PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
January 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM ServiceBaptism of the Lord
Liturgical Color: White
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Kay Chabot|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||I Believe||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: A new year begins, our lives are renewed;
Many: We gather in God's house to give thanks and prayers.
One: In this house all are welcome;
Many: We gather in God's house to be fed and refreshed!
All: Let us sing a new song, a song of love and joy!
|* Opening Hymn||Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise||Hymn #12 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
How wonderful is life, O God; how sweet every breath. The mountains rise around us, tall and bold against your sky. Our hearts are as strong as the stone that forms them, for we are assured by your power and presence, by your hope and promise. Yet the world and its troubles challenge us. Our minds are filled with visions of darkness and threat, and we become afraid. in our fear, we can lash out, and shut out others. Let our strong hearts overwhelm our fears, we pray. Replace our sins of doubt with the assurance that is you. Forgive our weakness so that we may become bold in our desire to live lives that reflect your Grace. We ask these things in Jesus' name. 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.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||I've Got Peace Like a River||Hymn #623 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Lead Me Lord||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||It Is Well With My Soul||Choir|
|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 29: 1-2, 10-11. (in unison)||Elder Kay Chabot|
|Hebrew Testament||Isaiah 43: 1-7|
|Song of Preparation||Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!||Hymn #1|
|Gospel Lesson||Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Call and Response||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness||Hymn #291 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||On The Jericho Road||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|