PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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January 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM Service
Baptism of the Lord
Liturgical Color: White
 

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Welcoming Rev. Bruce Myers

Legacy Planning Elder Morella Larsen

Life of the Church Deacon Dr. Mwanza Furaha

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Thou Are Worthy  Praise Band

* Litany for Baptism (responsive) Insert & On Screen  Deacon Dr. Mwanza Furaha
One: In the beginning, darkness covered the deep, and God said: Let there be light.
ALL: THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS!
One: Through the words of the prophet, the Lord said: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
ALL: THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS!
One: Do not fear, says the Lord; I am with you. I have called you by name; you are mine.
ALL: THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS!
One: When Jesus was baptized by John, suddenly the heavens were opened.
ALL: THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS!
One: And as Jesus was coming out of the water, the Spirit of God rested on him like a dove.
ALL: THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS!
One: And a voice said: You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.
ALL: THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS!
One: Let us pray

Prayer
To be spoken only by Mwanza after Litany of Baptism.
Will not be on the screen.
Almighty God,

* Opening Hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing  Hymn #475

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (responsive)
One: We come before God not as despised sinners, but as beloved children. With the confidence of children of God let us confess our sin.
ALL: God who formed the heavens and earth, and all that dwell in them

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Forgiveness (responsive)
One: As a voice from heaven said to Jesus,
so, in Christ, God speaks to us:
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* Gloria Patri Hymn #581

* Praise Hymn All Creatures of Our God and King  Hymn #15

Choral Preparation Come! Live in the Light!  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 Trust  Choir

Prayer for Illumination (unison)
ALL: Saving God, source of our calling, your Word is full of power and glory.
Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us so that we may receive your grace
and live as your beloved children; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Psalter Lesson (responsive) Psalm 29  Deacon Dr. Mwanza Furaha

Hebrew Lesson Isaiah 42: 1-9 

Song of Preparation Open the Eyes of My Heart  Hymn #452

Gospel Lesson Matthew 3: 13-17 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Wet Behind the Ears  Rev. Bruce Myers

* In Response Baptized in Water  Hymn #482

Morning Tithes and Offerings Rich & Peggy Dudley

Offertory Daddy Sang Bass  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

* A Challenge to Go Forth
Pastor: Jesus says: Blessed are those who open doors,
ALL: they will be called children of God.
Pastor: Jesus says: Blessed are those who break down walls,
ALL: they will be called children of God.
Pastor: Jesus says: Blessed are those who challenge hate,
ALL: they will be called children of God.
Pastor: Go out, children of God, and be a blessing.
ALL: AMEN!

* A Singing Response Let There Be Peace on Earth  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship. Refreshments provided by Pauline Gregg.

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Upcoming Events

MTOD Recitals

Student Recital
Sunday Feb. 2 at 2:00 PM
(2/2/2020 @ 2 pm... easy to remember, eh?)

Jamie Bonetto in Concert

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4 PM
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Piano Recital

Jungwon Jin
Sunday, Feb 16, 3:00 PM

Vocolacity in Concert

Friday, Feb. 21, 7:00 PM

Vocolacity (rhymes with velocity) is a local four-member vocal group, singing the music of Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble and more!

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Joana Ciurash, soprano and Mark Almy, baritone

Sunday Feb. 23, 4:00 PM
Joana Ciurash, soprano and Mark Almy, baritone, accompanied by Alex Danson
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MTOD Studio Recital

Studio of EunJung Kim
Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 PM

Mwanza Furaha

Celebrating Women's Month
Sunday March 22, 3:00 PM

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Sunday, April 5, 1:00 PM
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Psalm 27: 1, 4-9; I Corinthians 1: 10-18; Matthew 4: 12-23

Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 9:30 AM in the social hall.

Yoga

Join us for yoga at 11:00 AM on Tuesday.  Cost is $10 per class.  Call for more details.

Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Choir Practice

Choir meets to practice for the Sunday Service every Wednesday at 1:00 PM. All who want to join are welcome, even if you're here for a short period of time.

5:59 Gathering

A wonderful time of worship, good food and fellowship.
Our Potluck Dinner is usually on the second Wednesday of the month, at 6 PM.  Keep watching for the exact date!