Worship for January 22, 2023

The video will stream live beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, January 22, 2023. You may need to click Play to launch the stream. You can also watch the recorded video at this same place at any time afterward.

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live stream of its worship service for Sunday, January 22, 2023. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down. You are welcome to attend worship in person or to participate via live stream or recorded video.

Service of Worship, January 22, 2023
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor


Please note that audio and video of this service are being live streamed on the Internet and will be recorded. The right rear section of the sanctuary will not be captured by any cameras. Please be aware that in other sections you may be visible at times.

Welcome                                                                                                    Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Prelude: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise                                Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: (based on Psalm 27:1, 4-9)                               John Narruhn

Leader: The LORD is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear?
People: The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Leader: One thing I asked of the LORD: to live in the house of God all the days of my life.
People: What a wonder to live in God’s presence all of my days, to behold the beauty of the LORD.

Leader: God will hide me in the day of trouble. God will conceal me beneath a tent.
People: Now my head is lifted up above my troubles, and I will worship in God’s tent with joy.

All: Let us worship God!

Invocation: (based on Isaiah 9:1-4)                                                 John Narruhn

The people who walked in darkness, O God, have seen a great light. Those who lived in deep darkness, on them light has shined. You have raiser up our the islands, O God; you have brought life to the world. May we rejoice before you as at the harvest. For you have lifted the yokes of our burdens, you have taken the bar from our shoulders. In your presence we offer you our thanks, our praise, and our worship. Amen.

* Hymn #503: O Savior, Let Me Walk with You (v. 1-4)

Time with the Children

Anthem: Hymn to Joy                                                                            Kayleen Yuda                                                                                                             

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18                                                      John Narruhn

Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you should be in agreement and that there should be no divisions among you, but that you should be united in the same mind and the same purpose. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. What I mean is that each of you says, ‘I belong to Paul’, or ‘I belong to Apollos’, or ‘I belong to Cephas’, or ‘I belong to Christ.’ Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Matthew 4:12-23
Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the lake, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

 ‘Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
    on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people who sat in darkness
    have seen a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
    light has dawned.’

From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Sermon: It’s the Same Boat                                                                  Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Pastoral Prayer                                                                                       Rev. Eric S. Anderson

* Please stand and join me in the 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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

* Hymn #173: Tu has venido a la orilla (You Have Come down to the Lakeshore (v. 1 Spanish, v. 1-2 English)

Call to Offering                                                                                        John Narruhn

Jesus summoned the fishermen to follow – and his invitation comes also to us. “Follow me,” he calls across the years and across our souls. Let us follow with commitment and dedication to the full work of Christ, including the offering of our treasures. Whether you share your gift here in the church today, through a gift online, or via an envelope in the mail, let the offering now be received.

Offertory: Gloria Tibi Trinitas                                                            Kayleen Yuda

* Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost – Amen

*Offertory Prayer                                                                                  John Narruhn

You call us, O Christ, and we reply. We reply with the love we share. We reply with the good we do. We reply with the repentance we offer. We reply with these gifts we share. Accept them, O Christ, as the a sign of our discipleship. Amen.

* Hymn #504: You Walk along Our Shoreline (v. 1-3)

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Trumpet Tune in F                                                              Kayleen Yuda

* Please stand if you are able.

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Welsh hymn tune, arr. Alice Jordan
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

O Savior, Let Me Walk with You
Text by Washington Gladden, 1879
Tune MARTON by H. Percy Smith, 1874
Public Domain

Hymn to Joy
Contributor: Franklin Ritter
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Tu Has Venido a la Orilla
Text by Cesareo Gabarain, 1979
Trans. Madeleine Forell Marshall, 1989
© 1989 by Cesareo Gabarain
Tune PESCADOR DE HOMBRES by Cesareo Gabarain, 1979
Arr. by Skinner Chavez-Melo, 1987
© 1989 by Casario Gabarain
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Gloria Tibi Trinitas
Contributor: Thomas Tallis
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You Walk along Our Shoreline
Text by Silvia G. Dunstan, 1984
© 1991 by G.I.A. Publications, Inc.
Tune SALLEY GARDENS, trad. Irish melody
Arr. The New Century Hymnal, 1994
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Trumpet Tune in FAlice JordanTune: © 1988 Van Ness Press, Inc. (ASCAP) (admin. by LifeWay Worship c/o Music Services, www.musicservices.org). All rights reserved. Used by permission
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Pastor                                                                                  Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Stefan Tanouye
Lay Reader                                                                        John Narruhn        
Choir Accompanist                                                        Kanako Okita
Choir Director & Conductor                                     Doug Albertson
Organist                                                                             Kayleen Yuda
Hand Bell Director                                                        Anna Kennedy
Chapel Decorations                                                       Ethel Yoshimasu & Teddy Mukai
Childcare Coordinator                                               
Evonne Shioshita
Movement Leader                                                         Genie Phillips
Projected Imagery                                                        Sue Smith
Web Master                                                                      Ruth Niino-DuPonte  
Videographers                                                                Eric Tanouye, Bob Smith, Eli  
                                                                                                Yamaki, Ruth Niino-DuPonte

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