Worship – Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

GATHERING

WELCOME TO WORSHIP

  • Welcome to worship at Lord of Life in Baxter
  • So glad you could join us this day
  • Psalmist writes – We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds
  • We are here to praise God…
  • We are here to be inspired and sent by the telling of God’s wonderful deeds
  • A little later in the service we will be celebrating Holy Communion
  • You may want to gather the elements of bread…and if you have wine or grape juice..  if you don’t, even just bread will do

Introduction to the day

As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISMIn the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son ,and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism,we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness.Let us give thanks for the gift of baptism.We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the watersand by your Word you created the world,calling forth life in which you took delight.Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family.Through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom. At the river your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit.By water and your Word you claim us as daughters and sons,making us heirs of your promise and servants of all.We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life,and above all we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ.Shower us with your Spirit,and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace, and love.To you be given honor and praisethrough Jesus Christ our Lordin the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Amen.

Come Now Is The Time To Worship

Come now is the time to worship Come now is the time to give your heart Come just as you are to worship Come just as you are before your God Come

One day every tongue Will confess You are God One day every knee will bow Still the greatest treasure remains For those who gladly choose You now
Come now is the time to worship

Come now is the time to give your heart Come just as you are to worship

Come just as you are before your God Come

One day every tongue Will confess You are God One day every knee will bow

Still the greatest treasure remains For those who gladly choose You now

Come now is the time to worship Come now is the time to give your heart Come just as you are to worship Come just as you are before your God

Come come just as you are come come

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GREETING

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.

Mass Of Love And Mercy – Kyrie

Kyrie eleison Kyrie eleison Lord have mercy

Christe eleison Christe eleison Christ have mercy

Kyrie eleison Kyrie eleison Lord have mercy

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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

A reading from Jonah.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: Psalm 62:5-12

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 nev- | er be shaken.7In God is my deliverance | and my honor;  God is my strong rock | and my refuge. 8Put your trust in God al- | ways, O people,pour out your hearts before the one who | is our refuge. R9Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath; those of low estate can- | not 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 be- | longs to God. 12Steadfast love belongs to | you, O Lord,for you repay all according | to their deeds. R

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

A reading from 1 Corinthians.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 ACCLAMATION

Mass Of Love And Mercy – Alleluia

Alleluia Alleluia AlleluiaAlleluia Alleluia Alleluia

Your words Lord are Spirit and Life You have the words of everlasting life

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GOSPEL: Mark 1:14-20

The holy gospel according to Mark. Glory to you, O Lord.

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.

MESSAGE


Hope Of The Nations

Verse

Jesus hope of the nationsJesus comfort for all who mournYou are the source of heaven’s hope on earthJesus light in the darknessJesus truth in each circumstanceYou are the source of heaven’s light on earth

In history You lived and died You broke the chains You rose to life

You are the hope living in usYou are the Rock in whom we trust You are the light shining for all the world to see You rose from the dead conquering fearOur Prince of Peace drawing us nearJesus our hope living for all who will receive

(Lord we believe)


Jesus hope of the nations Jesus comfort for all who mourn You are the source of heaven’s hope on earth Jesus light in the darkness Jesus truth in each circumstanceYou are the source of heaven’s light on earth

In history You lived and diedYou broke the chains You rose to life

You are the hope living in usYou are the Rock in whom we trustYou are the light shining for all the world to seeYou rose from the dead conquering fearOur Prince of Peace drawing us near Jesus our hope living for all who will receive

Lord we believe Lord we believeLord we believe

In history You lived and died You broke the chains You rose to life

You are the hope living in usYou are the Rock in whom we trustYou are the light shining for all the world to seeYou rose from the dead conquering fearOur Prince of Peace drawing us nearJesus our hope living for all who will receive

You are the hope living in usYou are the Rock in whom we trustYou are the light shining for all the world to seeYou rose from the dead conquering fearOur Prince of Peace drawing us nearJesus our hope living for all who will receive

Lord we believe (Jesus hope of the nations) Lord we believe(Jesus hope of the nations)Lord we believe(Jesus hope of the nations)

Lord we believe

(Jesus)

Lord we believe

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CREED

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.


