Going to the Thin Place
Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Welcome and Morning Greeting
INTROIT: “God Will Take Care of You”
CALL TO WORSHIP: We yearn to be in the presence of the Holy One. To linger in the house of prayer, to walk beside still streams, to behold the radiance of creation. To sing our hymns with joy. To offer our sacrifice of service, to dwell all our days enfolded in the love of God. To praise God with our deeds and song.
Hymn: “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”
CALL OF CONFESSION: Jesus says, “Follow me” and invites us to leave our old lives behind. Come, let us confess our sins. Let us put down all that binds us and keeps us from responding to Him.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Jesus, you call us to follow and we resist. You call us to leave everything behind, and we cling to what we know. You call us to repent, and we hesitate. You call us to love our neighbors, and we love ourselves. You call us to sacrifice, and we choose safety. You call us to believe Your Good News, and we are afraid. Merciful God, we remember that the present form of this world is passing away. We believe again that you have the words of eternal life. Jesus, by the power of your Spirit, grant us the grace of true repentance, that we might see what is real and believe what is true. AMEN
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever would believe in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that through Him, the world might be saved. Friends, this is Good News! In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Alleluia! Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
Passing the Peace
L. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P. And also, with you.
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON Mark 1: 14 - 20
Jesus Announces the Good News
L: The Word of the Lord
P. Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Going to the Thin Place”
HYMN: “Jesus Calls Us, O’er the Tumult”
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
and born of the virgin Mary.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried.
On the third day he arose 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 living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
THE OFFERING (Offering plates located near the door)
THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
CHURCH JOYS AND CONCERNS
25 Becky Phillips
26 Wendy Liggett
27 Tom Blackhurst
28 Susie Rich, Riley Ewing, Brittany Hanes
29 John Morgan, Dylan Ward, April Waltz, Ida Reese
31 Debbie Rugg, Jerry Clutter
30 Ed and Carol Horne
Announcements - Annual Congregational Meeting will be immediately after the Worship Service next Sunday, January 31, 2021.
SYMPATHY: Family of Lacey Renee Ring
Rick McFeeley is home from his knee surgery. Donna West would like prayers for her daughter, Susan as decisions are being made to correct some problems with her heart as well as her husband John who will be having gallbladder surgery.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Dennis McWreath, Chuck Warlow, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Margaret Knabenshue, Janet Schively, Mary Ann Durila, Patty Nagey, Dr. Craig Fox, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ed Horne, Donna West, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Chuck Montecello, April Hincy, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Ken Jackson, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Marlene Huffman, Debbie Kelley, Tim Knabenshue, Gavin and Tracey Baker, David Riggs, Pauley, Jack Burnfield, Debbie Rugg, and Joyce Pastorchalk.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Postlude Hymn: “Where He Leads Me I Will Follow”
Charge and Benediction
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