Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany                          February 6, 2022

Today’s Theme for Worship: Uncovered Messengers: The least qualified are the first sent. Jesus sends others to speak on his behalf. In many cases, it was individuals who seemed to lack the qualifications to speak on Christ’s behalf, yet, Christ equipped and prepared them.

Opening Hymn: 483 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

1     Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
    Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
    God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!


2     Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
    casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
    which wert and art and evermore shalt be.


3     Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
    though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
    perfect in pow’r, 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, blessèd Trinity!

Order of Service: Service Setting One


P: In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.


P: If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

C: If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just
    and will forgive us our sins
    and purify us from all unrighteousness.

P: Let us confess our sins to the Lord.

C: Holy God, gracious Father,
    I am sinful by nature
        and have sinned against you in my thoughts, words, and actions.
    I have not loved you with my whole heart;
    I have not loved others as I should.
        I deserve your punishment both now and forever.
    But Jesus, my Savior, paid for my sins
        with his innocent suffering and death.
    Trusting in him, I pray: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.


Our gracious Father in heaven has been merciful to us. He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Lord, Have Mercy

P: In peace let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.


P: For the peace from above and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.


P: For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.


P: For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

C: Lord, have mercy.


P: Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.

C: Amen.

Glory Be to God                                                                                                                

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

We praise you, we bless you, we worship you,

we glorify you, we give thanks to you, for your great glory,

O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

You take away the sin of the world; receive our prayer.

You sit at the right hand of God the Father; have mercy on us.

For you only are holy; you only are the Lord.

You only, O Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

are most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

Prayer of the Day

P: Let us pray.

Gracious Lord, you call and appoint us to proclaim the good news of your Son despite our sins and weaknesses. Purify us by your grace, remove our uncertainties, and work through us to fill the nets of your kingdom with those lost in the darkness of death; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.


Special Music: I Hear the Savior Calling

First Reading: Isaiah 6:1–8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two they covered their faces. With two they covered their feet. With two they flew. 3One called to another and said,

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Armies!

The whole earth is full of his glory!

4The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of the one who called, and the temple was filled with smoke.

5Then I said, “I am doomed! I am ruined, because I am a man with unclean lips, and I dwell among a people with unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Armies!”

6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, carrying a glowing coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7He touched my mouth with the coal and said, “Look, this has touched your lips, so your guilt is taken away, and your sin is forgiven.”

8Then I heard the Lord’s voice, saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am. Send me!”         


P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God

Psalm of the Day: 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.


2     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: Romans 10:12–17  

12So there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord is Lord of all, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13Yes, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14So then, how can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one about whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15And how can they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news of peace, who preach the gospel of good things!”

16But not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who believed our message?” 17So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through the word of Christ.

P: The Word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                         

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Jesus is the light of the world;

in him we have the light of life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: Luke 5:1–11

One time, while the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. 2He saw two boats there along the lakeshore. The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. 3Jesus got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from the shore. He sat down and began teaching the crowds from the boat. 4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water, and let down your nets for a catch.”

5Simon answered him, “Master, we worked hard all through the night and caught nothing. But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets were about to tear apart. 7They signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, because I am a sinful man, Lord.” 9For Peter and all those with him were amazed at the number of fish they had caught, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.

Jesus said to Simon, “Have no fear. From now on you will be catching people.”
11After they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.


P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to you, O Christ!

Hymn of the Day: 745 Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying


1     Hark, the voice of Jesus crying,
    Who will go and work today?
Fields are ripe and harvests waiting;
    who will bear the sheaves away?”
Loud and long the Master calleth;
    rich reward he offers thee.
Who will answer, gladly saying,
    “Here am I, send me, send me”?


2     If you cannot speak like angels,
    if you cannot preach like Paul,
you can tell the love of Jesus,
    you can say he died for all.
If you cannot rouse the wicked
    with the judgment’s dread alarms,
you can lead the little children
    to the Savior’s waiting arms.


