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January 24, 2021 - Third Sunday after Epiphany  

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here, or scroll to the “Service of the Word” below.  

If using the PDF version, when you get to a link for the Sermon or hymns, click on the links; or on phones or tablets, hold your finger down on the link and you will be prompted to open the link to view the video. 

If you would like to view just the video of the Sermon: "Discipleship: Embrace the grace" click here

If you would like to view a PDF document of the Sermon:"Discipleship: Embrace the grace" click here

If you would like to view just the video of Special Music offering click here


Service of the Word: Epiphany 3 (January 24, 2021)

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 HOLY INVOCATION

 In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

     Amen.

 

 ACKNOWLEDGMENT

 We also begin by acknowledging the Diné [Navajo] and Hopi peoples, who are the traditional custodians of the Flagstaff area on which we meet, and by paying respect to the elders, past and present, of all Indigenous peoples of Arizona and the United States.

 

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

 God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

 Let us confess our sin in the presence of God beginning with a moment of silence.

 Most merciful God,

     we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

 God, who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin, and made us alive together with Christ. By grace we have been saved. In the name of ☩ Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven. Almighty God strengthen us with power through the Holy Spirit, that Christ may live in our hearts through faith.

Amen.

 

 GATHERING HYMN – “This Little Light of Mine”

     https://youtu.be/ISNqGavxrKY

 

 GREETING

 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

     And also with you.

 

 PRAYER OF THE DAY

 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.

 

FIRST READING:       Jonah 3:1-5, 10

1The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

  10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

 Word of God, word of life.

Thanks be to God.

 

 PSALM 62:5-12

 5For God alone I wait in silence;

  truly, my hope is in God.
 6God alone is my rock and my salvation,
  my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken.
 7In God is my deliverance and my honor;
  God is my strong rock and my refuge.
 8Put your trust in God always, O people,
  pour out your hearts before the one who | is our refuge.
 9Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath; those of low estate cannot be trusted.
  Placed on the scales together they weigh even less than a breath.
 10Put no trust in extortion; in robbery take no empty pride;
  though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
 11God has spoken once, twice have I heard it,
  that power belongs to God.
 12Steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord,
  for you repay all according to their deeds.

 

 SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

 29Brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

 Word of God, word of life.

     Thanks be to God.

 

 GOSPEL: Mark 1:14-20

 The holy gospel according to Mark.

     Glory to you, O Lord. 

       14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
  16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

 The gospel of the Lord.    

     Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 SERMON – “Discipleship: Embrace the Grace” 

    https://youtu.be/lqs7s28x4BM

          Closed Caption version will come later

   

     Silence for reflection follows the sermon.

 

 HYMN OF THE DAY – “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore”  

     https://youtu.be/DzUZUyQh2Wk

  

APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

 Guided by Christ made known to the nations, let us offer our prayers for the church, the world, and all people in need.

For the church throughout the world, for pastors and teachers, for deacons and deaconesses, and for musicians and servers, that all proclaim the good news of God’s reconciling love, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 For skies and seas, for birds and fish, for favorable weather and clean water, and for the well-being of creation, that God raise up advocates and scientists to guide our care for all the earth, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 For those who provide leadership in our cities and around the world, for nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, for planning commissions and homeless advocates, that God inspire all people in the just use of wealth, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 For those who are sick, distressed, or grieving; for the outcast and all who await relief, that in the midst of suffering, God’s peace and mercy surround them, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 Here other intercessions may be offered.

Healing: Wiley, Brenda, Pr. Kim, Keith, Debra, Julie, John, Kaiden L.

In grief: Dean and Martha Garner, Sue Enerson, Dwayne and Cari States-Codding

Birthdays: Ryan Ekola

Anniversaries: none this week

Monthly Basket recipient: Flagstaff Shelter Services

 For our congregation and community, for families big and small, and for the organizations that meet here during the week, that God’s steadfast love serve as a model for all relationships, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 In thanksgiving for our ancestors in the faith whose lives serve as an example of gospel living, that they point us to salvation through Christ, let us pray.

Have mercy, O God.

 Merciful God, hear the prayers of your people, spoken or silent, for the sake of the one who dwells among us, your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior.

Amen.

  

PEACE

 The peace of Christ be with you always.

     And also with you.

 

OFFERTORY – “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”  by Kathleen Thomerson

    https://youtu.be/7fF5wgNkMek            

 Arr. by Richard Erickson; Piano – Jeanette Evins

 

 OFFERING

               Please consider giving to the ministry of Living Christ Lutheran Church. You can donate online through our website www.lclcflag.org and click the “Donate” button on the left, or view the “Giving” option tab on the left. We thank you for your support.  

 

 LORD’S PRAYER

Lord, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray.

 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,

forever and ever. Amen.

 

BLESSING

 The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.

Amen.

 

SENDING SONG – “God Be with You till We Meet Again”

         https://youtu.be/xn4tXiDO3_c

 

 DISMISSAL

 Go forth into the world to serve God with gladness; be of good courage; 

hold fast to that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; 

strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak; 

help the afflicted; honor all people; 

love and serve God, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

     Thanks be to God. And weee will.

January 17, 2021 - Second Sunday after Epiphany  

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here, or scroll to the “Service of the Word” below.  

If using the PDF version, when you get to a link for the Sermon or hymns, click on the links; or on phones or tablets, hold your finger down on the link and you will be prompted to open the link to view the video. 

If you would like to view just the video of the Sermon: "God’s Team Players" click here

If you would like to view just the video of the Closed Caption Sermon: "God’s Team Players" click here

If you would like to view a PDF document of the Sermon: “God’s Team Players click here

If you would like to view just the video of Special Music offering click here

January 10, 2021 - Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

If you would like a PDF of the entire Worship Service below, click here, or scroll to the “Service of the Word” below.  

If using the PDF version, when you get to a link for the Sermon or hymns, click on the links; or on phones or tablets, hold your finger down on the link and you will be prompted to open the link to view the video. 

If you would like to view just the video of the Sermon: "Weaving the Spirit, Mending the Tears" click here

If you would like to view just the video of the Closed Caption Sermon: “Weaving the Spirit, Mending the Tears” click here

If you would like to view a PDF document of the Sermon: “Weaving the Spirit, Mending the Tears” click here

If you would like to view just the video of Special Music offering, click here

December 27, 2020 - First Sunday of Christmas (Lessons and Carols) Worship Service 

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December 24, 2020 - Christmas Eve Worship Service

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To view our Christmas Eve Worship Service that includes a Closed Caption version of the Sermon click here