Chapel Worship Guide 1.19.2014

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM, January 19, 2014

The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell


Prelude— Amazing Grace, LeAnn Malecha, First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville

Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park

Today’s teaching leader is Nicole Collins (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Parish of Joliet, Illinois)



Leader: Blessed be the holy Trinity, † one God,

who spoke light into creation,

who calls us to listen and follow,

who sends us to shine like stars.

 ALL: Amen.

 Leader: Let us come before God, confessing our sin.  Silence is kept for reflection.  Holy and merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against our sisters and brothers and against you. We cherish the values of this world. We cause others to stumble. The earth is wounded by our excess. Have mercy, O God. Forgive us, renew us, and raise us up on eagles’ wings, that we may do your will with courage and delight.

 ALL: Amen

 Leader: Hear the voice from heaven: “You are my own, my beloved.” God gives power to the weary and strengthens the powerless.  Be cleansed, be healed, for in the name of † Jesus Christ, I declare to you the forgiveness of your sins and the revealing of God’s reign.

 ALL: Amen  


Worship in Song:  

Hymn #304  There is a Name I love

Hymn#344 Be Thou my Vision. 

Scripture Lessons


A Reading from Isaiah (49:1-7)  49:1 Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. 2He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. 3And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” 4But I said, “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.” 5And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength— 6he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

7Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, “Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

A Reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (1:1-9)

1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus,5for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— 6just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— 7so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John (1:29-42)   “Glory to You, O Lord”

John 1: 29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.” 35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”

 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

— “Praise to You, O Christ”

Message by Nicole Collins

Worship Response: Hymn 484 It only Takes a Spark

Affirmation of Faith (inspired by C.S. Lewis) (Please be seated)

Leader: We celebrate!

All:   The triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The incarnate Son: Jesus Christ, fully God, fully man.

The goodness and beauty of the world, created and sustained by the Word of God’s power.

Salvation by grace received through faith in Jesus Christ, who alone, through His life, death and bodily resurrection, redeems us from sin and reconciles us unto God.

The essential unity of all believers, who together form one Church, diverse in form and expression, of which Christ is the Head.

The continuing ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who empowers the worship, service and witness of God’s people in all their activities.

The ultimate deliverance of the children of God and of all nature from the destructive consequences of the Fall. AMEN.


FOR EXTENSION OF GOD’S KINGDOM  (Inspired from Martin Luther’s prayer #49)

Leader: Saving God, thank you for setting us free from darkness, captivity, and oppression, and making us part of Christ’s body.

Help us to live harmoniously, serving and helping one another, and being your instruments to bring good news, healing, and liberty to others.

ALL: Amen


BENDICTION Scattering Proclamation

Leader:  God most high, God with us, God poured out on us,

In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit

ALL:   Amen.

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