Watchword for the Week

For now we see in a mirror, dimly,

but then we will see face to face.

(1 Corinthians 13:12)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2016)



(Psalm 71:1-6)

In you, O Lord, I take refuge;

never let me be defeated.

In your righteousness,

help me and rescue me.

Listen to me and save me!

Be my rock of refuge,

a strong fortress to protect me.

For you are my refuge and defence.

Rescue me, my God, from the wicked,

from the power of those

who are unjust and cruel.

Sovereign Lord, you are my hope,

I have trusted in you from my youth.

I have relied on you from my birth;

you took me from my mother’s womb.

I will always praise you!

Hymn 182 * Now thank we all our God

People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)


Lord God, you are the God who calls us:

who calls us where we would rather not go;

who calls us to speak

when we would rather not speak;

who calls us to face

what we would rather not face.

Lord God, you are the God

whose love goes ahead of us;

whose judgement forges new ways; whose

voice creates and castigates and cares.

When you call us, we are never prepared,

never equipped, never ready.

But still you call us;

still you send us; still you depend on us.

So we praise you for your faith in us;

even as we confess our lack of faith in you.

We praise you for your limitless love for the

world; even as we confess how much

we limit that love.

We praise you for your confidence that your

people and your world can respond to your love;

even as we confess our limited hope,

our limited faith, and our limited love.

Take our limitations and transform us,

speak to us and through us today,

and make of us what you want for tomorrow.

May we be constantly amazed how you use

us to be the answer to the prayers for your

world! Amen.


The good news is that when we trust in God,

we will discover that the courage, love, and

strength God gives us enable us to do greater

things than we have ever known.

Thanks be to God. Amen.


Chorus This little light of mine

This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. (3x)

Let it shine; let it shine; let it shine!

Jesus is the light; I’m going to let it shine. (3x)

Let it shine; let it shine; let it shine!

Everywhere I go, I’m going to let it shine. (3x)

Let it shine; let it shine; let it shine!


(Children may leave for their Kids’ Church program)

Hymn 327 Brightest and best of the sons

(Hymn of the Month, January 2016 – Tune: Epiphany 638)


Jeremiah 1:4-10 OT p. 731 (732)

St. Luke 4:16-30 NT p. 79

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 509 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult

(Tune: Galilee PH 322)

SERMON Rev. Dr. Robert Haworth

Hymn 257 * Singing, we gladly worship the Lord

OFFERING Joyful Singers Medley

Please bring your offerings forward and place

them in the basket at the sanctuary steps.


Holy and loving God, doing your will and

living out the ministry you give us can be

scary. It’s not just our gifts and offerings you

ask of us – you ask everything: our lives, our

attitudes, our actions, and our service. Take

our lives and show us how to live as you

have called us, that we may be faithful and

serve you in our world. Amen.


Response: Lord God, you call us;

Help us to follow.

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,

for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn 251 * I, the Lord of sea and sky

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)