Sunday February 7, 2021 at 10 am

Holy Communion Sunday

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10:00 am - Full Worship Service on HCC's YouTube Channel:


10:00 am - Live Sermon on Pete's Facebook:

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11:00 am HCC Virtual Coffee Hour

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Hingham Congregational Church,                

United Church of Christ

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

Sacrament of Holy Communion

February 7, 2021

10 a.m.

Welcoming Covenant

In the name of God and Jesus Christ, the Hingham Congregational Church

welcomes all who seek to know and worship God, and invites everyone to join

in our mission through participation and leadership of the congregation.

As a community of faith, we take seriously the biblical call to love God and our

neighbors as ourselves, and recognize that, although we are many members,

we are one.

❖   We celebrate the uniqueness of everyone.

❖   We rejoice in our diversity of views and understandings of our shared faith.

❖   We affirm relationships based on love, commitment, and mutual respect.

❖   As is stated in our by-laws, we strive for righteousness, justice and peace.

It is with this spirit and the love of God that we openly welcome all persons,

inclusive of every race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, physical or mental ability,

sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and inclusive of any

others, to journey with us as we move forward with the work of this church in the


Order of Worship


Prelude                                      Still                            William Grant

                                          Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano


Introit                                           Less of Me    Glenn Campbell

Folk Choir


Prayer of Confession and Lord’s Prayer

Faithful God, we confess our doubt. We are weary, and we forget that you will give us wings like eagles. Forgive us, we pray. God of Justice, we confess our lack of trust. We are outraged and angry, but we turn to demonizing others instead of looking to you for wisdom and hope. Forgive us, we pray. God of Grace, we turn to you now for a vision of life renewed ... 

(silent 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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

*HCC recognizes the power of language, while also respecting traditional practices. We

acknowledge a God that transcends all human ideas of gender, identity, and ability. Please pray in whatever way is most comfortable to you.


Hymn                            Renew Your Church                 NCH #311

Renew your church, its ministries restore: both to serve

and adore. Make us again as salt through-out the land,

and as light from a stand. 'Mid somber shadows

of the night, where greed and hatred spread their blight, O

send us forth with power endued. Help us, God, be renewed.

Teach us your word, reveal its truth divine; on our path

let it shine. Tell of your works, your mighty acts of grace;

from each page show your face. As you have sent your

Christ to save, in love to triumph o'er the grave, O

let our hearts with love be stirred. Help us, God, know your word.

Teach us to pray, for you are ever near; your still voice

let us hear. Our souls are restless till they rest in you;

this is life, full and true. Before your presence

keep us still that we may find for us your will And

seek your guidance every day. Teach us, God, how to pray.

Teach us to love, with strength of heart and mind, each and all

human-kind! Break down old walls of prejudice and hate;

leave us not to our fate. As you have loved and

given your life to end hostility and strife, Your

grace we must be mindful of: Teach us, God, how to love.

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture:  Isaiah 40:21-31                              Nancy Hansberry, Deacon

Have you not known? Have you not heard?

   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 live in; 

who brings princes to naught,

   and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing. 

Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,

   scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,

when he blows upon them, and they wither,

   and the tempest carries them off like stubble. 

To whom then will you compare me,

   or who is my equal? says the Holy One. 

Lift up your eyes on high and see:

   Who created these?

He who brings out their host and numbers them,

   calling them all by name;

because he is great in strength,

   mighty 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 strengthens the powerless. 

Even youths will faint and be weary,

   and the young will fall exhausted; 

but those 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.

Sermon: With Wings Like Eagles                                  Rev. Dr. Peter Allen


Special Music:                            Nigra Sum                           Pablo Casals

Women from Senior Choir (Lyrics from Song of Solomon 1:5; 2:10b - 12a) translation from Latin: I am black but beautiful among the daughters of Jerusalem. My Lord has called me into his chamber and said to me: Rise up my love and come away. The winter has passed, the rain is over. Flowers appear on the earth, the voice of the turtledove is heard. A time for renewal has come. Hallelujah!



Words of Institution

Sharing the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison)

Thank you, God, for life in the Spirit of Jesus; for love that cannot die; for peace the world cannot give; for joy in the company of friends; for the glory of creation; for the mission of justice you have made our own. Give us the gifts of this Holy meal: oneness of heart, love for neighbors, forgiveness of enemies, the will to serve every 

day, and life that never ends. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen




Postlude                              No. 12 "With Humor"          Robert Schumann

                                                      from Davidsbundler-Dances, Op. 6 

                                       Dr. Eileen Hutchins, piano     


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Many thanks to the HCC staff, our volunteer musicians, Deacon Nancy Hansberry, and cameraperson Tracy Allen for making this service possible.

Hingham Congregational Church, UCC

366 Main St, Hingham MA 02043


Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Senior Pastor

David Giessow, Director of Music

Brett Anderson, Director of Technology

Todd Swavey, Tenor

Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist

Will Exantus, Facilities Manager

Priscilla Anderson, Teacher

Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • Family and friends of George Jenkins (Jay), who passed away recently
  • Nick Nasson, with health concerns
  • Kris Shorey, following surgery 
  • Family and Friends of Mary Lou Fitzsimmons, who passed away recently
  • Family and friends of Jane Thorell, who passed away recently
  • Peter Edson’s sister, Dale, with health concerns
  • Candy Heath with health concerns
  • Mike Collins, Jeff's brother, struggling now hospitalized with serious complications from progressive MS
  • Ann Holmes, Priscilla Anderson’s mother
  • Al Carpenter 
  • Ryan Lamonde, prayers for peace and courage 
  • People in abusive households
  • All brave essential employees
  • Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine's brother
  • Peter Edson
  • Children and youth with atypical routines at this time, especially those with food insecurity 
  • Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination 
  • All those affected by the coronavirus in the world.
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