Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast

Sunday, May 30, 2021

We thank all of the soldiers who lost their lives in service to God and Country. In life, your bravery showed its strength in going where few would consider and fewer still would dare to set foot; and your sacrifice, though far from our sight, is held dear by all who value the freedoms we have today. May our memories of the fallen never fade; certainly their brothers-in-arms and their families and friends at home shall not. And for those who know the fallen, we give what comfort and consolation we can, knowing that the weight of the loss can be neither expressed nor lightened with words. Thank you. Prelude - 'Even So, Lord Jesus Come' (arr. Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#323) "Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord, God Almighty"Moment for Children & Youth, presented by Rob ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaDoxologyFirst Choral Piece - "The Majesty and Glory of Your Name" (by Tom Fettke) - PCC Choir and Friends; Felix Macovei, pianoSecond Choral Piece - "Revelation 19" (by LaValley & Schrader) - PCC Choir and Friends; Felix Macovei, pianoSermon - "Imitate What is Good" (III John) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeReceiving of the Tithes and OfferingsOffertory - "America the Beautiful" (Ward & Radulescu) - PCC Choir Men's EnsemblePastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionHoly! Holy! Holy! Lord, God AlmightyHoly, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity! Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee, Who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee, Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see; Only Thou art holy—there is none beside TheePerfect in power, in love and purity. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea; Holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity! Amen.

Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021

Welcome to our Pentecost Sunday worship service. We had lots of music today, a timely Children's Message, and Micah Wright playing piano during the picnic. Unfortunately, there was too much background noise and conversation heard in the recording to include it in the podcast. Prelude - "Spirit Medley" by Mark Hayes - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchChoral Introit - "Holy Spirit, Wind and Fire" by Cornel Radulescu - Covenant Choir; Felix Macovei, pianoCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#318) "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"Moment for Children & Youth, by Keri ScrogginsConfession & Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerSermon - "Here She Comes" (John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "Listen to the Rustle of a Mighty Wind" by Buryl Red - Covenant Choir; Micah Wright, pianoPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaMultilingual BenedictionCome Thou Fount of Every BlessingCome, Thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above; Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love. This my glad commemoration that 'til now I've safely come; And I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God; He, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood. O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be! Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee; Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; Here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above. Amen

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The ground was wet and the sky a bit drippy as the service started. The band played from the Narthex, we had a speaker a chairs in the Fellowship Hall, and the broadcast over the radio continued as usual. Overall, the service went well despite weather unfriendly to electronics. Prelude - "Thout Art Worthy" (arr. Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#546) "We Are God's People"Moment for Mission, presented by Marcia MillarConfession and Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerPraise SongsSermon - "Be on Your Guard" (II John) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertoryPastoral Prayer, led byRev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionWe Are God's PeopleWe are God's people, the chosen of the Lord, Born of His Spirit, established by His Word; Our cornerstone is Christ alone, And strong in Him we stand: O let us live transparently, And walk heart to heart and hand in hand. We are God's loved ones, the Bride of Christ our Lord, For we have known it, the love of God our poured; Now let us learn how to return The gift of love once given: O let us share each joy and care, And live with a zeal that pleases Heaven. We are the Body of which the Lord is Head, Called to obey Him, now risen from the dead; He wills us be a family Diverse yet truly one: O let us give our gifts to God, And so shall His work on earth be done. We are a Temple, the Spirit's dwelling place, Formed in great weakness, a cup to hold God's grace; We die alone, for on its own Each ember loses fire: Yet joined in one the flame burns on To give warmth and light, and to inspire.