Church Service on UTube


Join us for our Church Service on Utube.

Our service will be available to watch anytime after 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Since I’m writing this letter a bit early, I don’t have a specific link for the video.  Here’s the link to our YouTube channel:
Our scripture this week is John 1: 43-51, the beginning of the call of the disciples.  My sermon is titled “Come and See” and explores the power of word of mouth.  

Order of Service

Worship Leaders: Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson and Rick Leben with Elly Leben


Welcome and Introductions

Call to Worship Psalm 139: 1-6,

One: O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
Two: You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
One: You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Two: Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
One: You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Two: Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
One: For it was you who formed my inward part;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Two: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works, that I know well.

Prayer of Approach

Loving God,
help us to hear these words for ourselves.
Give us trust in you as we make choices everyday.
During this season of Epiphany, we listen carefully to the stories of Jesus and his followers. When we’re asked to Come and See, give us the courage to try something new, to listen to others, and to ask questions.

Gather us together during this worship so we feel your presence and know that we are here with others, even though we are physically separated. Bless our knowledge and wisdom as we remain open to the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hymn: VU#560 – O Master, let me walk with thee

O master, let me walk with thee
in lowly paths of service free;
teach me they secret, help me bear
the strain of toil, the fret of care.

Help me the slow of heart to move
with some clear winning word of love;
teach me the wayward feet to stay,
and guide them in the homeward way.

Teach me thy patience; still with thee,
in closer, dearer company,
in work that keeps faith sure and strong,
in trust that triumphs over wrong
In hope that sends a shining ray
far down the future’s broadening way,
in peace that only thou canst give,
with thee, O Master, let me live.

Scripture John 1: 43-51

Sermon Come and See

Musical Response


Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn VU#371 – Open my eyes, that I may see

Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.

Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

Open my ears that I may hear
voices of truth thou sendest clear;
and while the wave notes fall on my ear,
everything false will disappear.

Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my ears, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

Open my mouth, and let me bear
gladly the warm truth everywhere;
open my heart and let me prepare
love with thy children thus to share.

Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my heart, illumine me,
Spirit divine!