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Children's Activity

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Follow -- John 1:29-42 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Changes -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Come and see -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
In some circles, the word "evangelism" is intimidating.
The Lamb of God -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Teachers and Parents: Jesus is our paschal lamb in the same
The lamb of God -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Teachers or Parents: The atonement of Christ -- the Agnus Dei
Doves And Lambs -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Teachers: This week's lesson uses two gentle animals in
Peter means "the rock" -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Materials:
Fist-sized rocks (one per child)

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 1:29-42 -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 1:29-42 -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Refocus -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
The only way to defeat pride is to make it irrelevant.
Called to be faithful witnesses -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
Isaiah 49:1-7
The Servant's Mission (NRSV)
Becoming what we were meant to be -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
Mine is a family of book lovers.
Keeping up appearances -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42, Psalm 40:1-11 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
One of my favorite British situation comedies is Keeping Up Appearances. It
Religious jabberwocky -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2002
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
Of servants and lambs -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1999
While some pericopes assigned for the season of Epiphany throughout the three-year cycle show the So
A light to the nations -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1996
The second "Servant Song" continues the theme of the universal intent of the God of Israel and thus
Called before born -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42, Psalm 40:1-11 -- William H. Shepherd -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
"Who's your family?" Southerners know this greeting well, but it is not unheard of above, beside, an

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 1:29-42 -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 1:29-42 -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Tim's Time -- John 1:29-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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What's My Name? -- John 1:29-42 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
How many of you know my name?  But do you know all my names?  I'm also known as Aunt ________.  or U
What's in a Name? -- John 1:29-42 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
Enriched -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
… For in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind. (v.
Follow -- John 1:29-42 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. (v. 37)

Our invitation -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus
Changes -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son
We are called to follow -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Today we are going to talk about the disciples. A disciple is a follower.
Come and see -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
I just love parties, don't you? What are some parties people have?
We're rich! -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning! How many of you are really rich? How many of
The Lamb of God -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the stuffed animal
Enriched -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning! Today I brought with me a loaf of bread I bought
The lamb of God -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
When John the Baptist saw Jesus one day, he said so that
One a day -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do any of you take children's
Lamb of God -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a picture to show you.
Growing strong in body and spirit -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. The Bible tells us that Jesus gives us strength.
Peter means "the rock" -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
The prophet Isaiah begins this week’s Old Testament lection with a clarion call to the Israelites: “
The Cost Of Cold Hearts -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2014

The brutally cold temperatures that held much of America in its icy grip last week put a major fr

Suffering And Serving, One And All -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2011
We have all been stunned and horrified by the shooting rampage this past weekend in Arizona, which l
What Are You Looking For? -- John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2008
The political process is heating up as America works to choose its next president.
What Kind Of Light? -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A


What Kind Of Light?
Isaiah 49:1-7
By George Murphy

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Turtle And The Lamb -- John 1:29-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Jackie thought Miss Potter looked something like a turtle.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Epiphany 2 / OT 2 -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
... The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother's womb he named me.
Epiphany 2 / OT 2 -- Psalm 40:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my
Epiphany 2 / OT 2 -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus
Epiphany 2 / OT 2 -- John 1:29-42 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, "He on whom

Drama

SermonStudio

An Epiphany For Simon Bar-Jona -- John 1:29-41, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-10 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Job Placement -- John 1:29-41 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
Theme

Working for Jesus, as the disciples learned, takes humility.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 (2017) -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
Isaiah 49:1-7
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 (2014) -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
Isaiah 49:1-7
Does God go back... -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Bob Ove -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
Does God go back before we are born to make us his servant?
With the dawn... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
With the dawn of the Second Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s public education was made availa
There is a marked... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
There is a marked decline in human faithfulness in contemporary America.
Ever wonder what God... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
Ever wonder what God looks like?
A lamb was slaughtered... -- John 1:29-42 -- Bob Ove -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2013
A lamb was slaughtered in remembrance of the escape from Egypt.
NULL -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
Isaiah 49:1-7
NULL -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
So many of us fail to live up to our potential.
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
The Chartered Market Technician (CMT) newsletter did a survey and found the number one fear of Ameri
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
Thank-you notes take a lot of work.
NULL -- John 1:29-42 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
Former Nazi concentration camps, such as the ones in Auschwitz and Birkenau, are now open to the pub
Distance runners talk about a... -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Distance runners talk about a "second wind." The experience is of being out of breath and
Who is the servant that... -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Who is the "servant" that Isaiah mentioned throughout the book? Was it the nation of
God has become my strength... -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
"God has become my strength." As I write this, the news is being dominated by the
The apostle wishes that his... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
The apostle wishes that his friends in Corinth would not be "lacking in any spiritual gift."
It is increasingly common in... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
It is increasingly common in small churches for a seminary-trained pastor not to be called
Last month, Libby received a... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Last month, Libby received a Christmas card from an older woman living in remote
Everyone knows the need to... -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Everyone knows the need to be prepared for emergencies. When such emergencies are
Who is Jesus? We learn... -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Who is Jesus? We learn a lot of Jesus' identity from what goes on here: He is "The Lamb
John the Baptist excelled in... -- John 1:29-42 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
John the Baptist excelled in two qualities that I lack, but want. First, John unflinchingly

