Sunday Bulletin

 

Eddington Presbyterian Church
Contemporary Service
January 16, 2022

Prelude ~ Days of Elijah
Ringing of the Bell

Welcome and Announcements
Opening Prayer

Opening Scripture ~ Psalm 67
Song  “Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone”

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer

Dedication of our Offerings
Song  “Jesus Bring the Rain”

Scripture  Isaiah 53:1-12, Matthew 4:1-17
Message      “A Man of Sorrows”                Pastor Brecht

Song  “East to West”

Benediction


Songs:

Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone

Amazing grace How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

Jesus Bring the Rain

I can count a million times People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through

The question just amazes me Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really, ever crossed my mind

To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain

So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

East to West

Here I am, Lord and I’m drowning in Your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight

I know You’ve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as, as though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from
You leavin’ me this way

Chorus
Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west?
‘Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come risin’ up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy, I find rest
‘Cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in

Chorus

Bridge
I know You’ve washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your Word reveals
I’m not holdin’ on to You, but You’re holdin’ on to me
You’re holdin’ on to me

CHORUS

(You know just how far, the east is from the west, just how far)
From one scarred hand to the other

 

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Eddington Presbyterian Church
January 16, 2022

Prelude & Chiming of the Hour
Gathering, Greeting and Announcements
Choral Introit

The Worship of God’s People
   Call to Worship                                           Psalm 67
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us!
Let thy way be known upon the earth, thy saving power among all nations!
Let the peoples praise thee, O God, let all the peoples praise thee!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for those dost judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon the earth!

 Opening Hymn “As With Gladness Men of Old”        115

 Prayer of Confession
Eternal God, we thank you that you have called us to be your people, the light of the world.  But too often we have forgotten your call.  We have forgotten our Savior’s example of loving the outcast, the friendless, and the downtrodden, and we reached out only to people with whom we are “comfortable.”  We have looked mainly to our own needs and failed to see the needs of others.  Lord, you know our hearts.  You know how much we need your grace and peace.  You know the ways we have failed you, and the things for which we need your forgiveness.   Hear us now as we bring before you our silent confession…

Hear our prayer, O Lord

Grant us your forgiveness.  Help us to stand firm in times of weakness and temptation. Teach us to trust your power over sin and death.  And help us to live in your joy and grow in our devotion to you.  For this we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.      Assurance of our Forgiveness

…Believe the Good News of God’s love.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, Amen!

Gloria Patri                                                          559

 Hymn “Nearer, My God to Thee”                               379

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

 Anthem ~ Standing in the Need of Prayer ~ arr. Rentz  Sanctuary Choir

 The Dedication of Offerings                 

 Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 53:1-12
New Testament Lesson Matthew 4:1-17
Sermon      “A Man of Sorrows                Pastor Brecht

 Hymn “Go, Tell it on the Mountain”                       107
Benediction
Choral Amen
Postlude