A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

January 19, 2020


Prelude                                                                                                           Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 40)

Leader: Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.

People: O Lord our God, you have multiplied your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare to you!

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

(The ushers will collect the prayer request cards during the singing of this hymn.)

*Call to Confession (adapted from Isaiah 55.6-7)

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Let us seek God’s pardon.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Our merciful and loving God, creator of all that is seen and unseen, we come into your presence this day rejoicing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Savior. Convicted by your Holy Spirit, we confess that we have gone astray and sinned against you and against one another. Forgive us, Father, and help us to truly repent of all those things that prevent us from following in paths of righteousness for your name’s sake. Fill us with the presence of your Spirit and guide us in the days ahead to reach out in love to others and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music “Just As I Am” (Johnson) Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Sermon

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament lesson Isaiah 49.1-7 OT 638-9

New Testament lesson 1 Corinthians 1.1-9 NT 145

Gospel lesson John 1.29-42 NT 80

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Dick Beard.

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “A Call to Unity”

*Hymn 379 “We Shall Overcome”

*Affirmation of Faith The Nicene Creed (page 34)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts


*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (page 35)

*Hymn 306 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”


*Choral Benediction

*Postlude                                                                                   Mrs. Lynn Patterson





USHERS: Karl Trumpler, Tony Patterson

                Rick Reed, Bart Long