Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Podcast
Sunday, February 28, 2021
The winds blew gustily, today. The band took refuge inside the Narthex to keep their sheet music in place, while several people braved the wind to speak out-of-doors. Prelude - "I Will Serve Thee" (arr. by Fred Bock)Welcome & News of the ChurchHistory of PCC's Youth Program, presented by Erika FarlessCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#659) "We've a Story to Tell to the Nations"Confession & Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaPraise Songs2021-02-28 Sermon - "Get Behind Me Satan" (Mark 8:31-38) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertoryPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenedictionWe've a Story to Tell to the NationsWe've a story to tell to the nationsThat shall turn their hearts to the right, A story of truth and mercy, A story of peace and light, A story of peace and light[Chorus]For the darkness shall turn to dawning, And the dawning to noonday bright, And Christ's great kingdom shall com on earth, The kingdom of love and lightWe've a song to be sung to the nationsThat shall lift their hearts to the Lord, A song that shall conquer evilAnd shatter the spear and sword, And shatter the spear and sword. [Chorus]We've a message to give to the nationsThat the Lord who reigneth aboveHath sent us His Son to save usAnd show us that God is love, And show us that God is love. [Chorus]We've a Savior to show to the nationsWho the path of sorrow has trod, That all of the world's great peopleMight come to the truth of God, Might come to the truth of God. [Chorus]
Transfiguration Sunday, January 21, 2021
I apologize for the heavy wind sounds. I did the best I could to remove them from the recording. I'll have some preventative measures in place for next week. Prelude - "Even So, Lord Jesus Come" (arr. Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchHistory of PCC's Youth Program - Jr. High and High SchoolCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#345) "Crown Him with Many Crowns"Moment for Children and YouthConfession and AssurancePraise SongsSermon - "Coming Down the Mountain" (Mark 9:2-13) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertoryPastoral PrayerBenedictionCrown Him with Many CrownsCrown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne; Hark, how the heavenly anthem drownsAll music but its own! Awake, my soul, and singOf Him who died for thee, And hail Him as thy matchless KingThrough all eternity, Crown Him the Lord of love; Behold His hands and side, Rich wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified: No angel in the skyCan fully bear that sight, But downward bends his burning eyeAt mysteries so bright. Crown Him the Lord of peace, Whose power a scepter swaysFrom pole to pole, That wars may cease, Absorbed in prayer and praise. His reign shall know no end; And 'round His pierced feetFair flowers of paradise extendTheir fragrance ever sweet. Crown Him the Lord of years, The Potentate of time; Creator of the rolling spheres, Ineffably sublime. All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me; Thy praise shall never, never failThroughout eternity. Amen.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Prelude - 'My Faith Looks Up to Thee' (arr. Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchHistory of PCC's Youth Program - Forest HomeCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#385) "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"Moment for Children & Youth, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Sharon YagerlenerPraise SongsSermon - 'The Humble King' (Mark 14 verses 1-11) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertorty - "Many Gifts, One Spirit" by Allen Pote - PCC Covenant ChoirPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenedictionHoly God, We Praise Thy NameHoly God, we praise Thy name;Lord of all, we bow before Thee;All on earth Thy scepter claim,All in heaven above adore Thee:Infinite Thy vast domain,Everlasting is Thy reign.Hark, the glad celestial hymnAngel choirs above are raising;Cherubim and Seraphim,In unceasing chorus praising;Fill the heavens with sweet accord;Holy, holy, holy Lord.Holy Father, holy Son,Holy Spirit: three we name Thee,Though in essence only one;Undivided God we claim Thee,And adoring, bend the knee,While we own the mystery.Amen.
