Order of Worship January 31, 2021                               Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany


Prelude                                                     “Morning Song”                                        arr. Gilbert Martin

Call to Worship                                                                                                  Mike and Kathy Lindsay
    Let us give thanks to the Lord with our whole hearts.
        Let us give thanks in the congregation.
    Full of honor and majesty are the works of the Lord;
        God’s righteousness endures for ever!

Opening Prayer   
   Almighty and everlasting God, you are the comfort of the sad and the strength of those who suffer:
   Let the prayers of those who cry out in distress come to you, that all may rejoice to find you present in their affliction;
   Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God in glory everlasting. Amen.                                                            [Gelasian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                      “All Creatures of Our God and King”              #62 (All seven verses!)

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                        Cheryl Dove

First Lesson                                       1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Psalm                                                           Psalm 111

Children’s Time                                                                                                              Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel:                                                                                                                                 Mark 1:21-28

Message                                   “Confessions of a Christian Omnivore”        Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                  “Together We Serve”                                                          #2175

Pastoral Prayer

Sisters and brothers,
let us lift our hearts in faith
to the one who hears all prayers
and holds close all those in need.
[As we lift our concerns before you now.]

Prayers of the People

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                   Patti James
    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 trespasses
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  

Offering    [Please click on the link to go to online giving]

Offertory                                             “Fairest Lord Jesus”                              arr. Becki Slagle Mayo

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                                    “Be Thou My Vision”                                                           #451

                                     Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                    “Shalom to You”   

              Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Cheryl Dove - Reader
Mike and Kathy Lindsay, Patti James - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work


children's time

We observed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this month, 

and next month it will be African American History Month. 

And so today we discuss two great African American Christians

and hear their inspiring messages to love even when it's hardest to do so.

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