Saturday, January 14, 2023

Worship Canceled for Sunday, January 15, 2023

Hello Friends,
The church board has canceled the Gentle Faith class and the worship service for tomorrow, January 15, because driving conditions may still be unsafe. It won't do to start the year off with a broken leg or dented fenders!
Stay home, stay warm, and contemplate what discipleship means in your life, in the church, and in society.
We look forward to seeing you next week!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

11 a.m. Christmas Day service is a GO!

Dress warm and casual, and bring coffee or hot chocolate in a spill-proof travel mug. See you there!😀👍

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Community Christmas Eve Service is ON at 5:30 tonight!

Hello Friends, drive carefully and we hope to see you here—165 South Main Street in Marshall!

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Room change b/c A/C Fail

Sunday, June 19 Worship:
We will be meeting at 10 a.m. for Gentle Faith class and 11 a.m. for worship in the Fellowship Hall while we await an A/C repair.
Therefore, we won't be on Zoom this week. Our apologies for the disconnect but come see us and dress casual!😀👍

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Offsite Worship Sunday, June 5

We are worshipping offsite Sunday, June 5; we will be back for Sunday, June 12.  We invite you to the Gentle Faith class at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship hall and/or worship in the sanctuary at 11 a.m.  June 12.

 

Have a good and safe week, everyone!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

YOU ARE LOVED!

Just thought you would like hearing this!👍

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Worship April 24

 

April 24, 2022          Second Sunday of Easter

 

Carolyn Ogburn, Guest Pianist

Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor 

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

 

Prelude                                                                   

wELCOME AND aNNOUNCEMENTS

* CALL TO WORSHIP                   (based on Psalm 150)

 

One: The stone that the builders rejected

         Has become the chief cornerstone.

All:   This is the Lord’s doing;

            it is marvelous in our eyes!

* Opening Prayer

 

* HYMN    Purple Hymnal #245

                                       Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

You send us, God of the Great Commission, but we hedge and hesitate.  We are witnesses of your grace and glory but allow others to silence our praise.  We imprison ourselves with doubt and shame and fail to shine your light for all to see.  Forgive our fears. Free our testimonysilent prayers of confession  Amen.

 

* assurance of pardon

 

One: Christ brings the healing light of forgiveness into the          locked places of our souls; resurrecting our spirits and breathing new life into us.  

All:   Thanks be to God; Lord, help us live as forgiven           people.  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

 Anthem:       Carolyn’s Choice

THE Scriptures 

 New Testament:      Acts 5:27-32                           
New Testament:      Revelation 1:4-8                         
Gospel:                      John 20:19-31                               

Message                                                    Rev. Melissa Upchurch

 

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (based on 1 Cor. 15:1-11)

 This is the good news which we received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved:  that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, and that he appeared to Peter, then to the twelve, and to many faithful witnesses.  We believe he is the Christ, the Son of the living God.  He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  He is our Lord and our God.  Amen.

 

*HYMN           Purple Hymnal #286      Breathe on Me, Breath of God

 SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS         (See bulletin insert)

Prayers of the People

 SHARING the Gifts of God 

  Offertory MUSIC

*Doxology

*Prayer of dedication

 

Holy God, bless these offerings and transform them into healing for the wounded, hope for the disheartened, courage for the frightened, and faith for the embittered.  In the name of Christ our Savior, Amen.

 

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

 

*HYMN  Purple Hymnal #468      In My Life Lord, Be Glorified

 * INVITATION
  CHARGE

 BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE


 

Thank You to Carolyn Ogburn, who graciously volunteered

to substitute for Carol Ann West today.  We appreciate you!

  

WHAT’S GOING ON AT MPC?

 

Sundays, 10 a.m.  Gentle Faith class                  Fellowship Hall

Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.                                         Neighbors in Need

                    6:30 p.m.                                                                  NA

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.                                                        Scouts

Fridays, 7 p.m.                                                                           AA