Saturday, February 20, 2021

February 21, 2021 Worship

 Hello Friends-

Below is the link for Worship February 21st. In the next post is the bulletin.
The Souper Bowl of Caring runs all through February.....you can make your check out to Marshall Pres. and put Souper Bowl on the memo line. Session has decided to give 100% of the offering to Neighbors in Need.
The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary after Worship.
In the post after the bulletin is another link for the Congregational Meeting.
Shalom,
Carol
Link for Sunday worship, 10:45-12:15:

Friday, February 19, 2021

Bulletin for February 20, 2020

 Bulletin for February 20, 2021

Marshall Presbyterian Church

February 21, 2021 First Sunday of Lent
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Alex and Carol Brown, Liturgists
Melissa Upchurch, Pastor

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

PRELUDE

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

* CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 25)

One: O God, we lift up our souls and put our trust in you.
All: Make us to know your ways, O Lord; teach us your paths.
One: O God, lead us in your truth, and teach us, for you are the God of our salvation; for you we wait all day long.
All: God leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble God’s way.

* OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN Red Hymnal #640 Sweet Hour of Prayer

CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, we confess our complicity in the divisions that have wounded our country and our world. We have turned aside from your way. We have failed to love you and our neighbor, neglected justice and ignored your truth. …Silent Prayers of Confession… Forgive us, and restore in us your Spirit of compassion and justice-seeking love. Amen.

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: God in Christ is steadfast in love and mercy. So friends hear the good news of the gospel: In Christ we are
forgiven and set free from the sins that bind and enslave us. We are empowered to love God with all of who we are, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
All: Thanks be to God.

* PASSING THE PEACE

HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

SPECIAL MUSIC: ???

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
THE SCRIPTURES

Old Testament: Genesis 9:8-17
New Testament: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15

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 A Brief Statement of Faith)

In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #167 Forty Days and Forty Nights

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SHARING THE GIFTS OF GOD
OFFERTORY MUSIC
*DOXOLOGY
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

O God, giver of all good gifts, may the gifts we offer bear the fruits of peace, love, and justice in our community
and our world. Amen.

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

*HYMN Purple Hymnal #720 Jesus Calls Us

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Annual Meeting of Marshall Presbyterian Church

The Annual Meeting of Marshall Presbyterian Church will be held Feb 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

Click below to Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82740739116?pwd=US9MRmpaMXBONzZ4a1ZYenpqbU9Qdz09


Meeting ID: 827 4073 9116

Passcode: 962047


Friday, February 12, 2021

Worship Service for February 14, 2021

 Hello Friends-

It is looking a bit more promising that the Sanctuary will be open for Worship this Sunday. If the weather doesn't cooperate, you will receive a robocall Sunday morning.
With the many variants now out and about, you may prefer Zoom. The link is below and the bulletin is in the next post.
Remember, the Souper Bowl Offering is running the entire month of February. Just make your check out to Marshall Presbyterian Church and indicate Souper Bowl in the memo line. Then mail to PO Box 727, Marshall, 28753.
See you Sunday!! All are welcome to join in the Zoom service.

Worship Bulletin for Sunday, February 14th

 Marshall Presbyterian Church

February 14, 2021 Transfiguration Sunday
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME
WELCOME
* CALL TO WORSHIP
One: The glory of God shines like a consuming fire!
All: We have seen the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
One: The voice of God thunders like a mighty storm.
All: Out of the cloud, God speaks: “This is my beloved Son; listen to him!”
Let us worship God!
* OPENING PRAYER
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #119
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, even when we see your love and justice transfigured before us, we cower in fear of what it would mean to follow your way in the world. We wonder what it might cost us to be disciples of Jesus,,, silent prayers of confession…Help us to listen to Jesus. Empower us to be formed by his life. Restore in us the confidence to be Jesus’ disciples. Amen
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Just as a cloud overshadowed the disciples in the transfiguration story, and just as they heard a voice say that Jesus is God’s beloved, so too are we God’s beloved people. Friends, we are forgiven and restored to our right standing as beloved of God.
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
Psalm: 50:1-6 Listen
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gospel Mark 9:2-9
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 Red Hymnal #431
Shine, Jesus Shine
SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS
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 DEDICATION AND THANKSGIVING
We thank you, O God, for the gifts we have received from your good creation. We now ask your blessing upon the gifts we offer here today, so that they are a sign of our commitment to serve you in all that we are and do. Amen..
THE EUCHARIST
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING AND LORD’S PRAYER
One: May God be with you.
All: May God be with you also.
One: Lift your hearts, people of God.
All: We open them to the One who loves us.
One: People of God, give thanks to the One who meets us on the mountaintops of glory and in the valleys of service.
All: It is good that we offer praise and thanksgiving to the One who is with us in every moment.
The minister continues…You crafted mountains…speaking the ancient words of praise:
All: Holy, holy, holy are you, God of glory and grace.
Heaven and earth sing loud songs of praise to you.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes to offer us a double portion of grace and mercy. Hosanna in the highest!
The minister continues…God of justice and mercy…we proclaim our faith as we come to the Table:
All: In love, Christ died for us.
In joy, Christ was raised for us.
In glory, Christ will come again to us.
The minister continues…Now, on the gifts of the bread and the cup…We pray in your triune name as we were taught to pray:
All: 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 (with special music)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
One: God sends us from this sacred space.
All: We will go to share the good news of grace,
to offer healing to the broken.
One: Jesus would not have us stay here forever.
All: We will go to find our sisters and brothers in the valleys of injustice and the neighborhoods of despair.
One: The Spirit fills us with the gifts we need as we leave.
All: We will go to help rebuild the lives of those around us, to share feasts of hope and peace with everyone. Amen.
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #744
Arise, Your Light Is Come!
*INVITATION
*CHARGE

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Only Zoom worship Feb 7

 Marshall Presbyterian Church will NOT meet in the sanctuary on February 7. 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

February 7, 2021 Worship

 Hello Friends-

We will Worship ONLY on ZOOM Feb 7
 Does this seem like a repeat? If the Sanctuary Worship is cancelled because of tonight's storm, you will receive a robocall.

Also, Pastor Melissa has asked us to read this article (click to open):
 
It is dated December 2018, but still relevant today.
 
Below is Zoom Worship information and in the next post is the bulletin. 

And, scroll down further for the link for the annual meeting.

Look forward to seeing you in the Sanctuary or in both Zooms!!

Blessings,
Carol

Here is the Zoom information for Sunday Worship:

Topic: February 7 Sunday Worship
Time: This is a recurring meeting 10:45 to 12:15
 
Click to Join Zoom Worship:
 
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Marshall Presbyterian Church’s 2021 Congregational Meeting Will be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom at noon on February 7th.

Below is a separate Zoom meeting that will be held after the worship service Zoom meeting.

The meeting agenda and documents are attached.

To join the meeting, at noon on February 7th, click the link below: