Saturday Worship Service

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January 16, 2021

Pastor Bodden’s Welcome and Greeting

Opening Song

Jesus, Messiah

Words and Music by: Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson,
Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves
Setting: Dan Galbraith
c2008 Varnos Publishing
CCLI License #2945277

He became sin who knew no sin
That we might become his righteousness.
He humbled himself and carried the cross.
Love so amazing, love so amazing.

Chorus
Jesus, Messiah, Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer, Immanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

His body the bread, his blood the wine
Broken and poured out all for love.
The whole earth trembled and the veil was torn.
Love so amazing, love so amazing.

Chorus
Jesus, Messiah, Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer, Immanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

All I hope is in you; all I hope is in you.
All the glory to you, God, the light of the world.

Chorus
Jesus, Messiah, Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer, Immanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

Jesus Messiah, Lord of all
The Lord of all, the Lord of all.

Opening Prayer

P: As we come to worship, we want to ask God to quiet all of the worries and concerns of this world and to help us listen to him with open hearts. Let’s pray and ask him for his help. Lord, bless us with a joy for your Word and a desire to listen to you. 
C: Help us to focus on what you want us to know and learn.

P: In a world that stumbles over your Word and refuses to listen to you, protect us against the lies that the devil, the world, and our own sinful nature attack us with every day.
C: Remind us that you are truth. With the faith you have worked in our hearts we want to know you better. 

P: As we worship you together as your children, draw us closer to you and to each other.
C: Amen.

P: We are gathered together to worship and praise our Lord and to proclaim that he is the one and only God. 

Confession and Absolution

P: There is one thing always present in this world – sin. As much as we want to point to the evil out there we need to listen to God’s warning: “If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” Sin is in us. With angry thoughts, cruel words, and selfish desires, we show that’s true. Because of this, let’s confess our sins to God and trust in his Word: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
C: Lord we come before you as sinners. For every time we have refused to listen to your Word and ignored sin in our lives, we are sorry. For the thoughts and words and actions of anger, of lust, of selfishness, and lack of love for others, we ask for your forgiveness. 

P: Let’s take a moment to privately confess our sins to God.

Silent confession

P: We have not lived as you have called us and don’t deserve anything good from you. But trusting in your promises and knowing the work of Jesus our Savior we pray: 
C: Forgive us for all of our sins. 

P: God always shows his abundant love. He does not treat us as our sins deserve but with his unending love and forgiveness. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Therefore as a called servant of God and by his authority, I forgive you all of your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. You are God’s own dear child. 
C: Lord Jesus, we thank you. Help us to turn away from the temptation in our lives and to serve you with everything that we have and do. 

Old Testament Reading – 1 Samuel 3:1-10

May all of us have the same answer as young Samuel: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.”

  The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.
  One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel.
  Samuel answered, “Here I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
  But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. 
  Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
  “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” 
  Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. 
  A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” 
  Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 
  The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Hymn

Speak, O Lord

Speak, O Lord, as we come to you 
To receive the food of your Holy Word. 
Take your truth, plant it deep in us; 
Shape and fashion us in your likeness 
That the light of Christ might be seen today 
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith. 
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us 
All your purposes for your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility. 
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of your purity. 
Cause our faith to rise, cause our eyes to see 
Your majestic love and authority. 
Words of pow’r that can never fail, 
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds; 
Help us grasp the heights of your plans for us. 
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time, 
That will echo down through eternity.  
And by grace we’ll stand on your promises,  
And by faith we’ll walk as you walk with us. 
Speak, O Lord, as your Church is built 
And you fill the earth with your glory.

New Testament Reading – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

I thank God for all who share in the ministry of God and hold to God’s Word.

  But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. 
  May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 

Verse of the Day

P: Alleluia. He said to me, “You are my servant in whom I will display my splendor.” Alleluia.

Gospel – John 1:43-51

  The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” 
  Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 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.” 
  “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. 
  “Come and see,” said Philip.
  When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” 
  “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. 
  Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
  Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”
  Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 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.”

Song of the Day

Mighty To Save

Michael W. Smith
C2006 Hillsong Publishing
CCLI License # 2945277

Everyone needs compassion,
Love that’s never failing.
Let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness,
The kindness of a Savior,
The hope of nations.

Savior, he can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save.
Forever Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave.
Jesus conquered the grave.

So take me as you find me,
All my fears and failures.
Fill my life again.
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in.
Now I surrender.

Savior, he can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save.
Forever Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave.
Jesus conquered the grave.

Shine your light and
Let the whole world see.
We’re singing
For the glory
Of the risen King, Jesus.

Shine your light and
Let the whole world see,
We’re singing
For the glory
Of the risen King.

Savior, he can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save.
Forever Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave.
Jesus conquered the grave.

Shine your light and
Let the whole world see.
We’re singing
For the glory
Of the risen King, Jesus.

Shine your light and
Let the whole world see,
We’re singing
For the glory
Of the risen King.

Sermon – John 1:43-51

You Will See Greater Things

Profession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed

  I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
  I believe in Jesus Christ, his 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 into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

Offering

P: As we give our offerings to the Lord we remember that they are a response to God’s love for us. As his children we want to show him thanks and to make sure he is the most important thing in our lives. Therefore let us pray to him and ask for hearts that are eager to serve him. 
  Lord, you have shown the full extent of your love. You held nothing back when you sacrificed yourself in order to save us from our sins. 
C: Almighty God, help us to show you thanks by using our time, our wealth, and our abilities to serve you with joyful hearts – both now and every day of our lives. Amen.

The offering is brought forward.

Prayer of the Church and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen. 

Closing Prayer

P: Lord, we thank you for your Word which corrects, trains, and builds us up. As we go out into the world renewed by your love we ask:
C: Give us power to say no to temptation, strength to share the Good News with everyone we meet, and comfort in all of our hardships and struggles.

P: These can only come from you, our only source of Truth. 
C: Amen. 

P: As we close our service, receive God’s blessings. The Lord bless and keep you, the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace. Amen.

Closing Song

Indescribable

Chris Tomlin
Words & music by Laura Story, Jesse Reeves
© 2004 Laura Stories
CCLI License #2945277

From the highest of heights
To the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing your majesty
From the colors of fall
To the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique
In the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And you know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt
Where it should go
Or seen heavenly
Storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and
Gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring
Us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And you know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
  You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And you know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And you know them by name
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart
And you love me the same
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And you know them by name
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart
And you love me the same
You are amazing God