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A caution regarding Prayers of the People online: Folks gathered in-person often recount a lot of detail in their prayers concerning other members or family (“Elderly Name, living alone, experiencing isolation…”). In a private, in-person gathering, this information may be safe, but online, it can expose vulnerable people to harm, since we can’t control who will join the gathering or access it later online. Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.
A Children’s Worship Sheet is at bottom of this order of worship.
The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ
January 24, 2021
10:58 a.m. Gathering Music
11:00 a.m. Greeting and Announcements
Centering Music and lighting of altar candles
ONE: The sand turned gold as the sun grasped the dawn, and squeezed the last of the night from it.
Voices gathered along the shore where we sat
TWO: picking the weeds from our nets.
THREE: Just as the last of the nets was cleaned, and we smiled tired smiles of those up all night,
ONE: a shadow slipped over us, made of light from a man that stood in front of the risen sun.
TWO: We could not make out the dark face as we squinted into the enigma, we only heard:
FOUR: “It is time, the moment has turned, leave those nets and follow me!”
ALL: and immediately we did.
ONE: This is the place you can meet Jesus.
TWO: So come, all of you,
THREE: and listen for the voice of the One who calls us to a new way of living.
FOUR: The Spirit of Christ has called each of us to fish for the Realm of God.
ALL: We can bring you to the water’s edge
FOUR: but only God can help you cross.
Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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.
Hearing the Sacred Word
Sermon Follow Jesus Rev. Nathan King
A Reading of the Hebrew Scriptures Jonah 3:1-5, 10
A Reading from the Gospels Mark 1:14-20
Giving of Our Gifts to God
Invitation to Offering http://www.paypal.me/CommaChurch
Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts
Praise Response Doxology
Prayer of Dedication
Going Forth with Good News
Chiming of the Trinity (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)
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Children’s Worship Sheet