SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Sixth Sunday of Epiphany
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
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
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
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)
Staff Parish Relations Committee
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER
Seek the Lord by John Yarrington
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
SILENT PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER
The Beatitudes by Tina English, arr. by John Purifoy
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
• 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
CLOSING HYMN #670 Go Forth For God
SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig
Fuga Allegro (Organ Concerto F‑maj op 4 no 4) by G F Händel