Order of Worship February 7, 2021                                   Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany


Prelude                                           “I Love to Tell the Story”            William Fischer, arr. Dale Wood

Call to Worship                                                                              Patti James and Mary Anne Meyer

    Let us hear what God the Lord will speak.
        God speaks peace to the people.
    The Lord will always give what is good.
        And God's footsteps will show our way.

Opening Prayer   
  Almighty God, who has healed our wounds by the wounds of your only-begotten Son:    
  Work in us that which is pleasing in your sight, that we might posses you and you posses us;
  Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,
    one God for ever and ever. Amen.     [Mozarabic Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                                     “On Eagle’s Wings”                                          Michael Joncas

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                         Jora Landis

First Lesson                                            Isaiah 40:21-31

Psalm                                                 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Children’s Time                                                                                                              Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel:                                                        Mark 1:29-39

Message                                  “Eagle’s Wings and Donkey’s Feet”                 Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                            “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”                                                 #110

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude

Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                                “Melodic Serena”                                                    G F. Handel

Prayer of Dedication

The Sacrament of Holy Communion and The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                        Rob Mills
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Receiving the Elements

Hymn                                                       “Be Still My Soul”                                                             #534

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

Song of Blessing:                                 “Shalom to You”                                                     Jora Landis

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, Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Kasey P. Lindsay - Children’s Time
Jora Landis - Reader
Mary Anne Meyer & Patti James - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones, Kasey P. Lindsay - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


children's time

It's Black History Month and today we are going to learn about Phillis Wheatley,

the first African American author of a published book of poetry.

However, because she was a slave living in the North American British colonies,

she wasn't published on this continent until after her death. 

Despite her degraded status, Wheatley deftly demonstrated her intelligence and imagination at an early age. She was inspired by the Bible to not only wonder but write about God and the never-ending Cosmos.

Click here for a coloring sheet of poet Phillis Wheatley.