Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

THE GATHERING

Gathering Music: “The All Day Song” Campfire Songs p. 28

Welcome and Announcements

  1. Bazaar went really well! If interested in where our $ goes…
  2. Re-installation of Judy Smith and Tom Reynolds on Session today
  3. Congregational Meeting today after worship, on Zoom

Prelude: “Heartstrings” by Scott Crane

Call to Worship 

The one who calls you together this day yearns for each of you and for all people to hear and be blessed.

Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening.

Blessed is the One who comes bringing trustworthy words for the healing of the world.

Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening.

Let us worship God.

Prayer of the Day:

You invite us, O God, to live in your ways, and you give us to each other to know and to love as we journey in this life. Show us your will for all creation. Help us to listen to your urgings with prayerful hearts so that we may honor what you have made, in the name of the Holy Trinity, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymn of Praise: “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” Campfire Songs p. 32

Invitation to Healing

Assured that the One who calls us to hear and obey already knows the confessions of our hearts and is ready to forgive, let us confess our sin before God and before one another.

Prayer for Wholeness

Holy God, you see into each of us and know us fully as creatures in need of your constant care. We confess that we do not always hear your word nor follow your will. Give us ears to hear your wisdom. Lead us to honesty and faith so that we may begin again with renewed strength; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

                Please continue in silent prayer 

Kyrie #437 “You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy~ Pastor Scott 

Assurance and Passing of the Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. Please share a sign of peace.

You are invited to share God’s Peace with those with whom you are worshiping.

Sing: “Create in Me a Clean Heart Oh God” ~ Campfire Songs p. 32

Celebrating Joys: Where we have seen God at work

Hymn #628 “Praise, I Will Praise You, Lord” ~ Pastor Scott

 THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

By your Holy Spirit, O God, open our ears, our eyes, our hearts, and our minds to the Holy Word so that it comes to rule within us for Jesus’ sake.  Amen.

Hebrew Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-18 ~ Bijee Burns

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Psalm Reading: 139:1-6, 13-18 ~ Thomas or Abby Furholm

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: John 1:43-51 ~ Karen Woodruff

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Reflection: A Calling Out and A Calling Home~ Pastor Scott Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response: Hymn #69 “Here I Am, Lord” ~ Pastor Scott

Affirmation of Faith:  ~ Adapted from the Confession of 1967, 9.15

The power of God’s love in Christ to transform the world discloses that the Redeemer is the Lord and Creator who made all things to serve the purpose of God’s love.

Intercessory Prayers of the People

Let us pray for all the earth, the church, and all those in need, saying,

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Let us pray for the world: for leaders of nations, that wisdom and integrity will prevail for the good of all people, especially the poor; for regions torn by conflict, that peace may reign and living become an enterprise of construction rather than destruction; Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Let us pray for all people of faith: for the unity of the body of Christ, that divisions might not turn people away from the church; for Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Jews, that wherever prayers are raised up, the one God of all will hear; for all people who nurture life in the name of a greater good; Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Let us pray for our own nation: for the president and Congress, the Supreme Court and all judges, for state governments, city councils, school boards, and all who have power to make policy, that all consideration be given to what is most healthy for people and creatures; Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Let us pray for those in need: for all who are hungry in our nation and world, for those who have no home and no employment, for those who are either unjustly or justly imprisoned, for parents and children who live in fear for any reason, and for all who are in mourning; Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

For all other concerns of this assembly now spoken aloud or silently, . . .

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

With thanksgiving, we remember all those who have shaped us in your ways, O God. Receive our prayers we pray all this through our Lord Jesus Christ who taught his disciples to pray, saying:

The Lord’s Prayer: “…debts…debtors…” Hymnal p. 35 (Español p. 40)

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650.

Installation of Judy Smith and Tom Reynolds on Session

Litany of Installation

Any of you baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

There is one body and one Spirit, just as we were called to the one hope of our calling.

In baptism, Tom Reynolds and Judy Smith were clothed with Christ, and are now called by God through the voice of the church to enter into ministries of service and governance, announcing in word and deed the good news of Jesus Christ.

We remember with joy our common calling to serve Christ, and we celebrate God’s particular call to those in leadership of the church.

As it is recorded in 1 Cor. 12:4–7, 27, there are varieties of gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them.

There are different ways of serving God, but it is the same Lord whom we serve.

God works through each person in a unique way, but it is God’s purpose that is accomplished.

To each is given a gift of the Spirit to be used for the common good.

Together we are the body of Christ, and individually members of it. Session has unanimously agreed to re-install Tom Reynolds and Judy Skelton, formerly ordained as Ruling Elders, to active service on Session each for a three-year term. Having previously answered constitutional questions and received laying on of hands for service as an ordained and installed Ruling Elders, we remind you of these installation questions:

Will you be a faithful elder, watching over the people, providing for their worship, nurture, and service? Will you share in government and discipline, serving in governing bodies of the church, and in your ministry will you try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ to all?

(Tom and Judy respond) I will.

Do You, the members of First Presbyterian Church accept as elders, chosen by God through the voice of this congregation to lead you in the way of Jesus Christ; and, do you agree to encourage them, to respect their decisions, and to follow as they guide you, serving Jesus Christ, who alone is Head of the Church? If so, say we do: We Do.

Hearing the will of the people and your dedication, we do declare you duly installed as Elders of First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, Washington. Let us pray:

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

Loving God, we give you thanks for the light of the world, Jesus Christ, through whom we have received adoption as your children.  We thank you for Tom and Judy, and their ministry among us. With Jesus as our brother, we dedicate ourselves in ministry to the world, that we may live as heirs of your promises to the honor and glory of your name. Amen. 

SENDING

Closing Song “Seek Ye First” Campfire Songs p. 33

Charge

Listen to the word of the Lord as you move through your days. Trust that the Holy Spirit will guide your choices. See in each person you meet one for whom Jesus gave his life.

Blessing

Deep peace be with you, Light Eternal shine upon you;

Like clear flowing springs, may the Breath of the Wind stir your soul.

May Love hold you, may Spirit guide you, all the days of your life. ~ stc

Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” ~ Pastor Scott

Questions for Reflection:

Where, in what place, and through what person or persons do you hear the call of the Lord? Consider it each day this week.  Who has awakened in you a new prayer, a hope, an insight? Give thanks for those persons and moments as signs of God’s love for you.

Household Prayer: Morning

As I rise this day, O God, help me to give thanks for the gift of this day, and in the silence of our hearts or in spoken words or in painted pictures, pray for the life of the world.

Household Prayer: Evening

For rest in the night and the day’s busyness, for the silence of the winter earth followed by spring’s energy and summer’s fruiting, thanks be to you, O God. In the pattern of the seasons, in the rhythm of our days, show us the stillness that renews life, the letting go that deepens our strength of soul.

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