|January 26, 2020|
|Liturgical Season||3rd Sunday After the Epiphany|
|Scripture Text||Matthew 4:12-23|
|Gist of Scripture||Fishing with Lures|
|Processional:||77 How Great Thou Art|
|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)|
|Hymn||2146 His Eye Is on the Sparrow|
|Prayer for Understanding||Wild and alluring Presence of all presence, we know we’ve been called to be. Here. Together. With you. Deliver us from distraction for a time. Beckon us to breathe in your Word anew this morning. Lure us into the love you pour into the chalice of this moment and every moment of life. As we join you in being present, attentive, and non-anxious, we trust our understanding of life and love will deepen. Amen.|
|Scripture Reading:||Matthew 4:12-23|
Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
“Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him. Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.
|Meditation:||Fishing with Lures|
|Hymn:||2202 Come Away with Me|
|Prayers of the People|
|Blessing of Gifts||May 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:||666 Shalom To You (2x)|