Worship for January 31, 2021

A Prayer for Preparing to Worship:

Startle us, O God, with your truth, and open our minds to your Spirit,
that we may be one with Christ our Lord, and serve as your faithful disciples,
through Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Welcome - Jeff Foels

Passing of the Peace

We encourage you to contact others in the church,
to reach out and connect, to check in on those that
might need help,
and to let others know the help you need, in mind, body, and spirit, in this uncertain time.

Prayer of the Day - Penny Blankenship

Almighty God, Light from Light, who commands the universe and all that is made,
your Word is the power that makes whole what is broken, the force of good, and the food of peace.
Teach us now as you taught the disciples.
Heal us now so that in all that we say and do, the freedom we have in you may be for others, too;
in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 111:1-10 - Penny Blankenship

Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. 3 Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the LORD is gracious and merciful. 5 He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant. 6 He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. 7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. 8 They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. 9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.      His praise endures forever.

Sermon: Jeff Foels

2nd Scripture Reading: Mark 1:21-28 - Jeff Foels

They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.

22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

23Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit,

24and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.”

25But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”

26And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.

27They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching — with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”

28At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.

Glory Be to the Father (Gloria Patri) 
Music by Greatorex Jusun Kim, Organ

Music: Silence! Frenzied, Unclean Spirit 
Music by Williams Jusun Kim, Organ

Closing: Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer 
Pastor Jeff Foels

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; and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


Wherever you are, and wherever you go, hold this with you:

Be in the world in peace;

Have courage;

Hold onto what is good;

Return no one evil for evil;

Support the weak;

Help the suffering;

Honor all God’s children;

Love and serve the Lord, 

Rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

May God, who creates, redeems, and sustains, keep you steadfast in faith,

buoyant in hope, and abounding in love. And the blessing of God, Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Alelluia! Amen. 

God bless you while you stay steadfast in His Love!