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Rev. Victoria Miller


Laurie Bessette


Jim O'Neil Stuart Combs


Lessons: Carol Hall Psalm: Alida Densem Intercessor: Jesse Bessette


Rich Adessa Gary Bessette

Altar Guild

Carol Hall Denise Hart


February 10, 2019 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Collect of the Day

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
 Isaiah 6:1-13

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:


“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”


The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”


Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” 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!” And he said, “Go and say to this people:


`Keep listening, but do not comprehend; keep looking, but do not understand.’ Make the mind of this people dull, and stop their ears, and shut their eyes, so that they may not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and comprehend with their minds, and turn and be healed.”Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is utterly desolate; until the LORD sends everyone far away,and vast is the emptiness in the midst of the land. Even if a tenth part remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak whose stump remains standing when it is felled.” The holy seed is its stump.

Psalm 138
´╗┐Confitebor tibi

1 I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with my whole heart; *

before the gods I will sing your praise.

2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your Name, *

because of your love and faithfulness;

3 For you have glorified your Name *

and your word above all things.

4 When I called, you answered me; *

you increased my strength within me.

5 All the kings of the earth will praise you, O LORD, *

when they have heard the words of your mouth.

6 They will sing of the ways of the LORD, *

that great is the glory of the LORD.

7 Though the LORD be high, he cares for the lowly; *

he perceives the haughty from afar.

8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *

you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;

your right hand shall save me.

9 The LORD will make good his purpose for me; *

O LORD, your love endures for ever;

do not abandon the works of your hands.


The Second Lesson
Corinthians 15:1-11

I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed toyou, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which alsoyou are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed toyou–unless you have come to believe in vain.

For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: thatChrist died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he wasburied, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with thescriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then heappeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most ofwhom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, thento all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because Ipersecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and hisgrace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder thanany of them–though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whetherthen it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.

The Gospel
Luke 5:1-11

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled theirpartners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who werepartners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

The Prayers

Let us pray for the Church and for the world.


Grant, Almighty God, that all who confess your Name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world.


Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Guide the people of this land and of all the nations in the ways of justice and peace, that we may honor one another and serve the common good.


Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory.


Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them and love one another as he loves us.


Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation.


Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


We commend to your mercy all who have died, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom.


Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Your Prayers Are Asked For:

Mary, Polly, Carol, Lillian, Gladys, Alison, Linda, Donna, Maria, Maddie, Kris, Liz, Angie, Laverne, Bill, Alyz, Nancy, Mary, Bill, Bill, Carol, Susan, Fern, Ellena, Mary, Kari, Bobbi, Denise, Kelly, Chris, Maddie, Diane, Edda, Stan, Deacon Donna, Glenn, Joe, Bruce, Denise, Bruce, Keith, Beverly, Annie, Suzanne, Catherine, Joanne, Ruth, Aaron, Howard, Alyssa, Jeanette, Bill

...and For Those Serving Our Country

Ben, D. J., Zane, Robert, Mark, J.C.,Ty, Eddie, Joe, Jared, Rob, Brad, Brian, Jeffrey, Christopher, Timothy, Dan, Christopher, and Matthew.

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