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Bulletin 1/17/2024 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship

January 14, 2024

 Second Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Announcements 

 

Invocation

 

Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10

 

1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room;

3 the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.

4 Then the Lord called, "Samuel! Samuel!" and he said, "Here I am!"

5 and ran to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call; lie down again." So he went and lay down.

6 The Lord called again, "Samuel!" Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." But he said, "I did not call, my son; lie down again."

7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

8 The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, "Here I am, for you called me." Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy.

9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.' " So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening."

 

“I’d Rather Have Jesus”

Hymn #456

 

I’d rather have Jesus​

than silver or gold;​

I’d rather be His​

than have riches untold;​

 

I’d rather have Jesus​

than houses or lands.​

I’d rather be led​

by His nail-pierced hand​

 

Than to be the king of a vast domain​

And be held in sin’s dread sway.​

I’d rather have Jesus than anything​

This world affords today.​

 

I’d rather have Jesus​

than men’s applause;​

I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;​

I’d rather have Jesus​

than world-wide fame.​

I’d rather be true to His holy name​

 

Than to be the king of a vast domain​

And be held in sin’s dread sway.​

I’d rather have Jesus than anything​

This world affords today.​

 

He’s fairer than lilies​

of rarest bloom;​

He’s sweeter than honey​

from out of the comb;​

He’s all that my hungering spirit needs.​

I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead​

 

Than to be the king of a vast domain​

And be held in sin’s dread sway.​

I’d rather have Jesus than anything​

This world affords today.​

 

“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

Hymn #468

 

I have decided to follow Jesus;​

I have decided to follow Jesus;​

I have decided to follow Jesus;​

No turning back, no turning back.​

 

 

The world behind me, ​

the cross before me;​

The world behind me, ​

the cross before me;​

The world behind me, ​

the cross before me;​

No turning back, no turning back.​

 

Tho none go with me, still I will follow;​

Tho none go with me, still I will follow;​

Tho none go with me, still I will follow;​

No turning back, no turning back.​

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?​

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?​

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?​

No turning back, no turning back.​

 

Scripture: Psalm 139:1-6,13-18

 

1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me.

2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.

3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

4 Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely.

5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.

 

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.

17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand; I come to the end —I am still with you.

 

Invitation, Confession, Pardon, Peace

 

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,​   who earnestly repent of their sin​   and seek to live in peace with one another.​Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.​

 

Merciful God, We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.​

We have not done your will, we have broken your law,

we have rebelled against your love,

we have not loved our neighbors,

and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​

 

Hear the good news, Christ died for us while we were still sinners, which proves God’s love for us.  ​In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven

 

In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​Glory to God, Amen.

 

Offering

 

Doxology

 

Praise God from whom all    flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye hevenly hosts.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

 

Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns

 

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 16:12-20

 

12 Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brothers, but he was not at all willing to come now. He will come when he has the opportunity.

13 Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.

14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now, brothers and sisters, you know that members of the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints;

16 I urge you to put yourselves at the service of such people, and of everyone who works and toils with them.

17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence;

18 for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. So give recognition to such persons.

19 The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, greet you warmly in the Lord.

20 All the brothers and sisters send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

 

”Goodness of God”

 

I love You, Lord

Oh Your mercy never fails me

All my days, I've been held in Your hands

From the moment that I wake up

Until I lay my head

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

Cause all my life You have been faithful

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice

You have led me through the fire

And in darkest night You are close like no other

I've known You as a Father

I've known You as a Friend

And I have lived in the goodness of God, yeah

And all my life You have been faithful, ohh

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God, yeah'

Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

With my life laid down, I'm surrendered now

I give You everything'

Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me, oh-ohh'

Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

With my life laid down, I'm surrendered now

I give You everything'

Cause Your goodness is running after, it keeps running after me

And all my life You have been faithful

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God

I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna sing'

Cause all my life You have been faithful

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God

Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God

 

“I Will Follow Medley”

 

All your ways are good​

All your ways are sure. ​I will trust in You alone. ​

 

Higher than my sight ​

High above my life. ​I will trust in You alone, ​

in You alone. ​

 

Where You go, I’ll go. ​

Where You stay I’ll stay. ​

When You move, I’ll move. ​I will follow You. ​

 

Who You love, I’ll Love. ​

How you serve I’ll serve​If this life I lose, ​

I will follow You. ​I will follow You. ​

 

Light unto the world ​

Light unto my Life​

I will live for you alone. ​

 

You’re the one I seek​

Knowing I will find. ​All I need in You alone, ​

in You alone.​

 

Where You go, I’ll go. ​

Where You stay I’ll stay. ​

When You move, I’ll move. ​I will follow You. ​

 

Who You love, I’ll Love. ​

How you serve I’ll serve​If this life I lose, ​

I will follow You. ​I will follow You. ​

 

You are Lord of Lords ​

You are King of Kings ​

You are Mighty God ​

Lord of Everything ​

 

You’re Emmanuel ​

You're the Great I Am, ​

You’re the Prince of Peace who is the Lamb ​

 

You're the living God ​

You're my saving grace ​

you will reign forever ​

you are Ancient of Days. ​

 

You are Alpha Omega, ​

Beginning and End, ​

You’re my Savior, Messiah, Redeemer and Friend​

 

 

Where You go, I’ll go. ​

Where You stay I’ll stay. ​

When You move, I’ll move. ​I will follow You. ​

 

Who You love, I’ll Love. ​

How you serve I’ll serve​If this life I lose, ​

I will follow You. ​I will follow You. ​

 

And if our God is for us, ​

Then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, ​

Then what can stand against?​

 

Where You go, I’ll go. ​

Where You stay I’ll stay. ​

When You move, I’ll move. ​I will follow You. ​

 

Who You love, I’ll Love. ​

How you serve I’ll serve​If this life I lose, ​

I will follow You. ​I will follow You. ​

 

Scripture: John 1:43-51

 

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."

 

Message: Pastor Ryan

 

Communion

 

The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return.  The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. ​ It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

In unity with the Church, we confess our faith: ​

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. ​

 

Holy God,  We gather at this, your table, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed.​ Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again. ​ On the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​ Likewise, when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ​ And so, we gather as the Body of Christ to offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood. ​ By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, let us pray: ​

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen​

 

 Benediction

 

 

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