Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Welcome and Morning Greeting
INTROIT: “I Love to Tell the Story”
CALL TO WORSHIP: Sisters and brothers - Arise. Arise and lift your hearts. Arise and lift your eyes. Arise and lift your voices. The living God, the living, moving Spirit of God has called us together - in witness, in celebration, in struggle. Reach out toward each other, for our God reaches out towards us! Let us worship God!
Hymn: “How Firm a Foundation”
CALL OF CONFESSION: The psalmist reminds us, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever.” With this knowledge, we may confess our sins before God and one another with confidence.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Searcher of hearts, You know us from the beginning. You see in us more good and beauty than we have dared to believe. You beckon us to do more than we have dared to try. Forever You call our names. We have filled our ears with the sounds of the world; we have timidly spoken of Your great love; we have doubted the gifts hidden within each of us. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy and forgive us. Searcher of hearts, shine Your forgiving light into our hesitancy, and embolden us to live with such joy and fire that all the world may know of Your love. Let it be so. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Friends, “God does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as
far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.” In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
*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
Mark 1: 21 - 28
Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit
L: The Word of the Lord
P. Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Who Is This Jesus”
HYMN: “Just as I am Without One Plea”
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
January 31 Debbie Rugg, Jerry Clutter
February 2 Helen Provenzano
5 Cheryl Bell
6 Alana McCoy, Debbie Mary
Announcements - Please stay for the Annual Congregational Meeting immediately following the Worship Service.
SYMPATHY: The Family of Donna Bryner
Please keep Donna West and her family in your prayers as Donna continues rehabilitation for her knee replacement; her daughter, Susan and her doctor are making decisions to correct some problems with her heart as well as her husband John who will be having gallbladder surgery on February 8th. We also added Rheba Flowers to our prayer list last week. Also remember Dana Wilson as he continues his radiation.
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, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, 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: “Amazing Grace”
Charge and Benediction
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