This Week in Worship

January 21, 2019 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Stories of the call to discipleship continue as the Time after Epiphany plays out 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 fisherman brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

Prayer of the Day

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.

  • Jonah 3:1-5,10 Repentance at Nineveh
  • Psalm 62 :5-12 God alone is my rock and my salvation. (Ps. 62:6)
  • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Living in the end times
  • Mark 1:14-20 The calling of the disciples at the sea

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


  • Presiding Minister: Pastor Steven Wilco
  • Assisting Minister: Evie Simkins
  • Organist: Matthew Cron
  • Choir Director: Maki Matsui
  • Readers: Julie Brigham-Grette, Margaret Payne
  • Communion Assistants: Evie Simkins, Julie Brigham-Grette
  • Greeters: Beth Star
  • Ushers: Pam Juengling, Ann Donnelly
  • Altar Guild:  Dorothy Bachtold

  • Hymns and Music for Worship
  • Gathering Hymn: ELW #720 “We Are Called”
  • Hymn of the Day: ELW #665 “Rise, Shine, You People!”
  • Communion Hymn: ELW #815 “I Want to Walk as A child of the Light” 
  • Sending Hymn: ELW # 674 “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”