PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
January 3, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service2nd Sunday of Christmas
Celebration of the Epiphany
Liturgical Color: White
"Welcome" by Rev. Christine Dickerson
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|Pre-worship Music||Mary's Little Boy Child||Alex Danson|
|Gathering Song||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace||Congregarion|
|Life of the Church||Elder Carole Rogers|
Good Morning Palm Springs Presbyterian Church!
We hope everyone had a joyous holiday season, and we wish you a healthy and blessed new year.
As we start our new year, as is our custom, we have new elders and deacons to install. For those of you that are members of Palm Springs Presbyterian Church, we would like to inform you that you will be receiving a ballot to vote for the installation of our nominated 3 new deacons and 2 new elders. If you communicate with us via email, you will receive the ballot by email. If you do not have an email, we will be sending the ballot to you via US Mail. We ask that you give your prompt attention to this by returning your votes back to the church office either by email or mail by January 15th. Your responses need only be a "Yes" or "No" for each of the five nominees.
Our nominated new deacons are:
- Melissa Yezek
- Peggy Lynn
- Morella Larsen
And, our nominated new elders are:
- Bill Cameron
- Bill Miller
We wish to extend a warm thank you to our nominees for volunteering their time to serve in these important roles for our church.
|Prelude||The Holly and the Ivy||Alex Danson|
|Call to Worship (Responsive)||Elder Carole Rogers|
One: Sing to the Lord a new song;
Many: Come before his presence with thanksgiving.
One: The world is forever changed,
Many: We are given a gift of life and hope;
One: Let us sing praises that all may hear,
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|Opening Hymn||We Three Kings of Orient Are||Hymn #151|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Responsive)||Elder Carole Rogers|
We give thanks, O God, on this second Sunday after Christmas, for the freshness of a new year and a new beginning. The days that lay before us are untouched and filled with possibility. We have been reminded of the amazing presence of God-with-us, and what that means in our lives. We are excited that we can change, be renewed, be unafraid and embrace our days with confidence. Help us, we pray, to build our faith and forgive us when we fall away in our humanity. Our desire is always for you, for you are our light and our joy. We ask these things in the name of Jesus, the Christ. Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive)||Elder Carole Rogers|
Hear the Good News! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us.
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; a new life has begun. Know you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|Praise Hymn||Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming||Hymn #129|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
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||Come Let us Adore Him!|
|Prayer for Illumination (Unison)||Elder Carole Rogers|
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 (Unison)||Psalm 147:12-20||Elder Carole Rogers|
|Hebrew Lesson||Jeremiah 31:7-14||Elder Carole Rogers|
|Gospel Lesson||Matthew 2:1-12||Elder Carole Rogers|
|Song of Preparation||Be thou My Vision||Hymn #450|
|Gospel Lesson||John 1:1-14||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Welcome||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Apostlesãƒ@Yù||The Apostles||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
|Hymn of Preparation||I, the Lord of Sea and Sky||Hymn #525|
|Invitation||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|The Great Thanksgiving|
PASTOR: The Lord be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
PASTOR: Lift up your hearts.
ALL: We lift them to the Lord.
PASTOR: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
ALL: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
|Breaking of the Bread|
|Communion of the People|
|Prayer after Communion|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
|Offertory||O Sanctissima||Alex Danson|
|Prayer of Dedication|
God of unending gifts, we praise you for your abundant goodness.
As you are generous, we want to be generous too.
May the gifts we bring extend your generosity into the world,
so that all people may be made whole by your goodness and grace. Amen.
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|A Sending Song||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Hymn #681|
|Benediction||Rev. Christine Dickerson|