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Worship 07 Feb 2021 On Eagle's Wings

Today we consider the eagle, and how it helps us understand Jesus. Help us to fly high to the place of safety, open our vision to our Lord.

Prayer of the Day

Stand watch over your family, O Lord, that we who depend entirely on your heavenly grace may always be protected in the mighty fortress of your love; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Eagle's Wings

Verse

Here I am waiting, Abide in me I pray

Here I am longing for You, Hide me in Your love

Bring me to my knees, May I know Jesus more and more

Chorus

Come live in me, All my life take over

Come breathe in me, And I will rise

On eagle's wings


CCLI Song # 2478168 Reuben Morgan © 1998 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 11430998


First Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31 Who Can Be Compared to the Holy One?

Nothing escapes God’s notice. He who sits on high watches over the whole creation, the prophet wrote. Though the young grow tired and weary, the Lord never wearies. He is always present, giving strength to those who need it and restoring power to the powerless. The prophet cried out, “Have you not heard? Do you not know?”


Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness. Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble. To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.



Psalm 147:1-11 Great is Our Lord


The Lord is worthy to be praised, sang the psalmist, for he builds up the weak, restores the exiles, and binds the brokenhearted. He has named all the stars and knows each one intimately. Our God is peaceful and he provides for all our needs.


Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God!

how pleasant it is to honor him with praise!

The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

He counts the number of the stars and calls them all by their names.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; there is no limit to his wisdom.

The Lord lifts up the lowly, but casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God upon the harp.

He covers the heavens with clouds and prepares rain for the earth;

He makes grass to grow up on the mountains and green plants to serve mankind.

He provides food for flocks and herds and for the young ravens when they cry.

He is not impressed by the might of a horse; he has no pleasure in the strength of a man;

But the Lord has pleasure in those who fear him, in those who await his gracious favor.


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27 I Must Preach the Gospel


Paul discussed his duty to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He said he must do it, even though he may be free not to. It was his compulsion to proclaim Christ so that all people might know this saving grace, and yet it was not his will, but Christ’s. Paul urged believers to run the race in such a way as to win, with discipline and purpose, striving for the heavenly prize.


For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.


Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Jesus, the Healer


Soon after Jesus called his disciples to come and follow him, he healed Peter’s mother-in-law of a severe fever. After sunset many came to find him, bringing loved ones who were ill or demon possessed to be healed by Jesus. Jesus forbade any of the demons to speak to his true identity


Immediately {Jesus} left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.


Next Week’s Readings:

Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 3:12-13, 4:1-6; Mark 9:2-9


The Sermon - Pastor Jill


On Eagle's Wings


1 You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in this shadow for life,

say to the Lord: "My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!"


Refrain

And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,

make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.


2 The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear;

under God's wings your refuge, with faithfulness your shield. Refrain


3 You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day;

though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come. Refrain


4 For to the angels God's given a command to guard you in all of your ways;

upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.


Final refrain

And he will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,

make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand;

and hold you, hold you in the palm of his hand.


Text: Michael Joncas, b. 1957 text © 1979 OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved. Used by permission. CCLI# 11430998 Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator.



Offering:

During this time, it can be a strain on households, but please continue your giving as you are able. For now, send your offerings to:

Raymond Sundrud, Treasurer at:

35563 300th Street SE,

Fosston, MN 56542.

Thank you for supporting the work of our church.


Prayers of the Church

For Tender Care

God of Mercy, you know our deepest thoughts and fears that sometimes get in the way of spending time with you; help us to remember that you alone can sustain us through whatever we are facing. Help us remember that it is through our times of trial where we can learn to trust you and be a witness to your healing power. We pray that the church would be a beacon of hope to the world with all its concerns. Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For Prayerfulness

Gracious Father, we don’t always seek you first in times of gratitude, trouble, or counsel. We ask today that we would be ever mindful that you are always here for us. We also pray for those who don’t know you; may we be a light of hope to them through our prayers, words, and deeds. We ask that you would pour out your Holy Spirit upon us that we may know what we are to pray at all times and in all situations. Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For those in Specialized Ministries

God of all good gifts, you have called the baptized to serve in your name in the world. Bless all who carry the good news to others, especially those who minister in prison, the military, nursing homes, camps, hospitals, and police departments. May their presence bring strength and comfort to all who serve the public. Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

For Healing Endurance

Father God, we pray for those who are sick, hospitalized, preparing for surgery, or suffering in any way [especially …] that they would be consoled and strengthened to endure through their faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We also pray for their loved ones that they find comfort through you. Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.



Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.



My Prayer For You


Verse 1

For anyone who's prayed a thousand prayers, And still can't find the answer anywhere

Fighting off the lie that no one cares


Verse 2

For anyone who's out there losing hope, Feeling you're forsaken and alone

Clinging to the last strands of your rope


Chorus

May God give you eyes to see He's still greater, Courage to rise and believe He's able

May God be your peace, In the fire you're walking through

This is my prayer now, This is my prayer (for you)


Verse 3

For all of those with tired and weary souls, But still have faith to ask for miracles

Choosing to believe He's in control


Bridge

May your eyes be ever on the Lord your helper,

May you find your refuge in the Lord your shelter

May you find Him closer than a brother all your days

All of your days


CCLI Song # 7087300 Jessica Campbell Waterman | Michael Farren © Farren Love And War Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)) Integrity's Alleluia! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))

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Dismissal

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

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