Now that we're meeting online every week, we are using the order of worship in our hymnals.         Please note the Order of Worship below.
We encourage those who attend worship with us to contact us for a hymnal.
We look forward to seeing you in worship! 
We begin to gather for worship Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
Worship begins at 4:30 - the Zoom Meeting ID # is 201 637 829

Third Sunday after Epiphany


The Service for the Lord’s Day

January 22, 2023



Opening Sentences

Responsive Reading from Luke 24:29


Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening,

And the day is almost over.

Let your light scatter the darkness!

And illumine your church.



“The Presence of the Lord is Here”

By Shara McKee (Joey Juarez)


Prayer of Adoration (Jeri)

Holy God, let the incense of our prayer ascend before you,

and let your loving kindness descend upon us,

that with devoted hearts we may sing your praises;

with the church on earth and the whole heavenly host

and glorify you forever and ever.



Call to Confession (David)

Lord, you are the path of life,

fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore,

so, we can be confident of the truth:

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.



Confession (All read)

For grievance and injustice:       Por tantas injusticias:

Forgive us, Lord.                       Perdónanos, Señor.

Aloofness and indifference:         Por tanta indiferencia:

Forgive us, Lord.                       Perdónanos, Señor.

For weakness and transgression:      Por todas nuestras faltas:

Forgive us, Lord.                     Perdónanos,Señor.

Resistance and rebellion:          Por nuestra rebeldía:

Forgive us, Lord.                       Perdónanos, Señor.

In your eternal mercy:            En tu misericordia:

Forgive us, Lord.                       Perdónanos, Señor.

In your sustaining grace:          En tu divina gracia:

Forgive us, Lord.                        Perdónanos, Señor.


Silent Personal Confession

(Water pours to break the silence)



Please take a moment for your 

Private Prayers of Personal Confession 

(Water pours to break the silence).



Assurance of Pardon 

May Almighty God have mercy on us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins and give us time to amend our lives. Amen.



Passing the Peace 

Having been reconciled with God,

let’s be reconciled with each other. (All say)

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.





Prayer for Illumination (Terri)

Lord, open our hearts and minds, by the Power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read, and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear and receive with joy into our hearts what you say to us today.




First Reading (Erik)

A reading from Isaiah 9:1-4

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Second Reading (Norma)

A reading from 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.



“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

By Mahalia Jackson



Gospel Reading (Linda)

A reading from Matthew 4:12-23

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.



“It’s Not About You”

RE Linda Davis


God is Good, All the Time!

Todo el Tiempo, Dios es Bueno!



Shine Jesus Shine

By New Apostolic Church Southern Africa


Affirmation of Faith

The Apostles Creed

(Let’s read together.)


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.



Prayers of the People (Linda, with Bob taking notes)

(Prayers of Praise & Thanksgiving) Lord in your Love & Faithfulness

(all respond) Hear our Praise!

(Prayers of Intercession) Lord in your Abundant Grace & Mercy

(all respond) Hear our Prayer!

Ending Prayer – ... Amen





Invitation to Give (Terri)

Oh God of Mercy, you have shown us such goodness and acceptance.  Like Isaiah, we are called to bring your good news of peace, hope, love, and joy to the world. Accept these gifts, O Lord, as a sign of our commitment to recognize Christ’s presence in those around us and love our neighbor as we love our selves.

In Jesus’ name, we pray.



Special Mission Offering for January:

Presbyterian Giving Catalog


Giving to New Hope (Erik)


Doxology (Charley)

Let’s sing a song of praise for all that God has given us!

With words from Hymn #606 in our hymnal,

Let’s sing the Doxology together. (All sing)


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



Dedication of the Offering (Terri)

Blessed are you, God of all creation; through your goodness, we have these gifts to share.  Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service of your kingdom.

Blessed be God forever.             Amen.




Invitation to Join


Blessing (Preacher of the Day)


Charge (Preacher of the Day)



"I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”

By Brandon Lake


Final Announcements & Schedule 


Thank you to our dedicated Liturgists:

David and Jeri DeWeese, Deacon Norma Cordero,

Elder Erik Breden, Elder Susan Kerens,

Elder Charley Kidder, Elder Julia Todd Stone,

and Ruling Elders: Terri Ericson, Linda Davis, and Bob Dymond.

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