Second Sunday after Epiphany
January 17, 2021

Sources of Information for Today's Online Service
This page has links to information used or encountered in preparing this online service.

Figs and Disciples
Figs in the Bible
The Common Fig
Seven Species
Philip the Apostle
The Apostle Philip, Biography
Who Was Philip the Apostle?
Nathaniel (follower of Jesus)
Who Was Bartholomew?
Bartholomew the Apostle
Who Was Philip the Evangelist?
Philip the Evangelist

Guidance from UMC Discipleship Ministries
This is the second Service of a 6 service Worship Series from the Discipleship Ministries. The graphics at the top of this page list the topics for the weeks of the Series.
(Click on an earlier week's graphic to view that week's Resource page.)

Worship Series: "Follow Me!"
There’s nothing ordinary about Ordinary Time anymore. But then it was never really “ordinary.” The season of Epiphany has always been about seeing the light that is Jesus the Christ breaking forth into the world in which we live. Seeing is only the first step, however. We don’t see the light of Christ the same way we see the beauty of the Grand Canyon, for example, or a particularly beautiful sunset. While there is beauty in the presence of Christ, it is a beauty that calls forth a response. There are many ways to respond to the presence of Christ. In this series, we focus on the invitation to follow. It is the mission of the church to make disciples, even as we are being made disciples. It is an ongoing process to follow Jesus; a transformation that continues through every stage of our lives.

This Week's Theme: "Anything Good"
Liturgical Resources
“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” That’s our guiding phrase from our gospel text for this week. “Anything good?” Surely you can hear how that sounds. Surely in our contentious environment, you hear the presupposition behind the sarcasm. You can hear the prejudice tucked away in such an innocuous joke. We are potentially dealing with some difficult topics this week. They are not difficult because they are complicated but because they are threatening. And personal. And most folk have some pretty entrenched positions on race and ethnicity.
Worship Planning Notes
Preaching Notes

Lectionary Scriptures:

1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6,13-18 ; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51
Suggested Hymns . DM Accompaniments

Sources of Music for the following hymns are:
- UMH CD.....UDM - DM Accompaniment..... MM/DD/YY - Recorded Service

Hymns Considered For this week:
2129 - .Verses - "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus" (UDM, 02/16/20)
2130 - .Verses - "The Summons" (UDM)
2137 - .Verses - "Would I Have Answered if You Called?" (UDM)