NEC Sunday Worship – 4 PM on 2021-02-07

We spotlight each of our worship participants this day, starting with the NEC Theater Room community.

 

On this Communion Sunday, we’re pleased to re-introduce Pastor Denise, Mount Washington Presbyterian’s Director of Care Ministry!

 

WELCOME TO SUNDAY WORSHIP!


LAURA reads Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.

The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

The LORD lifts up the downtrodden; he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre.

He covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry.

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;

but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Praise the LORD!



SHERI – shares a prayer of praise


 

 

 

How Great Thou Art – Page 2

 


O Lord my God,               when I in awesome wonder

Consider all                      the worlds thy hands have made.

I see the stars,                   I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout     the universe displayed

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

 

When through the woods            and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds                      sing sweetly in the trees.

When I look down,                     from lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook                     and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

 

And when I think                        that God His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die,                          I scarce can take it in.

That on the cross,                       my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died                         to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

 

When Christ shall come             with shout of acclamation

And take me home,                    what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow                         in humble adoration

And there proclaim,                   my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,          my Savior God to thee

How great Thou art!        How great Thou art!

 


MARILYN reads   Mark 1:29-39

As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once.

He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons.

And the whole city was gathered around the door.

And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.

And Simon and his companions hunted for him.

When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.”

He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.”

And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.



BILL – shares a Prayer of Confession

Let Us Break Bread Together on our Knees – Page 8

Let us break bread together on our knees,

Let us break bread together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,

Oh, Lord, have mercy on me.

 

Let us drink wine together on our knees,

Let us drink wine together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,

Oh, Lord, have mercy on me.

 

Let us praise God together on our knees,

Let us praise God together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,

Oh, Lord, have mercy on me.



 

 

 

DENISE – meditation plus communion

  • Steve V. distributes the all-in-one cup/wafer at a time directed by Denise
  • those at home, bring some bread and drink for communion purposes


 

 

 

STEVE L: Discussion of Joys & Concerns

  • Confluence of pandemics (COVID-19, racial injustice, income inequality, climate);
  • HEALTH CONCERNS:
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  • JOYS:
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STEVE:  Prayer, including Joys & Concerns shared above

  • Joys & Concerns shared above
  • concluding with The Lord’s Prayer


Blest Be The Tie That Binds – Page 7

Blest be the tie that binds               Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds   Is like to that above.

 

Before our Father’s throne             We pour our ardent prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,

Our comforts and our cares.

 

We share our mutual woes,            Our mutual burdens bear,

And often for each other flows      The sympathizing tear

 

Blest be the tie that binds               Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds   Is like to that above.


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!