Jesus Calls

Dr. Jonathan Sloan gives a sermon about the only love that never fails and lasts forever. Based on Luke 5:1-11

The Service for the Lord’s Day

 “Jesus Calls”

February 10, 2019 10:30 a.m.



Prelude                                                  “Reredos”                                                       F Binckes

“The Love of God”                                                 M Hayes


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*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!)


*Praise Hymn                                                                                             “Ancient Words”


*Call to Worship                                                                                                     AJ Baratta

Leader:     We gather this morning to praise the Lord who gave us His all.

People:    Lord, show us:  what can we give of ourselves?

Leader:     Many have given much; few have given a little; some have given none.

People:    Lord, help us to give all we can, all we have and all You desire!

Leader:     Jesus calls us every day.  He calls us to be kind; He calls us to be faithful;

He calls us to be His.  Listen for His call!

ALL:        Let us worship God!


*Praise Hymn                                                                         “Open the Eyes of My Heart”


*Prayer of Confession (Unison)

Dear Lord, sometimes we hear Your call when we are busy, so we do not listen.  Sometimes we hear Your call when we are content, so we do not act.  Sometimes we hear Your call when we are boastful and full of pride, and we ignore it.  Help us to always open our ears and hearts to Your call.  Show us when and how to answer and be with us as we make the decision to leave our nets to follow You…(Silent time of prayer)


*Assurance of Pardon

Leader:     Jesus asks us to leave behind that which causes us to fall behind.  He made

clear the path and removed the weight of sin to make the way easier.  He

eagerly carries our burdens so that we may follow Him.

      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.


Anthem                                          “A Mighty Fortress”                                          C Nockels



Children’s Message                                                                                               AJ Baratta

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


Message         “Jesus Calls”               Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Luke 5:1-11

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
1 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.



Hymn #181                                                                   “Silence!  Frenzied, Unclean Spirit”


Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

       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.


Offertory Anthem                                 “In All Times”                                       Grassi & Grassi

Adonai Singers


*Doxology (The Hymnal, p. 606)


*Prayer of Dedication



*Hymn #170                                                                      “You Walk Along Our Shoreline”




Postlude                                     “Celebration for Trumpet”                                     R Hughes



*Please stand, in body or in spirit