EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

ORDINATION/INSTALLATION SERVICE

11:00 a.m. January 12, 2020

ASSEMBLE IN GOD’S NAME WITH THANKSGIVING

ANNOUNCEMENTS & MINUTE FOR MISSION

PRELUDE………………......................................................Mrs. René Johnson, Musician

STRIKING OF THE HOUR ...…………. (Quiet Please) …………………..…. Organist

CANDLELIGHTING…....................................................Hannah Cook & Jarrett Morene

INTROIT………………….……..… “Hallelujah is the Highest Praise”……...Mass Choir

CALL TO WORSHIP…………………………………………............ Rev. Don Johnson

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. The brightness of God’s light shines upon all the nations. All are welcomed to the brightness of God’s dawn. God gathers us from far away and carries us. With radiant eyes, with rejoicing hearts, we receive the abundance God gives. We respond in praise. With our gifts, with our very selves, we worship God.

*OPENING HYMN……............................................ “We Have Come This Far by Faith”

*OPENING PRAYER.………………………………………………...Rev. Don Johnson

O Lord our God, Your glory shines as far as the east is from the west, from the north to the south, so that all people may see and be radiant, so that every heart might thrill and rejoice. Guide us on our baptism journey in Christ. Overwhelm us with the joy of Your presence. Amen.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)…………………………… Elder Mary Mickel

Gracious God, You have called us by name and claimed us in the waters of baptism. Forgive us, we pray, for failing to live as those who have been granted new life. We confess our acts of sin and selfishness, our shortsightedness in seeing your presence among us, our refusal to walk the difficult road of faith, and our unwillingness to relinquish our own comfort for the sake of others. Remake our hearts and renew a right spirit within us. Remind us of your trust in us, poured out in the covenant of baptism; and grant us your peace as we seek to lie as your baptized people. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ who makes all things new. Amen.

*WORDS OF ASSURANCE………………………………………… Elder Mary Mickel

Still-speaking God, as these words from Scripture are read, may it be to us as if the heavens are opening, and we see Your Spirit descending on us like a dove, revealing Your love for us as Your daughters and sons. Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI.…………………………………………………………………... #579

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE/THE GREETING

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

All: And, with you.

*OFFERTORY PRAYER...…………..………….…...….………….. Elder Mary Mickel

God gives us not only genesis life, but the new life born of repentance, forgiveness and resurrection. Therefore, with generous hearts, let us give back a portion of what has already been given to us in our baptismal covenant with God and each other. Amen.

WORSHIP OF GOD WITH TITHES & OFFERINGS

THE OFFERTORY…..………….…….……..…………………………….… “I Believe”

*DOXOLOGY…………………………………………...............................................#592

PRAYER OF DEDICATION………………………………………… Rev. Don Johnson

Great, saving God, You have gathered us into one baptism, regardless of our backgrounds and conditions. Therefore, we praise You with our tithes and offerings. May they join with others to become a mighty river, bringing Your peace and healing to the world. Amen.

PRAYER HYMN……………………………………………………………... “Even Me”

LIFT UP THE NAMES OF PEOPLE FOR PRAYER

Rev. Don Johnson

PASTORAL PRAYER ……………………………………………….. Rev. Don Johnson

WE HEAR AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: 2nd CORINTHIANS 5:5-7 (NKJV)

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: JOHN 1:43-51 (NKJV)

HYMN OF MEDITATION……...................................…...... “By Grace. Through Faith”

THE SERMON: “GREATER THAN WHAT YOU SEE”

WE FOLLOW GOD’S WORD INTO THE WORLD

*INVITATIONAL HYMN…………………………..…..….... “Here I Am, Lord” - #525

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH……………………………………………. Rev. J. L. Perry

PRESENTATION OF OFFICERS FOR ORDINATION/INSTALLATION

-Ruling Elder Denise Walker, Clerk of Session

INSTALLATION OF TRUSTEES………………………………..… Rev. Don Johnson

ORDINATION / INSTALLATION OF ELDERS / DEACONS

ORDINATION/INSTALLATION PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHARGE TO THE TRUSTEES………………….……… Ruling Elder Hansler Bealyer

CHARGE TO THE DEACONS…………...............................Ruling Elder Phyllis Miley

CHARGE TO THE ELDERS………..…………………………..Ruling Elder Anne Hart

CHARGE TO THE CONGREGATION…………………….Ruling Elder Bennie Clark

RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP BY ELDERS

CLOSING HYMN.…………................................... “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” - #438

*BENEDICTION………………………………………………….........Rev. Don Johnson

May the God who called Jesus “beloved” speak blessings to you, beloved sons and daughters, and empower you to bring that good news to others who still need to hear it. Amen.

CHORAL RESPONSE ……………………………………………....“Three-fold Amen”

EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES




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