Worship Service Bulletin

A Service for the Lord’s Day

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

(*Please stand in body or in spirit)

The Instrumental Prelude and Time for Meditation

Pastoral Greeting, Rev. Hana Elliott

*Call to Worship: (Psalm 36:7,9)

Leader: How precious is the steadfast love of God.

People: All people may take refuge in the shadow of God’s embrace.

Leader: Christ is the fountain of life.

People: In Christ we behold the Light of God.

*Hymn #77 “All things Bright and Beautiful”

*Call to Confession:

In the light of Christ, we see the darkness of our world and over our hearts. Trusting in God’s saving love, let us confess our sin.

*Prayer of Confession, In Unison

Merciful and loving God, you have called us to be your people and claimed us for the service of Jesus Christ. We confess that we have not lived up to our calling to proclaim the good news in word and deed. We are quick to speak when we ought to listen and remain silent when it is time to speak. We put too much faith in our own actions and fail to trust the strength of your Spirit. O God, forgive our foolish and sinful ways. Strengthen us anew to follow Christ’s way in the world. By your Holy Spirit, give us the grace we need to be faithful disciples and fulfill our common calling; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

*Assurance of Forgiveness:

Hear the good news: Christ unmasks the idols of our world and frees us from slavery to all that would oppress us. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

*The Gloria, In Unison

Glory be to the Father

And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning,

Is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen

*Passing of the Peace: (Jude 2)

May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance. The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Prayer for Illumination:

Gracious God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, quicken our understanding that we may receive the testimony of Scripture and believe in the signs that reveal your presence. We pray in Jesus’ nae. Amen.

Children’s Time:

First Scripture Reading: John 2:1-11 (pg. 1042)

Second Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (pg. 1127)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord

People: Let our thanks and praise be to God!

Sermon: “A Spiritual Gift Exchange”

*Hymn #300 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

Installation of Elders

Sentences of Scripture:

There are varieties of gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them. There are different ways of serving God, but it is the same Lord who is served. God works through each person in a unique way, but it is God’s purpose that is accomplished. To each is given a gift of the Spirit to be used for the common good. Together we are the body of Christ, and individually members of it.

Statement on Ordination:

Profession of Faith:

Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce evil and its power in the world? I do.

Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept hi as your Lord and Savior, trusting in his grace and love? I do.

Will you be Christ’s faithful disciple, obeying his Word and showing his love? I will, with God’s help.

With the whole church, let us confess our faith: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, (continued) and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lod; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Thanksgiving for Baptism:

Constitutional Questions:

Prayer of Installation:

Declaration of Installation:

Call to Offering:

God is a generous giver of gifts that flow like a river from the fountain of life. Bring offerings and tributes with thanks and praise; for the gifts we give are the gifts of God.

Offering of Our Volunteer Mission Hours

Monetary gifts may be placed in the offering plates by the door to the sanctuary or in the narthex. If you have completed any volunteer mission hours this week, fill out a slip of paper about them, ad come forward to drop one piece of money (any size coin) in the birthday jar for each hour completed, and place your slip of paper in the offering plate.

Prayer of Dedication

Let us Pray: We offer our gifts with grateful hearts. Bless them and our lives to your service, that they may reveal your glory, nurture faith, and manifest the common good. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise God all creatures here below,

Praise God above ye heavenly host,

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Intercession

….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. Amen.

Choral Response

Hear our prayer, O Lord, hear our prayer, O Lord,

Incline tine ear to us, and grant us thy peace. Amen

*Hymn #332 “God of Grace and God of Glory”

*Charge & Blessing

*Choral Response “God Be with You ‘Til We Meet Again”

God be with you ‘til we meet again,

By His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you:

God be with you ‘til we meet again.

*The Choral Amen,

Amen, Amen, Amen.