PSPC Worship Service

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
January 10, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service
Baptism of the Lord
Liturgical Color: White
Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins

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Pre-worship Music The Family Of God  Alex Danson

Gathering Song God Welcomes All  Hymn #399

Welcoming Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins

Passing of the Peace My Peace  Congregarion

Life of the Church Elder Carole Rogers
Good Morning Palm Spring Presbyterian Church!
As we move forward into the new year, we extend a very warm welcome to Pastor Sally Willis-Watkins to our church.  Pastor Sally has kindly offered to serve as our guest pastor for a few weeks going forward as we continue to complete our processes for calling our new pastor.  Welcome Pastor Sally and thank you for leading our service today.
Our next Session meeting is Tuesday, Jan 19th, and hopefully will be joined at this meeting by our two new elders, Bill Cameron and Bill Miller.  The voting ballots for our nominated deacons and elders went out by email and US mail to all members this past week.  Thank you to those of you that have responded with your votes.  We hope to have all votes back to us by Monday, Jan 11th, we can put our new deacons and elders to work.
Our next Sonshine Newsletter will be available in February, so if anyone has pictures, articles or updates on you or any of your loved ones to contribute to it, please call the office.  Your voices are very important to us, so please do help us communicate.
We have birthday wishes to extend to several very special people:  Rick Anderson, Stan Griffeth, Norman Ross, and Bob Coates.  We extend very special wishes to all of you for a very happy, healthy and blessed year.

Prelude I Just Came To Praise The Lord  Alex Danson

Call to Worship (Responsive) Elder Carole Rogers
One: In the beginning God created.

All: And it was good.

One: In the present God creates.

All: And it is good.

One: In the future God will continue creating.

All: And it will be good.

One: Let us gather to worship God.

All: Who creates goodness in, through, and all around us. Amen.

Opening Hymn For the Beauty of the Earth  Hymn #14

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Unison) Elder Carole Rogers
Loving Lord, you have given us the gift of faith, yet we have left this precious gift wrapped up inside us. We would rather hold on to our own goals, our own plans, our own petty disputes, and our own prejudices. Our hands cling tightly to the things of this world, which we grasp in our feeble attempts at security. With closed hands and clenched fists, with stingy hearts and fearful eyes, we have refused to use the gifts you have given us so freely. Teach us to let go of what will not save us, and to embrace you with arms wide open. Show us how to accept the faith you grant us, and how to live that faith showing your grace to others.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Forgiveness (Unison) Elder Carole Rogers
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ. And Christ was born for us. Christ died for us. Christ rose for us. And Christ reigns in power. For us. Hear and believe the good news of the gospel: in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Gloria Patri  Hymn #581

Praise Hymn Help Us Accept Each Other  Hymn #754

Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins
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 Take My Yoke Upon You 

Prayer for Illumination (Unison) Elder Carole Rogers
ALL: 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.

Psalter Lesson (Unison) Psalm 29  Elder Carole Rogers

Song of Preparation Open Our Eyes, Lord  Hymn #383

Hebrew Lesson Genesis 1:1-5  Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins

Gospel Lesson Mark 1:4-11  Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins

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

Sermon Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins

In Response O Jesus, I Have Promised  Hymn #725

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 Send The Light  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. Sally Wills-Watkins

A Sending Song Let There Be Peace on Earth  Hymn #681

Benediction Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins


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Rev. Sally Wills-Watkins
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