January 17 Worship

Today, our pastor talks a little bit about Ordinary Time and how the Common Lectionary works as an introduction to a message about Nathanael's hesitation to go see Jesus. Here's the order of worship found in the video at the bottom of the page:
  • 00:00 Chimes
  • 00:28 Prélude: Consecrate Anew Today
  • 01:17 Welcome
  • 02:04 Opening Sentence: Psalm 139.14
  • 02:21 Opening Prayer

January 10 Worship

Each year, on the First Sunday after Epiphany, we remember Jesus' baptism by John in the River Jordan. This year, in addition to Mark's account of this event, we also read the first part of the creation story from the Book of Genesis. 

Music includes Baptized in Water (to the same tune as Morning Has Broken) and On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry.

Here's the order of service found in the worship video which follows:
  • 00:00 Chimes
  • 00:29 Welcome
  • 01:12 Opening Sentence: Psalm 29.2

Epiphany Sunday Worship

Here is Pilgrim Church's online worship service for Epiphany Sunday. It includes the traditional Epiphany readings from Isaiah and Matthew, as well as some traditional Epiphany music. The message's theme is the final verse from the Matthew passage. Liturgy was inspired by the German Reformed Church, the Church of Scotland, and the Uniting Church in Australia.
 
Here's the order found in the video which follows: 
  • 00:00 Chimes
  • 00:27 Prélude: O Morning Star
  • 03:12 Welcome

New Year's Day Worship

This is a brief devotional service for the beginning of a new year. The text is Romans 5:5, and our pastor has adapted an old song from the Pilgrim Hymnal, Great God, We Sing That Mighty Hand for the 21st century. The opening prayer is from Common Order, the Church of Scotland's main worship resource. It's from the office for morning prayer, tweaked very slightly for a new year instead of a new morning. 

Here's the order found in the video that follows at the end of the post:
  • 00:00 Chimes
  • 00:33 Welcome
  • 01:10 Call to Worship: Hebrews 13.8

New Year's Eve Worship

In this brief service, our pastor talks about his New Year's resolution and about how he'll be doing his daily devotions in the upcoming year. Our hymn is God Be with You Till We Meet Again (using the Ralph Vaughan Williams tune). The pastor will also introduce a yearly Bible verse for 2021 to the congregation. It's Romans 5:5—Hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us

Here's the order of worship found in the video at the end of this post: 
  • 00:00 Chimes 
  • 00:27 Welcome