What's Happening on MLC ZOOM on
January 17, 2021
The 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
(The complete Service Bulletin can be read and downloaded at Worship With Us.)
Call to Worship: Prayer bell
The Collect/Prayer of the Day
Let us pray. Almighty
and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully
hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through
Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever.
1 Samuel 3:1-10; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51
Invitations come our way daily, both from God and from other people. In today's Gospel, Jesus called to Philip: "FOLLOW ME!" In our Old Testament lesson, God spoke to Samuel, and he responded: "SPEAK, LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING!"
So God calls to us in our liturgy this morning. In the midst of all the calls and invitations we receive, to whom do we listen? Once again we will have the opportunity to hear and to respond to God: "SPEAK, LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING!"
Gathering hymn: LSB 402, The Only Son from Heaven
Hymn of the Day: LSB 589, Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens
Closing hymn: LSB 688, "Come, Follow Me," the Savior Spake
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