Sunday Worship – January 8, 2017

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

20170101-early-morningAn early morning view of the sanctuary  (Click for closer view)

Part 1

  • The Ringing of the Bell
  • Words of Welcome:  Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Prelude: “Christ our Lord to the Jordan Came” –  Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707) 

Part 2 

  • Call to Worship – Brandon Ouellette, Seminarian
  • Opening Hymn – “From All That Dwell Below the Skies” – LASST UNS ERFREUEN
  • Call to Confession/Prayer of Confession
  • Assurance of Pardon:  “Glory Be to the Father” – GLORIA PATRI
  • Passing of the Peace 

Part 3

  • Time for Young Disciples:  Christiaan Faul, Youth Minister 

Part 4

  • Anthem:  “His Grace Will Lead Us Through” – Mary McDonald
    • The Men’s Quartet:  James Bates, Richard Ray, Matt Killion, Bob Borders 

Part 5

  • Scripture Reading:  Matthew 3:1-17
  • Sermon:  FOLLOWING NEW LIFE – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Download the sermon to play on your own audio device:  010817-sermon-jw
  • Installation of New Elders:  Class of 2019
    • Annie Weible (youth elder), Regina Bates, Richard Ray, Sandy McCarson 

20170108-elder-installationRev. Weible leads the elder installation.  Gathered are Richard Ray, Regina Bates and Sandy McCarson.  (Click on photo for closer view)

Part 6

  • Hymn:  “Here I Am, Lord” – HERE I AM, LORD
  • Affirmation of Faith:  Rev. Weible and congregation 

Part 7

  • Time of Giving Thanks:  Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Welcome and Announcements
  • Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer
  • Call to Offering and Giving of our Gifts 

Part 8

  • Offertory:  “He Shall Feed His Flock” – G.F. Handel  (1685 – 1759)
  • Doxology:  “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” – OLD HUNDREDTH
  • Prayer of Dedication 

Part 9

  • Hymn:  “Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing” – SICILIAN MARINERS
  • Charge and Benediction
  • Benediction Response:  “Three-Fold Amen” – The Chancel Choir 

Part 10

  • Postlude:  “If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee” – J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750) 

This Week’s Bulletin 

Hear audio from other services…