THE 2ND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
JANUARY 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM
WELCOME TO ONLINE WORSHIP AT FIRST CHURCH!
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First, we’re not just friendly, we’re friends! Our primary belief is that everyone (no exceptions!) is created in the loving image of God, who is love itself.
Second, in everything we do, we strive to live our mission: By the power of Christ, we are blessed to be a blessing!
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
(the people’s words in bold print)
PRELUDE + CHIMING OF THE HOUR
“Lift High the Cross”
(CRUCIFER, arr. B. Thoreson)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Come and see the grace of God,
Christ our teacher and our friend.
Come and see the son of God,
Christ our healer and our salvation.
Come and see, worship and adore!
“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy God, you see into each of us and know us fully as creatures in need of your constant care. We confess that we have neither heard your word nor followed your will. We have failed our nation, neighbors, families, friends, and ourselves. By your Spirit, lead us to honesty and faith so that we may begin again with renewed strength. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
God knows the hearts of those who seek forgiveness.
By grace we are saved! Our sins are no more;
we have been made clean!
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven! Amen!
“We are Forgiven”
(TEXT: Trad. liturgical text; MUSIC: Hal H. Hopson)
We are forgiven.
We are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.
Thanks be to God.
WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD
SCRIPTURE READING - THE GOSPEL
35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 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?” 39 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. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42 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).
43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 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.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51 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.”
"Come and See: An Invitation to Faith"
Rev. Lisa Martin, Pastor
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
RECEPTION OF A NEW MEMBER: Lisa M. Sweeney
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
(MUSIC: Tommy Dorsey, arr. B. Thoreson)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER
… Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
WE DEPART TO SERVE
“Lift Every Voice and Sing”
(LIFT EVERY VOICE)
“Lead Me, Guide Me”
(MUSIC: Doris Akers, arr. B. Thoreson)
GOD’S TITHES + OUR OFFERINGS
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