Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 4, 2018

Service Time: 11:00AM

We Gather in God’s Name


Ringing of the Steeple Bell


Welcome and Announcements


Prelude                                       Siciliano                           Susan Brewster                                   

                                                                                  D. Scarlatti

Call To Worship


Gather us in, the brokenhearted and the joyful.
Gather us in, the weak and the strong.
Gather us in, the fearful and the brave.
Gather us in, the young and the old.
Gather us in, to sing of God’s works.
Gather us in, to praise Jesus Christ.
Gather us in, to worship and wonder.
Gather us in, to know of God’s love.

Hymn                         Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee                        464

Prayer of Confession


How can we look at this world and not sing of your praises, O God? The beauty and majesty of the world is overpowering! Yet we have a tendency to take all that you do for us for granted. We treat the world with callous indifference, using its resources carelessly and with little regard to the future. We insist on war as solutions for problems rather than peaceful striving. We turn our backs on people in need, the weak and downtrodden go unnoticed in our midst. We always believe that someone else will care for those in need. How foolish we are, O God! How ignorant we have become! You have given to us all that we need. You have blessed us with the witness of Jesus Christ who came so that we might learn how you would have us live, in honor and peace. Forgive us. Heal our hearts and spirits. Make us fully aware of all our blessings and our responsibilities. Give us again a spirit of joy in serving you. Help us be agents of peace and hope to others. For we offer this prayer in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.


Silent Prayer


Assurance of Pardon


Passing the Peace

                  Let us greet each other saying:

                               ‘May the Peace of Christ be with you’



Prayer of Illumination

Praise for God’s Care for Jerusalem

Praise the Lord!
How good it is to sing praises to our God;

   for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
 He heals the brokenhearted,
    and binds up their wounds.
4He determines the number of the stars;
    he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
    his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the downtrodden;
    he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
    make melody to our God on the lyre.
He covers the heavens with clouds,
    prepares rain for the earth,
    makes grass grow on the hills.
The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!


Scripture    Isaiah 40:21-31     1 Corinthians 9:16-23      Mark 1:29-39                  


Sermon                          Whatever It Takes          Pastor Richie King


Hymn                        Great Is Thy Faithfulness                                276


Sharing Joys and Concerns


Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer


Offertory                      Where I May Wander                                  Choir

                                          New England Folk Melody



Sacrament of Holy Communion


Hymn                             Blessed Assurance                                        341




Postlude                     Agnus Dei, Lamb of God                Susan Brewster

                                                  G. Bizet




Janice LoRusso has placed flowers on the Altar in memory of her Aunt Lillian Ketchum.










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                      Thank You!! 


February 17, 2018

Welcome To All !!


 Sunday service begins at 11 am.  Everyone is invited.


Ash Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 5:30 PM 



Bible Study and a Light meal is at 6:00 PM to 7:30 on Thursday starting on Thursday, September 28th at the Manse across the street from the Church. 


Bible Study also on Sunday Morning at 9:30. Coffee and Bagels provided. 






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