Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 24, 2021

As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Confession and Forgiveness
Entrance Hymn: "Songs of Thankfulness and Praise"
Canticle: "Come, All You People"

ELW pg. 94
ELW # 310
ELW pg. 138
ELW pg. 138
WOV #717

Prayer of the Day

L: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you.
L: 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.

We Hear God's Word

First Reading

      The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Psalm 62: 5-12
Second Reading
      The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
      L: The Holy Gospel according to St. Mark the 1st chapter.
      C: Glory to you, O Lord.

      L: The Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Jonah 3: 1-5, 10

1 Corinthians 7: 29-31

ELW pg. 216

(Mark 1: 14-20)

Rev. Laird Borst, Chaplain   

We Respond to the Word

Hymn of the Day: "Will You Come and Follow Me"
The Apostles' Creed
Prayers of Intercession
Sharing of the Peace
Canticle of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving for the Word
The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Version)

ELW #798
ELW pg. 217

WOV pg. 219
WOV pg. 220
WOV pg. 221

We Are Sent Forth to Serve

Announcements/Presentation from Council
Sending Hymn: "Arise, Your Light Has Come!"
Dismissal: P: Go in LIght. Serve the Lord.
                  C: Thanks be to God.


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