January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020
Liturgical Season2nd Sunday After the Epiphany
Liturgical Week2
Scripture TextJohn 1:35-42 (I’ve intentionally shortened the lectionary passage)
Gist of Scripture“calling” of the disciples
Special Sunday?
Processional:173 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
Call to Worship:Call to Worship
L: In the light of this new day
P: Christ calls us once again
L: to receive God’s loving kindness made new this morning
P: specifically tailored to each of our hopes and helps
All: May we hear God woo us once more now as we worship! Amen.
Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)
Hymn2128 Come and Find the Quiet Center
Prayer for UnderstandingCreator who sparks our curiosity of life and love, we arrive at this moment like those who once asked you, “where do you dwell?” Help us to follow you into your Word this morning–so that our minds may be renewed and transformed by your breathing new hope into our hearts. Amen.
Scripture Reading:John 1:35-42
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 Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).
Children’s Message
Choral Anthem:
Meditation:What’s Your Name?
Hymn:2130 The Summons
Prayers of the People
Blessing of GiftsMay these gifts we bring give voice to the song we sing–
the melody of Love and Light, the tune of seeing you aright. Amen.
Recessional Hymn:145 Morning Has Broken