WELCOME AND ANNCOUNCEMNTS
PRELUDE “O God, You Search Me” David Lasky
CALL TO WORSHIP AND PRAYER OF THE DAY
HYMN “Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above” #483
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Merciful God, you know our strengths and our weaknesses. You know where we most need to listen, and where we most need to act. Forgive us for speaking when you need us to be silent. Forgive us for sitting still when you need us to move forward. Wash over us with your mercy and grace, that we may find strength, even in our weakness. Call to us with persistence and trust, that we may answer your call and live as your disciples…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Hear then Christ's word of grace to us: our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
O Lord, your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Give us grace to receive your truth in faith and love, and strength to follow on the path you set before us; through Jesus Christ, Amen.
SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 1:43-51
43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip. 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” 48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” 50 Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”
SERMON “Come and See” Rev. Barrett Ingram
HYMN “O Jesus, I Have Promised” #388
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his
only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the
third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right
hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the
dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the
forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
ORDINATION/INSTALLATION OF ELDERS – Class of 2023 (see insert)
POSTLUDE “Arise, O Church, and Shine” Clay Christiansen
Sunday, January 24
No in-person worship; please join us online
3:00 PM – Session will meet in Fellowship Hall
Sunday, January 31
11:00 AM – In-person Worship Service
12:00 PM – Christian Education/Fellowship & Nurture will meet in Fellowship Hall
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