The Immediate Word

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
The prophet Isaiah begins this week’s Old Testament lection with a clarion call to the Israelites: “
The Cost Of Cold Hearts -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2014

The brutally cold temperatures that held much of America in its icy grip last week put a major fr

Suffering And Serving, One And All -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2011
We have all been stunned and horrified by the shooting rampage this past weekend in Arizona, which l
What Are You Looking For? -- John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2008
The political process is heating up as America works to choose its next president.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Multi-Faceted God... -- John 1:29-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
The prophet Isaiah begins this week’s Old Testament lection with a clarion call to the Israelites: “
The Cost Of Cold Hearts -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2014

The brutally cold temperatures that held much of America in its icy grip last week put a major fr

Suffering And Serving, One And All -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2011
We have all been stunned and horrified by the shooting rampage this past weekend in Arizona, which l
What Are You Looking For? -- John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2008
The political process is heating up as America works to choose its next president.
What Kind Of Light? -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A


What Kind Of Light?
Isaiah 49:1-7
By George Murphy

SermonStudio

Second Sunday After The Epiphany / Second Sunday In Ordinary Time -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
What Shall Become Of The Dreamer's Dream? -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2009
And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified." But I said, "I have
Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2 -- Psalm 40:1-11 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2006
Psalm 40 is possibly a combination of two psalms.
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 49:1--7 (C, E); Isaiah 49:3, 5--6 (RC)
Second Sunday after Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
This is the second of the Servant Songs found in the prophecies of Second Isaiah, from the sixth cen
Epiphany 2 -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 49:1-7 (C, E); Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 (RC)
The Holy Spirit -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Second Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Isaiah 49:1-7 (C, E); Isaiah 49:1-6 (L); Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 (RC)
Second Sunday after the Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-41 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
The prophet Isaiah begins this week’s Old Testament lection with a clarion call to the Israelites: “
The Cost Of Cold Hearts -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2014

The brutally cold temperatures that held much of America in its icy grip last week put a major fr

Suffering And Serving, One And All -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2011
We have all been stunned and horrified by the shooting rampage this past weekend in Arizona, which l
What Are You Looking For? -- John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2008
The political process is heating up as America works to choose its next president.
What Kind Of Light? -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A


What Kind Of Light?
Isaiah 49:1-7
By George Murphy

SermonStudio

The Church Is the Place -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
The internet has changed the way people relate to each other.
Who's Who? -- John 1:29-42 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
The first chapter of John bears some similarity to the pilot episode of a television series.
Backseat Drivers: Named, Claimed, Commissioned -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Tony S. Everett -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
When his oldest daughter, Nancy, was approaching her sixteenth birthday, Harold decided to teach her
Caught In The Middle -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- John N. Brittain -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
It has become very popular to talk about how stressed out we are because we (both individually and c
Thank God For The Church -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
Try to visualize yourself on the way to church. Not too difficult? Let's make it a little harder.
Call Waiting -- John 1:29-42 -- Susan R. Andrews -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
Chaim Potok was an intensely religious man; a Jew who explored the dimensions of faith in our lives.
Theology Two Sizes Too Small -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- John T. Ball -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
One of the legacies of children's writer Dr.
Christopher Columbus Speaks! -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Five hundred years ago a man dreamed of reaching the east by sailing west.
I Could Never Be A Saint, God -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
E-mail
From: KDM
To: God
Subject: Enriched
Positive Identification -- John 1:29-42 -- Linda Schiphorst Mccoy -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
A while ago, I received an invitation to my high school reunion.
The Church Of The Servant -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
Have you ever sighed at the end of a work day and wondered, "Did I accomplish anything today?" Mayb
You May Have To Die First -- John 1:29-42 -- William B. Kincaid, III -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead.
Moving At The Speed Of Light: In Corinth Or Cana? -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
It is hard to know what more can be said about marriage. Weddings are stressors.
Too Light A Thing -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Paul E. Robinson -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1995
A man by the name of Kevin Trudeau has marketed a memory course called "Mega-Memory." In the beginni
Spirit-Anointed Son Of God The Father -- John 1:29-42 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1995
"Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit."
A Second-place Finish -- John 1:29-34 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
When his parents died he was still too young to be on his own.
Improving Your Serve -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
Charles Swindoll in his popular book, Improving Your Serve, tells of how he was at first haunted and
A Renewed Call -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Thomas E. Ridenhour, Sr. -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1986
Have you ever been blue, worried, discouraged, disappointed about a task or job that you agreed to d

