Call to Worship (Psalm 121)
L: I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
P: He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keeps thee will not slumber.
L: Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber, nor sleep.
P: The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night
L: The Lord preserve thee from all evil. He will preserve your soul.
P: The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth and even for evermore.
Prayer of Invocation: We beseech thee, Master, to be with us our helper and protector on this the first day of the week, our day of resurrection. Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly; raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly; restore the wanderers of thy people; feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted. In Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer of Confession: O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore thee, a heart to delight in thee, to follow thee, obedient to thy calling to thy good pleasure. In the name of the Lord Jesus we pray. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon: May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Anointed. He who calls you is faithful and he will do it. Hear the good news.
P: In Jesus Anointed we are forgiven! Amen.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 24, Luke 14:15-35
Sermon: “Go out to the highways and the hedges”
Hymns (E) O Sing a Song of Bethlehem #167, Who Is He in Yonder Stall #168
Hymns (L) O Sing a Song of Bethlehem #167, Who Is He in Yonder Stall #168, #152 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Announcements: Ellsworth’s session meets on Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6 pm
Laurel’s annual meeting is on Sunday, Jan. 24th at 8 am
Ellsworth’s annual meeting is on Sunday, Jan. 31 following worship and potluck meal.
Laurel’s session meets on Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 6:30 pm
The Community Meal is Wednesday, Jan. 13th from 5-6 pm. See you there!