Online Worship – January 24, 2021

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service

for January 24, 2021 – Third 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
2024/07/20-01:40:51-UTC 44th ols; 34woc; 11waro

Trinity has returned to Indoor Worship at 10AM on Sundays. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested but not required. To help set your expectations, please read our Guide to Indoor Worship.

The Per Capita contribution this year is $9 for each adult or confirmed member in your household. Please use the special “per capita” envelope that came with your offering envelopes or simply write “per capita” on the memo line of your check. If you contribute through the on-line giving site (in the offering section at the end of the service), you can choose the “Per Capita” fund.

The Presbyteries, Synods, and General Assembly of our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) annually make assessments that total $8.98 per active member. Our session is committed to paying the full assessment ($3,547.10) for all the members on our roll because we value our Presbyterian heritage and identity. As a congregation, we derive many material benefits from our Presbyterian association. At the General Assembly level, these include the oversight of preparation for ministers and the mechanisms for calling new ministers, the maintenance of the wonderful Presbyterian historical collection in Philadelphia, the biennial meeting of the General Assembly, resources ranging from training for ruling elders to building connections with ecumenical partners around the world, and so much more. But it is not these benefits alone that make us so deeply committed to the per capita offering. It is our shared sense of our Reformed heritage and our Presbyterian identity that compels us to take our covenantal relationship with the whole Presbyterian family so seriously. Thanks in advance for your generous support!

Trinity’s Bible Study is available online. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe 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 “The Lord Is My Shepherd”
  • Call to Worship
  • Prayer of the Day
  • Hymn #170 “You Walk along Our Shoreline”
  • Prayer of Confession
  • Declaration of Forgiveness
  • Anthem “Jesus Medley”
  • Moments with Children
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Prayers of the People
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Old Testament Reading
  • Responsive Reading
  • Hymn #525 “Let Us Break Bread Together”
  • Gospel Lesson
  • Meditation “Come and See”
  • Sending
  • Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
  • Offering
  • Postlude “Hymn to Joy”

Prelude “The Lord Is My Shepherd”

Heasuk Che, organist.

Call to Worship

Leisa Gardner, lay reader.
We gather around the words of Christ:
“Come, and follow me.”
We gather around the voice of the Spirit:
“Come, and follow me.”
Let us worship God together
and follow Christ into the world.

Prayer of the Day

Leisa Gardner, lay reader.


Loving God, through your Son you have called us to repent of our sin, to believe the good news, and to celebrate the coming of your kingdom. Like Christ’s first apostles, may we hear his call to discipleship, and, forsaking old ways, proclaim the gospel of new life to a broken world; through our Lord and Savior us Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymn #170 “You Walk along Our Shoreline”

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

1 You walk along our shoreline where land meets unknown sea.
We hear your voice of power, “Now come and follow me.
And if you still will follow through storm and wave and shoal,
Then I will make you fishers, but of the human soul.”

2 You call us, Christ, to gather the people of the earth.
We cannot fish for only those lives we think have worth.
We spread your net of gospel across the water’s face,
Our boat a common shelter for all found by your grace.

3 We cast our net, O Jesus; we cry the kingdom’s name;
We work for love and justice; we learn to hope through pain.
You call us, Lord, to gather God’s daughters and God’s sons,
To let your judgment heal us so that all may be one.

Prayer of Confession

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
O Holy God,
you called the disciples to drop their nets and follow you,
yet we are hesitant to drop the tools and comforts of our lives.
We distract ourselves from your call with busyness, stress, and worry.
We tangle ourselves in webs of racism, sexism, and hatred that disguises itself as fear.
Forgive us, O Lord, and by your forgiveness, open our ears to hear your voice saying to us,
“Follow me.”

(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 “Jesus Medley”

(Left to right) Marilyn Paris, Janet Schaaf, Barbara Davis, Liz Monaco, Martha Gioielli, Norma Rogero. Directed by Lillian Warner.

set. Coda

Moments with Children

Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.


Affirmation of Faith

Leisa Gardner, 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

Leisa Gardner, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Jonah 3:1-5, 10Conversion of Nineveh. Listen for God speaking to you today.
1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Responsive Reading

Leisa Gardner, lay reader.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Psalms 62:5-8
5     For God alone my soul waits in silence,
          for my hope is from him.
6     He alone is my rock and my salvation,
          my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

7     On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
          my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

8     Trust in him at all times, O people;
          pour out your heart before him;
          God is a refuge for us.     Selah

Hymn #525 “Let Us Break Bread Together”

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

African American Spiritual

1 Let us break bread together on our knees; (on our knees)
let us break bread together on our knees.

Refrain: When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)

2 Let us drink wine together on our knees; (on our knees)
let us drink wine together on our knees. [Refrain]

3 Let us praise God together on our knees; (on our knees)
let us praise God together on our knees. [Refrain]

Gospel Lesson

Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Mark 1:14-20 The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry and Jesus Calls the First Disciples. Listen for God speaking to you today.

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Meditation “Let ‘Em Out”

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 “Hymn to Joy”

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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