Order of Worship
Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Chiming of the Hour
Pouring of the Water
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude (8:30 AM): Prelude on "Hanover", Flor Peeters
Carillon (11 AM)
Call to Worship:
Jesus calls to us, “Come! Follow me!”
We leave behind the old ways to listen to the call of God.
Come! Let us worship God together.
Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving.
Opening Hymn 299: "You Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim" (VERSES 1, 3, and 4)
Prayer of the Day:
by grace alone you call us
and accept us in your service.
Strengthen us by your Spirit,
and make us worthy of your call;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession:
you love us, but we have not loved you.
You call, but we have not listened.
We walk away from neighbors in need,
wrapped in our own concerns.
We hold fast to the things of this world
instead of striving for your kingdom come.
Lord, have mercy upon us;
heal and forgive us.
Set us free to serve you in the world
as agents of your reconciling love in Jesus Christ.
Assurance of Forgiveness
Hymn of Praise (8:30 AM): "Glory Be to the Father"
Carillon (11 AM): "Praise to the Lord"
Prayer for Illumination:
Guide us, O God,
by your Word and Spirit,
that in your light we may see light,
in your truth find freedom,
and in your will discover your peace.
Affirmation of Faith:
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
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.
Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
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.
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Offertory Music (8:30 only): "Bishopthorpe", Healey Willan
Doxological Verse 606 (8:30 only): "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"
Prayer of Dedication
Closing Hymn 720: "Jesus Calls Us" (Verses 1, 2, & 4)
Postlude (8:30 AM): "I Will Praise Thee, O Lord, My Strength”, Benedetto Marcello
Carillon (11 AM)