4:32-5:2

Prayer of God’s People

We Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Right Hearing

Old Testament Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (pg. 655)

Psalm 62: 5-12: (pg. 409, Refrain [ # 433]  5-6, Refrain, 7-8, Refrain, 9-12, Refrain)

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 (pg. 810)

Gospel Reading:  Mark 1:14-20 (pg. 707)

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Message: Casting Nets

We Respond with Thanksgiving

Hymn of Response: Take Us As We Are, O God (#862)

Offerings: The Ministry of Hessel Park Church

                                (please sign and pass friendship folders)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
        It is right to give our thanks and praise

(Prayer continued)

God Sends Us Out with His Blessing

* Doxology: O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath (# 900:1,3-4,6)

* God’s Blessing

Go in peace, live in the power of Christ, to the praise of his glory.

Thanks be to God.

The peace of God, which passes all understanding,

keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,

and of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord;

and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

remain with you always.

Amen. Alleluia!

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