January 27, 2019
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Prelude: Prelude in G Minor Johann Sebastian Bach
Chiming of the Hour
*Hymn: A Place in the Choir (See insert)
Joys and Concerns
Introit: #188Jesus loves me!
Call to Worship
One: In the raising of the sun…
All: We know your steadfast presence.
One: In the persistent rain…
All: We know you will never leave us.
One: In the falling snow…
All: We know that you are present to us in countless ways.
One: In our mountains and hills…
All: We know you our solid foundation.
One: In the trees and flowers that will bud and bloom…
All: We know that you are the source of all love and life. Let us celebrate this day as we prepare to worship you our creator.
Prayer of Invocation (in unison)
God of light and love, open our eyes and hearts to your presence in this place. Help us to know that you are infused throughout all facets of creation. Allow us to know you in the trees and flowers, in the changing seasons, in the creations of humanity, and especially within one another. Let us recognize the divine spark that exists within those gathered here and within the stranger both near and far. Help us to be mindful of your presence in this moment and in all we do.
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Forgive us, Sustainer, for turning from you. We are called to keep you at the center of all we do. Instead, it is so easy to center our lives on ourselves. In so doing, not only do we lose you and your will for the world, but we forget that we are part of creation. We too often put the other, second, forgetting that ‘I am because we are’. You created all of us and love us wildly. Take from me the things that separate me from you and keep me from knowing my place among all your beloved children. Continue to call me back into relationship, that I might respond to your unending love and grace. Receive now our silent confessions and prayers.
Moment of silent prayer
Assurance of God’s Love
Gloria Patri:#581 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.
Responsive Reading: A Litany for Outdoor Ministry
Recognition of Campers & Silver Lake Partnership
Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures – Hebrews 10:22-25 The Message Translation
Children’s Message & Lord’s Prayer
(Children will leave for Sunday School & Youth Group)
*Hymn: #157I Danced in the Morning
Offering of our Gifts
Offertory: Beautiful Savior F. Melius Christiansen
*Doxology:#607 Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Christ, all people here below; praise Holy Spirit ever more; praise Triune God whom we adore. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication
Gospel Reading – 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
(Page 212 in the New Testament in the pew bible)
Sermon:Can’t do community alone
Reverend Ryan Gackenheimer
Pastoral Prayer & Silent Prayer
Response:#188 Jesus loves me!
*Hymn:Pass It On (See insert)
Response:The Lord Bless You and Keep You P. Lutkin
Postlude: Fugue in G Minor “The Little” J.S. Bach
(* Please stand if able.)
We, the Salisbury Congregational Church, seek to love God with all our hearts, souls and minds and love our neighbors as ourselves.
This Church declares itself to be Open and Affirming to all for participation, membership, leadership and employment regardless of race, ancestry, class, gender identity, physical/mental ability or sexual orientation.
We further declare ourselves to be Affirming of each individual as a child of God, celebrating the total identity of each person.
As a declared Open and Affirming Congregation, we commit ourselves to work toward ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination against any person.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
If you are visiting us today, Welcome!
Please sign our guest book and introduce yourself to our Pastor or to one of the Deacons. Fill out a welcome card in the pew to be put on our email list!
Please join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship following worship. All are welcome.
Please see an usher if:
You would like to use a hearing device
If you would like to bring your child to the Nursery
Many thanks to:
Reverend Ryan Gackenheimer for leading worship
Sheryl Kennedy for serving as lay reader
Sarah Morrison & Roger Crain for ushering
Roberta Fay, J. Kevin Carroll, Siddhi, Evan Adsit, Marty Sorenson, Franny Yerkes, Terry Roy & family, Petee Robinson, Leonard Kaufman, Dick Taber,Tom Splaine, Laura Hawks, Joe K., Peter & Linda, Paula & Herman, Anne & Bill, Jan & John Hazard
The Deacons on call this week will be Lorna Edmundson & John Estabrook
Monday: 1 pm Duplicate Bridge
Wednesday: 7:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursday: 4:30 pm Women’s Bible Study
7 pm HousaTonics
Friday: 7:45 am Men’s Bible Study
BEST WISHES FOR PASTOR DIANE
The Tribute Box with fond memories, thanks and good wishes for Pastor Diane will remain on the marble-top table on the Fellowship Hall stage. These messages are for Pastor Diane to read at her leisure.
As we all know, Silver Lake is near and dear to Pastor Diane’s heart. A monetary gift will be presented to Silver Lake in her name. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to the Congregational Church of Salisbury (with “Diane-Silver Lake” in the memo line) and send to the church office.