Communion Sunday, February 7, 2021
We had Communion Sunday and a congregational meeting afterward today. Bring your Communion elements and prepare yourself as you need to to worship. Prelude - "The Christ of Every Crisis" (arr. Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, PianoWelcome & News of the ChurchHistory of the Youth Program - Introduction, by Erika FarlessCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#342) "Come, Christians, Join to Sing"Confession and Assurance, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaPraise SongsSermon - "The Equipper" (Mark 3:13–19) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "Go Into the World" by Natalie Sleeth - PCC Covenant ChoirServing the Sacrament of Communion, led by Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionSinging the Lord's PrayerCongregational MeetingCome, Christians, Join to SingCome, Christians, join to singAlleluia! Amen!Loud praise to Christ our King;Alleluia! Amen!Let all, with heart and voice,Before His throne rejoice;Praise is His gracious choice:Alleluia! Amen!Come, lift you hearts on high;Alleluia! Amen!Let praises fill the sky;Alleluia! Amen!He is our Guide and Friend;To us He'll condescend;His love shall never end:Alleluia! Amen!Praise yet our Christ again;Alleluia! Amen!Life shall not end the strain;Alleluia! Amen!On heaven's blissful shoreHis goodness we'll adore,Singing forevermore,"Alleluia! Amen!"Amen.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
We're all back together this week with band and hymns, prayers and praises, and Rev. Griffice's sermon. Prelude - "Surely Goodness and Mercy" (arr. Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchCall to WorshipOpening Hymn - (#337) "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"Moment for Children and Youth, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerPraise SongsSermon - "The Game Changer" (Mark 3:20-30) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertoryPrayers of the People, led by Amy Hemseri-SabalaBenedictionPraise to the Lord, the AlmightyPraise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!All ye who hear,Now to His temple draw near;Join me in glad adoration!Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gladly sustaineth!Hast thou not seenHow thy desires have beenGranted in what He ordaineth?Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.Ponder anewWhat the Almighty can do,If with His love He befriend thee.Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.Let the AmenSound from His people again:Gladly for aye we adore Him.Amen
Sunday, January 24, 2021
I failed to record the first part of the service, but had all of the pre-recorded music for that time still saved. Therefore, the service until the sermon has become a short collection of music and hymns. Afterwards, we have the installation of Elders and Deacons. Prelude - "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (arr. Fred Bock), Micah Wright, pianoOpening Hymn - (#370) "O God Our Help in Ages Past"Hymn of Praise - (#98) "Great is Thy Faithfulness"Sermon - "The Healer" (Mark 1:40–45) by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "Thou Art Holy" by Craig Courtney - PCC Covenant ChoirInstallation of Elders and DeaconsHymn - (#155) "Spirit of the Living God"Pastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionO God Our Help in Ages PastO God, our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Our shelter from the stormy blast,And our eternal home!Under the shadow of Thy throneStill may we dwell secure;Sufficient is Thine arm alone,And our defense is sure.Before the hills in order stood,Or earth received her frame,From everlasting Thou are God,To endless years the same.A thousand ages in Thy sightAre like an evening gone;Short as the watch that ends the night,Before the rising sun.O God, our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Be Thou our guide while life shall last,And our eternal home!Amen.Great is Thy FaithfulnessGreat is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father!There is no shadow of turning with Thee;Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not:As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.Great is Thy faithfulness,Great is Thy faithfulness,Morning by morning new mercies I see;All I have needed Thy hand hath provided -Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,Join with all nature in manifold witnessTo Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.Great is Thy faithfulness,Great is Thy faithfulness,Morning by morning new mercies I see;All I have needed Thy hand hath provided -Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow -Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!Great is Thy faithfulness,Great is Thy faithfulness,Morning by morning new mercies I see;All I have needed Thy hand hath provided -Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!Spirit of the Living GodSpirit of the Living God,Fall afresh on me,Spirit of the Living God,Fall afresh on me.Melt me, mold me,Fill me, use me.Spirit of the Living God,Fall afresh on me.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
