The Community Church Serving Northeast Philadelphia


January 22, 2023



10901 Calera Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel: 215-632-1929 Fax: 215-612-7955

Email: secretary@umcgoodshepherd.org

Website: www.umcgoodshepherd.org

Facebook: @goodshepherdumcphila


Rev. Navin Satyavrata, Pastor


Third Sunday After The Epiphany


Prelude       He Touched Me

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

*Opening Hymn          We Gather Together      UMH 131

*Responsive Reading          Psalm 27:1, 4-9

Leader: The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?
All: One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days
of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Leader: For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
All: Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at His sacred tent I will sacrifice with
shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Leader: Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.
All: My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Leader: Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
All:  Amen.

We Welcome Our Guests

Announcements, Joys / Concerns
Prayers for the People
*Hymn Of Response        The Lord’s Prayer (sung)


Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory        Open My Eyes, That I May See        UMH 454
*Doxology / Offertory Prayer          UMH 95

Prayer For Illumination          UMH 6
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

The Scriptures        Pam Gurtcheff
          Old Testament            Isaiah 9:1-4
          New Testament          1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Exhortation     Break the Yolk Of Burden

*Closing Hymn      Trust and Obey          UMH 467

*Benediction    Go In Peace

*Benediction Response          Threefold Amen

Postlude    I Have Decided to Follow Jesus


* Please stand as able

We are delighted you could join us for worship today.

Please join us again.



Today’s Worship Participants

Worship Leader

Robert Gurtcheff

Announcements, Joys & Concerns

Robert Gurtcheff

Prayers for the People

Moses S. Ketter


Gretchen Tyler, Catherine Tyler,

Naomi Capehart, Jody King

Substitute Ushers

Jessie King, Ray Mabaquiao


Pam Gurtcheff

Sound Technicians

Thomas and Danielle Parker


Anthony DeSimone

Organist / Choir / Music Director

Alicia Dillow


Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday, January 251:00pmBible Study
Wednesday, January 257:00pmLydia Circle
Thursday, January 267:00pmChancel Choir Practice
Wednesday, February 11:00pmBible Study
Thursday, February 27:00pmChancel Choir Practice
Saturday, Febuary 49:00amUMM Breakfast
Monday, February 66:30pmAd Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 76:30pmTrustees Meeting
Wednesday, February 81:00pmBible Study
Thursday, February 96:00pmWorship Meeting
Thursday, February 97:00pmChancel Choir Practice
Saturday, February 116:00pm-8:00pmSpaghetti Dinner
Monday, February 137:00pmUWFaith (formerly UMW)
Wednesday, February 151:00pmBible Study
Thursday, February 167:00pmChancel Choir Practice
Tuesday, February 2112:30pmRuth Circle
Saturday, 7/17/23 – Saturday, 7/21/23 – 2023 EPC Youth/Adult Mission Trip. (Registration due by 1/21/23 – See Flyer for more information.)


Pastor: Rev. Navin Satyavrata
Organist / Choir / Music Director: Alicia Dillow
Sexton: Joseph King
Administrative Secretary: Paula Direso
Office Hours – Wednesdays and Saturdays