Below you will find prayers, songs, readings, and a message to help you experience worship.  You can light a candle to remind yourself of the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Whether you are alone or with others, we hope that you can feel each other’s presence, and the presence of God, as we find creative ways to worship together, even though we are not in the same building.  One good thing about virtual worship is that if you really like a song, you can listen to it again!  Do what you need to do to worship God wherever you are.

Thanksgiving for Baptism

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Read these words to yourself our out loud.  Mark the sign of the cross on your hand or forehead or in the air space in front of you.  If you are with other people, you can mark the sign of the cross for each other.

We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters and by your Word you created the world, calling forth life in which you took delight. 

Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family. Through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom. At the river your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit.  By water and your Word you claim us as your children, making us heirs of your promise and servants of all. 

We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life, and above all we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. Shower us with your Spirit, and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace, and love. 

To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.  Amen.

Opening Song                                 
Thy Word

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Thy word, thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way, still you’re there right beside me, and nothing will I fear as long as you are near.  Please be near me to the end.  Thy word, thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

I will not forget your love for me, and yet my heart forever is wandering.  Jesus, be my guide and hold me to your side, and I will love you to the end.  Thy word, thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray.  Almighty God, by grace alone you call us and accept us in your service. Strengthen us by your Spirit, and make us worthy of your call, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

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1The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.
10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Children’s Moment

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Gospel and Message                 
Mark 1:14-20

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14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Hymn of the Day     
You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore

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You have come down to the lakeshore seeking neither the wise nor the wealthy, but only asking for me to follow.  Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name.  On the sand I have abandoned my small boat; now with you, I will seek other seas. 

You know full well what I have, Lord:  neither treasure nor weapons for conquest, just these my fish nets and will for working.  Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name.  On the sand I have abandoned my small boat; now with you, I will seek other seas. 

You need my hands, my exhaustion, working love for the rest of the weary–a love that’s willing to go on loving Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name.  On the sand I have abandoned my small boat; now with you, I will seek other seas. 

You who have fished other waters; you, the longing of souls that are yearning: O loving Friend, you have come to call me. Sweet Lord, you have looked into my eyes; kindly smiling, you’ve called out my name.  On the sand I have abandoned my small boat; now with you, I will seek other seas. 

Apostles’ Creed, prayers & lord’s prayer

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With the whole church, let us confess our faith.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Held together in one body by the Spirit of Christ, let us pray for the church and the world, and all who are in need.

We pray for the church, that God’s Spirit empower all the baptized with wisdom to follow Christ’s call.  Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for Sunday schools and all places of learning, for teachers and students of all ages, that God form the faithful even when classes cannot regularly meet in person. Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for those who are charged with maintaining peace, for state and local law enforcement, and for the military, that God guide the powerful to serve the common good. Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for relief from COVID-19, for the fearful, the sick, and the dying, for medical workers, for all who await the vaccine, for the unemployed and the quarantined, that God uphold the world’s people through this time of affliction. Lord, hear our prayer.

We join in thanksgiving for all your people from ancient times until today who have lived and died in faith, and we pray that at our end God unite us with them in everlasting peace. Lord, hear our prayer.

Merciful God, receive the prayers of your people, for the sake of the one who dwells among us, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.

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.  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.  Amen.

Franciscan Sending

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Read this out loud.  If you are with other people, take turns reading the parts out loud.

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. 

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. 

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. 

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. 

And the Blessing of God, who Creates, Redeems, and Sanctifies, be upon you and all you love and pray for this day, and forevermore.  Amen.

Sending Song                    
Go, Make Disciples

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“Go, make disciples, baptizing them, teaching them.  Go, make disciples, for I am with you till the end of time.  Go, be the salt of the earth.  Go, be the light for the world.  Go, be a city on a hill, so all can see that you’re serving me.  Go, make disciples.”


God the creator strengthen you; Jesus the beloved fill you; and the Holy Spirit the comforter keep you in peace.  Amen.


Go in peace. Be the light of Christ.  Thanks be to God.

Worship Assistants

Music:  Lori
Message: Pastor Kristin
Readers: Autumn, Wendy, Aimee, Renee
Children’s Moment: Dawn

From Sundays and Seasons.com. Copyright 2005 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.  Reprinted and streamed by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SAS002432.  New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  Hymns reprinted and streamed with permission. CCLI#1162147.  Portions of the All Saints Liturgy adapted from Rev. Leslie Mamas, United Church of Christ