God calls us to new work!

All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn’t important; it’s where—or rather whom—we come to. Jesus refers to Jacob, who had a vision in a place he called “the house of God, and . . . the gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:17). Jesus says he himself is the place where Nathanael will meet God.

Worship Liturgy

Order of Worship & lessons

WORSHIP VIDEO

Learning Resources

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Worship Liturgy

GATHERING

Call to Worship and Welcome            

Opening Song   

Greeting

P:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C:  And also with you

Prayer of the Day              

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen

WORD

First Reading:  

Epistle

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel:  Luke 2:22-40 Pr D+

Children’s Time Pr D+

Message                            

Hymn of the Day              

Apostles Creed                     

Prayers of the Faithful     Pr D+ and/or Reader lighting candles ??

Sharing Christ’s Peace    Pr D+

Offering 

Offering Prayer

Announcements               Pr D+

SENDING 

Blessing

Go in peace. Share the gift of Jesus.

Thanks be to God.

Postlude Sunghee

Readings & Psalm

1 Samuel 3:1-10
The calling of Samuel
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
You have searched me out and known me. (Ps. 139:1)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Glorify God in your body
John 1:43-51
The calling of the first disciples

Celebrate Holy Communion together “virtually”.

Please join with other worshipers and the pastors for this Sunday’s Communion service at 11:00 on ZOOM via computer, tablet or smart phone.

You simply need to have ready your own wine, grape juice, or apple juice as you choose, in a separate glass for each person.  And have a piece of bread of your choice, or wafer, or cracker as you choose. If you didn’t receive an email to join us this Sunday, you may find the ZOOM login information to login by entering your name and email in the green form.

Learning Resources

Learn more with the additional resources in this post.  Click through this post to find the materials.

A Lenten Journey of Change – Messages

A Lenten Journey of Change – Messages

Wednesday, March 24 - Change of Plans Meditation by Deaconess Donna King Service goes live at noon."Making Change" Join us in starting a Lenten path together considering ways of Making Change in our lives.  During this season we look to refocus our lives on knowing God and following Jesus.  We want to strengthen and deepen our good habits and remove those areas that distract or cause us to stumble.Our Wednesday Lenten services will continue virtually with premieres on YouTube by noon for 5...

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Advent Resources and Nativity Event 2020

Advent Resources and Nativity Event 2020

Drive-through Nativity Story Saturday, December 19,   5:00pm - 8:30pm  This year we will tell the story of Jesus' birth outside in lights, art, music, and a living creche scene.   Come enjoy a colorful lighted series of signs and characters that show and tell the Biblical Nativity story with classical Christmas carols as you pass slowly through the parking lot.   The story of Christ's birth will be told in lighted signs and figures lining the path from the entry of the Grace parking lot...

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Offerings of Thanksgiving

While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.

Giving Options:

  • Mail a check to church address below
  • Online bill pay through your bank
  • Online giving – Orange button

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!

Acknowledgments:   We thank the following for today’s flowers: