January 26, 2020
Gathering Songs: “Fairest Lord Jesus” – VU 341
“We Are Pilgrims” – VU 595 (vs. 1, 2, 5, 6)
Call to Worship
One: God’s love calls us to live in new and different ways.
All: God’s love calls us to work for justice, live kindness, and walk with God every day.
One: May this time of worship help us to be a blessing to the world.
All: May this time of worship help us to notice God’s activity in our lives.
One: May we be strengthened to live out God’s love in all that we do... today, tomorrow, and always!
All: Let us worship God together!
Hymn: “O Splendour of God’s Glory Bright”– VU 413
Bible Verse (Psalm 27:1): “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Invitation to Confession:
One: Let us pray…Gracious God, you have called us into being and equipped us with every spiritual gift we need.
All: Yet sometimes we fail to use those gifts as you intend.
One: Help us to remember that you have called us into service and entrusted us with proclaiming the Good News.
All: Forgive us for the times when we have been timid about our faith and have not shared it with others.
One: Hear us now, as we confess those times before you in the silence of our hearts…
Silent prayers of confession
Assurance of Grace
One: God hears our confessions and knows what is in our hearts. With abundant grace and mercy, God forgives our shortcomings and strengthens us for the days ahead. Rejoice in the Good News and give thanks to God! Amen.
Hymn: “I Heard the Voice of Jesus” – VU 626
A New Creed (VU 918)
Hymn: “O Jesus, I Have Promised” – VU 120
Offering Song: “We Praise You, O God” – VU 218 (v.1)
Prayer of Dedication
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23
Choir’s Ministry of Music
Sermon: “Answering the Call”
Hymn: “Jesus Calls Us” – VU 562
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Commissioning and Benediction
Sung Benediction: “One More Step Along the World I Go” – VU 639 (vs. 1, 4)