NEC Sunday Worship – 4 PM on 2021-01-24


Spotlighting our worship attendees

 

Any Announcements?

 

Perhaps a moment of music as we begin?  MUSIC


MARILYN reads   Psalm 62:5-12
For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,

and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.


BILL – leads us in a Prayer of Adoration


All Things Bright and Beautiful – Page 24

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

 

Each little flow’r that opens, each little bird that sings,

he made their glowing colors, he made their tiny wings.

 

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

 

The purple-headed mountains,  The river running by,

The sunset and the morning  That brightens up the sky.

 

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

 

The cold wind in the winter,   The pleasant summer sun,

The ripe fruits in the garden,   He made them every one.

 

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

  

He gave us eyes to see them,  And lips that we might tell

How great is God Almighty,     Who has made all things well.

 

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,

all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.


LAURA READS –  Corinthians 7:29-31
I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none,

and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions,

and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.


LAURA – shares a Prayer of Confession


Amazing Grace – Page 3

Amazing grace,    how sweet   the sound,   that saved   a wretch   like me

I once   was lost,   but now   I’m found,   was blind,  but now   I    see

Twas grace  that taught   my heart   to fear,   and grace   my fears   relieved

How precious   did that grace  appear,  the hour  I first   believed

Through many   dangers  toils and snares,   I have   already   come

Tis grace   that brought us   safe thus far,   and grace   will lead   us   home

The Lord   has promised good   to me,    His word   my hope   secures

He will   my shield   and portion be,   as long   as life  en – dures

When we’ve   been there  ten thousand years,   bright shining   as the  sun

We’ve no  less days  to sing  God’s praise,   than when  we  first   be – gun

Amazing grace,    how sweet   the sound,   that saved   a wretch   like me

I once   was lost,   but now   I’m found,   was blind,  but now   I      see



BILL reads –  Mark 1:14-20
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,

and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea–for they were fishermen.

And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”

And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.

Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.


There Shall Be Showers of Blessing – Page 22

There shall be show-ers of bless-ing,  This is the prom-ise of love,

There shall be sea-sons re-fresh-ing, Sent from the Sav-ior a-bove,

Show-ers of bless-ing, Show-ers of Bless-ing we need,

Mer-cy drops round us are fall-ing, But for the show-ers we plead.

There shall be show-ers of bless-ing, Pre-cious re-viv-ing a-gain,

O-ver the hills and the val-leys, Sound of a-bun-dance of rain.

Show-ers of bless-ing, Show-ers of Bless-ing we need,

Mer-cy drops round us are fall-ing, But for the show-ers we plead.

There shall be show-ers of bless-ing, Send them up-on us, O Lord,

Grant to us now a re-fresh-ing, Come, and now hon-or thy Word.

Show-ers of bless-ing, Show-ers of Bless-ing we need,

Mer-cy drops round us are fall-ing, But for the show-ers we plead.

There shall be show-ers of bless-ing, Oh, that to-day they might fall,

Now as to God we’re con-fess-ing, Now as on Je-sus we call!

Show-ers of bless-ing, Show-ers of Bless-ing we need,

Mer-cy drops round us are fall-ing, But for the show-ers we plead.


SHERI LEADS: Any reflections we want to share based on these scripture readings, songs and prayers?

 


 

STEVE LEADS: Sharing of Joys & Concerns

  • Confluence of pandemics (COVID-19, racial injustice, income inequality, climate);
  • CONCERNS:
    • Stone family – death of 20-something son of seizure: Mitch’s efforts with Whole Again, charity for kids suffering cancer (Mitch’s Mission)
    • John Sackl hip surgery – any update?
    • OTHER UPDATES?
    • OTHER CONCERNS?
  • JOYS:
    • Lisa – is HOME and continuing recovery!
    • Janet had successful surgery and pain lessening
    • Sheri update?
    • Cards/phone calls to them and others this week…
    • OTHER JOYS?

 

Prayer – concluding with The Lord’s Prayer


WE WILL LET THE CHILDREN LEAD US IN SINGING “JESUS LOVES ME

MAYBE WE JOIN IN THE CHORUS?



STEVE – AS WE CLOSE… (in unison:) 

Friends,

Life is short

and there is precious little time

to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us…

So make haste to be kind,

and be swift to love,

because in every act of love and kindness, the God who first formed us,

reforms and transforms us

again and again.

And certainly for these blessings,

all of God’s people say. 

AMEN!