Bulletin for Jan. 20

PRELUDE Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: When we are lonely, feeling forsaken,
People: there is One who knows how we feel: our God who gathers us up, pulling us close to the heart of love.
Leader: When we sit at the table of despair, when we nibble at life’s stale crusts,
People: there is One who throws a party for us: our God who loves to celebrate, who fills our lives with goodness.
Leader: When we are mired in the muck of life, when every day seems the same as yesterday,
People: there is One who comes to us: our God who changes our names, our God who transforms our lives.

*HYMN No. 417 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

*CALL TO CONFESSION
Leader: We plead ignorance, but we know. We know the hurt we have caused, the names we have called other people, the love we hold back from family and friends. Let us confess our shadowed lives, so the light of God’s mercy might illumine us. Please join me as we pray together, saying

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
People: If we are to have any hope, Transforming God, we must face the reality of our lives, putting a name to our failings. You hand us a bouquet of gifts, but we let them wither by not placing them in your living water. You call us to speak out for those who live in the corners and cupboards of our world, but we believe our silence is the best way to help them.
We listen to those who tell us that to trust in you is a sign of weakness, rather than listening to your invitation to hope in you always.
You will not rest until we are one with you, God of Peace, so forgive us and fill us with your mercy. Gift us, so we may respond to those opportunities to serve your people. May your Spirit teach us the new language of faith, so we might confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: This is the good news: you are God’s delight, you are God’s joy, you are God’s beloved. God will not remain silent, but will call you by name.
People: From the farthest corners of heaven to this very place, from God’s heart to ours – we are forgiven. Thanks be to God! Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, 2013)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

A nursery is provided following the Children’s Time for children in Kindergarten and younger. We encourage children in 1st grade and older to remain and participate in our worship service.

COVENANT FOR THOSE UNITING WITH THE CONGREGATION
Diane Leslie Rhodes Harrell and Charles Andrew Harrell

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 316 Breathe of Me, Breath of God
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE
John 2:1-11
New Testament Page No. 93 in pew Bible

SERMON
WINE TASTING
by Rev. McSpadden

*RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 275 God of Our Life

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, and its 28 members.

Our family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, and concern for Elizabeth during her recent hospitalization and illness. She continues to improve every day and will soon be able to return to school.
— Trish and Jeremy Burnett, Pat Oglesby

Please make this addition to your new church directory. Page 20 Rob John’s email address: johnsr65@comporium.net

GREETERS AND USHERS Paul and Di Kourkoubes

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