PRELUDE:  Processional by Martin Shaw

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Eternal God, Strong to Save [Melita]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me by Stephan Casurella

Jesus, Savior, pilot me over life’s tempestuous sea: unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal.  Chart and compass come from Thee: Jesus, Savior, pilot me.  As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild; boisterous waves obey Thy will when Thou sayest to them, “Be still!”  Wondrous Sovereign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.  When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar ‘Twixt me and the peaceful rest, then, while leaning on Thy breast, may I hear Thee say to me, “Fear not, I will pilot thee.”  [Edward Hopper]

PRAYER

SUNG CALL TO LISTEN:  Calm to the Waves by Thomas Pavlechko

Calm to the waves.  Calm to the wind. Jesus whispers, “Peace, be still.”   Balm to our hearts.   Fears at an end.   In stillness, hear his voice.  [Mary Louise Bringle]

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Mark 4:35-41

HYMN:  Lonely the Boat [185, stanzas 1-4]

SERMON:  “Faith Enough to Sleep through a Storm”

ANTHEM:  Stand By Me arr. by Hal H. Hopson

When the storms of life are raging, stand by me; when the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea, Thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me.  In the midst of tribulation, stand by me; when the hosts of hell assail, and my strength begins to fail, Thou who never lost a battle, stand by me.  In the midst of midst of faults and failures, stand by me; when I do the best I can, and my friends misunderstand, Thou who knowest all about me, stand by me.  In the midst of persecution, stand by me, Lord, stand by me; when my foes in war array undertake to stop my way, Thou who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me.  When I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me; when my life becomes a burden, and I’m nearing chilly Jordan, O Thou “Lily of the Valley,” stand by me.  [Charles Albert Tindley]

PRAYER

HYMN:  When Peace like a River, It Is Well with My Soul [Ville Du Havre]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  The Simple Path by Jane Marshall

The fruit of silence is prayer.  The fruit of prayer is faith.  The fruit of faith is love.  The fruit of love is service.  The fruit of service is peace.  [Teresa of Calcutta]

We thank Mary Lou Fourtane for the flowers she has given today in honor of meeting in person for the first time since March of 2020!

Would you like to sponsor flowers on week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2021 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

Follow this link to place a reservation request for Thursday in-person worship:  https://forms.gle/NBFHRf71BSgoTEEw6

 

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