Celebration of Worship
on the Lord’s Day
Wholehearted worship is our goal for everyone in the congregation. To make this possible
for parents, we provide child care for young children from 8:45 am - 12:15 pm. We welcome
children and encourage their participation in worship. Most young children opt to stay in
worship through “Time with the
Children” and then depart for child care downstairs in this
building. Nursery - 3 yr. olds (Rm 120), 4 yr. olds - First Grade (Rm 101 - Media Center).
Parents with children second grade and older who may have difficulty sitting through the entire
service may choose to sit in the balcony on the Mt. Vernon Hwy. side, allowing more freedom
of movement. Adult supervision is required at all times.
4th Sunday after Epiphany
Youth Sunday
February 1, 2015
Blessed to be a Blessing
In response to God’s grace, our mission is to deepen our relationship with God,
share our faith in Jesus Christ, and serve others as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
See insert for important announcements!
Sentences of Scripture
1 Corinthians 4:1-2
Leah Reid
“Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.”
“Rise Up O Youth of God”
The Acolytes today are Akpene Dente and Selorm Dente
Youth Welcome and Call to Worship
All the members of the church
Garrett Hahn
Bless this morning as we gather to worship you, O God.
Help us to put aside all the worries and cares we brought into this
room, and hear what you want us to hear today.
Give us insight and wisdom through the music that is sung, the words
that are spoken, and the prayers that are offered.
Help us to open our minds and hearts to you, O God.
Let us worship God together.
Dr. Joe B. Martin, IV, Pastor
Elizabeth Small, Dir. of Youth Ministry
Rev. Jodi Martin, Dir. of Children’s Ministry
TJ Shirley, Ministry Associate
Jim Wingate, Minister of Music
Don Paul, Business Administrator
471 Mt. Vernon Hwy., NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 255-2211
Steve Ray, Membership Coordinator
Jill Thompson, Administrative Assistant
Sherry Jones, Administrative Assistant
Yvonne White, Financial Secretary
Dr. Brett Jacobsen, Head of School
MVPC Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
† Hymn No. 485
“To God Be the Glory”
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Alice Ann Lever
God, we come to you with hearts full of sorrow for the many ways we fail you
every day. We don’t always treat people with kindness and respect, and we
don’t always walk humbly with you. Forgive us for seeking our own ways and
for not looking at the other people in our lives the way you would—with love
and grace. Help us to start anew today to be the people you want us to be.
And thank you that we will not do this alone. Amen.
Ella Ponsell
Assurance of Pardon
Friends, believe the Good News.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
† *Response
"Seek Ye First"
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness, And all these things
shall be added unto you. Allelu, alleluia!
Kiki Hale
Will Anderson
“Going to California”
song by Jimmy Page/Robert Plant
People: And also with you.
Please exchange greetings of peace and welcome with your neighbor.
Dr. Joe B. Martin
Parish Life
Please take this time to pass the attendance notebooks located at the end of the pew row.
If you are a visitor, we invite you to visit our information center located in the Narthex and
to pick up a small gift after the service.
Dr. Martin
Reception of New Members
Confirmation Class
Minute for Ministry
Youth Group
“Witness What?”
Spencer Ponsell and Mary Kate Swanson
Recognition of Youth Volunteers
You are encouraged to write why you are here on the little cards
and pin them to the sign in the narthex
(hymn no. 333)
† Passing of the Peace
The peace of Christ be with you.
Time with the Children
“We are Here”*
Middle School Girls
song by Alicia Keys
Melinda Carden, Kate Christian, Maddie Hahn, Hannah Hagenau, Erin Jackson,
Caroline Kilgore, Emma Plumley, Ella Ponsell, Lindsay Southard, Katie Sprung,
Elizabeth Swanson, Melissa Teja
James McGuire, Charley Plumley
The Doxology (hymn no. 591)
† Response
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore;
Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.
Robin Bull
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.
† Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer
† Hymn No. 341
“Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!”
Congregational Meeting
Elizabeth Small
† Benediction
† Postlude on Hymn Tune “Assurance”
Chris Sprung
Micah 6:6-8
Scripture Reading
Kelton Southard
† Those who are able, please stand
* Sitting is permitted
*“We are Here” piece conceived and directed by Carrie Southard.
Our Stories
Will Anderson, Paige Earhart
The YOUTH wish to thank TJ Shirley, Carrie Southard, Brad Hahn, Becky and Mike Hague,
Martha Baitcher and our Brunch providers, the First Cup Band, Jim Wingate, and Joe B.
Martin for their help with this service.