Sunday, February 6, 2022

James Tissot. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes. Brooklyn Museum

February 6, 2022
Fifth Sunday of

Organ Prelude


Welcome and Announcements John Strawbridge


Choral Introit “Praise the Lord, For He is Good” (Welsh Folk Song)

Praise the Lord, for He is good,
For His mercies ever sure
From eternity have stood,
To eternity endure.
Let His ransomed people raise
Songs of their Redeemer’s praise. Amen.


Call to Worship

L: It is by grace that we are who we are:
P: People who are called by Jesus, yet fearful to follow.
L: It is by God’s grace that we can become followers:
P: People who are fearful, yet gifted with courage beyond wonder.
L: It is with God’s grace that we become who we might be:
P: People who step out in faith, sharing the good news generously.


Opening Hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” UMH 64 Vs. 1, 3, & 4

1. Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty
Early in the morning my song shall rise to thee
Holy. holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity
3. Holy, holy, holy Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eyes of sinful man Thy glory may not see
Lord, only Thou art holy and there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love and purity
4. Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons, blessed Trinity


Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 6:1-8 NIV

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

The Word of God…..Thanks Be To God


Sharing Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer


Choral Response        “Cares Chorus”    TFWS 2215

I cast all my cares upon You

I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet

And any time I don’t know just what to do,

I will cast all my cares upon You.


Gospel Lesson   Luke 5:1-11  The Message

1-3 Once when he was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. He climbed into the boat that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd. 4 When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, “Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch.” 5-7 Simon said, “Master, we’ve been fishing hard all night and haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.” It was no sooner said than done—a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch. 8-10 Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. “Master, leave. I’m a sinner and can’t handle this holiness. Leave me to myself.” When they pulled in that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone with him. It was the same with James and John, Zebedee’s sons, coworkers with Simon. 10-11 Jesus said to Simon, “There is nothing to fear. From now on you’ll be fishing for men and women.” They pulled their boats up on the beach, left them, nets and all, and followed him.

The Word of God for the people of God….Thanks Be To God


Sermon    “Called”    Rev. Debbie Scott


Offering Prayer (All)

We offer ourselves to you, O God, in these tokens of our lives.  May they make a practical difference in this world, bringing light and life through Jesus Christ to the darkest and most shadowy places. Fill us with your Spirit, that our lives may also bear the light of him who gave himself for us, as we go about our daily living in your presence. Amen.


Closing Hymn   “Hear I Am Lord” UMH 593

1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin, My hand will save.

I, who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?


Here am I, Lord. Is it I, Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.

2. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them. They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone, Give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my words to them. Whom shall I send?


3. I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will send the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide, ‘Til their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?




L: Filled with God’s grace, we will go,

P: To share hope with those in despair, to befriend the lonely and afraid.

L: Filled with God’s grace, we will follow Jesus,

P: To offer justice to those forgotten by the world, to embrace those filled with grief and loss.

L: Filled with God’s grace, we are empowered by the Spirit,

P: To bring peace into all the brokenness around us, to walk in faith beside our sisters and brother.


Choral Benediction  “May the Grace of Christ, Our Savior” (Stainer)

May the grace of Christ, our Savior

And the Father’s boundless love

With the Holy Spirit’s favor,

Rest upon us from above. Amen.

Ringing the Bicentennial Bell


Organ Postlude


Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving


Offertory “Chief Of Sinners Though I Be” (Larson)

Chief of sinners though I be,

Christ is all-in-all to me;

All my wants to Him are known,

All my sorrows are His own.

Christ sustains me in my pain;

Grants me hope to live again.


O the heights of Jesus’ love!

Higher than the heavens above,

Deeper than the depths of sea,

Lasting through eternity.

Love that found me, wondrous thought,

Found me when I sought Him not.


Holy Savior, Shepherd, Lord,

Gently lead me by Your word.

When my wayward heart would stray,

Keep me in the narrow way;

Grace in time of need supply

While I live and when I die.


Choir Biographies

Kaijeh Johnson is a Baltimore-based Opera singer currently completing his vocal performance degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Stanley Cornett. Johnson is a Music Educator and Performer from New York City with a background in both gospel and classical music. Johnson has performed numerous roles in the Peabody Opera Theatre, and performed at churches and venues, such as the Kennedy Center, around Maryland.

Born and raised in Cecil County, Maryland, Scott Nunn had a relatively late start to his singing career, only beginning to sing his senior year of high school. He credits voice lessons with Madeleine Gray at Harford Community College with boosting his confidence as a singer and drastically improving his vocal technique. Scott holds a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Towson University. He is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Charm City Vocal Village, a new Baltimore-based community opera company set to hold its inaugural performances in the summer of 2022.

Soprano Jiayu Li, a native of Kunming, China, is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she was received  the Artistic Excellence Award and Russell C. and Selina H. Wonderlic Scholarship. Jiayu received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She has performed with music festivals and institutes in the United States, China, Austria, and recently made her company debut with Opera Steamboat Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito.

Mezzo-soprano Madeleine Gray was born in New York; but lived in the United Kingdom for many years. She attended Loyola Marymount (BA) and Surrey (MMus) universities before completing her musical education with an artist diploma (PPRNCM) at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since her return to the US,  she has performed as a principal artist with almost every professional opera-producing organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and many companies across the United States. She is currently Voice Department Chair at Peabody Preparatory, where she teaches Johns Hopkins University Voice Minors. In 2021 she was named the Suzanne Seff Kuff Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.


We are grateful that you have come to be with us this morning.  It is our hope that you experience the love of Christ this morning and his presence during our worship. Please find our contact information below if you would like to reach out to us:


Church Office Number: 410-889-1512
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Pastor: Rev. Deb Scott

Phone Number: 301-641-4601







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