SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY

February 16, 2020

11:00 a.m.

ASSEMBLE TO PRAISE GOD WITH THANKSGIVING

ANNOUNCEMENTS & WELCOME

PRELUDE (QUIET MEDITATION PLEASE)………… Mrs. René Johnson, Musician

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

CANDLELIGHTING.................................................... Anthony Rawls & Jarrett Morene

INTROIT……………………………….. “This is the Day”…..………WPC Youth Choir

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

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. Baptized and freed, grounded in love, let us worship God. Amen.

*OPENING HYMN.......................................... “Walk Together Children” – (See Insert)

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

God of life, in Christ You resurrect all things. Raise us from death to life, that our transformation may bear witness to the power of Your grace in our lives through Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead. Amen.

CALL TO CONFESSION……………………………........................Rev. Don Johnson

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us, so let us be honest and confess what separates us from God and our neighbors, trusting in God’s constant desire to forgive and renew.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) ...……..........................Ruling Elder Anne Hart

God of judgment and renewal, we admit to You and to each other that we have not always loved You and our neighbors as fully as You call us to love. We have failed to be good stewards of the air, the water, the animals, and the plants. We have turned away from You and toward our own self-interest. We have been shortsighted, and we are humbly sorry. Help us turn back to You, O Lord, to reach toward You as a tree sends its roots out toward water. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE …...…………......…..…...…….… Ruling Elder Anne Hart

Creator God, You created us with free will and freedom of choice. By the power of the Holy Spirit, speak Your Word through the words of scripture, that we may live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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

*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE/THE GREETING

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

All: And also with you.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE……………………. “Great Day”………..Chancel Bell Choir

*OFFERTORY PRAYER.......…………….……………..…………...Ruling Anne Hart

God places before us the ways of life and the ways of death and bids us to choose. As we prepare to give our tithes and offerings this day let us choose wisely, guided by the Holy Spirit who dwells among us. Amen.

WORSHIP OF GOD WITH TITHES AND OFFERINGS

THE OFFERTORY……………………………….….……... “O Won’t You Sit Down”

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

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

Holy God, we offer You these gifts with thanks, so that together we may plant and water the seeds of Your new world. May we be Your faithful servants as we cultivate Your love, knowing that in all we accomplish, it is You who gives the growth. Amen.

PRAYER HYMN…............................................................................. “Thank You Lord”

LIFT UP THE NAMES OF PEOPLE FOR PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

PASTORAL PRAYER Rev. Don Johnson

WE HEAR AND EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURES: OLD TESTAMENT: GENESIS 12:1-3 (NKJV) NEW TESTAMENT: HEBREWS 11:8-10 (NKJV)

HYMN OF MEDITATION………......…………………....….... “The Spirit of David!”

SERMON: “LEAPING INTO THE PROMISE”

WE FOLLOW GOD’S WORD INTO THE WORLD

*INVITATIONAL HYMN         

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

CLOSING HYMN

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


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

EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES




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