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COMMON PRAYER OF CONFESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNISON
Gracious and holy God, we cry to you to heal our wounds. We call to you in
distress because of the ways we have been lost in the darkness of selfishness and pride.
The things that we have done against your will and the loving things that we have left
undone have turned out to cause pain and grief. Have mercy, O Lord. Take from us
the bitterness and burdens of our hearts and let your Spirit abide there. May your
steadfast love have its way with us.
(Here each worshipper offers silent, personal confession.)
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1022 Floyd Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.
WE GATHER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE
PRELUDE: Antiphon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcel Dupré
ASSURANCE OF PARDON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LEADER
Leader:
While it is true that we have sinned, it is a greater truth that we
are forgiven through God’s love in Jesus Christ. To all who
humbly seek the mercy of God I say, in Jesus Christ your sin is
forgiven.
Congregation:
Thanks be to God.
WESTMINSTER CHIMES - Striking the Hour
*THE GLORIA PATRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 579
GREETING
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader:
Congregation:
Leader:
Congregation:
Leader:
Congregation:
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.
The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.
We desire to live in God’s house and to seek God in his holy
temple.
We have come with shouts of joy, to sing and to make
music to the Lord.
Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this
hour of worship and always.
*HYMN No. 288 – I Sing the Mighty Power of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELLACOMBE
*PRAYER OF PRAISE AND ADORATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNISON
We praise you for creating this world in all beauty, for redeeming the world
through Christ, our Lord, and for sending us the gift of your Holy Spirit to encourage,
instruct and sustain us. We long for your Spirit to work among us now, to inspire our
praise, to equip us for service in the world, and to bring healing and wholeness to your
people and to the world. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEADER
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEADER
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Isaiah 40:21-31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 628
Leader:
This is the word of the Lord.
Congregation:
Thanks be to God.
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
A READING FROM PSALM: Psalm 147:1-11, 20c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 549
Leader:
This is the word of the Lord.
Congregation:
Thanks be to God.
ANTHEM: There is a Balm in Gilead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie Pooler
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to heal
the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work in vain, but then the
Holy Spirit revives my soul again. Don’t ever feel discouraged, our Father is our friend;
and if you lack the knowledge, he’ll not refuse to lend. There is a balm in Gilead to make
the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul. You may not
preach like Peter, you may not pray like Paul, but you can tell the story of him who died
for all. There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to
heal the sin-sick soul.
GOSPEL LESSON: Mark 1:29-39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 33
Leader:
The Gospel of the Lord.
Congregation:
Praise to you, O Christ.
SERMON:
“Room for Healing and Wholeness”
Steven W. Willis
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: The Apostles’ Creed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Traditional, page 14)
*HYMN No. 403 – What a Friend We Have in Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CONVERSE
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
Leader:
The Peace of Christ be with you.
Congregation:
And also with you.
(Please take a moment to share Christ’s peace with those near you.)
OUR MISSION TOGETHER
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory
*Doxology
*Prayer of Dedication
WE ARE SENT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE
*HYMN NO. 344 – Christ of the Upward Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SURCUM CORDA
*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
*CHORAL RESPONSE
*POSTLUDE
(*Standing for those who are able.)
Sunday, February 8, 2015
THIS WEEK AT WESTMINSTER
February 8 - 15, 2015
Bless us, O God, with a reverent sense of your presence, that we may be at peace and may
worship you with all our mind and spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We welcome all who worship with us today at Westminster Presbyterian Church,
and we invite you to join us as we celebrate the difference God’s grace is making in our lives.
Sunday, February 8
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
Monday, February 9
Wednesday, February 11
Thursday, February 12
Friday, February 13
Saturday, February 14
Sunday, February 15
3:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
This Week: February 8, 2015
Adult Sunday School: Julia Crim
Youth Sunday School: Ashley Thulin
Fellowship: Kathleen Smith
Liturgist: Julia Crim
Ushers: Mike Harris & Chris Harris
Acolyte: Nicole Reed
Nursery: Martha Wilson
Children’s Message: Steve Willis
Sunday School
Worship (2 Cents-a-Meal Contribution)
W&M Committee Meeting
No Morning Circle
Timothy Academy
Evening Circle-home of Martha Wilson
Timothy Academy
TOPS
Choir Rehearsal
Prayer Group
S&F Committee Meeting
Church Office Closed
Presbytery Meeting-Quaker Presby.
Valentine’s Day Party
Praise Chapel
Sunday School
Worship
Session Meeting
Next Week: February 15, 2015
Adult Sunday School: Cary Roberts
Youth Sunday School: Ashley Thulin
Fellowship: Betty Oliver
Liturgist: Jane Reed
Ushers: Greg Hoag & Pat Knowles
Acolyte: Jacob Reed
Nursery: Linda Harris
Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? – If so, please get in touch with Jane Reed at
mimicjjn@aol.com, 384-1373, or 942-5425. Nicole Reed and the Jefferson Forest High
School Marching Band will attend the CABALGATA DE REYES in Madrid, Spain,
December 30, 2015, to January 6, 2016. I would like to register your Kroger card with a link
to Jefferson Forest Band. The only thing you have to do is swipe your card at the check-out
register. A percentage of your purchase will go directly to Nicole’s band account.
Valentine’s Day Party – The Christian Education Committee would like to invite everyone
to a Valentine’s Day Party on Saturday, February 14th, from 6-8 pm. We will gather in the
fellowship hall for music, pizza, yummy themed desserts, and games. No special dress
requirements, and all refreshments will be provided. Just come ready to have a great time
with people who care about you!
Souper Bowl of Caring – The Christian Education Committee would like to thank all of the
ten chili cooks for bringing such wonderful chili to share with the congregation this past
Sunday. The cooks were: Mike Harris, Byron Thulin, Angela Hart and Jerry Ferguson,
Chris Harris, Pix Mahler, Ashley Thulin, Valerie Harris, Mary Sue Childress, Andy Wilson,
and Charlie Ross. The winners were Carlie Ross and Jerry Ferguson. Thirty-four people
attended, and we collected $142.91 for Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg. Food was
also collected for the CUM Food Pantry. It was a great event, and we thank you for your
participation!
Presbytery Meeting – Saturday, February 14th, 9:30 a.m., at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian
Church.
Ash Wednesday Service – Wednesday, February 18th, noon. Come join us!
Remember These and Others in Prayer
Sylvia Knowles
Betsy Jamerson
Kay Kobert, daughter of Mary Lou Kobert and niece of Betty and David Oliver
Baby Nolan Reilly, who had open heart surgery, is recovering well. Nolan is Valerie Harris’
cousin’s baby boy.
Valerie Harris’ friend, who had a baby boy, Yurik, is still in the PICU, but is off oxygen. He is
doing much better.
Bernice Dooley and 2-yr old granddaughter, Madalyn Dooley. Madalyn has leukemia and has
been in the hospital for 18 months. Bernice is a friend of Nancy Duncan’s.
Anna Dean
Tom Campbell, Julia Crim’s son
Westminster’s Homebound
Men and women serving in the military