Online Worship – January 10, 2021

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for January 10, 2021 – First Sunday after the Epiphany

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!
If you prefer, you can view this service on our Worship Service Player. In the player, the service plays from start to finish without interruption. To try that version of the worship service, click HERE.

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
2024/05/22-20:08:20-UTC 42st ols; 34woc; 9waro

Trinity has returned to Indoor Worship with LIMITED seating at 10AM on Sundays. In addition to limited seating, there are several details you should know before attending. Please read about them in our Guide to Indoor Worship.

The 2021 Stewardship campaing is over, but you can still turn in a Pledge Card. If you need a new pledge card, please contact the church office for a replacement or print your own by clicking this link or the pledge card image. Once filled in, you may turn the card in at the church or mail it to the church office. May God richly bless our generosity as we return to God a small portion of what He has given to us.

Trinity’s Bible Study is available online. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe. A new video will be released each week and will be available to watch whenever it is convenient for you. You can also ‘catch-up’ anytime at the Bible Study archive. To be included in our weekly email, simply subscribe to the website or join our Facebook group. Links to subscribe and join are at the bottom of our webpage.

Briefly, a word concerning the technical presentation of this service. If you are having difficulty reading the words, look for your web browser’s “Zoom” settings. The keystrokes are typically ‘Ctrl-Shift-+’ to increase the zoom or ‘Ctrl-Shift-(minus)’ to decrease the zoom. Other devices may have a different mechanism (‘finger pinch’), but most support zoom.

Although you could not be with us in-person today, we hope you will have a meaningful Sunday worship experience!

This week’s bulletin is available at any time by clicking this link. The bulletin will open in a separate tab or window.

The order of service on this page closely follows the bulletin, but there are additional items in the bulletin that may be of interest to you and that are not included on this page.

Today’s service contains:

  • Prelude “Lord, Speak to Me”
  • Call to Worship
  • Prayer of the Day
  • Hymn #482 “Baptized in Water”
  • Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “My Savior’s Love”
  • Moments with Children
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Responsive Reading
  • Old Testament Reading
  • Hymn #286 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
  • Gospel Lesson
  • Meditation “This and That”
  • Sending
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering
  • Postlude “Faith”

Prelude “Lord, Speak to Me”

Heasuk Che, organist.

Call to Worship

Tammy Venti, lay reader.
In the beginning, God created the world, and God blessed it:
“It is good.”
In the beginning, God created light, and God blessed it:
“It is good.”
In the beginning, God created life, and God blessed it:
“It is good.”
Since the beginning, God has not stopped creating,
calling us closer to all that is good.

Prayer of the Day

Tammy Venti, lay reader.


Holy God, you sent your Son to be baptized among sinners, to seek and save the lost. May we, who have been baptized in his name, never turn away from the world, but reach out in love to rescue the wayward; by the mercy of Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymn #482 “Baptized in Water”

Barbara Davis, Kathy Link, Julie Pearson, Judith Spurrell, Lillian Warner, and Bob Wright. Accompanied by Jillian Koenig (flutist) and Heasuk Che (pianist).

1 Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,
cleansed by the blood of Christ our King;
heirs of salvation, trusting the promise,
faithfully now God’s praises we sing.

2 Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,
dead in the tomb with Christ our King;
one with his rising, freed and forgiven,
thankfully now God’s praises we sing.

3 Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit,
marked with the sign of Christ our King;
born of the Spirit, we are God’s children;
joyfully now God’s praises we sing.

Prayer of Confession

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
God whose spirit moved over the waters, you have washed us in your mercy,
claimed us as your own, bound us in community, and called us to lives of baptismal grace.
Forgive us, O God, for we have not lived as if we were your baptized people.
We stumble over opportunities for forgiveness.
We prioritize our own selfish interests.
We are slow to disrupt the status quo, even when it means ignoring our neighbors’ suffering.
Forgive us, O God, and by your forgiveness, lead us back to your waters of transformation.
(Silence for Reflection)

Declaration of Forgiveness

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

Anthem “My Savior’s Love”

Julie Pearson, soprano, accompanied by Heasuk Che, pianist.


Moments with Children

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.


Affirmation of Faith

Tammy Venti, lay reader.

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe


The Lord’s Prayer

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.

Responsive Reading

Tammy Venti, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Psalm 29
1   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
     ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
2   Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name;
     worship the LORD in holy splendor.
3   The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
     the God of glory thunders,
     the LORD, over mighty waters.
4   The voice of the LORD is powerful;
     the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
5   The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
     the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6   He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7   The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
8   The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
     the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9   The voice of the LORD causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;
     and in his temple all say, “Glory!”
10  The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
     the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
11  May the LORD give strength to his people!
     May the LORD bless his people with peace!

Old Testament Reading

Tammy Venti, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Genesis 1:1-5Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Hymn #286 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

Barbara Davis, Kathy Link, Julie Pearson, Judith Spurrell, Lillian Warner, and Bob Wright. Accompanied by Jillian Koenig (flutist) and Heasuk Che (pianist).


1 Breathe on me, Breath of God; fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,
until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

4 Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.

Gospel Lesson

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Mark 1:1-11 The Proclamation of John the Baptist and The Baptism of Jesus. Listen for God speaking to you today.

1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,

        “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
        who will prepare your way;
    the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
        ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
        make his paths straight,’”

4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. 8 I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Meditation “This and That”

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe


Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe

Congregational Response

Heasuk Che, organist.
Hymn #306
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.


Please continue to give your offering.

God calls us to give all of who we are, and all of what we have to be used in and thru the Church. So let us present our lives. Let us present our gifts unto God. Offerings can be received in the church by mail or you may use online banking options.

You can click the image to the right or this link to give online now. At the online Giving site, select “2020 Pledge” as the Fund to fulfill your 2020 pledge or use another fund if you’re directing your gift elsewhere. Note, the church must pay a small processing fee to receive your contribution via online giving. Increasing your gift would help cover the cost of processing and would be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to see alternatives to online giving, please take a look at our Contribute page.

Postlude “Faith”

Heasuk Che, organist.

The Service has Ended

May the Peace of Christ be with you!

Thank you for joining us online! We hope you will join us again as long as we need to be apart. We pray for the day when we can all meet again and worship God in the sanctuary and Trinity Presbyterian Church.


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