The Word and Music  Series A

SECOND SUNDAY after the EPIPHANY January 19th

Collect Prayer of the Day...Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth - hear our prayers, guide our footsteps, lead us home when the time comes - until then help us to love one another.  This we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You, Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  AMEN

Isaiah 49:1-5 I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.  How happy is the man who has put his trust in the Lord and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies!  Lord my God, You have done many things - Your wonderful works and Your plans for us; none can compare with You. If I were to report and speak of them, they are more than can be told.

1 Corinthians 1:1-9  Paul, called as an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will, and Sosthenes our brother: To God's church at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus and called as saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord - both their Lord and ours. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I always thank  my God for you because of God's grace given to you in Christ Jesus, that by Him you were enriched  in everything - in all speech and all knowledge.  In this way, the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you, so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end,  so that you will be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful; you were called by Him into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  

"Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters. ”     Chris Jami

The Holy Gospel from St. John 1:29-42  The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the One I told you about: 'After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.' I didn't know Him, but I came baptizing with water so He might be revealed to Israel." And John testified, "I watched the Spirit  descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him.  I didn't know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on - He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'  I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God!" Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look! The Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, "What are you looking for?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which means "Teacher"), "where are You staying?" "Come and you'll see," He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about 10 in the morning.  Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him. 41He first found his own brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which means "Anointed  One"), 42and he brought Simon to Jesus.  When Jesus saw him, He said, "You are Simon, son of John.  You will be called Cephas" (which means "Rock")."

Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #905, "Come Thou, Almighty King,"  #712, "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God"  #547 "The Lamb"
 Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me"  Praise Set: "Praise Adonai," "How Great is Our God,"  Special: "," Message: "Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery,"   Offering: ""  and Sending: "Yes and Amen"


For over 50 years, Our Savior has been blessed to work in the Aiea community - sharing and experiencing the love of Jesus.  Our community is very fluid - which comes with quite a few challenges - but it also means we get to meet some of the most amazing people from all over the world and together learn how God uses His people to make a difference.