Worship: Online Saturday, Feb 20 at 5 pm & Sunday, Feb 21 at 11 am

He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan;
and he was with the wild beasts;
and the angels waited on him.
Mark 1:13 (RSV)  

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2021-02-21 1st Sunday in Lent

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Online meeting opens 15 minutes early
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the worship services.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
February 21-27

Birthdays
Jennifer Hodges
Jerry Wyatt
Donna Willoughby

Anniversaries

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm
        • Revelation 2
      • Online Interactive Worship
        • 5 pm Saturday
        • 11 am Sunday
      • In-Person Worship is suspended

The host will mute everyone except the leader during hymns and longer unison prayers so we can all sing and speak together without the distraction of various lag times. Otherwise, sound will be on for all participants so we can interact freely throughout the service (exception: disruptive background noises).

INVOCATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
“Blessed Assurance”

Blessed assurance Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation purchase of God
Born of His Spirit washed in His blood.

This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

Perfect submission perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy whispers of love .

This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

Perfect submission all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest
Watching and waiting looking above
Filled with His goodness lost in His love.

This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long

CCLI Song # 22324 CCLI License # 3194034
Fanny Jane Crosby | Phoebe Palmer Knapp
© Words & Music: Public Domain

 

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additions from Last Week
Dan Wyatt, Freda Wyatt, Karen Heise, Kelly Walker, Alan Samuel,
Chuck Denson, Michelle Adcock, Ronald Ford, Tapp Family

Health Care Workers
Ron Fowler, Melissa Milam, Donna Smith, Greer Waldrop, Joy Crook, Susie Schumann, Michelle Adcock, Elizabeth Uys

Homebound
Dianne Stallion, Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson,
Betty Travis, Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,
Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle
for February 21-27:
France, Germany, Monaco

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
From St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville AR, Worship Bulletin

Gracious God, you have given us a good land and a generous inheritance: Be with us as you were with Jesus in the wilderness to deliver us from temptation, that we may trust in you with our whole heart and know the comfort of your presence, as we pray:

You are our refuge and our stronghold;
our God in whom we put our trust. 

Christ unites us to all who lack food and shelter, and who suffer by the fallen structures of the world: Through your infinite love and gracious presence deliver us, that we may dwell in the security of your peace.

 You are our refuge and our stronghold;
our God in whom we put our trust.   

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION
Brief silent consideration of how we have responded to our personal and congregational opportunities to do good, as we face ourselves honestly in the presence of the Almighty.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
May Almighty God have mercy on us
to bless our good works
and forgive us our sins,
and lead us into everlasting life.

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers,
our presence, our gifts,
our service, and our witness,
praying they will be multiplied
for the upbuilding of God’s kingdom.

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above, ye Heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

CCLI Song # 56204 CCLI License # 3194034
Louis Bourgeois | Thomas Ken
© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

THE BIBLE READING
Links to multiple translations:  Mark 1:9-15

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Tell Me the Story of Jesus”

Tell me the story of Jesus,
write on my heart every word;
tell me the story most precious,
sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels, in chorus,
sang as they welcomed His birth,
“Glory to God in the highest!
Peace and good tidings to earth.”

Tell me the story of Jesus,
write on my heart every word;
tell me the story most precious,
sweetest that ever was heard.

Fasting alone in the desert,
tell of the days that are past;
how for our sins He was tempted,
yet was triumphant at last.
Tell of the years of His labor,
tell of the sorrow He bore;
He was despised and afflicted,
homeless, rejected, and poor.

Tell me the story of Jesus,
write on my heart every word;
tell me the story most precious,
sweetest that ever was heard.

Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
writhing in anguish and pain;
tell of the grave where they laid Him,
tell how He liveth again.
Love in that story so tender,
clearer than ever I see:
stay, let me weep while you whisper,
love paid the ransom for me.

Tell me the story of Jesus,
write on my heart every word;
tell me the story most precious,
sweetest that ever was heard.

Fanny Jane Crosby
© Words & Music: Public Domain

 

PASSING THE PEACE

May the peace of Christ be with you all!
And also with you!

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.
Orientation

Baptism of Jesus
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.      Verse 11 (KJV)

The Spirit Drove Him
At once the Spirit made him go into the desert.  Verse 12 (GNT)  

 In the Wilderness
He was in the wilderness forty days. Verse 13a (DLNT)

With the Beasts
Wild animals were his companions.  Verse 13b (MSG)

Angels were There
Angels took care of him.   Verse 13c  (MSG)

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
The Altar in our hearts is always open

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Take the Name of Jesus with You”

Take the name of Jesus with you
Child of sorrow and of woe
It will joy and comfort give you
Take it then where’er you go

Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven
Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven

Take the name of Jesus ever
As a shield from every snare
If temptations round you gather
Breathe that holy name in prayer

Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven
Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven

O the precious name of Jesus
How it thrills our souls with joy
When His loving arms receive us
And His songs our tongues employ

Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven
Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven

At the name of Jesus bowing
Falling prostrate at His feet
King of kings in heaven we’ll crown Him
When our journey is complete

Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven
Precious name O how sweet
Hope of earth and joy of heaven

Lydia Odell Baxter | William Howard Doane
© Words & Music: Public Domain

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)