Fifth Sunday after Epiphany--February 14,2020

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany  

February 7, 2021

(UberConference call 234-204-0311)


[Please be in a spirit of worship while you are on the phone call.  Your phone microphone is very sensitive; what seems quiet in the sanctuary sounds more like a like a thunderstorm or police siren on the phone.  Your phone or computer microphone can pick up a whisper or paper shuffling from five feet away.]



Call to Worship

One: Give thanks to the Lord with your whole heart
All: in the company of the congregation.
One: The Lord is gracious and merciful, ever mindful of the covenant.
All: The works of God’s hands are faithful and just, established forever and ever.
One: Holy and awesome is God’s name.
All: God’s praise endures forever!

Opening Prayer

Hymn                                             To God Be the Glory

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

We know who you are, O Christ; you are the one who silences demons and casts out evil spirits; you are the one who creates new life out of utter chaos. We know who you are, O Christ. Forgive us, we pray. As we confess our sins, in thought, word or deed, may your redemptive presence flood our lives that we may praise your name forevermore.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

Passing the Peace of Christ 

ONE: Since Christ has extended to us the peace of God, let us, as his disciples, spread his peace to others. The peace of Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
ONE: We are now going to check to see who is with us this morning as our way of sharing Christ’s peace.

Prayer for Illumination

Hebrew Scriptures Deuteronomy 18:15-20 

Special Music                            Silence! Frenzied, Unclean Spirit                Covenant Choir        

Gospel Lesson Mark 1:21-28

Message                                      Sabbath Surprise

Hymn of Response                 Come to the Table of Grace


Invitation to the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (Debts)

 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. 

The Communion of the People

Prayer After Communion   

Communion Hymn               Come to the Table of Grace

Affirmation of Faith             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 Ghost, 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 Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Stewardship Moment

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings


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

Closing Hymn                          How Firm a Foundation                  



Announcement: Installation of new officers will be held during worship on Sunday, February 14, 2020.