Weekly Worship Bulletin for January 27, 2019


Third Sun­day of Epiphany


PRELUDE       Praise Band        

A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God as altar can­dles are lit

CHORAL INTROIT Joy­ful­ly Sing to God For­ev­er 

arr. by Patrick M. Lieber­gen

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 36:5–10

One: Your unfail­ing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heav­ens; your
          faith­ful­ness reach­es beyond the clouds.

All:   Your right­eous­ness is like the mighty moun­tains, your jus­tice
          like the ocean depths.

One: You care for peo­ple and ani­mals alike, O Lord.

All:   How pre­cious is your unfail­ing love, O God! All human­i­ty
          finds shel­ter in the shad­ow of your wings.

One: You feed all from the abun­dance of your own house,
          let­ting them drink from your riv­er of delights.

All:    For you are the foun­tain of life, the light by which we see.

One: Pour out your unfail­ing love on us who are gath­ered here to
          express their love for you; give jus­tice to those with hon­est


HYMN #642 As Man and Woman We Were Made

CHORAL ANTHEM Here I Am, Lord arr. by Anna Lau­ra Page

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Let the Words of My Mouth
by John Yarring­ton



OFFERTORY You’ll Nev­er Walk Alone (from Carousel

by Rogers & Ham­mer­stein                     Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no


We give thee but thine own what e’er The gift may be; all that we have is thine alone a trust, O Lord, from thee. May we thy boun­ties thus as stew­ards true receive, and glad­ly as thou nbess­est us, to thee our first-fruits give.


FELLOWSHIP CHORUS Love Has Come, (verse 3)

Love has come, He nev­er will leave us! Love is life ever­last­ing and free. Love is Jesus with­in and among us. Love is the peace our hearts are seek­ing. Love! Love! Love is the gift of Christ­mas. Love! Love! God’s love is my gift to you!

WRITTEN WORD John 2:1–11

On the third day a wed­ding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ moth­er was there, 2 and Jesus and his dis­ci­ples had also been invit­ed to the wed­ding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ moth­er said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” 5 His moth­er said to the ser­vants, “Do what­ev­er he tells you.” 6 Near­by stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for cer­e­mo­ni­al wash­ing, each hold­ing from twen­ty to thir­ty gal­lons. 7 Jesus said to the ser­vants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the mas­ter of the ban­quet.” They did so, 9 and the mas­ter of the ban­quet tast­ed the water that had been turned into wine. He did not real­ize where it had come from, though the ser­vants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bride­groom aside 10 and said, “Every­one brings out the choice wine first and then the cheap­er wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” 11 This, the first of his mirac­u­lous signs, Jesus per­formed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed
his glo­ry, and his dis­ci­ples put their faith in him.  —  NIV

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God     

All:    Thanks be to God


 • Where is your wine lev­el — your zest for life – right now?

 • What is drain­ing you?

 • How will your faith restore your joy?

TEACHING Mak­ing the Best of It


God, for some of us life is not as it should be, not as we hope it would be. We believe in you and fol­low you but the chal­lenge of life wear us down and we have allowed our rou­tines, our prob­lems and chal­lenges to win over our hearts and minds to the point where we have accept­ed what is as all there might be. We do not look for more or keep striv­ing for more of life only to be met with dis­ap­point­ment. We know we can only find true life in you and so we aban­don all futile attempts we make on our own to place our hopes in your pow­er to work mir­a­cles in our lives. Be our Shep­herd and lead us to green pas­tures and still waters – restore our souls! Restore to us the joy and antic­i­pa­tion only you can bring to our lives. For­give our look­ing for life in the wrong places and on our own efforts for we know they shall only lead us to dead ends and emp­ty places. We want more! Help us to want more in and with you! Amen

CLOSING HYMN #111 How Can We Name a Love


SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig

POSTLUDE Alle­gro maestoso (Sonate op 65/II) 

by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy