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Epiphany | Loss, Life, & Resurrected Purpose (February 7, 2021)

Please participate in the following liturgy, reading aloud all the parts in bold italics.

Call to Worship

from Isaiah 40

Have you not known?
Our God is the everlasting God, Creator of the ends of the earth.
Have you not heard?
God does not faint or grow weary.
Have you not known?
God’s understanding is unsearchable.
Have you not heard?
God gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless.
Have you not known?
Those who wait for God will renew their strength
they shall mount up with wings like eagles.

Our God won’t grow faint, He won’t grow weary

Come and behold him, isn’t he fascinating?
Come and behold him, get lost in his majesty
Come and behold him, isn’t he captivating?
We’ll keep on singing for all of eternity.

We come to hear.
We come to know.

Thanks be to God.

All the Poor and Powerless

All the poor and powerless
All the lost and lonely
All the thieves will come confess
And know that You are holy
And know that You are holy

And all will sing out
And we will cry out

Shout it!
Go on and scream it from the mountains!
Go on and tell it to the masses,
That He is God

2021 Parish Plans: Spring Gathering Rhythm

Scripture: Mark 1:29-31

“As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.”

The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, Lord Christ

Epiphany: Loss, Life, & Resurrected Purpose

Confession & Assurance

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.

Silent confession (space to confess our sins and wait in God’s presence).

Almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen you in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.

The Great Thanksgiving

Now let’s draw near in the presence of our Savior.

The Lord be with you!
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

On the night he was betrayed, took bread,
and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying,
“This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way he took the cup saying,
“This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.”

Now, Lord, we pray that in your mercy and goodness, in the power of your Holy Spirit, you would sanctify this bread and wine to be for us the sacrament of the body and blood of Your Son.

Is the Father with us? He is.
Is Christ among us? He is.
Is the Spirit here? He is.

This is our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We are his people.We are redeemed.

Therefore by taking this bread & drinking this cup,
we proclaim the mystery of our faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

These are the gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you,
and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

Alternatively, for those who are not receiving communion, the Sacrament of Desire may be prayed.

Sacrament of Desire

Now, in union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of Your Church,
I present to You my soul and body
with the earnest prayer that I will remain united to you.
And since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
I pray that you would come to me spiritually.
I unite myself to you, and embrace you with my soul’s affection.
Let nothing separate me from you,
that I may live and die in Your love.

Yes and Amen

Faithful, You are
Faithful, forever, You will be
Faithful, You are
All Your promises are Yes and Amen
All Your promises are Yes and Amen

I will rest
In Your promises
My confidence
Is Your faithfulness

Community Life

Join a Neighborhood Group

  • The window to learn more about joining a Neighborhood Group closes this Wednesday, so sign up now if you’d like more info about joining a group.
  • Go to and fill out the form – you’ll be able to select a preference of gathering in-person or digitally and name a preferred location.

Ash Wednesday

  • Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent and is only 10 days away, on February 17th.
  • This year Jordan will be hosting walk-in opportunities throughout the day to receive ashes.
  • Then at 8pm, we’ll gather online for a time of prayer, reflection, and preparation to enter Lent wholeheartedly.
  • All the details will be announced soon, but mark your calendars for the 17th.

Loss, Life, & Resurrected Purpose Worksheet

The Cross of Christ

All our problems,
We send to the cross of Christ!
All our difficulties,
We send to the cross of Christ!
All the devil’s works,
We send to the cross of Christ!
And all our hopes,
We set on the Risen Christ!

Blessing & Sending

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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