January 3 rd., 2021

Order of Service 

Musical prelude

Prelude

Opening Prayer

Hymn: #196 (Praise) Angels from the Realms of Glory

Sermon

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: #176 (Praise) Go Tell it on the Mountain

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude


NOTE:  Piano Music by Whitney Augustine, Vocal Bill Otred
 

Sermon: " And the Word Became Flesh and Lived Among Us."

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 147: 12-20 
God blesses Jerusalem with peace and abundance                       

Hebrew Scripture: Jerimiah 31: 7-14

The grieving people will be gathered in joy
 

Gospel Lesson:  John 1: 1-15

The Word was in the world, but the world did not know him

Theme: Christmas is as if God said, "I want humanity to see my face. I want them to hear my voice. I want them to touch me. I want them to smell my sweat.  I want them to eat my body. I want to live their life. I want to live my life." " And the Word became flesh and lived among us."

January 10th., 2021

Order of Service 

Prelude

Opening Prayer

Minute For Missions - Bruce Harry

Hymn: #56 (Praise) This Is My Father's World

Sermon

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: #476 (Praise) Shall We Gather At The River

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude


NOTE:  Piano Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: " The Water of Baptism."

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 29
God's Voice Over The Water                     

Epistle Reading: Acts 19: 1-7

Paul Baptizes with the Spirit
 

Gospel Lesson:  Mark 1: 4-11

Jesus is Baptized by John

Theme: We are a people who know that Jesus came for us.  Out of gratitude we take his name and live for him.  In baptism we celebrate Jesus , the Christ , in our life; we celebrate our new identity, and we celebrate our new name- "Christians"

Apologies no downloadable Audio this week  

January 17th., 2021

Order of Service 

Prelude

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # (Praise) Majesty

Sermon

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # (Praise) Jesus Calls Us

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude


NOTE:  Piano Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "The Good That Comes From Nazareth."

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 139
God has searched me  and known me                

Hebrew Scripture: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10

The Lord calls Samuel
 

Gospel Lesson: John 1: 43-51

Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael 

Theme: God does not allow Himself to be limited by our assumptions.  For every Nazareth there is an invitation to "come and see". For every  assumption we make there is a deeper truth to be discovered, a new relationship to be experienced, and a new life to live.  Our Nazareth become the place of God's epiphany

January 24th., 2021

Order of Service 

Prelude

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # 54 (Praise) Majesty Great is Thy Faithfulness

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # 39 (Praise) Will you Come and Follow Me

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude


NOTE:  Piano Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "Follow Me."

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 62: 5-12
Be still my soul and wait for God             

Hebrew Scripture: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10

The Lord calls Samuel
 

Gospel Lesson: Mark 1: 14-20

Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael 

Theme: "Follow me" is both the invitation to and the promise of new life. So what are the nets that entangle us? What are the boats that contain us? Who are the fathers and mother whom we seek identity, value, or approval? What do we need to let go of, and leave behind, so that we might follow Jesus?

January 31st., 2021

Order of Service 

Prelude

Opening Prayer

Hymn: # 14 (Black) I Will Enter His Gates (X2)

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: # 375 (Praise) All The Way My Savior Leads Me

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude


NOTE:  Piano Music by Whitney Augustine
 

Sermon: "A Question of Authority."

Scriptures

Psalm reading; Psalm 11

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom           

Hebrew Scripture: Deuteronomy 18: 15-20

God will raise up a prophet after Moses
 

Gospel Lesson: Mark 1: 21-28

A man with an unclean heart is healed in Capernaum

Theme: To have power does not necessary mean one has authority.  Genuine authority is persuasive because it speaks to the heart, because genuine authority is recognized as being different, and as having come from above

Note: (Due to technical difficulties there is no downloadable Audio.)

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