SERVICE FOR THE LORD'S DAY
The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Sunday, February 7, 2021 | 11 a.m.
ORDER OF WORSHIP

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude
Communion - Louis Vierne
Call to Worship 

One:
How good it is to sing praises to our God!

All:
God heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.

One:
The Lord counts the stars, and calls them each by name.

All:
How great is our God! God’s power is absolute,
and God’s understanding, beyond comprehension.

One:
So come, sing out your thanksgiving to God.

All:
Offer to God that worship that belongs to God alone!

-Psalm 147

Hymn of Praise
Be Still, My Soul
FINLANDIA
The Prayer of Confession
(in unison)

How can we look at this world and not sing of your praises, O God? The beauty and majesty of the world is overpowering! Yet we have a tendency to take all that you do for us for granted. We treat the world with callous indifference, using its resources carelessly and with little regard to the future. We insist on war as solutions for problems rather than peaceful striving. We turn our backs on people in need, the weak and downtrodden go unnoticed in our midst. We always believe that someone else will care for those in need. How foolish we are, O God! How ignorant we have become! You have given to us all that we need. You have blessed us with the witness of Jesus Christ who came so that we might learn how you would have us live, in honor and peace. Forgive us. Heal our hearts and spirits. Make us fully aware of all our blessings and our responsibilities. Give us again a spirit of joy in serving you. Help us be agents of peace and hope to others. For we offer this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Assurance of Forgiveness
 
Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel
In Christ we are all forgiven.

Assurance Response
Raise a Song of Gladness
JUBILATE DEO
Affirmation of Community | Passing of the Peace
The Epistle Lesson
I Corinthians 9:16-23

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Musical Offering
This Little Light of Mine - arr. George Mabry
Ava Moran, soprano

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Every day, I'm gonna let my little light shine. On Monday, he gave me the gift of love, on Tuesday peace come from above. On Wednesday, told me to have more faith; on Thursday, gave me a bit more grace. On Friday, told me to watch and pray; on Saturday, told me what to say. On Sunday, gave me power divine, just to let my little light shine.
 
The Gospel Lesson
Mark 1:29-39

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Sermon
"And She Began to Serve"
Rev. Karen Wright
The Order for Ordination and Installation
 
The Presentation of the Candidates (Cassie Hasler and Pam Lanza)
The Constitutional Questions
The Ordination and Installation Prayer
The Church at Prayer

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Lord, hear our prayer.

The Lord's Prayer
(in unison)

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.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
 
As we participate in a virtual communion celebration,
let us all take bread and cup together after the Words of Institution.
 
The Words of Invitation
The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Words of Institution
The Communion
Sending Hymn
A Prophet-Woman Broke a Jar
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
Benediction & Response
We Are Marching
SIYAHAMBA
Postlude
Prelude & Fugue in F Major - Vincent Lübeck
Dave Reid, cantor
Rick Newkirk & Wayne Wilson, audio/visual
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH STAFF
Rev. Jeffrey C. Clayton, Pastor
Rev. Karen Wright, Associate Pastor
Joshua G. Hearn, Director of Music Ministry
Kate Beebe, Office Manager
Southminster Presbyterian Church | SouthminsterPres.com
A Prophet-Woman Broke a Jar | Text: Brian Wren, ©1993 Hope Publishing Company. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.

Raise a Song of Gladness | Text & Music: Jacques Berthier, ©1991 Taizé, Les Presses de (North America). Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.

We Are Marching in the Light of God | Text & Music: Anders Nyberg, ©1984 Walton Music. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-726989. All rights reserved.
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DATE AND TIME
02/05/21 9:00am - 02/12/21 9:00am

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