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- GIVING ENVELOPES FOR 2023. If you have previously ordered weekly giving envelopes, your box of envelopes, for 2023, is in the church narthex. If you do not wish to continue with weekly envelopes, or if you have not previously used these pre-assigned envelopes for tracking your giving and would like to start, please contact me. Look for your Year End Giving Statement by January 10th: you will receive it via email or your church mailbox. As always, please call me with questions and/or concerns.
- Thanks for your continued support, Sharon Reich Backpack Pals are in need of pudding cups, ramen noodles, and we ask that you continue to donate your plastic grocery bags. Thank you!
- Get your high-tops and Jordans laced back up! Pleasant Valley is back at it again for 2023………an Adult Men’s Basketball Team. Games will be played twice (2x) a week from March through May at Eastern Mennonite High School. If interested, please contact James Hall by February 1st, 2023 at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (540) 569-6263.
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Graves Into Gardens
Sharing our Gifts
Invitation to Give
Presentation Take My Life vs. 1&2 389
Sharing Praises and Prayer Requests
Praying Together 853
Hymn Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine 445
Choir Built On A Rock
Music By Jay Althouse
“Upon this rock I will build my church”
Scripture John 1:29-42
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”
32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).