Saturday, April 17, 2021

Worship Sunday, April 18

Worship Sunday, April 18th, in the Sanctuary or on Zoom (link below)!

Topic: Sunday Worship

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

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Sunday worship April 11, 2021

Hello Friends-

Bulletin for April 11, 2021

 

Marshall Presbyterian Church

 April 11, 2021        2nd Sunday of Easter
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

 Prelude

 wELCOME

 * CALL TO WORSHIP

 One:    Peace be with you.

All:      How good and pleasant it is when we live together in unity.

One:    Receive the Holy Spirit.

ALL:    It is like precious oil on the head,  the blessing of the Lord.  Let us worship God!

 

* Opening Prayer

 * HYMN    Red Hymnal #225  Come, Christians, Join to Sing

 CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 God of Easter, in the risen Christ you broke the power of

sin and evil.  And yet we still live in the tombs of forget-

fulness, anxiety and fear.  We have failed to love you

as we should.  We have neglected to love our neighbor.

We have even failed to love ourselves.…silent prayers

of confession…Forgive us, Lord.  Release us from

the tombs that terrify us, so that we can see your image

in one another and in your good creation.  Free us from

the grave of self-hatred, so that we can see ourselves as

your children.  Amen 

 * ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 One:       This is the word we have heard: God forgives our sins and raises us to new life!  This is the good news we declare: God leads us out of the tombs of sin and self-hatred to walk as Easter people in the light of Christ!

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 4:32-35                             
Epistle                       1 John 1 – 2:2                                  
Gospel:                      John 20:19-31                                 

 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 (Adapted fr. Confession of 1967, 9.22)

 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  Purple Hymnal #239   Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!

 

SHARING JOYS AND CONCERNS      

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

 O God, we offer these gifts on the promise that they
will serve you in our community and world.  May they
help bring peace, love and justice for the earth and
all who dwell in it.  Amen.

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

 * HYMN    Carol Ann’s Choice!

 * INVITATION
* CHARGE
* BENEDICTION
*POSTLUDE

Saturday, April 3, 2021

He is risen!

 Hello Friends-

To Celebrate our risen LORD this Easter:

1) 8:00 am on Blanhassett Island - Join First Baptist and Marshall Presbyterian for a sunrise Celebration of Worship to our LORD and Savior

2) 11:00 am in the Marshall Presbyterian Sanctuary and on Zoom - Join Marshall Presbyterian and the PC(USA) for an international Celebration of Worship to our LORD and Savior

Below is the Zoom link. Attached is the bulletin for the 11 am Worship.

HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!

Topic: Sunday Worship

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

 

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Maundy Thursday

 Due to weather concerns, tonight's Maundy Thursday Service will be Zoom only.

Blessings as we follow our LORD's journey to the cross,
Carol

Topic: Maundy Thursday Worship
Time: Apr 1, 2021 06:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday Worship time: 1:30

 Palm Sunday! Hosanna!


We will worship in the sanctuary and on zoom at 1:30 to avoid the storm!


So, gather together at 1:30


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Saturday, March 20, 2021

One Great Hour of Sharing

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March 21 Worship

 Hello Friends-

This Sunday may be on the cool side, but warm up with us as we Worship our LORD in both the Sanctuary and on Zoom. Below is the Zoom link. In the next post is the bulletin for Sunday's worship.

Blessings,
Carol

Topic: Sunday Worship

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

 

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Bulletin for March 21st

 Marshall Presbyterian Church


ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

WELCOME

* CALL TO WORSHIP

One: This is the day God has promised: the day of the new covenant.
All: We are here because our hearts are filled with love for our God.
One: No longer carved on cold stone, this covenant is engraved on our hearts.
All: Our hearts are open, so God's Word can shape us.
One: We will reach out to our neighbors our friends and family, even to strangers.
All: Our hearts are ready to serve God and all of God's people. Let us worship God.

* OPENING PRAYER

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #165
The Glory of These Forty Days

CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy God, we confess that we have failed to live in covenant relationship with you and one another. We have exploited our relationships with one another and the earth for private gain. Our hearts have become hardened to the suffering we have caused…silent prayers of confession… Forgive us, Lord. Create in us a new heart, and write your law there so that we will love you with all of who we are and love our neighbors as ourselves. Amen.

