THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
of the GOOD SHEPHERD
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
January 24, 2021, 10:30AM Worship Service
Rev. Olivet J. Brown, Pastor
Fishing for Souls
Prelude “Amazing Grace” (Blues version)
Call to Worship & Invocation
Opening Hymn “Grace Greater than Our Sin” (UMH #365)
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 62:5-12 (The Voice Translation)
5 My soul quietly waits for the True God alone because I hope only in Him.
6 He alone is my rock and deliverance, my citadel high on a hill ; I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my significance depend ultimately on God; the core of my strength, my shelter, is in the True God.
8 Have faith in Him in all circumstances, dear people. Open up your heart to Him; the True God shelters us in His arms. [pause]
9 Human beings disappear like a breath; even people of rank live artificial lives. Their weight is that of a breath in a balance —nothing . Added together, they’re still lighter than air.
10 Do not resort to oppression; resist the temptation of ill-gotten gain. If you achieve wealth, don’t let your heart get attached.
11 The True God spoke this once, and twice I’ve heard: That You, the True God, hold all power;
12 Your love never fails, O Lord, for You pay every person back according to his deeds.
Announcements, Joys/Concerns and Prayers for the People
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory “Trust and Obey” (UMH #467)
Hymn “Spirit of the Living God” (UMH #393)
Prayer of Illumination: Merciful Father, You are amazing, gracious, faithful, and loving. We thank you for pouring out your grace upon us, for being unrelenting, pursuing us to embrace the future, and hope you’ve destined for us. Abba Father, we open our hearts and receive your redemptive blessing. Please help us remain faithful and steadfast as we press on to accomplish the mission and ministry of touching lives. May our conversations be seasoned with grace as we share, embrace and welcome others into the faith. We pray by the power of your Holy Spirit and in the name of Christ, our Savior. Amen!
(Composed by Rev. Olivet J. Brown)
The Hebrew Text: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
New Testament Gospel: Mark 1:14-20
Sermon: “Ah, The Depth of His Mercy”
Scripture: Jonah 3:10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.
Song of Response “You Love Me Anyway” (Sidewalk Prophets)
Benediction/Sending Forth Go in Peace
Postlude ”Victory in Jesus” (UMH #370)
Today’s Worship Participants:
|Preacher||Rev. Olivet J. Brown, Pastor|
|Responsive Reading & Scriptures||Robert Gurtcheff|
|Announcement, Joys, Concerns||Jeannette Cartwright|
|Prayers of the People||Candace Carter|
|Sound Technician||Tom & Danielle Parker|
We are delighted you could join us for worship today. Please join us again.
10901 Calera Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154
215-632-1929 Fax: 215-612-7955
Rev. Olivet J. Brown, Pastor
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