Hampstead Congregational Church
January 17, 2021
Second Sunday after Epiphany
No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey,
You are Welcome Here!
Order of Worship
Greetings and Announcements
Passing of the Peace of Christ
Prayer of Invocation Judy Dobson
Awe-inspiring God, you knew us before we were born. You love us into life. Open our hearts and our spirits today to hear your word for us. And, upon hearing the word, may we be convinced of our call to ministry and mission through the church. Bless us with your presence and your powerful love, for we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen
Scripture Reading: John 1: 43-51 Judy Dobson
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
Sermon Rev. Kathy Youzwak
Musical Offering “Take Time to Be Holy” HCC Choir
Call for Concerns & Celebrations
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
Call to Offering
Offering of Our Gifts
Please mail checks or bill pay to HCC, 61 Main St. Hampstead, NH 03841
Prayer of Dedication
O God, you offer us wonderful gifts.
In these offerings, may we work for change that
doesn’t yet exist.
May we give it a name. May we move through our fears.
May we dare to call this hope wonderful, in the hope of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen
Hymn of Going Forth
Go into God’s world, aware of God’s call in your life. Follow our Lord Jesus Christ who will lead you in paths of service and hope. Lean on the power of the Holy Spirit to give you courage and strength. May peace, joy and love flow through you to others, in God’s name. Amen
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Steeple Lighting—The steeple will be lit in loving memory of Helen Voskerjian the week of January 17th thru the 23rd.
HCC Annual Meeting—Mark your calendars! Our annual congregational meeting will be held via telephone/Zoom on Sunday, February 14th at 11am. This is a chance to hear a recap of this past year’s work, and to look to what’s ahead this year. All are welcome to attend. We will have training sessions for those unfamiliar with Zoom, so that all can attend. Stay tuned for more information.
Wanted-A Member at Large—The leadership team of the church (Ministry Oversight) is looking for a member who would be interested in joining the team as an at-large member for one+ years. This is a fantastic opportunity to get more involved in the workings of the church and having your voice heard. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Kathy or the church office.
- 61 Main Street
- New Hampshire