Third Sunday after Epiphany
January 24, 2021 + Zion Lutheran Church
10:00am Drive In Worship


In the Zion parking lot tune to radio station 87.9 FM.

 

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WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

CONFESSION AND FORGIVNESS

Gathered in the presence of God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, whose way is love and whose mercy is forever, let us confess our sin and hear God’s promise of forgiveness.


Silence for confession and meditation.


To you, O God, all hearts are open, to you all desires are known. We come to you, confessing our sins.  Forgive us in your mercy, and remember us in your love. Show us your way; teach us your paths; and lead us in justice and truth, for the sake of your goodness in Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

By water and the Holy Spirit God gives you a new birth, and through the death and resurrection of + Jesus Christ, God forgives you all your sins. The God of mercy and might strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in eternal life. Amen.

 

SONG                     

Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak

1. Lord, speak to us, that we may speak

in living echoes of your tone;

as you have sought, so let us seek

your straying children, lost and lone.

 

2. Oh, lead us, Lord, that we may lead

the wand'ring and the wav'ring feet;

oh, feed us, Lord, that we may feed

your hung'ring ones with manna sweet.

 

3. Oh, teach us, Lord, that we may teach

the precious truths which you impart;

and wing our words, that they may reach

the hidden depths of many a heart.

 

4. Oh, fill us with your fullness, Lord,

until our very hearts o'erflow

in kindling thought and glowing word,

your love to tell, your praise to show.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray. Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING

Mark 1:16-20

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

 

The word of the Lord. 

Thanks be to God.

SERMON

Pastor Nathan Gragg

SONG

Will You Come and Follow Me

1. "Will you come and follow me

if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don't know

and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown,

will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown

in you and you in me?

 

2. "Will you leave yourself behind

if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind

and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare,

should your life attract or scare?

Will you let me answer pray'r

in you and you in me?

 

3. "Will you let the blinded see

if I but call your name?

Will you set the pris'ners free

and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean,

and do such as this unseen,

and admit to what I mean

in you and you in me?

 

4. "Will you love the you you hide

if I but call your name?

Will you quell the fear inside

and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you've found

to reshape the world around,

through my sight and touch and sound

in you and you in me?"

 

5.Lord, your summons echoes true

when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you

and never be the same.

In your company I'll go

where your love and footsteps show.

Thus I'll move and live and grow

in you and you in me.

APOSTLES’ CREED
Living together in trust and hope, let us confess our faith.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Each prayer petition ends:

Lord in your mercy,

hear our prayer.


LORD’S PRAYER
Together let us pray the prayer that Jesus has taught us and all God’s beloved.
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

COMMUNION PRAYER

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

You may to take your bread and hold it in your hands for the communion prayer.

We give you thanks, holy, mighty, and merciful Lord .  .  . with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

COMMUNION
This is the body of Christ, given for you. Amen.

All are invited to eat their bread.  You may say,

“The body of Christ is given for you.”

 

BENEDICTION

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy. The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace. Amen.

SONG

Jesus Calls Us; o'er the Tumult

1. Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult

of our life's wild, restless sea,

day by day his clear voice sounding,

saying, "Christian, follow me":

 

2. As of old Saint Andrew heard it

by the Galilean lake,

turned from home and toil and kindred,

leaving all for Jesus' sake.

 

3. Jesus calls us from the worship

of the vain world's golden store,

from each idol that would keep us,

saying, "Christian, love me more."

 

4. In our joys and in our sorrows,

days of toil and hours of ease,

still he calls, in cares and pleasures,

"Christian, love me more than these."

 

5. Jesus calls us! By your mercy,

Savior, may we hear your call,

give our hearts to your obedience,

serve and love you best of all.

SENDING IN PEACE
The peace of the Lord, who shines for all, is with you always. 

And also with you.
Let us go in peace to be the light of Christ. 

Thanks be to God!

Following worship you are asked to depart safely from the church parking lot following the directions of the parking attendants. 


SERVING IN WORSHIP  TODAY

Presiding Minister: Pastor Nathan Gragg         Assisting Minister: Emily Whitlow

Tech Team: Todd Elrod, Walt Hampton, Russell Kleckley, Steve Shumpert
 

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