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!
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
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
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