Sunday Worship Service for January 3, 2021

If needed the direct Youtube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWUrHXY7ZTw.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR THIS WEEK:

  1. Download today’s Bulletin: Riviera Presbyterian Church Bulletin Script January 3, 2021 (PDF)
  2. Download this STAR IMAGE which is mentioned in the sermon, and print it out (optional)
  3. Watch the video on Youtube or above. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video duration is 35 minutes.
  4. When the video finishes, join Zoom to continue with the Sacrament of Communion at 11:45 a.m..:  (Zoom ID 829 1129 7119 pw 056833)
  5. Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern
  6. We offer Adult Sunday School on Sundays before worship. Email the church office for a Zoom link.

BULLETIN

Worship Sunday January 3, 2021
EPIPHANY
COMMUNION SUNDAY

Good Morning!

Welcome to Riviera’s virtual worship service. We’re delighted that you joined us today. Even when we’re physically apart, the Holy Spirit unites us as one community! Even when we can’t go to church, we are the church!

Let us know you worshiped with us today by filling out the Friendship Form located on our website www.rivierachurch.org WORSHIP page.

If you are joining us via Facebook or YouTube, please check in or leave us a comment so we know you are worshiping with us today. Don’t forget to keep checking our various social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for up-to-date information.

GATHERING

OPENING HYMN –

CHIMING OF THE HOUR and WELCOMING THE LIGHT

GREETINGS – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP – Ampy Hernandez

One: Arise, shine; for your light has come!

All: The glory of God has risen upon us.

One: Tell the good news throughout the earth: All: The saving grace of Jesus Christ is for all. One: Come and adore the Savior of the nations. All: We offer the gifts of our lives to the Lord.

CALL TO CONFESSION — Elder Kyle Dettloff

God judges the nations with righteousness and answers the poor with justice. Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of glory, you sent Jesus among us as a light of the world, to reveal your love for all people. We confess that our sin and pride hide the brightness of your light. We turn away from the poor; we ignore the cries for justice; we do not strive for peace.

In your mercy, cleanse us of our sin, and pour out the gifts of your Spirit, that, forgiven and renewed, we may show forth your glory shining in the face of Jesus Christ.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The mercy of the Lord is like rain, like showers that water the earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

CHILDREN’S SERMON Anna Rosas

CHILDREN’S SONG

THE WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION – Ampy Hernandez

Holy One, giver of all light, lift up our hearts and minds to Christ, the morning star that never fades. By the light of your Holy Spirit reveal to us your saving Word and lead us to offer our lives to you in service and in love; Through all that is holy.
Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

SCRIPTURE Matthew 2:1-12 – Rev. Missy Shiverick

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”

When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.

They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd[d] my people Israel.’”

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men[e] and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.

Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”

When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,[f] until it stopped over the place where the child was.

When they saw that the star had stopped,[g] they were overwhelmed with joy.

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

SERMON – Rev.MarthaM.Shiverick

LITANY FOR EPIPHANY AND LORD’S PRAYER Alejandra Rondon + Annie Castro

Arise, shine; for your light has come! The glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Nations will come to his light, and rulers will seek his radiance.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

The people will be judged with righteousness and the poor will be defended.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

The mystery of the ages is revealed; the eternal plan of God is known by all.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Let us kneel down before Jesus and give Jesus honor, glory, and praise.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Let us offer all the treasures of our hearts and our lives.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

God of endless light, you sent a star – rising from the darkness, guiding seekers and sages, overwhelming us with joy. Let the splendor of your dawning light grow in us and in all the world until the whole creation shines with your glory, through Jesus Christ who also taught us to pray in this manner:

For the Lord’s Prayer we appreciate the diverse traditions and backgrounds that make up the Riviera family of faith and encourage you to use whatever words for this prayer are meaningful for you.

Our Creator, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread. Forgive our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.

Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Rev. Missy Shiverick

    • Mission:SDG 
    • Annual Congregational Meeting
    • Souper Bowl Sunday
    • Observing the end of 75th anniversary year 
    • Ash Wednesday and Lent coming soon
    • Food pantry

CALL TO OFFERING – Rev. Missy Shiverick

We give you thanks, God of all creation, for the power of your life-giving Word, making the winds blow and the waters flow. Receive these gifts: our offerings and tithes, and use them to bring peace and blessing to all your children; in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

INVITATION TO GIVE TITHES AND OFFERINGS

The Act of Gratitude

    1. You may donate today via credit/debit card by visiting our website at www.rivierachurch.org and clicking on the GIVE button
    2. You may download the free Give+ app (iOS & Android)
    3. You may consider setting up online payment via your bank bill pay program.
    4. You may also mail in your check to the church at Riviera Presbyterian Church at 5275 Sunset Drive, Miami FL 33143

If you are a member of another church, please donate to them during this time

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God, ye hosts in heaven above;
Praise God, the Trinity of Love. Amen

INVITATION TO COMMUNION

We Will Go into The Zoom Communion Service.
Use this link https://bit.ly/rpcsunday
or open Zoom and use Meeting ID 829-1129-7119 | Passcode 056833

INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO COMMUNION

Prepare a space for communion. Light a candle and place it on your table, with bread and a cup filled with wine or grape juice; add any other items (bible or cross) that will make your table a spiritual and holy place.

PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION – Rev. Martha Shiverick

HYMN IN PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION


Thank you for worshipping at Riviera today. Please take a moment fill out the Friendship Form on our website and share any prayer requests or joys which will be sent to our pastoral care team.

NOTES

    • Don’t forget to fill out the Friendship Form below, or leave us a comment on Facebook so we know you worshiped with us today. Please include any prayer requests you have which will be sent to our pastoral care team.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY:   Join us next Sunday Morning for Online Adult Bible Study Class, via ZOOM. 10:00 am – 10:30 am. This is a great opportunity to study Sunday’s sermon passage with Pastor Missy. Meeting 860-148-3445

INTER GENERATIONAL BEACH CLEANUP
MISSION:SDG
Learn more about this Zoom event series here. First night of Mission:SDG is January 27th at 6:30 pm. RSVP here on Eventbrite for each monthly event.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Coming January 24th
SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Watch for soup kit before February 6. Share your results in Zoom on February 7.

CELEBRATE END OF ANNIVERSARY YEAR

February 7
ASH WEDNESDAY
February 17 is the first day of Lent. We’ll help you participate safely. More info soon. The season of Lent runs through Easter on April 4th this year.

RIVIERA FOOD PANTRY MINISTRY:  will be distributing food on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon on the east entrance of the sanctuary.  Our Current Needs:  Canned Veggies, fruits, soups, and tuna, pasta sauce, peanut butter and granola bars.  Donations can be dropped off at the church Fellowship Hall doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. If you are ordering the food to be delivered please schedule them for Tuesdays or Thursdays. –Thank you.

–Thank you.


COPYRIGHT NOTICES

Video and audio was performed and recorded by various members of the church’s staff and family for the purpose of providing online worship to the members of Riviera Presbyterian and others who view the link.  Reprinted/streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-713957. All rights reserved.

COPYRIGHT © 2021 RIVIERA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. All rights reserved.

  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Text Music: John Henry Hopkins, Jr., 1857, alt. Public Domain
  • Go, Tell It on the Mountain
    Public Domain
  • What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright
    Public Domain
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
    harmonization #53884 Type: Music Contributors: John Ribble Tune: © 1983, Presbyterian Publishing/Westminster John Knox/Geneva Press

 

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