Direct Youtube Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8c9-wQyUIY&feature=youtu.be
HELPFUL LINKS FOR THIS WEEK:
- Download today’s Bulletin: Riviera Presbyterian Church Bulletin Script January 31, 2021 (PDF)
- Download the Annual Report PDF here.
- Watch the video on Youtube or above. Premiere is at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The video duration is 35 minutes.
- When the video finishes, join Zoom at 11:45 a.m..: (Zoom ID 829 1129 7119 pw 056833)
- Let us know you attended worship with us today / submit a prayer of praise or concern
- Register to participate in “MISSION:SDG” conversation on Feb. 24: https://bit.ly/missionsdg
Worship Sunday January 31, 2021
4th SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
ZOOM ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Download the Annual Report PDF here.
Good Morning and 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!
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.
OPENING HYMN –
CHIMING OF THE HOUR and WELCOMING THE LIGHT
GREETINGS – Rev. Martha M. Shiverick
CALL TO WORSHIP — Doreen Ruggiero
One: From the midst of our real lives with their very real problems,
All: We come to seek courage and strength from the presence of God and the support of one another.
One: As persons who love imperfectly and are loved imperfectly,
All: We come to be renewed by the perfect love of God, proclaimed in the community of love and faith.
One: As persons who never really live up to the high calling of Jesus Christ,
All: We come to be encouraged to do our best for one more week.
Let us worship, with hearts open to the love of God, with hands outstretched to one another, and with whole selves willing to accept the cost and joy of being Christ’s disciples. Amen.
CALL TO CONFESSION — Karen Collier
The One who pardons, heals, and strengthens all who repent calls us to name our failings and our hopes. Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and one another.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION unison
God of all creation, Ruler of all peoples, you know us completely, how mean we are and how good we are. We humbly confess the mistakes we have made and the good we have neglected, the promises we have broken and the duties we have refused. Let the power and joy of your love become a mighty force in our lives. Help us to develop the good that is in us, and not be afraid to use it. Fortify our decision to live with honesty, integrity, joy, and unselfishness, through the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
The God who made you and who knows your every thought hears you now and forgives you all your sin. You have been redeemed through Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Savior, who is Alpha and Omega, all in all.
CHILDREN’S SERMON Anna Rosas
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION — Doreen Ruggiero
Holy Spirit, your people call out for understanding. Bring to our yearning hearts and minds the truth of your message in the reading of the Scriptures and the preaching of your Word. Amen.
- “Be On My Mind” by Walter Busse
SCRIPTURE — Dr. Walter Busse
- Mark 1:21-28
21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy
One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another,
“What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He[a] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
SERMON — Rev. MarthaShiverick
- ‘Powers that Grip Us’
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER — Barbara Overton
In response to God’s infinite love and boundless grace we rejoice to give thanks at all times and in all places, to the one who created order out of chaos, who penetrated the night of sin with the light of the world, and whose light cannot be overcome by human resistance. We thank you, God, living Spirit, for sending us a star to guide the wise to Christ. We thank you that Christ identified with sinners, preached good news to the poor, proclaimed release of those shackled by ignorance, prejudice, and injustice. We bless you for the gifts you have lavishly given us:
for new definitions of power and wisdom, for disarming principalities and powers,
for removing estrangement and sin,
for inviting all to faithful discipleship,
for promising courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
for being with us in our struggles, our sicknesses, and our loneliness, and for inviting us to dwell in your presence forever.
We pray all this in Christ’s name who 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.
CALL TO OFFERING
Do not let idols grow and multiply in your hands, but give of yourselves, your time, and your possessions out of love for this creation and honor toward what you have been given. And may our morning offering be used for good wherever there is need, in the name of the one who first gave all to us.
INVITATION TO GIVE TITHES AND OFFERINGS
The Act of Gratitude
- You may donate today via credit/debit card by visiting our website at www.rivierachurch.org and clicking on the GIVE button
- You may download the free Give+ app (iOS & Android)
- You may consider setting up online payment via your bank bill pay program.
- 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
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 ANNUAL MEETING ON ZOOM FOLLOWING CLOSING HYMN
2021 ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
For a copy of the report please go to the church website: www.rivierachurch.org and click on the Worship Tab, and you will find it just below the Worship video in the links section.
- Download the Annual Report PDF here.
- DECLARATION OF QUORUM AND PURPOSE FOR MEETING
- OPENING PRAYER
- PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION OF 2021 BUDGET
- VOTE ON PASTOR’S TERMS OF CALL
- CLOSING PRAYER
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.
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 Password: 2708.
CELEBRATE END OF 75th ANNIVERSARY YEAR – February 7
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.
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.
Live Into Hope
#40211 Contributors: Jane Parker Huber Text: © 1980 Jane Parker Huber (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
Be On My Mind
Copyright © 2000 Dr. Walter G. Busse
All Things Bright and Beautiful – harmonization
#53884 Type: Music. Contributors: John Ribble Tune: © 1983, Presbyterian Publishing/Westminster John Knox/Geneva Press
There Is a Balm in Gilead
#35016 Contributors: Melva W. Costen. Tune: Music Arr. © 1990 Melva Wilson Costen. All rights reserved. Used by permission.