Worship: Online Saturday, Jan 23 at 5 pm & Sunday, Jan 24 at 11 am

Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.  Mark 1:17 (GNT)  

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2021-01-24 Ecumenical Sunday

Lectionary Theme: The Best Part of Heaven
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Heaven through the Bible Lectionary readings each week through the Epiphany, along with the affirmations from the Third Section of the Apostle’s and Nicene Creeds.
Affirmation:
Apostles’ Creed: “We believe in… the communion of saints.”
Nicense Creed: “We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church.”
*universal

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929-205-6099 or 253-215-8782,
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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
January 17-23

Birthdays
Jeanne Gooud

Anniversaries

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm
        • 2 John
      • Online Interactive Worship
        • 5 pm Saturday
        • 11 am Sunday

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
“I’ve Got Peace Like a River ”

I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul

I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul

I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul

CCLI Song # 2154963 CCLI License # 3194034
Jeffrey Rickard
© Words : Public Domain
© Music: 1994 Selah Publishing Company, Inc.

 

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
Bonnie Ross, Chad Pritchett, Carolyn Farmer, Shannon Moore, Paula Stover, Karen Heise, Byron, Terry McIintosh, Jan Claus, Janie Jones, Susie Schuman

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 January 24-30:
Cyprus, Greece, Turkey

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

In Jesus Christ you have announced the fulfillment of your time, O God: Hear our prayers and intercessions as we seek the perfection of all things, saying:

            The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God has come near.

You are our love and our peace: Look upon all cities and villages across the world and turn the hearts of all people to you, that we may work together to bring relief to those who suffer.

           The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God has come near.

 

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 1:14-20

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

19 And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

HYMN OF CELEBRATION

“We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
a song that shall conquer evil,
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword.

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
has sent us His Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love.

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow has trod,
that all of the world’s great peoples
may come to the truth of God,
may come to the truth of God!

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

Words & Music (MESSAGE): H Ernest Nichol, 1896
Copyright © Public Domain

 

PASSING THE PEACE

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

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
Series: The Best Part of Heaven
Affirmation: We believe in the communion of saints.
“All Creation”
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.

Fellowship
… to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ… Ephesians 3:9 (KJV)

 Harmony
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.    Acts 2:1 (KJV)

Worship
Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth.
John 4:24 (MSG)

 Sharing
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.  Acts 4:32 (KJV)

Service
Dear brothers [and sisters], you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve each other. .   1 Galatians 5:13 (TLB)

 

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

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”

Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above

Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers
Our fears our hopes our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares

We share each other’s woes
Our mutual burdens bear
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear

When we asunder part
It gives us inward pain
But we shall still be joined in heart
And hope to meet again

This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way
While each in expectation lives
And longs to see the day

From sorrow toil and pain
And sin we shall be free
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity

CCLI Song # 25369 CCLI License # 3194034
Johann Hans Georg Nägeli | John Fawcett
© Words: Public Domain
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.)