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February 7, 2021 Virtual Service

Full Service

“A Compassionate Heart” – Sermon Only

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2021

Presbyterian World Service
And Development Sunday

WE ARE ASSEMBLED AS FOLLOWERS OF
JESUS CHRIST TO BE EQUIPPED TO GO
AND SHOW COMPASSION IN THE WORLD.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)

L:  Praise the Lord.  I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
P:  Great are the works of the Lord; they are
pondered by all who delight in them.
L:  Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His
righteousness endures forever.
P:  He has caused His wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
All:  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of
wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good
understanding.  To Him belongs eternal praise.

*“All creatures of our God and King”                   72

 Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

*“All the way my Saviour leads me”                   508

The Scriptures:
Micah 6: 1-8       Allan Turberfield
Philippians 2: 19-30   Minister

Sermon:      “A Compassionate Heart”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

 Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

*“For all Your goodness, God”                  804 (New)

The Offertory Prayer:                                     (in unison)

O God, unto You we offer these gifts.  Bless them and use them in Your service that this church might be a light leading the way to You and the salvation You offer freely to all.  We ask it in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Announcements

*“Brother, sister, let me serve you”        635 (New)

 Commissioning and Benediction

Three-fold Amen

Martin Luther Pledge during the Bubonic Plague 1527

“I shall ask God, mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence in not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should with to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for with my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.” ~Martin Luther. In 1527, bubonic plague

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

Upon the recommendation of presbytery LPC will institute the following measures to reduce the COVID-19 hazard:

1) Coffee time suspended until further notice

2) Offering plates will be set on a table inside the sanctuary entrance so people can make their offering as they enter or leave the service

3) Greeters will continue at front door with the following modifications:

bulletins will be available in the narthex but will not be handed out,

  instead people may pick them up on their own

– no hand shaking or hugs

– maintain 1-meter distance from those whom  you are greeting

4) Communion is suspended until further notice.

5) We encourage everyone to maintain at least 1-meter of social distancing in the pews (this does not apply to family members who are regularly exposed to one another), no hand shakes, hugs or elbow bumps

6) We encourage those who are not well to stay home from services (be sure to let your elder know if you need any help, call the office or the pastor if you do not know who your elder is)

7) The backs of the pews and other shared surfaces will be sanitized before each service, wipes for this purpose will be in Clara’s office

8) Potluck for Maundy Thursday will most likely be suspended depending on the state of the virus situation at that time

9) Men’s breakfast is suspended until further notice

Please let your elder know if you have other suggestions as to how we can mitigate the effects of this virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through this challenge together.

On behalf of your session,

Rev. Dennis Howard