January 22, 2023
Join us for worship on January 22, 2023. The sermon is by Ellen Smith, PC(USA) Co-mission Worker, based on Matthew 18:21-22. Our music is provided by Chamber Singers; Kristi Treu, director; and Annette White, organ.
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Bulletin for January 22, 2023 Worship Service
Livestream at 9:00 a.m.
GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
“Theme and Variations” Samuel Scheidt
As the prelude begins, you are invited to begin your personal preparation for worship.
The church is church only when it is there for others… not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell people in every calling what a life with Christ is, what it means “to be there for others.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
PRAISE AND ADORATION
#361 “O Christ, the Great Foundation” AURELIA
(*Please stand, if you are able.)
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O God of shalom, we have built up walls to protect ourselves from our enemies, but those walls also shut us off from receiving your love. Break down those walls. Help us to see that the way to your heart is through the reconciliation of our own hearts with our enemies. Bless them and us, that we may come to grow in love for each other and for you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION
(#434) “Restore in Us, O God” BAYLOR
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
(#447) “We Are Forgiven” WE ARE FORGIVEN
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS
(9:00) Pam Otto, Moderator of the Membership Committee
Rich and Brenda Hamilton, Tim and Kathy Jerry
FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER
JOYS AND CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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. Amen.
“Cantique de Jean Racine” (9:00) Gabriel Fauré
“Fairest Lord Jesus” (11:10) arr. Ruth Elaine Schram
PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD
THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSONS
Psalm 120 page 497 of the pew Bible
Hosea 14: 4-7 page 739 of the pew Bible
Matthew 18: 21-22 page 800 of the pew Bible
Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
“Finding our Way“ Ellen Smith, PCUSA co-mission worker
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 27
Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Now we are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
(#572) SANCTUS (Pavlechko)
RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
“Rise, Shine!“ (9:00) arr. Marques Garrett & Tom Trenney
(#609) “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Praise God, all creatures high and low.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God, in Jesus fully known; Creator, Word, and Spirit one.
Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
All good things come from you, O God, and with gratitude we return to you what is yours. You created all that is, and with love formed us in your image. When our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You gave your only Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior. All that we are, and all that we have, is a trust from you. And so, in gratitude for all your gifts, we offer you ourselves, and all that we have, in union with Christ’s offering for us. By your Holy Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
*HYMN OF DEDICATION
#295 “Go to the World!” SINE NOMINE
*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
“Go Now in Peace” (9:00) Don Besig
“Procession” William Harris
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