PRELUDE:  Finale, Sixth Sonata by Felix Mendelssohn

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN:  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee [Hymn to Joy]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  Expectans Expectavi (This Sanctuary of My Soul) by Charles Wood

This sanctuary of my soul, unwitting I keep pure and whole, unlatched and lit, if thou shouldst care to enter or to tarry there.  With parted lips and outstretched hands and listening ears, thy servant stands.  Call thou early, call thou late, to thy great service dedicate.  My soul, keep pure, and whole. [Charles Hamilton Sorley]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Philippians 4:8-9

ANTHEM:  Think on These Things by Craig Courtney

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just and pure, lovely, of good repute.  If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.  And the God of peace shall be with you. Think on these things.  Amen. [Philippians 4:8-9]

SERMON:  “Training our Souls”

HYMN:  Guide My Feet [Guide My Feet]

PRAYER

HYMN:  Fight the Good Fight [Duke Street]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Prayer for the City by Richard Proulx

May the Lord who does not diminish as the shadows bring night, protect you under his eagle wings. May he give vision to your striving for peace, may he give you the strength to be kind, may he give you the will to be just, may he open your hearts to his Holy Word. [Anon.]

POSTLUDE:  Fuga, Sixth Sonata by Felix Mendelssohn

The flowers are given by Thelma Hood in loving memory of her family.  Thelma writes, “I miss you very much!”

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

 

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