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January 23, 2022
10:30 AM EST

Prelude

Sue Paro, Music Director

It Is Well with My Soul (Hymn tune Ville du Havre)
Philip P. Bliss, arr. by Joel Raney

Welcome and Announcements

Ryan Harrison, Worship Leader

Poem

Ian Rubel

Chime

Gathering Words

We gather on a new morning, watching as the light unfolds
We shift, pivot, adjust, and revise
We gather today to leave yesterday behind
We set aside expectations, take a deep breath, and let go
We gather as one community adapting to change
We lift up each other and open ourselves to the challenges and surprises that await us in this new day

Prayer

God of constant motion, inspire us to move ourselves out of our shells. Encourage us to trust in who we are, who you made us to be. With your love as our guiding light, lead us into the unknown, to the unseen potential you know us to be.

Passing the Peace

The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
Please wave, blow kisses, or put your hands on your heart and extend them to the other person.
If you are on Zoom, please unmute to greet your online comrades.

Hymn: It is Well with My Soul

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Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-21 from the Good News Bible

Gregory Rubel

But the Lord says, “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already – you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. Even the wild animals will honor me; jackals and ostriches will praise me when I make rivers flow in the desert to give water to my chosen people. They are they people I made for myself, and they will sing my praises!”

The word of God for us.

Children’s Time

Wesley McGovern

Song: Your Light Has Come

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Scripture: Romans 12:1-2 from the Good News Bible

Brendan Rubel

So then, my brothers, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.

The word of God to us.

Music

Sonata
Francesco Maria Veracini (1690–1768)
Elsie Coleman and Siena Maislin

Thoughts

Amelia Tan

Hymn: Welcome

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Sharing of Prayers and Prayer of the People

We invite you to use your chosen words for God: Father, Mother, or…

Our Creator, 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Benediction

Amelia Tan

Postlude