Please note that Communion service supplies may be found within the mailbox outside of Fellowship Hall.

FIRST CHURCH in PEMBROKE

Sunday, February 7, 2021

ORDER OF WORSHIP – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude         For the Beauty of the Earth    

Welcome & Opening Prayer

Gracious God, we are so grateful for the past week of life.  And once again we pray that You will bless our gathering.  As we take time from all the frenzied schedules and demands of the week, we ask that You bless us and grant us all the Peace of Christ.  We gather as Your church, with optimism and expectations, eagerly looking to be refreshed by Your Words and restored by Your Touch.  Hear us again as we declare that You are our God, we are Your people, and it is in Your Holiness that we will pray and live always.  Amen and Amen.   

Call to Contemplation  All Things Bright and Beautiful

Call to Worship (blended with the Scriptures of today’s lectionary schedule)

P:   Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars?
C:   God did, Hallelujah!  God brings them out, one after another, calling each by its

       name, and not a single one is missing!

 P:   Have you never heard? Have you never understood?  The Lord is the everlasting God,

       the Creator of all the earth.

C:   God never grows weak or weary, gives power to the weak, strength to the powerless.

 P:   Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.
C:   But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings

       like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Hymn             Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Scripture Reading:                                    Mark 1: 29-39                                                      Ernie Evans

A Musical Moment for Meditation         Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Brief Message                                           “Just A Thought…”                                Pastor Matt Jackson

“A Quiet Time for Confession “

Sharing of Holy Communion

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever and ever.  Amen.

Offertory Invitation

Offertory       Hungry I Come   

Doxology

Closing Hymn         The Lord of Life, a Vine Is He

Benediction

Postlude       When We Are Living    


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