SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
January 10, 2021
PRELUDE
Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam (Christ to the Jordan came)
by J.S. Bach
 
NEWS OF THE CHURCH 
 
INTROIT
A Glorious Day is Dawning
by Josef Haydn

A glorious day is dawning, and o'er the waking earth the heralds of the morning
are springing into birth. In dark and hidden places there shines the blessed light;
the beams of Truth displaces the darkness of the night.
 
CALL TO WORSHIP
 
HYMN #261 verses 1, 2, 3
All Creatures of Our God and King
LASST UNS ERFREUN
 
OPENING PRAYER
 
GLORIA PATRI
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.
 
SCRIPTURE READING
Genesis 1:1-5 
  
HYMN #480 verses 1 & 2
Shall We Gather at the River
HANSON PLACE
 
SCRIPTURE READING
 Mark 1:4-11
  
HOMILY
 An Awareness of Goodness
 
MUSIC FOR REFLECTION
 
MORNING OFFERING
(There is a locked mailbox under the Portico if you wish to stop by
this week to deliver your offering. If you wish to text a gift to Mayflower
please text 616-344-6255 then the word "give" and follow the prompts.)

OFFERTORY
Come to The Waters
by G.F. Handel 
 
Come to the waters, all ye that thirsteth;
all that hunger, come buy and eat, and your soul shall live.
Incline your ear and hear Me, and your soul shall live in peace.
Ye shall have great joy and gladness shall go with thee.
 
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.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

SUNG RESPONSE TO PRAYER
Music: CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM, ancient Sarum plainsong; Text:Ruth Duck © 1992 GIA Publications Inc.,
used by permission One License #729334-A


LORD'S PRAYER

HYMN
God of Love, We've Known Division
BEACH SPRING

God of love, we've known division and we've seen its awful cost.
We have struggled as a nation, and there's much that we have lost.
We have been a house divided - and, divided, we can't stand.
May our nation be united; give us peace throughout this land.

Turn us, Lord, from what divides us - fear that drives us far apart,
greed that leads to great injustice, racist ways that break your heart.
May we seek what brings together - hearts that bear each other's pain,
care and mercy toward our neighbors, love that welcomes strangers in.

May we all, in conversation, speak the truth and listen well.
May we hear, across this nation, stories others have to tell.
May we learn from other cultures and be blessed by their worldview;
May we serve with one another - loving others, loving you.

You have challenged us to goodness; you have shown a kinder way.
It's your love that now inspires us as we seek a better day.
May we end our harsh division; may we stop the hate and fear.
Make us one, Lord, as a nation; may we be united here.

Music: BEACH SPRING, The Sacred Harp, 1844; Text: Copyright © 2020 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.
All rights reserved. Used by permission One License #729334-A


BENEDICTION
 
 POSTLUDE
Cantilene in F, Op. 148
by Joseph Rheinberger
 
WORSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Rev. Dr. Jonathan White, Interim Senior Pastor
Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music/Organist
Allison & Peter Houlihan, Liturgists
Scott Bosscher, Cantor

WORSHIP MUSIC
- JANUARY -
Mayflower CAN!
Canned Food Drive
Every time you go to the grocery store, consider purchasing extra
canned food from the list to be
brought to the portico at Mayflower.

This is one of the easiest ways to make
a big difference in the lives of others. 
Food insecurity is a real thing for many people here in Grand Rapids this winter.
During the month of January,
Mayflower UP Groups will be hosting
two (2) opportunities for donations
of canned food items for the
Salvation Army Food Pantry.

DROP OFF:
Wednesday, January 20th
from 4-6pm
(Hosted by 29UP)

DROP OFF:
Saturday, January 23rd
from 12-2pm
(Hosted by 49/69UP)

Canned Food Needed:
Vegetables / Fruits
Soups / Pasta Sauce
We are asking churches, or small groups, or even a couple of people, to take 1 or 2 days a month for the next few months to help us feed the incredible amount of people we are seeing downtown - to serve the large encampment in Heartside Park.
DAILY LUNCH MEALS NEEDED!
Making cold meal bags for
overflow shelter and outreach
– Needed immediately –

  • Must have sealed packaging
  • Cold sandwiches can be handmade and wrapped in plastic and placed in a ziplock bag/box
  • Meals should be balance with Proteins, Fruit, Veg, Dairy, Grains, Beverage (water, juice, milk).
Daily meals need estimated to be 50.
We stand in prayer with frontline workers, families, friends,
co-workers, schools, caregivers, locally and globally,
as hope-minded people we pray for peace, discernment,
and God's presence in the days, and weeks to come.
MAYFLOWER CONNECTS
Please know your pastors are reaching out to every member and friend of Mayflower to inquire how our church family can help each other or if you need pastoral care.
On our home page at www.MayflowerChurch.org website this button
will connect you with our pastors if you are in need of assistance or
able to provide assistance to members and friends of Mayflower.
616-459-6255 / office@mayflowerchurch.org
DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN THE CHURCH BUILDING IS LOCKED
Please call for appointment to meet with staff