PSPC Worship Service

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
January 3, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service
2nd 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 email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and our mailing address is: Palm Springs Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 582, Palm Springs CA 92263.

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.
Romans 12:1

Offertory O Sanctissima  Alex Danson

Doxology Hymn #606

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


Celebration of the Epiphany
Rev. Christine Dickerson
Teaching God's Word
Gospel Lesson
Matthew 2:1-12
Elder Carole Rogers
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