PRELUDE:  Petite Piéce by Claude Debussey; Will Vargas, alto saxophone

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  My Song Forever Shall Record (Psalm67) [Puer Nobis Nascitur]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by C.H.H. Parry/arr. by H.A. Chambers

Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive our foolish ways; re-clothe us in our rightful mind; in purer lives, Thy service find, in deeper reverence praise.  In simple trust like theirs who heard, beside the Syrian sea, the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word, rise up and follow Thee.  Drop Thy still dews of quiet-ness, ‘till all our strivings cease; take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of Thy peace.  Breathe through the heats of our desire Thy coolness and Thy balm; let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still small voice of calm! [John Greenleaf Whittier]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 10:38-42

HYMN:  Martha Labored in the Kitchen [Nettleton]

SERMON: “Make the Most of Moments with the Almighty”

ANTHEM:  Take Time to Be Holy by George Stebbins/arr. by Jay Rouse; Will Vargas, clarinet

Take time to be holy, speak often with God; find rest in Him always, and feed on His word.  Make friends of God’s children; help those who are weak, forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.  Take time to be holy, the world rushes on; spend much time in secret, with Jesus alone.  By looking to Jesus, like Him you will be; your friends in your conduct His likeness shall see.  Take time to be holy, let Him be your guide; and run not before Him, what-ever be-tide.  In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord and, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word.  Take time to be holy. [William D. Longstaff]

PRAYER

HYMN: If You Only Had Faith [Si Tuvieras Fe]; Will Vargas, saxophone

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  The God of Peace by John Behnke

The God of peace, who raised with power the Shepherd of the sheep, go with you from this place and hour, your path to bless, and keep.  May He equip you with the grace to know and do His will, to meet each challenge you may face with faith and love and skill. [Stephen P. Starke]

POSTLUDE:  Trumpet Tune by David German

The flowers are given today by Thelma Hood in celebration of Jesus Christ!

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

 

 

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