ORDER OF WORSHIP 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 10:15 AM GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE As the organ begins to play, all are invited to quietly prepare for worship. PRELUDE “Prelude in E Minor” J. Mattheson Jim Hutchinson, Minister of Music May the music of the prelude focus our attention on God’s kingdom. *CHORAL AND CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT “Lord Be Glorified” In my life, Lord be glorified, be glorified In my life, Lord be glorified today. In our church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified In our church, Lord, be glorified today. L: P: L: P: All: REGENT SQUARE *PASSING OF THE PEACE HEARING THE WORD SMALL TALK Doug Oakley “Blessing and Honor” Friends, believe the good news of the gospel; In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen. *RESPONSE OF PRAISE 417 (Verses 1 & 4) “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation” Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Let us worship God! *HYMN 147 For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. L: P: WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS *CALL TO WORSHIP *ASSURANCE OF PARDON O QUANTA QUALIA Danielle Kendig (Children K-4th grade remain with family, 0-5 years may go to Nursery/Fuzzy Bear.) ANTHEM “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” Arr. by J. Hutchinson PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION OLD TESTAMENT READING Psalm 111 (OT pg. 531) L: The word of the Lord. P: Thanks be to God. *PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) NEW TESTAMENT READING Almighty God, we pray the blessing and honor, glory and power we give to you will be more than words of a song. We confess that we seek honor and glory for ourselves, and find it hard to relinquish power and control. We confess we surround ourselves with the securities of the world, and reject as naïve the simplicity of trusting you alone. Forgive us, O God, for the ways in which we compromise our faith and hesitate to trust. Open us to your mercy and strength, as shown by the obedience of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen. (Time for Silent Confession) SERMON *HYMN 306 Mark 1:21-29 “The Authority of Jesus” “Fairest Lord Jesus” (NT pg. 33) Rev. Craig Miller CRUSADER’S HYMN PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER Our 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. Amen. PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS OFFERTORY Chorale Setting on “O Christ, the Healer” Bach *DOXOLOGY J. S. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. *PRAYER OF DEDICATION SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER The Invitation Prayer of Consecration Distribution of the Elements Prayer of Thanksgiving *AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. SENDING *HYMN 155 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” DARWALL’S 148TH *CHORAL AND CONGREGATIONAL BENEDICTION RESPONSE “Three-fold Amen” *POSTLUDE (CCLI License #2939070) *Those who are able are invited to stand. The Mission of Westmont Presbyterian Church is to offer…. *Worship that celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ and strengthens us as believers; *Christian education that deepens our discipleship, by relating the scriptures to our daily living; *Fellowship that welcomes seekers and longtime members alike in warm, caring, supportive friendship; and *Outreach that transforms our community with Christ’s compassion, justice, and peace.
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