Worship Bulletin
Sunday January 13, 2019
12 Beach Sreet, Saco, ME 04072     (207) 283-3771     office@firstparishsaco.org

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Welcome to each and all.
We are very glad you have come.
We trust you will find something of substance to feed your soul in our morning worship.  


                                                                                   The Community Gathers

Meditation     “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”                                                                                                             Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.                

Prelude                                                      Precious Lord, Take My Hand”                                                  Dorsey
                                                              Duet ~ Jacqui Savage and Scout Heath


Welcome/Signing Of Friendship Pads/Announcements

Ringing of the Bells

Introit                                                          “How Can I Keep from Singing”                                              Greg Gilpin
                                                           Senior and Youth Choir ~ Solo, Alex Savage

*Call to Worship

One:       Though the storms of life rage, with you, Holy God, we rest secure.
Many:     In the midst of icy roads and snowy nights, you are our solid rock
               on which to stand.

One:       When the winds of nature howl, you hold us in sure embrace.
Many:     In the fury of the storm, we stand in awe of the forces of nature.
One:       Through it all we deepen our trust in you.
Many:     Thanks be to God now and forever more.

Bringing Forth the Light of Christ                                                                                                         Sagan Guerrette

           * Hymn of Praise                                      “Forward Through the Ages”                                               #482 Click Here

*Prayer of Invocation Faithful and loving God, you call us into your unending work of justice, peace and love.  Let us know your presence among us now: Let us delight in our diversity that offers glimpses of the mosaic of your beauty.  Strengthen us with your steadfast love and transform our despairing fatigue into hope-filled action. 
Under the shadow of your wings in this hour may we find rest and strength, renewal and hope.  Amen.

A Time for the Children
                       (Children may go to their Church School classes at this time. Guests are very welcome)

Choral Anthem                                                   “Amazing Grace”                                                                  Ed Lojeski

                                                                       The Word of God to Us

Reading of Scripture

              The Epistle Lesson                                     1 Cor. 12:1-11            

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.


              The Gospel Lesson                                     John 2:1-11                                                  Rev. Deborah Breault      
And he third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.      


Sermon                                                            “Signs for the Journey”                                        Rev. Deborah Breault            

*Hymn                                                            “We Are One in the Spirit”                                              #386 Click Here

                                                                       We Respond to God’s Word

 The Community at Prayer
            Sharing Prayers and Silent Prayer
            Pastoral Prayer
Our Lord’s Prayer  (Sung)
           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.

Offering Our Gifts to God
         Offertory           “Amazing Grace to the tune of The House of the Rising Sun”   
                                                   Ocean Park Ukesters      
Offering Our Gifts to God


         Offertory           “Amazing Grace to the tune of The House of the Rising Sun”   
                                                   Ocean Park Ukesters      
                                   Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
                                    Praise God all creatures here below.
                                    Praise God above the heavenly hosts,

                                    Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.   
*Prayer of Dedication Thank you, God of love, for the promise of this season.  We are grateful for the generosity aroused in us by Christ’s coming into the world.  May these gifts represent a new spirit of joyous sharing among us, for the sake of all your children everywhere.  Amen.

*Hymn of Commitment                           “Amen, Amen”                                                   #174  Click Here


*We Take the Light of Christ into the World     

           *Benediction Response                            “Go in Peace”                                                                    White
Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you this day.
                                                    Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you always.
                                                   Celebrate and share the joy! Celebrate new life!
                                                   Go in peace and the peace of God, be with you always.


*Choral Postlude                                         “We Shall Overcome”                                                                Seeger                 



                                                       *ALL WHO ARE ABLE ARE INVITED TO STAND
                                                          Rev. Deborah Tate Breault, Interim Minister
                                                         Kris Galasyn, Director of Christian Education
                                                                 Jacqueline Savage, Director of Music










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