Home Worship

for January 10, 2021

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. Think about it, you may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you. 

Remember that CDC guidelines state that even in Phase 3, if you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain sequestered and safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones. If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch!

O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus


Call to Worship from Mark 1

Leader: God has set this day before us,

People: A day set apart, a day of rest and praise.

Leader: God has set our lives before us,

People: A span of years in which we love, and learn, and serve.

Leader: God has set God’s seal upon our hearts,

People: So that we might live fully in deep love.

Leader: Let us worship God.

by Beth Merrill Neel

The Gift of Love Hymn #408

CCLI Song # 67327. Hal H. Hopson © Words: 1972 Hope Publishing Company. Music: 1972, 2015, 2018 Hope Publishing Company. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 625707.


Prayers of the People

Take a few moments. Think and remember the blessings of this past week. Think of the joys, the concerns. Think of those things concerning you and your family, your neighbors and friends. Think of the needs and concerns for our community, church and state/country. Perhaps write these things down in your journal. Then center yourself in an attitude of prayer, peace and calm. Speak with the Lord about these things. Remember our courageous health care workers, first responders and caregivers. Remember those dealing with sickness or distress. Remember those who are lost, hungry or anxious; depressed, in mourning or bereft. 

When you are ready... finish your time of prayer by reading the words just below:

And now, Loving God,  you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit, and revealed him as your dear Son. Thank you for making us your children by water and the Spirit. Keep us faithful to you throughout our lives. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns

with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

A Prayer for Civility in a Divisive World


Message: "Begin with Love"

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Sermon Series: Be Love

Mark 12:28-31 CEB

God’s most important command

28 One of the legal experts heard their dispute and saw how well Jesus answered them. He came over and asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?”29 Jesus replied, “The most important one is Israel, listen! Our God is the one Lord, 30 and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength. 31 The second is this, You will love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.”

If love for God is the organizing principle of your life, you live your life God‘s way. If love for God is your focus, it will never fail you. Your love for other things will always fail you. This is why Jesus was so concerned with the condition of our hearts. Living by this central principle is a gift to us.

When we love our neighbor, we are living in the way of love of God. We show our love for God by our love for others. The primary love relationship in our life needs to be God. That is the beginning. It is easy, it is simple, and it can be the most difficult thing we decide to do in our lives.


Offering Prayer

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Offering Prayer: God of redemption and new life, we focus once more this day on the greatest gift ever given – Jesus, our Savior. As he was baptized by John in the Jordan, we were able to share in his baptism and receive the promise of sharing in Jesus’ resurrection. As we leave a painful year behind and look with hope to the new year ahead, help us to live and give of ourselves as those who know every day what a great gift we have been given. May it move us to give our whole selves more freely! In the name of Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, we pray! Amen. (Mark 1:4-11)

Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

Oceanview Worship Band

Verse 1

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer, There is no more for heaven now to give

He is my joy my righteousness and freedom, My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus, For my life is wholly bound to his

Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine, Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 2

The night is dark but I am not forsaken, For by my side the Saviour he will stay

I labour on in weakness and rejoicing, For in my need his power is displayed

To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me, Through the deepest valley he will lead

Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome, Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 3

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven, The future sure the price it has been paid

For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon, And he was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold my sin has been defeated, Jesus now and ever is my plea

Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free, Yet not I but through Christ in me

Verse 4

With every breath I long to follow Jesus, For he has said that he will bring me home

And day by day I know he will renew me, Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus, All the glory evermore to him

When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat, Yet not I but through Christ in me


When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat

Yet not I but through Christ in me

Yet not I but through Christ in me

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And may God enfold you in tender and lasting love.

May Christ be beside you in times of struggle.

And may the Spirit guide you back to the path whenever you stray,

that you may keep the covenant.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,

In the name of Christ. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for Baptism of the Lord, January 10, 2021. The First Sunday after the Epiphany from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Genesis 1:1-5

Psalm: Psalm 29

2nd Reading: Acts 19:1-7

Gospel: Mark 1:4-11


Mission Focus: Family Promise

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