St. John’s & Emmanuel Lutheran Church

February 6, 2022 – 5th Sunday After Epiphany

The Service – Setting One

Dedication Rite 

We dedicate our new hymnals today to the glory of our Lord. A hymnal contains the forms which bring to us God’s precious means of grace: the Gospel in Word and Sacraments. A hymnal contains many of the songs and prayers we use together to ask God’s grace and respond to it. A hymnal helps shape the bond of faith not only within a congregation but also among congregations united in a synod. A hymnal expresses the bond we share with saints of past centuries and brings us new songs for our time and for the future. So today it is our special joy to dedicate our new worship book to the glory of our Lord.


Invocation                                                                                                                                                CW 154

Rite of Dedication   

M: We gather today to dedicate our new hymnals.

C: We give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

M: Gracious Father, we know you desire to be with us. You delight in hearing the prayers and praise of your people.

C: Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of being your people, for the blessing of worship, for the comfort and strength you give in this place, for the praise and joy you prompt in our hearts.

M: We thank you for your many gifts: for language, for music, and for the liturgy as a setting for your marvelous grace in Baptism, in Holy Communion, and in the proclamation of your Word.

C: Bless us as we use this book.

M: Lord, you gifted the many people who helped prepare this book. Their service to you and to us is a rich blessing. For those who have labored diligently in developing this worship book,

C: We thank you, O Lord.

M: For those who use their time and ability to assist our worship – for those who lead us in worship, for singers and all other musicians, for those who prepare your house each week, for talent with flowers, banners, and all other arts,

C: We thank you, O Lord.

M: Lord, we confess that we have not always put our hearts and minds into worship as you desire. Forgive our sins of approaching you too casually, carelessly, infrequently, or without concentration on your presence in worship.

C: Send your Holy Spirit so that the words and music of this hymnal become the sincere prayers and praise of our hearts.

M: Bless our use of old songs and forms, that we more deeply recognize our connection with your people of all times and the value of their contribution to our worship.

C: Bless our use of new liturgies and songs, that we see anew the wonder of your ways and the privilege we have to praise you.

M: Bless us as we receive your priceless gifts and express our faith to you and to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

C: Bless our sincere participation in worship.

M: May others who do not yet know you learn something of your love and power through all we do here.

C: Move us to commit ourselves – heart and mind – to this vital part of our lives called worship.

M: To your glory, O Lord, and for the edification of your holy people we dedicate these hymnals, in the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

483 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty                                                                                 Congregation

Text and music: Public domain

Confession                                                                                                                                               CW 154

Absolution                                                                                                                                                CW 154

Lord, Have Mercy                                                                                                                                  CW 156

Glory Be to God                                                                                                                                      CW 157

The Word                                                 CW 160

Salutation                                                                                                                                                 CW 160

Prayer of the Day                                                              CW 160

First Reading                                                                                                                                                                     Isaiah 6:1-8

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. 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. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “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.”Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for. ”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!”

Psalm 67E O God, Show Us Your Mercy                                                              

  1. O God, show us your mercy

and bless us with your grace;

and cause to shine upon us

the brightness of your face,

that so your way most holy

on earth may soon be known,

and unto ev’ry people

your saving grace be shown.

Let all the peoples praise you,

let all the nations sing;

in ev’ry land let praises

and songs of gladness ring.            

  1. For you will judge the peoples

in truth and righteousness,

your rule of perfect justice

all nations will confess.

Let all the peoples praise you,

let all the nations sing;

then earth in rich abundance

to us its fruit shall bring.

The Lord our God will bless us,

his richest blessing send,

and all creation praise him

to earth’s remotest end.            

Second Reading                                                                                                         1 Corinthians 14:12b-20

12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. 13 For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. 16 Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer,[a] say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying? 17 You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified. 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20 Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.

Gospel Acclamation                                                      CW 161

Gospel                                                                                        Luke 5:1-11

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

745 Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying                                                                                       Congregation

Text and music: Public domain

Sermon                                         Luke 5:1-11, “Let Down Your Nets for a Catch!”

  1. Begin with listening to Jesus’ advice
  2. Requires trusting Jesus’ power
  3. Involves leaving things behind for Jesus

Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                                                      CW 163

Prayer of the Church                                                                                                                            CW 164


549: 1,2 Across the Lands                                                                                                                       Choir

Text and music: Keith Getty, b. 1974; Stuart Townend, b. 1963; arr. Ruth N. Coleman, b. 1953

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                                           CW 171

Blessing                                                                                                                                                     CW 171

549: 3 Across the Lands                                                                                                             Congregation

Text and music: Keith Getty, b. 1974; Stuart Townend, b. 1963; arr. Ruth N. Coleman, b. 1953


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