WP February 2, 2020

February 2, 2020: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

In private, in public, intuitive to our needs you come to us, Jesus: 

the carer, the confidant, the healer. 

In our pain: body, mind or soul, we come to you
in awe, in hope, in worship. 

From Spill the Beans, Issue 17.  © 2015 Spill the Beans Resource Team

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*OPENING HYMN  “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”  #229

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Jesus, who took time to pay attention those in need, who stopped to heal the sick,

we confess that too often our words and actions are not consistent with our beliefs.

Often we ignore the needy, show indifference to the lonely, and reject those who seem different from us.

Forgive us, we pray.  Empower us to reach out in love, compassion and acceptance in your name.  Amen.

Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.


(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 5:21-43

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  “Powerful Healing, Part 2”

 

COMMUNION HYMN  “O How He Loves You and Me”  #622

 

COMMUNION

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, 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 debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING HYMN  “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”  #91

 

*BENEDICTION