PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
February 4, 2018 - 10:00 AM Service5th Sunday after Epiphany
Liturgical Color: Green
Play the whole Service:
|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Morella Larsen|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship One: Let our voices be heard in the darkness Many: Let Gods Word and love fall from our lips One: For we gather in joy as his people of light Many: Let all who hear rejoice! One: Let all who hear rejoice, ALL: Let all creation praise his holy name!|
|* Opening Hymn||Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise||Hymn #12 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
We give thanks, God of Creation, for this world in which we live; for the forests, the deserts, the mountains, the rivers and seas. We give thanks for all that lives upon it; for the life that both sustains us and amazes us with grace and beauty. We are in awe at the patterns of birds’ flight against a blue sky, and the small imprints in the sand left by the smallest of your creatures. We are so grateful for such beauty in nature, yet too often do not see the same beauty in one another. Why do we fear those unlike us? How can we not see the beauty of a voice that sounds different, skin of another color, a life experience different than our own? Forgive us, our God, for you are the God of all, creator of all. Help us to see the truth in ourselves and surrender to your great love, one with the beauty of this, your world. In Christ we are healed and made whole, and in his name, we pray. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|* Singing||Gloria Patri||Hymn #623|
|Halle, Halle, Hallelujah!||Hymn #591 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Spirit Divine, Hear Our Prayer||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||He Is To Me||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination||Prayer for Illumination||.|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 147: 1-11, 20c (Unison)||Elder Morella Larsen|
|Hebrew Testament||Isaiah 40: 21-31|
|Song of Preparation||Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart||Hymn #249 (all)|
|New Testament||I Corinthians 9: 16-23|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Call and Answer||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore||Hymn #721 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Offertory||He's Everything to Me||Pat & Dave Nelson|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|Hymn of Preparation||Let Us Break Bread Together||Hymn # 323 (all)|
|Invitation||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|The Great Thanksgiving|
|Breaking of the Bread|
|Communion of the People|
|Prayer after Communion|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||May Your Presence Go With Us||Congregation|
If Your presence doesn’t go with us, We don’t want to leave this place
Lord we need You near, As we go from here, To Lead us by Your love and grace.
May Your presence fill us every day, May Your Spirit lead the way
Lord to You we call, Let Your glory fall, And may Your presence go with us.
Let Your glory fall, And may Your presence go with us.
Go with us.
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|