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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP:

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January 24, 2021–Third Sunday after Epiphany

We Come Together as God’s People

Prelude             Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV 203              Dieterich Buxtehude
                                                                                                            (1637-1707)

Welcome               Rev. Christopher A. Henry

* Call to Worship              Rev. Christopher G. Palmer and Rev. Madison M. VanVeelen

Leader One:        When we feel alone, when we feel rejected,

Leader Two:        Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Leader One:        When we feel drained and dried up,
                                 and we can’t give any more,

Leader Two:        Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Leader One:         When we are unsure of how to move
                                 or where to go or what to do,

Leader Two:         Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Leader One:         Come, Holy Spirit, revive us, move in us,
                                and encourage us on the journey of faith.

Leader Two:          Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Leader One:          Let us worship God in spirit and in joy!

* Prayer of Adoration

* Opening Hymn #130          Let Every Christian Pray           LAUDES DOMINI

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Loving God,
           we know that in every generation you call forth prophets to proclaim your word.
We give you thanks that you are still speaking even today.
Your Spirit inspires the young to see visions of a new creation
            and elders to dream of a time not yet known.
Yet we confess that we fail to hear your voice when it comes from an unexpected place.
Convinced that we are right, we miss the Good News of your reconciling love.

Forgive us, God.
Restore us with humility and awaken us anew to your presence and your promise.
Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

* Passing of the Peace

We Experience God’s Word

Time with Children

Prayer for Illumination            Deacon Linda Foley

First Scripture Lesson               Acts 2:1-4

Anthem           Invocation (from Singer’s Glen)                 Alice Parker
                                [recorded Dec. 2, 2020]                           (b. 1925)
                         Sanctuary Choir Section Leaders

Draw nigh to us, Jehovah,
Draw nigh to us, Jehovah,
Draw nigh to us, Jehovah,
In our social meeting;

In this propitious hour,
O may we feel thy pow’r,
O may we feel thy pow’r,
In our social meeting.

O may we feel Thy favor,
Thou ever blessed Savior,
Thou ever blessed Savior!
In this social meeting.

Draw nigh to us, bless’d Spirit,
Draw nigh to us, bless’d Spirit,
Draw nigh to us, bless’d Spirit,
In our social meeting.

Convince and renovate us,
And new in Christ create us,
And new in Christ create us,
In this social meeting.

Second Scripture Lesson                Acts 2:14-21

Sermon                 Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“Where is the Holy Spirit?”
"In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams."
(Acts 2:17)

Moment of Silent Meditation

We Give Thanks to God

Affirmation of Faith                 Rev. Madison M. VanVeelen
from A Brief Statement of Faith Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
        and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
        we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
        whom alone we worship and serve.
In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,
        we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives,
        even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth,
        praying, "Come, Lord Jesus!"
With believers in every time and place,
        we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
        can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Invitation to Discipleship and Generosity

Offertory            But the Lord is Mindful of His Own             Felix Mendelssohn
                            Mitzi Westra, mezzo-soprano                         (1809-1847)

But the Lord is mindful of His own, He remembers His children.
Bow down before Him, ye mighty, for the Lord is near us.

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.

We Go Forth to Serve

* Closing Hymn #128               On Pentecost They Gathered             AURELIA

* Charge and Benediction

Postlude             Festival Voluntary                 Flor Peeters
                                                                                (1903-1986)