Sunday, January 9, 2022

January 9 bulletin

 Marshall Presbyterian Church

January 9, 2022 Baptism of the Lord
Carol Ann West, Pianist Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

PRELUDE
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* CALL TO WORSHIP
One: The voice of God resounds upon the water.
All: The Spirit of the Lord hovers over the stream.
One: The Son of God is named, “Beloved.”
All: And all who worship shout out, “Glory!”
One: Ascribe to the Lord majesty and strength.
All: Let us worship God in holy splendor.

* OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #375 Shall We Gather at the River

CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Lord, we are precious in your sight, yet we often forget that we are your beloved. We confess that our love is fickle and inconstant. We follow selfish goals and deny that our way of life harms others and hurts your world. We are sorry and we want to change…silent prayers of confession… Forgive us and create in us a clean heart, strengthen our resolve, reconcile us one to another, and bless us with your peace, Amen.

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Friends, God also calls us beloved, and God forgives
Our sins. Know that you are pardoned, and be at peace
to love the Lord and serve the world.
All: Thanks be to God; Amen!

* GLORIA PATRI

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
* PASSING THE PEACE

HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

SPECIAL MUSIC- Carol Ann’s Choice

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
THE SCRIPTURES

Old Testament: Isaiah 43:1-7 See bulletin
New Testament: Acts 8:14-17 See bulletin
Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 See bulletin

One: The Word of God for the people of God!
All: Thanks be to God!

TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES
MESSAGE Rev. Melissa Upchurch

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Nicene Creed – Ecumenical)
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father (and the Son), who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #475 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS (See bulletin insert)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SHARING THE GIFTS OF GOD
OFFERTORY MUSIC
*DOXOLOGY

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Holy God, may these gifts we offer be a sign of our dedication to live faithfully as your children, born in the waters of baptism by the power of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.

THE EUCHARIST

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE

GREAT THANKSGIVING

One: May the God of glory be with you!
All: And also with you!
One: People of God, offer your hearts to God.
All: We give them to the One who comes to redeem us.
One: Sing songs of praise and joy, Children of God.
All: We lift our voices to the One who journeys with us through the waters of baptism,
and who feeds us at the Table of hope.

The minister continues: With the water of baptism …
we lift our voices in joy and hope:

Holy, holy, holy, awesome Voice of life and hope.
All creation resounds with your wondrous love.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes to be baptized with water
and the Spirit.
Hosanna in the highest!

The minister continues: Holy are you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…we proclaim that mystery we call faith:

Baptized, Christ was called Beloved by you.
Dying, Christ was your heart broken for us.
Risen to new life, Christ is the Voice that shatters all our fears.
Coming to gather us up, Christ will bring us home to you.

The minister continues: Holy Spirit, fill us with the bread of forgiveness…As our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray:

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

BREAKING THE BREAD

COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE

PRAYER OF SENDING
One: Baptized, we will go to share God's love with others.
All: We will welcome those the world rejects as
our sisters and brothers.
One: Baptized, we will become the grace of our Lord Jesus.
All: We will share the waters of life with everyone we meet. One Baptized, we will become the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
All: We will be a community of justice, not judgment; we will be a household of hope, not an exclusive club, and we will be a community of praise. Amen.

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #697 Take My Life (vv. 1,2,3,5)

January 9 worship

 Hello Friends,

Worship is at 11:00 either in the Sanctuary or on Zoom. Below is Zoom info and attached is the bulletin. Communion will be served. If you are joining online, have your elements near your computer.

Dress casually, for we will take down the greenery after church. Anyone want greenery for your compost?

God's blessings,
Carol

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Passcode: 523039

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Worship January 2, 2022

 Worship January 2, 2022


Happy New Year Blessings!!

Worship will be led by Dr. Jim and Nancy Vest this Sunday while Melissa takes a well-deserved break.

We will be both in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. For the Zoomers, the bulletin is in the comments and login information is below.

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Bulletin for January 2, 2022

 Marshall Presbyterian Church


January 2, 2022, Second Sunday after Christmas Day
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Nancy Vest, Liturgist
Dr. James M. Vest, Guest Speaker

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

PRELUDE
WELCOME

* CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 147 and Jeremiah 31)

One: As we turn into a new year, we look for joy.
All: We will sing with gladness.
One: We will walk by refreshing rivers,
All: and, with your help, we will not stumble.
One: Restore us, O God.
All: Console us. Gather us in.

* OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN Angels from the Realms of Glory

CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of compassion, without you, we do stumble. We forget to praise you for everything we share. We neglect our eternal inheritance. We exalt ourselves rather than you, O God. Through your grace, rescue us from our sins. Forgive us. Heal us, and restore us to your path. …. (silent prayers of confession) … We call upon you—for you are near, O God—through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Know that the God of overflowing grace will forgive. As we are loved and forgiven by God, may others come to see God in us.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen!

* GLORIA PATRI
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

* PASSING THE PEACE

SPECIAL MUSIC: Congregation’s choice

HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
THE SCRIPTURES

Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:7-14
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: John 1:1-18

One: The Word of God for the people of God!
All: Thanks be to God!

TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES

MESSAGE “Fresh Starts” Dr. James M. Vest

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Adapted from Confession of 1967)
New life in Christ takes shape in a community in which people know that God loves and accepts them in spite of what they are. They therefore accept themselves and love others, knowing that no one has any ground on which to stand, except God’s grace. Amen.

* HYMN Angels We Have Heard on High

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
One: Lord, in your mercy . . . All: . . . hear our prayers.

SHARING THE GIFTS OF GOD
OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY (ca. 1500s)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION AND THANKSGIVING
We thank you, God, for providing these gifts, as we dedicate them and our lives as expressions of your love for the world. In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

* HYMN Go Tell It On the Mountain

* INVITATION

* CHARGE

* BENEDICTION

* POSTLUDE

* = Please rise in body or in spirit.

Friday, December 17, 2021

December 19th worship

 Greetings Friends!!

We are already to the 4th Sunday of Advent! 

Worship is at 11:00 either in the Sanctuary or on Zoom. Below is Zoom info and in the comments will be the bulletin.

Gentle Faith will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00. 

As you can see in the bulletin, Christmas  Eve and Christmas  Day services will be broadcast on wART Radio 95.5 FM 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.


God's blessings,

Carol 


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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Christmas Eve over the airwaves

Christmas Eve over the airwaves!
Enjoy the words of scripture 
and music of Christmas
December 24th & 25th
at  6pm  &
8pm
on 


To listen, tune in to 95.5 or open wartfm.org in your browser.   The same program is available on December 34th and December 25th at both 6pm and 8pm.