Worship Bulletin for February 17, 2019

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Sixth Sun­day of Epiphany

PASTORAL GREETING 

PRELUDE Jesus Loves Me by William B. Brad­bury

Wes­ley Bell Ringers & Bill Young, piano

A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God as altar can­dles are lit

CHORAL INTROIT

O Be Joy­ful by John Yarring­ton

CALL TO WORSHIP Jere­mi­ah 17 (Jodi)  

One: Blessed are those who trust God, whose trust is the Lord.

All:    They are like trees plant­ed by water, send­ing out roots by
          the stream.

One: They have no fear of summer’s heat, nor do they with­er
          in the sun.

All:    In the year of drought they are not anx­ious, for their lives
          bear the fruit of right­eous­ness.

One: Come to the waters of life all you who trust in the Lord. 

All:    We have come to wor­ship and to send forth our roots into
          streams of God’s liv­ing water!

HYMN OF PRAISE #2025 As the Deer

COMMON PRAYER

God of bless­ings and woes, bless us this day with lives filled with love, car­ing, gen­eros­i­ty, and deep, abid­ing hope. We pray that your king­dom will dwell among all peo­ple, and that we may be instru­ments of your love and your grace. Open our hearts with the joy of heal­ing a world filled with bro­ken­ness and pain. In the name of the one who taught us the ways of light and love, be in our wor­ship and in our very lives. Amen. 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30 am) 

MISSION MOMENT

Staff Parish Rela­tions Com­mit­tee

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER

Seek the Lord by John Yarring­ton

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM

The Beat­i­tudes by Tina Eng­lish, arr. by John Puri­foy

OFFERTORY PRAYER

OFFERTORY 

Ada­gio in C für Glashar­moni­ka K 617a by W A Mozart

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS

We give thee but thine own what e’er The gift may be; all that we have is thine alone a trust, O Lord, from thee. May we thy boun­ties thus as stew­ards true receive, and glad­ly as thou bless­est us, to thee our first-fruits give.

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST    

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #2226 Bind Us Togeth­er

Bind us togeth­er, Lord, Bind us togeth­er with cords that can­not be bro­ken; Bind us togeth­er, Lord, bind us togeth­er, bind us togeth­er in love. There is only One God! There is only One King! There is only One Body! That is why we sing! Bind us togeth­er, Lord, Bind us togeth­er with cords that can­not be bro­ken; Bind us togeth­er, Lord, bind us togeth­er, bind us togeth­er in love.

WRITTEN WORD Luke 6:17–26

He went down with them and stood on a lev­el place. A large crowd of his dis­ci­ples was there and a great num­ber of peo­ple from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their dis­eases. Those trou­bled by evil spir­its were cured, and the peo­ple all tried to touch him, because pow­er was com­ing from him and heal­ing them all. Look­ing at his dis­ci­ples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the king­dom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be sat­is­fied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heav­en. For that is how their fathers treat­ed the prophets. But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your com­fort. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hun­gry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treat­ed the false prophets. — NIV

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God

All:    Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

 • Is the promise of a reward in heav­en suf­fi­cient for you?

 • Should the dis­par­i­ties we find in life ignite in us a pas­sion to
    seek jus­tice for our­selves and for oth­ers who like us are treat­ed
    unfair­ly?

 • What are the source for our rejoic­ing now as we face the
    inequal­i­ties and unfair­ness of life?

HYMN #2155 Blessed Are They

TEACHING Rea­sons To Be Hap­py

PASTORAL PRAYER

CLOSING HYMN #670 Go Forth For God

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig

POSTLUDE 

Fuga Alle­gro (Organ Con­cer­to F‑maj op 4 no 4) by G F Hän­del