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Bulletin – Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Baptism

Approach

Gathering Song – VU #96 – “Will You Come and See the Light”

Welcome, lighting the candle and announcements

Call to Worship

One: Listen up, everyone! God has given us work to do.
All: God has called each of us before we were even born.

One: It was God who named us.
All: It is God who claims us.

One: The light of God’s love shines in us.
All: Let’s worship together so that we may shine God’s love into all the world!

Opening Hymn – VU #264 – “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

God of revelation and epiphany—through the words of the prophets you have shown us the world of your dreaming and longing: a world built on justice, overflowing with plenty, and crowned with joy. And through the coming of Emmanuel—his living and loving, his words and actions—you have shown us how such a world might be fashioned. We have not always heard you Loving God, we have not always done what you want us to do. We have strayed and we quite often go our own way thinking that we know better. Help us to take, hold and grow into these understandings; and, like Jesus, may we always be ready to live generously, love expansively, speak boldly and act courageously, that the Kingdom of your dreaming, with its justice, abundance and joy, may become the present reality of all the peoples of this world. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Passing the Peace

Hymn – VU #445 – “A Little Child the Saviour Came”

Baptism

The Word

Scripture Reading:

Isaiah 49:1-7
John 1:29-42

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church
Thanks be to God!

Meditation – “Who Am I?”

Anthem – “All I Have”

The Response

Offering / Response: (VU #84)

Your glory shone at Jordan’s stream,
The font where we were born anew.
Attune your church to know you near;
Illumine all we say and do.

Offering Prayer

O God, we recognize that we have been blessed with great abundance. In offering these gifts, may we be strengthened to proclaim your faithfulness this day and always. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayers of the People

One: Let us walk
All: In the light of the Lord.

Closing Hymn – VU #507 – “Today We All are Called to be Disciples”

Commissioning / Benediction Response

I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
No turning back, no turning back.

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