*Or, “he descended into hell,” another translation of this text in widespread use.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Guided by Christ made known to the nations, let us offer our prayers for the church, the world, and all people in need.For the church throughout the world, for pastors and teachers, for deacons and deaconesses, and for musicians and servers, that all proclaim the good news of God’s reconciling love, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

For skies and seas, for birds and fish, for favorable weather and clean water, and for the well-being of creation, that God raise up advocates and scientists to guide our care for all the earth, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

For those who provide leadership in our cities and around the world, for nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, for planning commissions and homeless advocates, that God inspire all people in the just use of wealth, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

For those who are sick, distressed, or grieving; for the outcast and all who await relief (especially), that in the midst of suffering, God’s peace and mercy surround them, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

For our congregation and community, for families big and small, and for the organizations that meet here during the week, that God’s steadfast love serve as a model for all relationships, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.In thanksgiving for our ancestors in the faith whose lives serve as an example of gospel living, that they point us to salvation through Christ, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, spoken or silent, for the sake of the one who dwells among us, your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior.

Amen.
PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you always.And also with you.

MEAL

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION

  • Normally during this part of the service – we would take an offering
  • We are grateful for those who continue to sustain our ministry financially and keep it vital during this time when we cannot meet.
  • Our ministry continues in many forms
  • We are grateful too for those who volunteer their time
  • In our offering, we gratefully gather gifts, including bread and wine… and offer them up to God… in response to the wonderful things that God has done and continues to do in our lives

OFFERING PRAYER

Let us pray.God of mercy and grace, the eyes of all wait upon you, and you open your hand in blessing. Fill us with good things at your table, that we may come to the help of all in need, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and Lord. Amen.

GREAT THANKSGIVING

DIALOGUE

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.


PREFACE

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,that we should at all times and in all placesgive thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,through our Savior Jesus Christ;who on this day overcame death and the grave,and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.And so, with all the choirs of angels,with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Mass Of Love And Mercy – Holy Holy Holy

Holy holy holy Lord God of hosts Heaven and earth are full of your glory Hosanna in the highest Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord Hosanna Hosanna Hosanna in the highest

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THANKSGIVING AT THE TABLE

Holy God, you alone are holy, you alone are God.The universe declares your praise:beyond the stars; beneath the sea;within each cell; with every breath. We praise you, O God.Generations bless your faithfulness:through the water; by night and day;across the wilderness; out of exile; into the future. We bless you, O God.We give you thanks for your dear Son:at the heart of human life; near to those who suffer;beside the sinner; among the poor; with us now. We thank you, O God.In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.Do this for the remembrance of me.Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying:This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.Do this for the remembrance of me.Remembering his love for us on the way, at the table, and to the end, we proclaim the mystery of faith: Christ has died.Christ is risen.Christ will come again.We pray for the gift of your Spirit:in our gathering; within this meal; among your people; throughout the world.Blessing, praise, and thanks to you, holy God, through Christ Jesus,by your Spirit, in your church, without end. Amen.

LORD’S PRAYER

Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name,thy kingdom come,thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive thosewho trespass against us;and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom,and the power, and the glory,forever and ever. Amen.

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.

COMMUNION

The body of Christ, given for you.The blood of Christ, shed for you.Amen.

Mass Of Love And Mercy – Lamb Of God

Lamb of God you take away The sins of the world Have mercy on us

Lamb of God you take away The sins of the world Grant us peace Grant us peace

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PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Let us pray.Gracious God, in this meal you have drawn us to your heart, and nourished us at your table with food and drink, the body and blood of Christ. Now send us forth to be your people in the world, and to proclaim your truth this day and evermore, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.


SENDING

God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

The God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus.Amen.The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The God of all grace ☩ bless you now and forever.Amen.

Blessed Be Your Name

Blessed be Your name In the land that is plentiful

Where Your streams of abundance flow

Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your nameWhen I’m found in the desert place

Though I walk through the wilderness Blessed be Your name

Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll Turn back to praise When the darkness closes in LordStill I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name When the sun’s shining down on meWhen the world’s all as it should beBlessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering Though there’s pain in the offering Blessed be Your name

You give and take away You give and take away My heart will choose to say Lord blessed be Your name 

You give and take awayYou give and take away My heart will choose to say Lord blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name

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DISMISSAL

Go in peace. Share the good news.

Thanks be to God.

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