Welcome We are pleased to have you worship with us this morning! Please join us for coffee and refreshments in the church hall following worship. Feeding you, body, mind and soul THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY: JANUARY 18, 2015 Nursery care and Sunday School up to age 12 is available in the parish hall. Children will rejoin their parents after the Peace. Contact Us Address 30 Eastman Street Concord, NH 03301 (603) 224-2252 Phone Email [email protected] Web www.graceeastconcord.org facebook.com/graceeastconcord Staff Rector Fr. Jason Wells Pastoral Asst. Fr. Alan Mackillop Deacon Intern Shawn LaFrance Interim Organist Warren Geissinger Sexton Jane Lavin Fig tree. Prelude Welcome and Announcements Leadership Hymn 7 Senior Warden Randy Makee Junior Warden Gerry Monroe Clerk Scott Cumming Treasurer Stephen Wheeler Beth Lavoie Audrey Rose Brittany Wheeler Marily Wilson Opening Acclamation and Prayer This Sunday’s Servers Reader Barbara Geissinger Eucharistic Minister Mara Clark Celebrant Fr. Jason Wells Eucharistic Minister Doris Dunbar Acolyte Harrison Makee Novice Lily Moser Reader Charlie Makee Reader Kathleen Beliveau Usher Dan Wilson Usher Betsy Wilson Counter Will Ashworth Counter Deb Allen Christ, whose glory fills the skies p. 355 Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. Gloria in excelsis Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. Hymnal S-280 For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Collect of the Day p. 215 Response: And also with you. 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Response: Thanks be to God. Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 LORD, you have searched me out and known me; * you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You trace my journeys and my resting-places * and are acquainted with all my ways. Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, * but you, O LORD, know it altogether. You press upon me behind and before * and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; * it is so high that I cannot attain to it. For you yourself created my inmost parts; * you knit me together in my mother's womb. I will thank you because I am marvelously made; * your works are wonderful, and I know it well. My body was not hidden from you, * while I was being made in secret and woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb; all of them were written in your book; * they were fashioned day by day, when as yet there was none of them. How deep I find your thoughts, O God! * how great is the sum of them! If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; * to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Response: Thanks be to God. Hymn 178, v. 1 Alleluia, alleluia John 1:43-51 First response: Glory to you, Lord Christ. Second response: Praise to you, Lord Christ. Sermon The Rev. Jason Wells Nicene Creed p. 358 We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. Prayers of the People Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. Confession of Sin p. 352 Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Peace The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you. Offertory Hymn 324 Let all mortal flesh keep silence Eucharistic Prayer A p. 361 Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith, Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Lord’s Prayer And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say, 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Breaking of the Bread Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. Communion Hymn 304 I come with joy to meet my Lord Closing Prayer Holy, holy, holy Hymnal S-129 Let us pray. God of abundance, you have fed us with the bread of life and cup of salvation; you have united us with Christ and one another; and you have made us one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue for ever in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen. Blessing Hymn 371 Thou, whose almighty word Dismissal Response: Thanks be to God. Memorial Acclamation Postlude PRAYER NEEDS Diocesan Cycle of Prayer St. Stephen’s Church, Pittsfield Super Bowl fever is building up. Hosting a party? Getting together with friends? Consider conducting a small fund-raiser or taking a special collection for “Souper Bowl” Sunday to benefit The Friendly Kitchen. Some of the ideas gleaned from other groups include: soup kettle or other container for contributions during social hour(s); special plate collection in Church; soup-sale - hot or to-go; homemade goodie sale such as superbowl party munchies. In 2014, we served 59,101 meals. The Friendly Kitchen guests are working parents whose jobs don’t pay enough to make ends meet. They are elders and people with disabilities on Social Security. They are members of our community. And they are hungry. Funds raised will help us buy food in bulk for our volunteers to cook and serve to our guests. It will help us to keep the hot chocolate and coffee flowing for our guests during the cold winter months. And these gifts help us to keep the building open, warm and welcome for all of our guests every day. Contributions to the Friendly Kitchen qualify as charitable deductions. Any checks should be payable to the “Friendly Kitchen” and mailed to: PO Box 373, Concord 03302. If a donor needs a record for cash contributions, please furnish the donor’s name, address and amount and we will send a receipt for tax purposes. Thank you for supporting The Friendly Kitchen. Together we will feed the hungry. BY THE NUMBERS Date Att. Pledge 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 78 69 49 38 57 $1,159 $1,554 $4,102 $602 $3,581 Plate $37.50 $31 $581 $32 $0 COMING UP 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/8 2/15 12pm Confirmation 9am Pastoral Care 9am Community Life 12pm Confirmation 9am Vestry Forum Requests Dave, Gerry, Jessica, Lee and Doris Birthdays this Week Brooke Wheeler and Wyatt Dodd Confirmation Youth Emily, Jessica, Charlie, Wyatt and Gwendolyn BOOK GROUP Tues., Jan. 20, 6pm at Gibson’s to discuss Sara Miles’s Take This Bread. For a discounted copy, contact Beth Lavoie (225-4107, [email protected]) ANNOUNCEMENTS World Religion Day at Bow Mills Methodist on January 24 (Saturday) at 2pm to explore our similarities. Topics this year: The Golden Rule, Caring for the Poor, and Forgiveness. Friendly Kitchen Needs We are running low on silverware (flatware), especially forks. If you have some to spare, drop off at the Kitchen at 2 So. Commercial Street. Photo Directory We will be taking pictures for our new Directory on February 15. 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