Sunday January 10, 2021 at 10 am

First Sunday After the Epiphany

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Many ways to worship!

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


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

11:00 am - Virtual Fellowship Time via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 737 5647 1043 Passcode: HCC 

You can also view the bulletin by going to - Worship and Music, Bulletins and Announcements,


11:15 am Kids' Hot-Cocoa Hour

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 819 0957 2941

Passcode: 156979 

We hope you will enjoy the Children's message in the service!

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The service will remain on FaceBook and YouTube if you want to watch later.

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Hingham Congregational Church,

United Church of Christ

First Sunday after Epiphany

January 10, 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 world.

Order of Worship

Prelude        from the Davidsbundler-Dances - No. 14 in Eb Major

  Robert Schumann



Introit River in Judea            Arr. John Leavitt

Opening Prayer (in unison)

Radiant God, we are thankful that you illuminate our shadowy places, revealing truth and offering direction. Beauty and grace abound as we become aware of your presence in our waking, working, playing, and resting. Especially in confusing times, your Spirit encourages us to hope, entices us to trust, and emboldens us to speak the truth so that we might create and keep the peace that you desire…


(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       Arise, Your Light Is Come


Arise, your light is come! The Spirit’s call obey;

Show forth the glory of your God which shines on you today!


Arise, your light is come! All you in sorrow born,

Bind up the brokenhearted ones and comfort those who morn.


Arise, your light is come! All you in sorrow born,

Rise up the eagles on the wing; God’s power will make us strong.

Children’s Message                                           Jen DiMarzio


Special Music           Wade in the Water (African American Spiritual)    Arr. Mark Hayes


Pastoral Prayer                             Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern


Scripture Reading: Acts 19:1-7 Deacon Tricia Smock

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the inland regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?’ They replied, ‘No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’ Then he said, ‘Into what then were you baptized?’ They answered, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ Paul said, ‘John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

Sermon: “Words Matter”                         Rev. Dr. Peter W. Allen




Postlude  Prelude in d minor              J. S. Bach    

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Thanks to the HCC staff, Brett Anderson, and Tracy Allen for making this service possible.

Please keep in 

           your prayers...

  • John Fascione and family on the recent death of his father Arnold.
  • John O’Rourke, a friend of Alana Snyder
  • Duchie Murphy & her family
  • Rosemary Arthur, whose sister, Liz, passed away recently
  • Stephanie Minister’s aunt, Gail Todd, recovering from surgery
  • Mike Collins, Jeff's Dad, struggling with health concerns
  • 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.

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

Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern

Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist

Will Exantus, Facilities Manager

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