Sunday, May 23, 2021

May 23rd Church in the sanctuary

 We will be having church in the sanctuary at 11 am and Sunday School at 10am.

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May 23 bulletin

 

Marshall Presbyterian Church

 

May 23, 2021           Day of Pentecost

Carol Ann West, Pianist     Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor

 

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

 

Prelude

wELCOME AND aNNOUNCEMENTS

 

* CALL TO WORSHIP

 

One: Then I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

         thus says the Lord.

All:   Send down the fire of your justice!

One: Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.

All:   Send down the rain of your love!

One: Your old shall dream dreams, and your young

         shall see visions.

All:   Send down your Spirit; breathe life in your people!

One: In those days, I will pour out my Spirit.

All:   And we shall be people of God!

 

* Opening Prayer

 

* HYMN    Purple Hymnal #401      Gather Us In

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

Merciful God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples, creating bold tongues and ready ears.  We confess that we ignore your Spirit among us; we are silent about you when we should speak, and listen to almost any voice but yours.  We do not listen for your word of grace which invites us; we do not speak the good news of your love which invites others.  Have mercy on us, O God …silence for individual prayers of confession

 

Gracious God, transform our timid lives by the power of our Spirit.  Fill us with a flaming desire to be a believing and witnessing people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

One: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Christ Jesus, our Savior, I declare to you the complete forgiveness of your sin.  Be at peace because of God’s mercy. 

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:  Purple Hymnal #157  I Danced in the Morning

 

prayer for illumination

 

THE Scriptures 

 

New Testament:      Acts 2:1-21                            See bulletin

Epistle:                      Romans 8:22-27                             ibid.

Gospel:                      John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15               ibid.

 

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 (Progressively louder)

Equal with God:  Jesus is Lord.

Emptied himself:  Jesus is Lord.

Came as a servant:  Jesus is Lord.

Found as a man:  Jesus is Lord.

Humbly obeyed:  Jesus is Lord.

Went to his death:  Jesus is Lord.

Death on a cross:  Jesus is Lord.

God raised him up:  Jesus is Lord.

Gave him the name:  Jesus is Lord.

Sent us his Spirit:  Jesus is Lord.

Higher than all:  Jesus is Lord.

Every knee should bow:  Jesus is Lord.

All tongues confess:  ‘JESUS IS LORD!’

 

* HYMN    Red Hymnal #431               Shine, Jesus, Shine

 

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS                   (See bulletin insert)

Prayers of the People

 

SHARING the Gifts of God 

  Offertory MUSIC

*Doxology

*Prayer of dedication and thanksgiving

 

Generous God, from your abundance you have freely given; now from our abundance we give you what is yours.  Receive what we offer so that your world of

which you have not grown weary, and your glory

in which the world abides, may know more of your abundance. In Christ’s name we pray, amen.

 

THE EUCHARIST

 

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING AND LORDS PRAYER

 

One: May the God of Pentecost be with you!

All:   And also with you!

One: People of Pentecost, open your hearts to

the Spirit moving in our midst.

All:   We open them to the Breath of God which

fills us with hope and grace.

One: Daughters and sons of the Most Holy, offer your

joy to our God.

All:   We tell the amazing story of Pentecost

in the language of every heart –

praise and thanksgiving to our God!

The minister continuesIn the shadows of chaos…

we glorify your name, saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of spirit and truth.

All creation is made new by your grace.

Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is the One who comes bringing hope to save us.

Hosanna in the highest!

The minister continuesHoly are you, God of beginningswe tell of that faith which is ours:

The Spirit testifies that Christ died for us.

The Spirit bears witness that Christ was raised.

The Spirit proclaims that Christ will come again.

The minister continuesAs Christ promised…Until that day, we pray as Christ taught us 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 AFTER COMMUNIO 

One: God's glory has filled our hearts!

All:   Lord, help us to empty ourselves for others.

One: Christ has given himself for us!

All:   Lord, help us to give of ourselves to those in need.

One: The Spirit gifts us with new life!

All:   Lord, help us to be a blessing to everyone we meet.

 

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

 

* HYMN    Purple Hymnal #539      We Will Go Out with Joy 

* INVITATION

   CHARGE

   BENEDICTION

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May 16 Bulletin

 Marshall Presbyterian Church

May 16, 2021       7th Sunday of Easter

Carol Ann West, Pianist

Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

PRELUDE

WELCOME

* CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 1)

One:​Happy are those who do not ridicule and scoff

​but who delight in God’s teachings and meditate

​on them day and night.

All:​They are like trees planted by streams of

​water.  They yield fruit in due season,

​and their leaves do not wither.

​Let us worship God!

* OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN​Red Hymnal #14​For the Beauty of the Earth

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

We pray, O Lord, not due to our own wisdom, insight and strength, but through you. You intercede for us because we do not know how to pray as we ought. You even hear and know our sighs, which are too deep for words. Forgive us, O Lord, when our prayers are filled with empty phrases and meaningless platitudes. Forgive us, O Lord, when our prayers fail to express our love for you and our neighbors in need. Forgive us, O Lord, when our prayers do not lead to engagement with justice and peace. Fill us with your word and grant us a new beginning in you. Through Jesus Christ, your Son, we pray. Amen.

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One:​In Christ Jesus, God has promised to forgive us ​and reconcile us to God and each other.  Accept ​this good news with joy and be at peace.

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:    ???

HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

THE SCRIPTURES

New Testament:​Acts 1:15-17, 21-26​
Epistle​1 John 5:9-13​
Gospel:​John 17:6-19​

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 (from 1 Cor. 15:1-11)

This is the good news which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast: 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 first to the women, then to Peter, and to the Twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God. Amen.

* HYMN​ Red Hymnal #321 ​When I Survey the Wondrous Cross


SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS​(See bulletin insert)


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 

SHARING THE GIFTS OF GOD  

 OFFERTORY

*DOXOLOGY (ca. 1500s)

 Praise God from whom all blessings flow; 
 Praise him all creatures here below;
 Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
 Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

* PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING AND DEDICATION

Christ has made the name of the Lord known to us, so we give thanks. In your name, O Lord, use these gifts, and the time, talents and very lives they represent, for your glory as your kingdom breaks forth in this world. Amen

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

* HYMN​Purple Hymnal #313​Lord, Make Us More Holy

* INVITATION

* CHARGE

* BENEDICTION


POSTLUDE


May 16 Scriptures

 Scripture for Sunday

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 – Common English Bible (CEB)

A replacement for Judas

15During this time, the family of believers was a company of about one hundred twenty persons. Peter stood among them and said, 16“Brothers and sisters, the scripture that the Holy Spirit announced beforehand through David had to be fulfilled. This was the scripture concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17This happened even though he was one of us and received a share of this ministry.”

21“Therefore, we must select one of those who have accompanied us during the whole time the Lord Jesus lived among us, 22beginning from the baptism of John until the day when Jesus was taken from us. This person must become along with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23So they nominated two: Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias.

24They prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s deepest thoughts and desires. Show us clearly which one you have chosen from among these two 25to take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.” 26When they cast lots, the lot fell on Matthias. He was added to the eleven apostles.

1 John 5:9-13 ‒ Common English Bible (CEB)

9If we receive human testimony, God’s testimony is greater, because this is what God testified: he has testified about his Son. 10The one who believes in God’s Son has the testimony within; the one who doesn’t believe God has made God a liar, because that one has not believed the testimony that God gave about his Son. 11And this is the testimony: God gave eternal life to us, and this life is in his Son. 12The one who has the Son has life. The one who doesn’t have God’s Son does not have life.

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of God’s Son so that you can know that you have eternal life.


John 17:6-19 – Common English Bible (CEB)

6“I have revealed your name to the people you gave me from this world. They were yours and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8This is because I gave them the words that you gave me, and they received them. They truly understood that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

9“I’m praying for them. I’m not praying for the world but for those you gave me, because they are yours. 10Everything that is mine is yours and everything that is yours is mine; I have been glorified in them. 11I’m no longer in the world, but they are in the world, even

as I’m coming to you. Holy Father, watch over them in your name, the name you gave me, that they will be one just as we are one. 12When I was with them, I watched over them in your name, the name you gave to me, and I kept them safe. None of them were lost, except the one who was destined for destruction, so that scripture would be fulfilled. 13Now I’m coming to you and I say these things while I’m in the world so that they can share completely in my joy. 14I gave your word to them and the world hated them, because they don’t belong to this world, just as I don’t belong to this world. 15I’m not asking that you take them out of this world but that you keep them safe from the evil one. 16They don’t belong to this world, just as I don’t belong to this world. 17Make them holy in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19I made myself holy on their behalf so that they also would be made holy in the truth.

Sunday May 16 worship

 Worship on May 16th will be ONLY on Zoom (link below)!  The Scriptures  and bulletin for Sunday are in the comments.


Topic: Sunday Worship


Time: This is a recurring meeting 10:45 to 12:15 


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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday May 9th Worship

 You can join Sunday, May 9nd, Worship in the Sanctuary or on Zoom (link below)! The Scriptures and bulletin for Sunday are in the comments.


Topic: Sunday Worship

Time: This is a recurring meeting 10:45 to 12:15

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Sunday, May 2nd worship!

 All are welcomed! You can join Sunday, May 2nd, Worship in the Sanctuary or on Zoom (link below)! The Scriptures and bulletin for Sunday are in the comments.

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