DUE TO WEATHER Join us online ONLY Jan. 16  at 11am on Sunday at http://facebook.com/CommaChurch

NO ON-SITE SERVICE Jan. 16 – Revised Order for Worship is below.

 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.

January 16, 2022 11am

*Gathering Music   We Shall Overcome   

  Greeting and Announcements 

*Prayer of Preparation 

Leader:  God of our ancestors and God of our dreams,

we gather today to remember

that you have created us all in your image and in your likeness

All:        And so, we still have the courage to dream the


We remember how you spoke into the darkness and created light

All: And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible.

We remember the ways you have delivered your people

through trials and tribulations since the beginning of time,

right up until this present moment

All: And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible.

You have comforted us

through the middle passage, racism, segregation,

stripped identities and unjust laws

All: And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible.

God you have been the guiding light along the paths of 

Hope and Love leading toward a beloved community

where all are equally seen and radically loved

All: And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible.

We gather today remembering your presence amongst us 

and the call to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly 

with you and our neighbors.

All: And so, we worship to dream the impossible.


Music Interlude between prayers:            Sweet Hour of Prayer                                

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

Celebrations:     16 Amy F.        23 Alane & Robin



Rachel’s brother, uncle, cousins, friends;  JoAnna granddaughter, others


Helena L hopefully February


Jim S. was hospitalized, fixed that but weak now 

daily PT/OT to regain mobility and balance

Joyce O.


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.   


Music at end of prayer        Sweet Hour of Prayer            

Hearing the Sacred Word                                

A Reading from the Gospels      John 2:1-11

2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. 9 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

  Sermon        “Just The Way Things Are”                         Rev. Nathan King

 Giving of Our Gifts to God

 Invitation to Offering            www.PayPal.me/CommaChurch    

Beloved children of God, too often we see the world through a lens of scarcity and consider that normalcy. We look at all the things we do not have

or wish for something bigger and better. But too often we just accept the way things are.

And yet, our stories of faith tell us

that the smallest things often become enormous when placed in God’s hands.  And so, you are invited to bring your “little”

and watch how God can do great things to bless the entire community. Let us give to change the way things are.

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts                                   

Lift Every Voice and Sing    by J. Rosamund Johnson

Prayer of Dedication

God, we have acknowledged our weaknesses and our failed attempts

at creating a just world for all, even with the best of intentions.

We are ever cognizant of our limitations

but continue to dream the impossible because of our faith in your power.

And so, we dedicate our lives to changing

the “normalcy” that continues to plague our communities and society.

The only normalcy that we will settle for

is the normalcy that recognizes the dignity and worth of all of God’s children. The only normalcy that we will settle for

is the normalcy that allows judgment to run down like waters,

and righteousness like a mighty stream.

The only normalcy that we will settle for

is the normalcy of brotherhood [and sisterhood],

the normalcy of true peace, the normalcy of justice.*

Going Forth with Good News

*Chiming of the Trinity                                  

(In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)   



God we know we have come over a way that with tears has been watered.

We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.

Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last

where the white gleam of our star is cast.

and we see you at work still creating a just world for all.

We leave empowered by the fresh winds of change

and the dream that is before us

to be God’s hands, and feet and heart in this world

today, tomorrow and forever. Amen.


 *Closing Music     Go Tell it On The Mountain    NCH 154

               Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152

Celebrations in January

16 Amy F.
23 Alane & Robin


Prayer Concerns

– Rachel’s friends
– JoAnna granddaughter
– Helena L.
– Jim S.
– Joyce O.



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