The Village Shepherd

Weakness Or Strength? -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
The latest film version of "Tom Brown's Schooldays" was shown on television recently.
The Lamb Of God -- John 1:29-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
The Churches' Advertising Network nearly always comes under fire.

Stories

StoryShare

Show Me Jesus -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Show Me Jesus" by Peter Andrew Smith

Show Me Jesus
Called To Serve -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Keith Wagner -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2014
Contents
"Called to Serve" by Keith Wagner
"Using Our Gifts" by Keith Wagner
The End And The Beginning -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Keith Hewitt, Larry Winebrenner -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2010
Contents
"The End and the Beginning" by Keith Hewitt
Reading Past The Semicolon -- John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11 -- C. David Mckirachan, John T. Ball -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Reading Past the Semicolon" by John Ball
A Mother Forced To Choose -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42, Psalm 40:1-11 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

The Quintessential Evangelist -- John 1:29-42 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
With the decline of the mainline church, numerically, financially, and influentially, evangelism has
An Unexpected Song -- Isaiah 49:1b, Psalm 40:1-11 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
Derrick Sanderson
Old Times -- John 1:29-42 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said
The Love Of Being A Christian -- John 1:29-42 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Bob Bohn was serving in Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1971.
Day On -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
Early in January the students in Ms.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place -- Psalm 40:1-10 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
There is a high hill which overlooks the little city of Rich-land Center, in south west Wisconsin wh

Worship

The Immediate Word

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2017
The prophet Isaiah begins this week’s Old Testament lection with a clarion call to the Israelites: “
The Cost Of Cold Hearts -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2014

The brutally cold temperatures that held much of America in its icy grip last week put a major fr

Suffering And Serving, One And All -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2011
We have all been stunned and horrified by the shooting rampage this past weekend in Arizona, which l
What Are You Looking For? -- John 1:29-42, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2008
The political process is heating up as America works to choose its next president.
What Kind Of Light? -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A


What Kind Of Light?
Isaiah 49:1-7
By George Murphy

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Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2 -- John 1:29-42, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-11 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Gathering Chant
Epiphany 2 -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Gathered in winter's grayness,
we wait,
Before I Was Born -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
Second Sunday After Epiphany

First Lesson: Isaiah 49:1-7
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Jesus, Priceless Treasure (LBW457, 458, PH365, NCH480, UM532, CBH595)
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Theme: A Light To The Nations

Call To Worship
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Theme: God Is Faithful

Call To Worship
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- John 1:29-42 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Theme: The Lamb Of God

Call To Worship
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- Psalm 40:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
The Lamb of God and the Calling of Several Disciples -- John 1:29-42 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
Adoration And Praise

Invitation to the Celebration
Second Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Isaiah 49:1-7
Theme: From Your Beginning

Call To Worship
Let Your Steadfast Love And Your Faithfulness Keep Me Safe Forever -- Psalm 40:1-11 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use before the pastoral prayer.
4 readers - women

Key:
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Called from the womb for the world -- Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-34 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: In this second Servant Song of Isaiah II, the Servant makes a public announcement o
God's love is like that of a husband for his bride -- Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1986
Call To Worship
Pastor:
EPIPHANY 2 -- Psalm 40:1-1, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-34 -- Norman A. Beck -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1986
There is an interesting tension in these four texts between whether the salvation that God provides

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Mom
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Good morning boys and girls,

I have a question for you today. The question is this: Were you scared at anything this past Halloween? Did anything frighten you like at a Halloween party or when you were out trick or treating? (children respond) Maybe with your weird masks and silly costumes you frightened someone else yourself. That's so much fun!

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I had the privilege to be with my father when he died. I'd never seen anyone die before, and although I'm sure it must be a different experience for different people, I was amazed at what a struggle it seemed to be for him.

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Theme For The Day: Knowing the signs of the Lord's return.


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