3     If you cannot be a watchman,
    standing high on Zion’s wall,
pointing out the path to heaven,
    off’ring life and peace to all,
with your prayers and with your off’rings
    you can do what God demands;
you can be like faithful Aaron,
    holding up the prophet’s hands.


4     Let none hear you idly saying,
    There is nothing I can do,”
while the multitudes are dying,
    and the Master calls for you.
Take the task he gives you gladly,
    let his work your pleasure be;
answer quickly when he calleth,
    “Here am I, send me, send me!”


Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

        maker of heaven and earth,

        of all that is,

        seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

        eternally begotten of the Father,

        God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

        begotten, not made,

        of one being with the Father.

    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,

        was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,

        and became truly human.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.

    He suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.

    He ascended into heaven

        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

        and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit,

        the Lord, the giver of life,

        who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

        who in unity with the Father and the Son
            is worshiped and glorified,

        who has spoken through the prophets.

    We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead

        and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Church


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Offering Prayer

The Sacrament

P:The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.


P: Lift up your hearts.

C: We lift them up to the Lord.


P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.


It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lived among us as a human being and revealed his glory as your only Son, full of grace and truth. Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song:

Holy, Holy, Holy                                                                                                                

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of heavenly hosts: heav’n and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he, blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

We give thanks to you, O God, through your dear Son, Jesus Christ, whom you sent to be our Savior, our Redeemer, and the messenger of your grace. Through him you made all things; in him you are well pleased. He is the incarnate Word, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. To fulfill your promises, he stretched out his hands on the cross and released from eternal death all who believe in you.


As we remember Jesus’ death and resurrection, we thank you that you have gathered us together to receive your Son’s body and blood. Send us your Spirit, unite us as one, and strengthen our faith so that we may praise you in your Son, Jesus Christ. Through him, we glorify and honor you, O God our Father, with the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

 hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come,

 your will be done

  on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

 as we forgive those

 who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

 and the glory are yours

 now and forever. Amen.

Words of Institution

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my T body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”


Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is my T blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


P: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: Amen.

O Christ, Lamb of God                                                                                                     

O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.

Distribution Hymn: 907 How Shall They Hear, Who Have Not Heard

1     “How shall they hear,” who have not heard
    news of a Lord who loved and came,
nor known his reconciling word,
    nor learned to trust a Savior’s name?


2     “To all the world,” to ev’ry place,
    neighbors and friends and far-off lands,
preach the good news of saving grace;
    go while the great commission stands.


3     “Whom shall I send?” Who hears the call,
    constant in prayer, through toil and pain,
telling of One who died for all,
    to bring a lost world home again?


4     “Lord, here am I:” your fire impart
    to this poor, cold, self-centered soul;
touch but my lips, my hands, my heart,
    and make a world for Christ my goal.


5     Spirit of love, within us move:
    Spirit of truth, in pow’r come down!
So shall they hear and find and prove
    Christ is their life, their joy, their crown.


P: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

C: his mercy endures forever.


P: Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup,

C: we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


We give thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us with this saving gift. We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you and increase our love for one another. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.


The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and T give you peace.

C: Amen.

Hymn: 932 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

1         Sent forth by God’s blessing,
    our true faith confessing,
the people of God from his dwelling take leave.
    The supper is ended;
    O be now extended
the fruits of this service in all who believe.
    The seed of his teaching,
    receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
    His grace did invite us;
    his love shall unite us
to work for God’s kingdom and answer his call.



2         With praise and thanksgiving
    to God ever-living,
the tasks of our ev’ryday life we will face.
    Our faith ever sharing,
    in love ever caring,
embracing his children of each tribe and race.
    One bread that has fed us,
    one light that has led us
unite us as one in his life that we share.
    Then may all the living
    with praise and thanksgiving
give honor to Christ and his name that we bear.


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