ORDER OF SERVICE

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January 17, 2021

Setting 10

Holy Communion

 

WELCOME

LINKS TO BULLETIN & SERMON

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

GATHERING SONG: ELW 650

In Christ There Is No East or West

In Christ there is no east or west,

in him no south or north,

but one community of love

throughout the whole wide earth.

 

In Christ shall true hearts ev'rywhere

their high communion find;

his service is the golden cord

close binding humankind.

 

Join hands, disciples of the faith,

whate'er your race may be.

All children of the living God

are surely kin to me.

 

In Christ now meet both east and west,

in him meet south and north;

all Christly souls are one in him

throughout the whole wide earth.

Text: John Oxenham, 1852-1941, alt.

 

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

CANTICLE OF PRAISE

GREETING

PSALM 146 (Tone GP9)

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

GOSPEL – LUKE 4:14-30

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’” And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

 

KIDS’ MESSAGE

MESSAGE

 

SONG OF THE DAY: ELW 705

God of Grace and God of Glory

God of grace and God of glory,

on your people pour your pow'r;

crown your ancient church's story;

bring its bud to glorious flow'r.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

for the facing of this hour,

for the facing of this hour.

 

Lo! the hosts of evil round us

scorn the Christ, assail his ways!

From the fears that long have bound us

free our hearts to faith and praise.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage

for the living of these days,

for the living of these days,

 

Cure your children's warring madness;

bend our pride to your control;

shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

rich in things and poor in soul.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

lest we miss your kingdom's goal,

lest we miss your kingdom's goal.

 

Save us from weak resignation

to the evils we deplore;

let the gift of your salvation

be our glory evermore.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

serving you whom we adore,

serving you whom we adore.

Text: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969

 

RITE OF WELCOME FOR THE WAY

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Holding in Prayer: Charlotte Wolfe's daughter Donna, Roanne Dawson, Gayle Kranjc,  Rosemary Roschat, Shirley Sterling, Charlotte Yu, Sierra (Shannon Kristofic's daughter); Hilde's Abt's mother Karoline; Diane Parson's mother, Mary Brooks; Shannon Kristofic, Sue Sharp, Nathan Wu, Magnar Bjorsvik’s god-daughter Cassandra, Hal Richter, Uschi Bohn’s brother Winfried. Giving Thanks to God for healing: Bea Starheim and those at Carelife Fleetwood including Hal Richter and Don Oswald. Chelsa Mack. Grieving families of Tim Kranjc's father, John Pedersen, Trevor Olsoff, Justin Modine (Strangway), Darlene Balcome and Guadalupe Razo Vazquez. Families with new babies as they adjust to life together: Sam and Doug Parsons with Elizabeth; Gord and Michelle Parsons with baby Grayson and Davie; Nina and Jin Powar with Jai and baby Jax; Rita Hagman's granddaughter, Laura, with parents Eric and Brianna; Chelsa and Kris Mack, with Neila and baby Ethan. The Way Inquirers and Companions: Inquirers: Brenda Folvik, Sherry Thompson, Nina Powar. Companions: Kristen Spanza, Janet Mossman, Maureen Jones. Guides: Wendy McKenzie and Rosa-Maria Funderburk-Razo.

 

OFFERING

OFFERTORY

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

WE PROCLAIM THE MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH

THE LORD’S PRAYER

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

 

COMMUNION SONG:

Hungry

Hungry I come to You for I know You satisfy

I am empty but I know Your love does not run dry

So I wait for You, so I wait for You

 

I'm falling on my knees

Offering all of me

Jesus You're all this heart is living for

 

Broken I run to You for Your arms are open wide

I am weary but I know Your touch restores my life

So I wait for You, so I wait for You

 

I'm falling on my knees

Offering all of me

Jesus You're all this heart is living for

 

I'm falling on my knees

Offering all of me

Jesus You're all this heart is living for

 

So I wait for You, so I wait for You

 

I'm falling on my knees

Offering all of me

Jesus You're all this heart is living for

Jesus You're all this heart is living for

Jesus You're all this heart is living for

CCLI #2650364

 

BLESSING

 

SENDING SONG: ELW 674

Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ

Let us talents and tongues employ,

reaching out with a shout of joy:

bread is broken, the wine is poured,

Christ is spoken and seen and heard.

 

Refrain

                Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,

                pass the Word around: loaves abound!

                Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,

                pass the Word around: loaves abound!

 

Christ is able to make us one,

at the table he sets the tone,

teaching people to live to bless,

love in word and in deed express.  Refrain

 

Jesus calls us in, sends us out

bearing fruit in a world of doubt,

gives us love to tell, bread to share:

God (Immanuel) ev'rywhere!  Refrain

Text: Fred Kaan, b. 1929

Text © 1975 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

SHARING THE PEACE

SENDING