Grace Presbyterian Church WOrship Bulletin

January 23, 2022

Order of Worship

January 23, 2022
Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo, Pastor
Will Shillington, Elder on Call 


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship
Leader: We come in these endless days, Precious God, people in need of the constancy of your love:
People:  may we drink deeply from your fountain of life; may we continue to be guided by your Light. 
Leader:  We gather in these weary days, Water-changing God, people looking for signs of hope and wonder:
People:  may we drink deeply from your fountain of grace; may our weariness be wrapped in your Hope. 
Leader:  We worship in these overwhelming days, Gifting God, people who try to point others to Jesus:
People:  may we drink deeply from your fountain of joy; may our life be strengthened by your Life. 

** Hymn   #610  O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

** Affirmation of Faith
In life and death we belong to God.
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God.
We trust in God, whom Jesus called Abba, Father.
In sovereign love God created the world good and
makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female,
of every race and people, to live in one community.
We trust in God the Holy Spirit,
everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
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.

Time with Young Disciples

Scripture  Luke 4:14-21
Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.  When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."  And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."


Prayers of the People with the Lord’s Prayer

** Hymn 
#772  Live into Hope

** Benediction

** Choral Response       
Irish Blessing


** congregation standing in body or spirit