WP January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020: Second Sunday after Epiphany

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP  

Sowing seeds, scattering them around, have we prepared the land? 

Will our seeds land on fertile ground?  Will their roots take hold?  Will the new growth be strong?

And will the harvest be bountiful? 

How do we take our mustard seed faith and grow it? 

Come gather, gather and be fed and nourished. 

Come gather, gather and raise your voices in praise. 

Come gather, gather and worship our God, the nourishment of our lives. 

From Spill the Beans, Issue 17  © 2015 Spill the Beans Resource Group

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Christ our cultivator, we ask that you break up the guilt that stifles our growth.  We pray that you will uproot our wrongdoings to allow us and this world to grow into something beautiful.  For our shortcomings, spoken and unspoken, in action and by not acting at all, forgive us. 

From Spill the Beans, Issue 17  © 2015 Spill the Beans Resource Group

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 4:1-34

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “Ears to Hear”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG

 

*BENEDICTION