January 30 - Fourth Sunday in Epiphany
“I'm Gonna Sing"
Prayer of the Day
Leader: Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and love; and that we may obtain what you promise. Help us love you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and our neighbors as ourselves, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Song of Praise
"I Love You Lord"
Lesson: 1Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
The Word of the Lord...Thanks be to God
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’” And he said, “Truly I tell you; no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.
The Gospel of the Lord...Thanks be to God
“Walk the Walk” - Jay
Hymn of the Day
“Although I Speak with Angels Tongue” - Hymnal #644
Prayers of the Church
The Lord's Prayer
Pastor: As we begin a new year in the shelter of God’s love, let us be truthful about our lives, about our living, and about our limits. Let us offer to God and each other that truth as we pray.
All: Holy God, Author of life and Source of all hope: hear our prayer.We know we are sometimes remarkable and generous, bearing light to the shadows, and we know we are sometimes full of despair and selfishness, hoarding light and goodness for ourselves.We invite you on our journeys, O God. We seek your presence with us in the darkness and the light, in our remarkable moments and our awful ones. We seek your presence, and bask in your love, through Christ. Amen.
Pastor: Friends, this Good News is for all the world: Christ was born, lived and died, and rose again that we would be freed from sin and death. Know that indeed you are forgiven, + and be at peace.
All: Alleluia! Amen.
“Send Me Out"
Go in peace, remember the poor...Thanks be to Go