In this week's service, Rev. Jason Griffice continues his series of lectures in Getting to Know Jesus in 2021, we have a recorded choir performance for the Offertory, and Rob Scroggins takes a turn in giving the Children's Message. Prelude - "Holy, Holy, Holy" (arr. Mark Hayes) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the ChurchChurch History - 60 Years of Choir History, presented by Patty EarnestCall to WorshipHymn of Praise - (#360) "You Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim"Moment for Children & Youth, led by Rob ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerPraise Songs2021-01-17 Sermon - "The Preacher" (Mark 1:35–39) - by Rev. Jason GrifficeOffertory - "Thanks Be to God / We Shall Overcome" (arr. Marty Haugen) - Covenant Choir; Marcia Mansour, soloPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenedictionYou Servants of God, Your Master ProclaimYou servants of God, your Master proclaim,And publish abroad His wonderful name;The name, all victorious, of Jesus extol:His kingdom is glorious, He rules over all."Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!"Let all cry aloud and honor the Son;The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.Then let us adore and give Him His right—All glory and power, all wisdom and might,All honor and blessing, with angels above,And thanks never ceasing, and infinite love.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Pastor Jason Griffice is in self-imposed quarantine after he and his family contracted COVID-19. We have with us in his stead Rev. Barry Martinez. Our guest is preaching on Mark 1:12–14, the passage speaking of Jesus's fasting in the wilderness and subsequent temptation. Prelude - "I Will Serve Thee" (arr. by Fred Bock) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome and Call to Worship, by Rev. Jason GrifficeChurch History - 60 Years of Choir History, presented by Patty EarnestHymn of Praise - (#547) "The Church's One Foundation"Moment for Children & Youth, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerPraise SongsSermon - "Getting to Know Jesus in 2021" (Mark 1:12-14) - by Rev. Barry MartinezOffertoryPastoral Prayer, led by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerBenediction, by Rev. Barry MartinezThe Church's One FoundationThe Church's one foundationIs Jesus Christ her Lord,She is His new creationBy water and the word;From heaven He came and sought herTo be His holy bride;With His own blood He bought her,And for her life He died.Elect from every nation,Yet one o'er all the earth,Her charter of salvation,One Lord, one faith, one birth;One holy name she blesses,Partakes one holy food,And to one hope she presses,With every grace endued.Yet she on earth hath unionWith God, the Three in One,And mystic sweet communionWith those whose rest is won;O happy ones and holy!Lord, give us grace that weLike them, the meek and lowly,On high may dwell with Thee.Amen.
Communion Sunday, January 3, 2021
Happy New Year! We gather again under sunny skies, though the air might be chilly. With the start of a new year comes the beginning of a new sermon series focusing on Jesus's ministry as recorded in the book of Mark. Prelude - "He Who Began a Good Work in You" (arr. Mark Hayed) - Micah Wright, pianoWelcome & News of the Church60 Years of Choir History, presented by Patty EarnestOpening Hymn - (#325) "All Hail the Power of Jesus's Name"Children's Message, led by Keri ScrogginsConfession and Assurance, led by Patty EarnestPraise Song - "This is Amazing Grace"Sermon - "Hope for Tomorrow" (Mark 1:9–11, Luke 4:16–22) - by Rev. Sharon YagerlenerOffertory - "This I Believe (The Creed)"Serving the Sacrament of CommunionBenedictionAll Hail the Power of Jesus's NameAll hail the power of Jesus' name!Let angels prostrate fall,Bring forth the royal diadem,And crown Him Lord of all;Bring forth the royal diadem,And crown Him Lord of all;Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,Ye ransomed from the fall,Hail Him who saves you bu His grace,And crown Him Lord of all;Hail Him who saves you bu His grace,And crown Him Lord of all;Let every kindred, every tribe,On this terrestrial ball,To Him all majesty ascribe,And crown Him Lord of all;To Him all majesty ascribe,And crown Him Lord of all;O that with yonder sacred throngWe at His feet may fall!We'll join the everlasting song,And crown Him Lord of all;We'll join the everlasting song,And crown Him Lord of all;