Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am

January 21, 2018                                                            Epiphany 3

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! God’s Word is powerful. It makes changes in the hearts and lives of those who hear it, and calls them to be followers of Christ and fishers of men.

Order of Service

Divine Service 1, page 115 in the front of the blue supplement

Opening Hymn

God of the Prophets, #543

Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority. Anoint us with the power of your Spirit that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson

Jonah 3:1-5,10

The Lord calls Jonah to preach the message of repentance to the people of Nineveh. Jonah’s message touches their hearts and moves them to repentance.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 62, page 88 in front of the hymnal

Second Lesson

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

God calls on believers to realize that this world id temporary and to live their lives accordingly. Christians use the things of this world without loosing sight of their heavenly goal.

Gospel Lesson

Mark 1:14-20

Jesus proclaims the gospel loud and clear, “Repent and believe the good news!” After this, Jesus calls Simon and Andrew to be “fishers of men.” James and John also leave their nets to follow Jesus.

Hymn of the Day

O God from God, O Light from Light, #85

Sermon

Mark 1:14-20
—Jesus’ Immediate Call Brings Immediate Response

Hymn

When All the World Was Cursed, #20

Closing Hymn

Blessed Are They, Forever Blest, #383