Online Worship – January 17, 2021

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for January 17, 2021 – Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!
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Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
2024/07/20-00:23:17-UTC 43st ols; 34woc; 10waro

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 campaign 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 “Holy, Holy, Holy”
  • Call to Worship
  • Prayer of the Day
  • Hymn #69 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”
  • Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”
  • Moments with Children
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Old Testament Reading
  • Responsive Reading
  • Hymn #686 “God of Our Life”
  • Gospel Lesson
  • Meditation “Come and See”
  • Sending
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering
  • Postlude “Rejoice, the Lord is King”

Prelude “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Heasuk Che, organist.
arr. Callahan

Call to Worship

Kay James, lay reader.
Come and see the grace of God,
Christ our teacher and our friend.
Come and see the son of God,
Christ our healer and salvation.
God is moving in this place.
Come and see! Come and see.

Prayer of the Day

Kay James, lay reader.


Eternal God, your Son, Jesus Christ, now exalted as Lord of all, pours out his gifts on the church. Grant us that unity which your Spirit gives, keep us in the bond of peace, and bring all creation to worship before your throne; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymn #69 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”

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

1 I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make the darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Refrain: Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

3 I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? [Refrain]

Prayer of Confession

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
God of abundant mercy,
you embodied love for us in the life of Jesus Christ.
You ate with sinners and shared with outcasts.
You loved with boldness and healed with grace.
Forgive us, O God, when we do not trust your love:
when we doubt whether we are worthy of your care.
Forgive us, O God, when we try to cheapen love:
when we limit it to shallow feelings instead of bold actions.
Help us, O God, when we cannot feel your love,
when we are isolated, afraid, and unable to see your presence.
Forgive us, O God, of the ways we fall short.
Free us to try again, and let your love lead the way.

(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 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”

Jillian Koenig, flute, accompanied by Heasuk Che, piano.


Moments with Children

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.


Affirmation of Faith

Kay James, 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.

Old Testament Reading

Kay James, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
1 Samuel 3:1-10Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.
2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; 3 the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the LORD called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” 5 and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. 6 The LORD called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, and the word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. 8 The LORD called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy. 9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 Now the LORD came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Responsive Reading

Kay James, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Psalms 139
1    O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
2    You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
         you discern my thoughts from far away.
3    You search out my path and my lying down,
         and are acquainted with all my ways.
4    Even before a word is on my tongue,
         O LORD, you know it completely.
5    You hem me in, behind and before,
         and lay your hand upon me.
6    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
         it is so high that I cannot attain it.

7    Where can I go from your spirit?
         Or where can I flee from your presence?
8    If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
         if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9    If I take the wings of the morning
         and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10   even there your hand shall lead me,
         and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11   If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
         and the light around me become night,”
12   even the darkness is not dark to you;
         the night is as bright as the day,
         for darkness is as light to you.

13   For it was you who formed my inward parts;
         you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14   I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
         Wonderful are your works;
         that I know very well.
15   My frame was not hidden from you,
         when I was being made in secret,
         intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16   Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
         In your book were written
         all the days that were formed for me,
         when none of them as yet existed.
17   How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
         How vast is the sum of them!
18   I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
         I come to the end—I am still with you.

19   O that you would kill the wicked, O God,
         and that the bloodthirsty would depart from me—
20   those who speak of you maliciously,
         and lift themselves up against you for evil!
21   Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?
         And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22   I hate them with perfect hatred;
         I count them my enemies.
23   Search me, O God, and know my heart;
         test me and know my thoughts.
24   See if there is any wicked way in me,
         and lead me in the way everlasting.

Hymn #686 “God of Our Life”

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


1 God of our life, through all the circling years, we trust in thee.
In all the past, through all our hopes and fears, thy hand we see.
With each new day, when morning lifts the veil,
we own thy mercies, Lord, which never fail.

2 God of the past, our times are in thy hand. With us abide.
Lead us by faith to hope’s true promised land. Be thou our guide.
With thee to bless, the darkness shines as light,
and faith’s fair vision changes into sight.

3 God of the coming years, through paths unknown we follow thee;
When we are strong, Lord, leave us not alone. Our refuge be.
Be thou for us in life our daily bread,
our heart’s true home when all our years have sped.

Gospel Lesson

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
John 1:43-51 Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael. Listen for God speaking to you today.

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Meditation “Come and See”

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 “Rejoice, the Lord is King”

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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