Worship Bulletin for Sunday, February 10, 2019

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Fifth Sun­day after Epiphany

PASTORAL GREETING 

PRELUDE

Alle­mande (Suite G‑dur BWV 816) — J S Bach      

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

CHORAL INTROIT

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

CONFESSION

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

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now in Peace — Don Besig

POSTLUDE Gigue (Suite G‑dur BWV 816)  — J S Bach