Dr. Jonathan Sloan delivers a message about the fulfillment of scripture, how the best is yet to come, and our role in it. Based on Luke 4:14-21

The Service for the Lord’s Day

3rd Sunday After Epiphany

Kirkin of the Tartan

January 27, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.



“The King of Love My Shepherd Is”                     arr. P Rodriguez

“Day by Day”                                            arr. B Büda

“Be Still My Soul”                                  arr. M McDonald


News of the Church

Please complete the attendance form found in the red Welcome book in your pew.  Prayer request forms are also available in the Welcome book.  Thank you.


*The Greeting and Welcoming of One Another

(There are no strangers in God’s House, just friends we have not yet met.

Greet your neighbor with Christian love and let them know that you’re glad to see them!)




*Hymn #649                                                                                              “Amazing Grace”


Call to Worship

Leader:     We gather this morning to give thanks and offer praise;

People:    for the Scottish heritage we share
and the Heavenly heritage Christ
 shares with us!

Leader:    Jesus fills us with His spirit and His promise of everlasting life;

People:    We lift our banners and our voices in joy and gratitude!

Leader:    Jesus’ timing is perfect:  He patiently waited to present Himself as the

promise fulfilled, now we wait for the perfect time to be present with Him.

ALL:      Let us worship God!


*Prayer of Confession (Unison)

       Dear Lord, we listen to Your promises yet we still doubt.  We know of the miracles You perform for others yet cannot see them in our own lives.  We believe that Your timing is perfect yet our impatience interferes with the plans You have laid out for us.  Help us to be confident in Your word.  Open our eyes to Your glorious works surrounding us.  Give us the strength to wait, to watch and to be ready for the day You fill us with mercy, and fulfill us with grace…

(Silent time of prayer)


*Assurance of Pardon

Leader:    Jesus sees our emptiness and gives us His love, mercy and

forgiveness so that we may find eternal fulfillment.

ALL:         Thanks be to God!


*The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.



Children’s Message

After the Children’s Message, preschoolers – 1st graders may continue to Millard Hall for Children’s Church.  All other students are asked to remain in worship.


Anthem                                      “Come, Gracious Spirit”          Scottish Traditional, arr. D Wood

Chancel Choir

Message            “Fulfillment”             Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Luke 4:14-21

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth
16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”



*Affirmation of Faith:  The Scots Confession (Unison)

We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to Whom alone we must cleave, Whom alone we must serve, Whom only we must worship, and in Whom alone we put our trust.  Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  By Whom we confess and believe all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by inscrutable providence for such end as His eternal wisdom, goodness and justice have appointed, and to the manifestation of His own glory. 

                                                Composed by John Knox and others (1560)


Recognition of the Scottish Heritage in the Presbyterian Tradition


Choral Invitation #726   “The Summons” (Will You Come and Follow Me?) vss 1-4

Chancel Choir


Presentation of the Symbols of Dedication

The Chieftan of the Scottish Society of Nebraska will receive the Tartans and other symbols to be dedicated.  Please be prepared to state your family name upon presentation of your symbol.


Congregational Response #726    “The Summons” (Will You Come and Follow Me?) vs 5


Dedication of Our Lives




*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)


*Prayer of Dedication and Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

O God of saints and apostles, martyrs and reformers, Scots and English,

         and all people everywhere:  we affirm that you are our God, and we are

         Your people.  You made us, redeemed us, called us; we belong to You. 

         We worship You with songs of praise, with minds open to Your Word, and

         with hearts ready to answer Your call and obey Your will, even now as we

         pray the prayer Your Son taught us:

         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 debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not

         into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the

         power and the glory, forever. Amen.



*Hymn  #296                                                                  “Go in Grace and Make Disciples”


*Charge and Blessing




Postlude                                         “Allegro in A Major”                                           WF Bach


*Please stand, in body or in spirit


A heartfelt “Thank You” to our guests who participated in

today’s worship service.

Please join us following worship for a special reception honoring our

Scottish Heritage hosted by Presbyterian Women in Knox Dining Hall.