Worship with Communion for February 6, 2022; the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time/After the Epiphany

THE GATHERING

                                             * Those willing and able please stand

Gathering Music: Hymn #69 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”

Welcome and Announcements    

Prelude: “Here is Bread, Here is Wine” by Graham Kendrick

* Call to Worship

In the sanctuary, God, the Holy One, whose glory fills the whole earth, calls us.

Beside the sea, along ordinary paths, in our daily work, God calls us.

We respond with our whole heart, singing God’s praise and giving thanks.

In steadfast love, God fulfills the divine purposes for our lives.

Let us pray together:

* Morning Prayer

Holy One, earth and heaven reverberate with your glory, and humans and angels alike sing your praises.  Open our minds to your breathtaking work in the world, even as you call us to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray.  Amen.

* Hymn of Praise: #41 “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!”

* Invitation to Healing

In God, we find light for our darkness, and through that light we discover the things that separate us from God and one another. In this discovery we are invited to offer ourselves to God, that we might receive – and also give – healing wholeness.  Let us pray together, saying:

* Prayer of Wholeness

God of Light, you call us home from our exiles, yet we remain wandering and lost. You came to dwell among us, yet we refuse to welcome you. Forgive us, God of grace. Gather us up in your arms and hold us close, that we may live to praise you, for the sake of Christ our Lord, Amen.

* Kyrie #437 “You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy” 

* Assurance of God’s Presence and Passing of the Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say:  Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another; the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!  And also with you!

Please share a sign of peace with those worshiping with you.

* Sung Response Hymn #591 “Halle, Halle” Chorus 2x

Celebrating Our Joys & Where We Have Seen God at Work

Sung Response Hymn #628 “Praise, I Will Praise you, Lord”

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

O God, wash and anoint us with your word of truth.  In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

Hebrew Scripture Reading: Psalm 138 p. 768 OT

 “The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Children’s Moment

Gospel Reading: Luke 5:1-11 p. 85-86 NT

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Meditation: TL 2-6-2022 YC E5 Call and Response~ Pastor Scott

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

* Hymn of Response: Hymn #170 “You Walk along Our Shoreline”

* Affirmation of Faith: ~ Summary of the Law as recorded in Luke 10:27

Our Lord Jesus said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Call and response: “Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.”

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

An Offering of Poetry and Song

Even though we are not currently meeting in our buildings, the church still has monthly expenses to meet. With true generosity of heart, please make checks out in the amount of your normal tithe or offering to: First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. We thank you for your continued commitment and support of our ministry.

2-3-2022 Early Buds

Offertory: “Musette” by Felix Le Couppey

* Doxology Hymn #606

* Prayer of Dedication

Holy One, we give you thanks for your generosity to us. Bless these gifts we offer, in the name of Jesus, who taught his disciples to pray, saying:

* The Lord’s Prayer (…debts…debtors…)

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

This is the joyful feast of the people of God!

People will come from north and south and from east and west to sit at table in the kingdom of God.

According to Luke, when our risen Lord was at table with his disciples, he took bread, blessed and broke, and gave it to them.

Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.

This is the Lord’s table.  Our Savior invites those who trust him to share the feast that he has prepared.

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.  And also with you. Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

How can we thank you, O God?  For sun and moon and stars, for breath and life and all things good, for your steadfast promise and your faithful love, for the day that is surely coming when all things will be made new. With saints, with angels, and with the whole creation, we join the ancient and eternal hymn:

Hymn #562 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Together, we continue: Blessed is Jesus Christ, our Savior: Through Christ all things came into being; he is the light that darkness cannot overcome, your Word made flesh, full of grace and truth. We remember how, when the hour had come, Jesus took his place at the table with the apostles and spoke these words:

“Take, eat.  This is my body given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”

We remember Jesus also said: “I am the vine, you are the branches…Believe in me and never thirst.” After supper he poured a cup and spoke these words:

“This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.  Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me.”

With thanks and praise we offer ourselves to you, sharing this holy meal, remembering Christ’s dying and rising, and praying: Come Lord Jesus!

Hymn #563: “Christ Has Died; Christ Is Risen”

According to Christ’s commandment, we remember his death, we proclaim his resurrection, we await his coming in glory.

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these your gifts of bread and cup, that the bread we break and the cup we bless may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ.  Calling on the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray:

That we may be made one with the risen Christ and with all God’s creation; that we may be faithful as Christ’s body in ministry in the world, and that we may live in anticipation of the fullness of God’s realm.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever!  Amen?

Amen!

So be it. All has been prepared and the table awaits.  These are the gifts of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God!

Communion of the People

Zoom participants are invited to share your own bread and cup together at home. When all have finished partaking of the sacraments, all may join:

Hymn of Reflection: #727 “The Servant Song” After all have partaken.

Prayer following Communion 

Let us pray together:

Holy and astounding God, at this table, in this meal, we have been met by Christ – the reflection of your glory, the imprint of your being.  As we go from this place may our lives be a joyful song, proclaiming the good news of your righteousness and peace for the whole world.  Amen.

SENDING

Closing Hymn: #761 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”

Charge:

Do not be afraid!  Go and fish for people, for the Lord is with you, and you have partners upon whom to call.

Benediction: “Deep peace be with you…”

         Friends, this worship has ended, let our service begin!

Congregational Song: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”

Questions for Reflection

The disciples had already fished all night without catching anything; what quality or characteristic in Peter might have helped him “give it another try” when Jesus invited him to cast his net again? What quality or characteristic within you helps you to keep trying, to start again, after disappointment or even failure?

Household Prayer: Morning

God, I give you thanks this morning as I watch the beauty of the newborn light, listen to the first stirrings of a new day in nature, and ponder the miracle of my own breathing and your presence in it all. Holy, Holy, Holy! Increase my strength of soul today. Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

Thank you, God, for the gift of this day.
Like the fisher folk who became disciples,
I have put in a day of work.
As evening comes, it is time to rest.
If, as I review my day, I am tempted to say,
“I am not worthy of your presence, God,” reassure me with the calming words of Jesus, “Do not be afraid, come be with me.” Amen.

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