Sunday Worship Service for January 10, 2021

Direct youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnqkjwZflRo

HELPFUL LINKS FOR THIS WEEK:

  1. Download today’s Bulletin: Riviera Presbyterian Church Bulletin Script January 10, 2021 (PDF)
  2. Watch the video on Youtube or above. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video duration is 37 minutes.
  3. When the video finishes, join Zoom at 11:45 a.m..:  (Zoom ID 829 1129 7119 pw 056833)
  4. Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern

BULLETIN

Worship Sunday January 10, 2021
BAPTISM OF THE LORD SUNDAY

Good Morning!

Good Morning! Welcome to Riviera’s worship service. We’re delighted that you are connecting with us today; even when we’re physically apart, the Holy Spirit unites us as one community!

Let us know you worshiped with us this morning by filling out the Friendship Form.

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. Don’t forget to keep checking our various social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

GATHERING

OPENING HYMN – 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR and WELCOMING THE LIGHT

GREETINGS – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

CALL TO WORSHIP — Butch Sorenson

One: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

All: The Spirit of God swept over the face of the waters; then God said: Let there be light, and God saw that it was good.

One: At the beginning of his ministry, Jesus was baptized by John.

All: The heavens opened, and the Spirit descended like a dove; then God said: This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.

CALL TO CONFESSION — Amy Bogardus

The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord! Repent, for the realm of heaven has come near. Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, in baptism you promise forgiveness and new life, making us a part of the church, the body of Christ. We confess that we remain preoccupied with ourselves, separated from one another. We cling to destructive habits, hold grudges, and show reluctance to welcome one another. We allow the past to hold us captive.

In your loving kindness, have mercy on us, and free us from sin. Fulfill the promise of our baptism so that we may rise to new life, and live together in grace.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Hear the good news of the Gospel: As a voice from heaven said to Jesus, so, God says to each of us: You are my beloved child, and with you I am well pleased. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

CHILDREN’S SERMON — Anna Rosas

CHILDREN’S MUSIC 

THE WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION –– Butch Sorenson

Saving God, source of our calling, Your Word is full of power and glory. Pour out your Ruach, your Spirit, upon us so that we may receive your grace and live as your beloved children; Through all that is Holy. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM

    • “Water of Life” by Dr. Walter Busse

SCRIPTURE 

    • Genesis 1:1-5  Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath  — Butch Sorenson

1 In the beginning when God created[a] 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[b] 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.

    • Mark 1: 4-11 — Amy Bogardus

4 John the baptizer appeared[a] 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[b] water; but he will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism of Jesus

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;[d] with you I am well pleased.”

SERMON — Rev. Martha M. Shiverick

    • ‘Being God’s Good and Beloved Creation’

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER –  Janet Peterson

Let us pray to God, saying, Give strength, and bless us with peace. All-glorious God, maker of heaven and earth, hear us as we pray: Give strength, O God, and bless us with peace.

We pray for the world you have made, Now fighting a pandemic, now fighting global warming and environmental disaster…

Move again over these troubled waters, steeped in chemicals and stained in blood. Where carelessness, personal greed, and violence bring chaos restore order, goodness, and life.

Give strength, O God, and bless us with your peace.

We pray for the peoples you have created…

Give the leaders of all nations, particularly President-Elect Biden, the wisdom to know what is good. Where people are poor and hungry provide justice and daily bread. Where racism and hatred of others festers provide acceptance, understanding, and respect.

Give strength, O God, and bless us with your peace.

We pray for the loved ones you have given us…

Bless our families, friends, and neighbors; keep them healthy and safe from trouble and danger. Where there is sorrow, sickness, or suffering send your Spirit of comfort and healing.

Give strength, O God, and bless us with your peace.

We pray all this in Christ’s name who also taught us when we prayed 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.

MOMENT FOR MISSION — Barbara Overton

    • Mission:SDG

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Rev. Missy Shiverick

    • Annual Congregational Meeting
    • 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

BENEDICTION AND CLOSING – Rev. Martha Shiverick

CLOSING HYMN


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 every 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

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.

  • Baptized in Water #10870 Type: Music; Contributors: Dale Grotenhuis; Tune: © 1987, Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful – harmonization #53884 Type: Music Contributors: John Ribble Tune: © 1983, Presbyterian Publishing/Westminster John Knox/Geneva Press
  • Water of Life: Copyright by © Dr. Walter Busse
  • I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry #88253. Detail: John Ylvisaker Tune: © 1985, John C. Ylvisaker. All rights reserved. Type: Words and Music
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