PRELUDE:  Will You Come and Follow Me Kelvingrove/arr. by Charles Callahan; Will Vargas, clarinet



HYMN:  When the Lord Redeems the Very Least [I’ll Fly Away]


INTROIT:  Jesus Calls Us by Joy Patterson; Will Vargas, clarinet; Mark Waters, tenor solo

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea; day by day his voice is sounding, saying, “Christian, follow me.”  Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world’s golden store, from each idol that would keep us, saying, “Christian, love me more.”  In our joys and in our sorrows, Lord, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, “Christian, love me more than these.”  Jesus calls us!  By your mercies, Savior, may we hear your call, give our hearts to your obedience, serve and love you best of all. [Cecil Frances Alexander]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Matthew 4:18-22

HYMN:  Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore [Pescador de hombres]

SERMON:  “Evangelism…And Other Ugly Words”

ANTHEM:  He Comes to Us by Jane M. Marshall

He comes to us as One unknown, without a name, as of old, by the lakeside He came, He came to those men who knew Him not.  He speaks to us, He speaks the same word: “Follow!” Follow thou me!” and sets us to the tasks which He has to fulfill for our time.  He commands.  And to those who obey Him, whether they be wise or simple, He will reveal Himself in the toils, the conflicts, the sufferings which they shall pass through in His fellowship, and, as an ineffable mystery, they shall learn in their own experience who He is. [Albert Schweitzer, from The Quest of the Historical Jesus]  


HYMN:  I Love to Tell the Story [Hankey]


BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  We Have Come to Worship the Lord by Charles Yannerella

Where we go, His love lights the way, praise and glorify His name, love lights the way forever.  [Mary Kay Beall]

POSTLUDE:  Sonata da Chiesa No. 2 by Vaclav Nelhybel; Will Vargas, oboe

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