Worship Plan

Worship plan                                   January 24, 2021

 

Gathering Music                   “Build My Life”                         Praise team

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship  (Psalm 100)

Leader:  Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with          singing.

All: :  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he that made us and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Leader:  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.  Give thanks to God, bless his name.

All:  For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Leader:  This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us worship God together!

A Time of Praise                                   “All Bow Down”                    Praise Team

Prayer of Confession

O God, out of the riches of your mercy, you have made us alive with  Christ, even when we were dead in our sin.  You have raised us up with Christ, and show us the riches of your grace.  Forgive us O God, for our pride in ourselves; convince us of our dependence on you.  Forgive us for holding so tightly to the blessings that you have allowed in our lives that there is nothing left for us to extend to others.  Change us O God, so that we will become people of gratitude who lean on your grace.  Hear now our silent prayers of confession.

Silent Prayers of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Pastor:  Hear this good news!  Who is in a position to condemn?

All:  Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.

Pastor:  Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation.

All:  The old life is gone; a new life has begun.

Pastor:  Friends, in Christ you are forgiven.  Be at peace.  Amen.

Response                                       “Awesome God”                                          Praise Team     

Scripture Reading                           Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.  And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.”  Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

                               

Sermon                                 “Hearing the Voice of God: The Call of the Disciples”

                                                            John 1:35-51

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”  He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed) He brought Simonto Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”  Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”  Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”  And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Special Music                                      “Who You Say I Am”                             Praise Team                     

Affirmation of Faith            excerpts from the Heidelberg Confession

 

What is your only comfort, in life and in death?  That I belong—body and soul, in life and in death—not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven, not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation.  Therefore by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

A Time of Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Sending Song                                              “They Will Know We Are Christians”               

Benediction