WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, creator of darkness and light, word of truth, wind sweeping over the waters. Amen.
Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
Silence is kept for reflection.
God, our rock and refuge, we pour out our hearts before you. We have known you but have not always loved you. We have wounded one another and sinned against you. We have not always recognized the Holy Spirit dwelling in each of us. Remember your covenant. Renew your creation. Restore us, that we might proclaim your good news to all. Amen.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters. God has spoken: The time of grace is now. In Jesus, the reign of God has come near. By the authority of ☩ Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. You are God’s beloved. Amen.
OPENING HYMN: #302 AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OF OLD (v.1-4)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.
KYRIE page 147 (front of hymnal)
HYMN OF PRAISE page 149
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray. Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
FIRST READING: JONAH 3:1-5, 10
1The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. 10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it. Word of God, Word of Life. Thanks be to God.
PSALM 62:5-12 (please read responsively)
5For God alone I wait in silence; truly, my hope is in God.
6God alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken.
7In God is my deliverance and my honor; God is my strong rock and my refuge.
8Put your trust in God always, O people, pour out your hearts before the one who is our refuge.
9Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath; those of low estate cannot be trusted. Placed on the scales together they weigh even less than a breath.
10Put no trust in extortion; in robbery take no empty pride; though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
11God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, that power belongs to God.
12Steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord, for you repay all according to their deeds.
SECOND READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 7:29-31
29Brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let
even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30and those who
mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. Word of God, Word of Life. Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL: MARK 1:14-20
14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him. The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.
SERMON PASTOR KURT BOCKOVEN
HYMN OF THE DAY: #815 I WANT TO WALK AS A CHILD OF GOD (v.1 and 2)
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY: WELCOME THE ARNDT AND GRABAU FAMILIES
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION (please answer “Hear Our Prayer”)
PASSING OF THE PEACE
Let us pray: Blessed are you, Holy One, for all good things come from you. In bread and cup you open heaven to us. Meet us at this table, that we receive what we seek and follow your Son, Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen
HOLY COMMUNION / LORD’S PRAYER
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right, our duty and our joy… and join their unending hymn: (Please sing:)
Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
In the night he was betrayed…. Do this for the remembrance of me. Our Father who art in heaven….
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
At Jesus’ table, heaven and earth are joined as one. Come and see.
(All who hunger for God’s grace are welcome at this meal. White grape juice and gluten free wafers are available for those who need them. Children who have not had first communion training are welcome to come for a blessing.)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Let us pray: Giver of every gift, Christ’s body is our food, and we are Christ’s body. Raise us to life by your power for the benefit of all and to your glory, now and forever. Amen.
God who names you, Christ who claims you, and the Holy Spirit who dwells in you, ☩ bless you and remain with you always. Amen
CLOSING HYMN: #824 THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD
Go in peace. You are God’s beloved. Thanks be to God.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS – The Arndt and Grabau families!!!
~ ANNUAL MEETING JAN 28 AFTER SERVICE ~
Annual Reports are available for pick up
Giving statements are available for pick up
~ BINGO Jan 28 at 1 pm ~
See the Wall of Envelope fundraiser on the bulletin board! It’s for our youth. We are over halfway to our goal.
Bible Study Wednesdays at Gabby Lou’s 8:15 am
Coffee Fellowship after service every Sunday! Please Sign up to serve!
The Church Newsletter will now be going out in emails starting in March. If you don’t have email and would like a paper copy please let us know. If you need your email updated please let us know. Thank you!
Thank You to Our Assistants: Zwart Family for helpers and acolytes, Linda Snyder for Reader; Scott Snyder for Usher/Helper; Matt Anderson for Video; Kris Torgerson and Peter Olafsen Offering Counters, Reagan Rose for Organ/Piano.
Please remember our homebound and senior care residents: Merle Roelofs, Carla Erickson, Joyce Hanlon, Lee Fishbaugher, Walt Ward, Mel Mikkelson.
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