SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2019
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Allemande (Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach
A time to reflect and prepare to hear God as altar candles are lit
O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord — Randy Edwards
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Called by God, we have come to worship.
All: Called by Christ, we have come to follow.
One: Called by the Spirit, we have come to rejoice.
All: Called together, we will listen and pray.
One: Let us then pray.
All: Holy God, we gather to sing your praise and hear your word. Speak to us now, that we may be wise enough to perceive your call. Strengthen us now, that we may be brave enough to answer when you call. Guide us now, that we may follow where you would have us go.
HYMN OF PRAISE #344 Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
MISSION MOMENT The Futures Team
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30 am)
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM (11 am)
Madilyn Schultz, daughter of Corrine Seidel and Kyle Schultz
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER
Search Me, Lord, And Know My Heart — Randy Edwards
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
SILENT PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER
CHORAL ANTHEM Come, Follow Me — Elly & Steve Kupferschmid
Sharon Hartman, alto solo; Lisa Kisselstein, flute
OFFERTORY Sarabande (Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach
PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS
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 blessest us, to thee our first-fruits give.
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Together
Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together with cords that cannot be broken; Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, bind us together in love. There is only One God! There is only One King! There is only One Body! That is why we sing! Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together with cords that cannot be broken; Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, bind us together in love.
WRITTEN WORD Luke 5:1–11
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. — NIV
One: The Word of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God
QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH
• When has God asked you to do something out of the ordinary or unreasonable?
• How often have you gone through the motions of obedience and doubted anything good would come from it?
• What did Peter feel so guilty about? What was he fearful of?
• What prevents you from putting out into deep water?
TEACHING Stretching the Limits of Faith
Master, we have worked all day and night, for many months and years. We yearn for a heavy catch, a full church, an abundant feast. Forgive us God, when we are too tired to cast our nets one time; when we are too stubborn to do things a little differently. Have mercy on us, when we are too afraid to dive into deep waters and take a risk. Grant us grace, that we may proclaim your word, work for your kingdom, and trust your promises. Amen.
CLOSING HYMN #398 Jesus Calls Us
SENDING Go Now in Peace — Don Besig
POSTLUDE Gigue (Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach