Words for Worship – 1/24/21

The story of Jesus continues with a famous catch of fish. If you grew up in church, you’ll likely remember singing “I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men…” You might just hear that song this week! You can find out and find all the other words we’ll use in worship below. Or, download and print a copy here.

Prelude               It Is Well With My Soul

Call to Worship – Psalm 107

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wonderful works to humankind.
And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
   and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

Some went down to the sea in ships,
   doing business on the mighty waters;
they saw the deeds of the Lord,
   his wondrous works in the deep.
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
   which lifted up the waves of the sea.

They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
   their courage melted away in their calamity;
they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
   and were at their wits’ end.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
   and he brought them out from their distress;
he made the storm be still,
   and the waves of the sea were hushed.

Then they were glad because they had quiet,
   and he brought them to their desired haven.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wonderful works to humankind.
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
   and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

 Song – Day by Day  #437

Prayer of Confession

Most High and holy God, in Jesus Christ you have promised us abundance; an abundance of peace and an abundance of life; even eternal life. It is a gift that we only have to receive. Yet, we confess that we sometimes take this gift for granted forgetting that the promise is fulfilled as we follow Jesus. And, we confess that we sometimes keep the good news of this gift all to ourselves, not wanting to share it with others; especially with others who might require us to change. Renew our minds with your Holy Spirit that your abundance would be enough for all and for everyone. Give us the courage to share it. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Song – Softly, Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling #615

Words of Assurance

Jesus said, “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

Anthem – Oceans

Scripture – Luke 5:1-11

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.’ When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, ‘Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!’ For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’ When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.


Song – Take My Life and Let It Be #863

Prayers w/ 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.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

Offertory – I Will Make You Fishers of Men


Sending Song – Jesus, Light of the World  #100 (refrain only)

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