February 3, 2019                  Epiphany 4

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Common Service (also found on page 15 in the front part of the red hymnal).


 

OPENING HYMN

Hymn 87, Hail, O Source of Every Blessing

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

 

       Lord God, you know that we are surrounded by many dangers and that we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind, and bring us safely through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(sung) Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON

Jeremiah 1:4-10 (printed on back of worship folder)

Jeremiah was a prophet chosen by God even before he was born. As a true prophet he is sent by God to proclaim a message from God.


 

PSALM OF THE DAY

Psalm 78 (also found on page 95 of the hymnal)

 

SECOND LESSON

1 Corinthians 12:27–13:13 (printed on back of worship folder)

Our series of consecutive readings from 1 Corinthians continues. St. Paul explains that in response to the love which God has shown to us we are to show love to others. He then describes how this love will show itself in future generations.

 

GOSPEL

Luke 4:20-32 (printed on back of worship folder)

Jesus announces that he is The Great Prophet sent from God. Those who heard this testimony rejected him and tried to kill him.

 

HYMN OF THE DAY

Hymn 395, Seek Where You May to Find a Way

 

SERMON

1 Corinthians 2:1-5
What Should You Get Out of The Sermon

  1. God’s Eloquence and Wisdom-Not the Preacher’s

  2. Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

  3. Spirit worked faith based on the Word of God

 

DISTRIBUTION HYMN

Hymn 353, Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

 

CLOSING HYMN

Hymn 293, God’s Word Is Our Great Heritage