Marshall Presbyterian Church
Carol Ann West, Pianist
Rev. Melissa Upchurch, Pastor
ASSEMBLING IN GOD’S NAME
for God is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
All: God heals the brokenhearted, and binds up
One: Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
All: God’s understanding is beyond measure.
* Opening Prayer
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #307 God of Grace and God of Glory
our feelings of exile and alienation amid a global pandemic,
and we wonder where you are. We fear your absence, when
actually you are most present to us. Restore in us awareness
of your comfort and care. Renew our strength so that we
might mount up with wings like eagles. Amen.
One: God, who placed the stars and moon even now comes
close to each of us with mercy and love. Friends, hear
the good news of the gospel: We are forgiven and
empowered by God’s Spirit to run and not be weary,
to walk and not faint.
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.
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 See bulletin
Old Testament: Mark 1:29-39 See bulletin
* 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.
There is a Balm in Gilead
Prayers of the People (The Lord’s Prayer is
located at the bottom of page 35 in the purple hymnal.)
Sharing the Gifts of God
*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 give you thanks for the gifts of creation,
and for the gift of life itself. We dedicate our resources
to you, trusting and hoping that they will build up
your work in our world. Amen.
GOING FORTH IN GOD’S NAME
* HYMN Purple Hymnal #346
For the Healing of the Nations (Spoken)