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

One: Friends, hear the good news of the gospel. In Christ, we are forgiven and restored to right relations with God and one another. God in Christ has made a new covenant with us and empowers us for justice-seeking in our 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

SPECIAL MUSIC: Purple Hymnal #166
Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days

HEARING AND RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

THE SCRIPTURES
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm: Psalm 119:9-16 Ephesians Hebrews 5:5-10 “
Gospel: John 12:20-33 “

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

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #167 Forty Days and Forty Nights

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

O God, your gifts are manifest all around us and especially in this community of hope, love and peace. May the gifts we return to you today be a sign of our commitment to do your work in this community and in our world to establish the flourishing of all your children. Amen.

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

* HYMN Purple Hymnal #541 God Be with You Till We Meet Again

Sunday, March 14, 2021

One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing is one great way of reaching out to the world in an effective and powerful way.  

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One Great Hour of Sharing

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 14th Worship

 Hello Friends-

Signs of Spring are everywhere and we will Worship in both the Sanctuary and on Zoom this Sunday. In the comments is our bulletin and below is the Zoom link. 

See you either in the Sanctuary or on Zoom!

Blessings,
Carol

Topic: Sunday Worship

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

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Bulletin for Sunday March 14

 


March 14, 2018       4th Sunday in Lent

Carol and Alex Brown, Liturgists

Carol Ann WestPianist

Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor

 

ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME

 

WELCOME 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

One:O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; for God’s steadfast love endures forever.

All:Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those God redeemed from trouble.

One:God gathers us from the east and from the west, 

from the north and from the south.

All:Let us thank the Lord for God’s steadfast love, for God’s wonderful works to humankind.

 

* OPENING PRAYER

 

* HYMNRed Hymnal #391There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

 

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

O God, you have set before us our greed, our hatred of self and others, and our apathy. You have also shown us the injustice and tyrannies of our public life. We have succumbed to paralyzing anxiety in response to injustice. 


We have resisted the prompting of your Spirit who nudges us out of self-absorption. Forgive us, Lord.  Empower us by your Spirit to be attentive and discerning partners in healing your creation. Amen.  

 

 

 

 

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

One:God’s healing mercy abounds! God’s grace goes before us, after us, and through us — sometimes even unbeknownst to us. Friends, hear the good of the gospel: We are forgiven and restored to right paths of justice and shalom.

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

Old Testament:Numbers 21:4-9

Psalm:107:1-3, 17-22

Ephesians2:1-10   

Gospel:John 3:14-21

 

One:The Word of God for the People of God!

All:Thanks be to God!

 

TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES

MESSAGERev. Melissa Upchurch

 

* AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (fr. A Declaration of Faith – PC USA 1977)

 

We believe Christ gives us and demands of us personal lives that are centered in God and open to God’s reality and rule.  Christ teaches us to put obedience to God above the interests of self, family, race, or nation; to offer God joyously our money, ability, and time.  It is part of our daily discipline to observe a day of worship and rest, setting aside our own working to enjoy God’s work, celebrating with sisters and brothers the Lord’s goodness.  We need constantly to search out God’s way in Scripture, not expecting detailed directions for every decision, but relying on the Word to tell us who God is, to press God’s present claim on us, and to assure us of God’s grace and comfort.  We are charged to pray for ourselves and others with gratitude, boldness, and 

persistence, confidenthat God hears and answers our  prayers in ways best for us all.  Life in God’s presence issues in life for others, for if we do not love sisters and brothers whom we see, we cannot love God whom we do not see.

 

* HYMNPurple Hymnal #792There Is a Balm in Gilead

 

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, yheavenly host;

 Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.


 

* PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

Gracious God, accept the gifts we offer today with our hopes that they reflect the offering of our lives as dedicated to you and your service in this church, in our community, in our nation, and in our world. Amen.

 

GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME

 

* HYMNPurple Hymnal #384Soon and Very Soon