WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
FEBRUARY 5, 2017
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
~Gathering Around the Word~
Introit: “In His Time”
Welcome and Announcements
* Hymn #380: “O Christ, the Healer” (Purple #793)
* Call to Worship:
Leader: Arise, shine; for your light has come,
People: and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Leader: Nations shall come to your light
People: and rulers to the brightness of your rising.
* Prayer of the day:
Healing Lord, by your goodness you healed many who were ill, even raising the dead to life. Restore us to new life, healing our hearts, minds, and spirits, so that we may proclaim praise and gratitude for your compassion to all who will hear. In the name of the one who is himself new life, Jesus Christ our savior. Amen.
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession:
Merciful God, in baptism you promise forgiveness and new life, making us part of the body of Christ. We confess that we remain preoccupied with ourselves, separated from sisters and brothers in Christ. We cling to destructive habits, hold grudges, and show reluctance to welcome one another; we allow the past to hold us hostage. In your loving kindness, have mercy on us, and free us from sin. Remind us of the promises you make in baptism so that we may rise to new life, and live together in grace. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel!
In Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
* Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end, amen, amen.
Anthem “I Will Come to You” David Haas
~We Hear the Word Read and Proclaimed~
* Hymn #404: “Precious Lord, Take my Hand”
Scripture Lesson: Luke 7:1-17
Leader: These are the words of God for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God
Prayer of Illumination: “I Love You, Lord”
I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship you;
O my soul, rejoice.
Take joy, my King, in what you hear;
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.
Sermon: “Breaking News” The Rev. Aaron Ochart
~We Respond to God’s Word~
Giving of our Tithes and Offering
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
* Prayer of Dedication
* The Apostles’ Creed
Prayers of the People
~We Bear the Word into the World~
* Hymn #298: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy“
* Benediction and Blessing: “Be the One”
Will you be the one to answer to His call,
And will you stand when those around you fall?
Will you be the one to take His light into darkened world?
Tell me, will you be the one?
Yes, I’ll be the one to answer to His call,
And I will stand when those around me fall.
Yes, I’ll be the one to take his light into a darkened world.
Oh, yes, I’ll be the one.