This Week in Worship

  1. This Week in Worship: February 16–22, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Speak the Truth. Pastor Randy will preach from Mark 1:9–15.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. This week, our service will highlight Thomas Merton, as we continue exploring our Lenten theme, “Voices of Peace.” Pastor Randy will preach from 1 Peter 3:8–15, and his sermon will be titled “Do Not Fear What They Fear.”

    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  2. This Week in Worship: February 9–15, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Speak the Truth. Pastor Patrice will preach.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins will preach from Genesis 4:8–16, and his sermon will be titled “We Are Our Brother’s, Our Sister’s Keeper.”

    The Rev. Hawkins currently serves as director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.

    Ash Wednesday Service | Wednesday, 12 pm
    On Wed., Feb. 14, the season of Lent will begin with our Ash Wednesday service at 12 pm, featuring the imposition of ashes in the Chapel. Pastor Randy will preach from Matthew 5:38–48, and his sermon will be titled “Voices of Peace: Desmond Tutu.”

    Following the service, the Rev. Dr. Heather Hartung Vacek will be with us to discuss “Speaking Faithfully About the Challenge of Mental Illness.” Join us in Good Samaritan Room (formerly the Small Dining Room). Lunch provided.

    The Rev. Dr. Vacek joined the faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2012, and became vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty/associate professor of church history in 2016.

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, 7 pm
    As you begin your observance of Lent, join us for a special Ash Wednesday Taizé service, led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan. The service will offer sung and spoken prayer, scripture reading and silence, an opportunity for individual prayer, anointing, and the imposition of ashes.

    If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  3. This Week in Worship: February 2–8, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Speak the Truth. Pastor Heather will preach from Ephesians 4:1–7,11–16.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Randy will preach from Mark 1:29–39, and his sermon will be titled “Public Witness, Private Faith.”

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  4. This Week in Worship: January 26–February 1, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Distance. Pastor Patrice will preach from Isaiah 49:8–16.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Heather will preach from Mark 1:21–28, and her sermon will be titled “Public Witness.”

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  5. This Week in Worship: January 19–25, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Distance. Pastor Heather will preach from Mark 1:14–20.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Randy will preach from Genesis 1:26–31, and his sermon will be titled “Christ & Caveman – part 2.”

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  6. This Week in Worship: January 12–18, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Distance. Pastor Randy will preach from Genesis 2:4b–9.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Randy will preach from Genesis 2:4b–9, and his sermon will be titled “Christ & Caveman – part 1.”

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  7. This Week in Worship: January 5–11, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Distance. Pastor Patrice will preach from Jonah 1:1–10. Communion will be celebrated.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Randy will preach from Acts 19:1–10, and his sermon will be titled “A Persistent Gift.” Communion will be celebrated.

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  8. This Week in Worship: December 29–January 4, 2018

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week.

    Worship Services

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Kalyn Stevwing, our intern from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will preach from Isaiah 61:10–62:3, and her sermon will be titled “A Vision of Peace.”

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  9. This Week in Worship: December 22–28, 2017

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week.

    Worship Services

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Patrice will preach from Titus 2:11–14, and her sermon will be titled “Advent Waiting: Blessed Hope.”

    Friends & Family Service | Sunday, at 5 pm
    Pastor Heather will lead a special Christmas Eve Friends & Family worship service, featuring the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and candle lighting.

    Candlelight Service | Sunday, at 11 pm (music begins at 10:30 pm)
    Pastor Randy will lead a special Christmas Eve Candlelight worship service. The gospel reading will be Matthew 1:18–25, and Pastor Randy’s sermon will be titled “In the Name of God.” The service will feature the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and candle lighting.

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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  10. This Week in Worship: December 15–21, 2017

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    Here’s what’s happening in worship this week. Click on “more” for details about this week’s Church School classes.

    Worship Services

    Journey Worship | Sunday, at 8:45 am
    An interactive, energetic service for those seeking a fresh encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our theme this month is Joy. Pastor Patrice will preach from 1 Thessalonians 5:12–24.

    Sanctuary Worship | Sunday, at 11 am
    Our largest service, with music from the Chancel Choir and an organ prelude prior to the service. Pastor Randy will preach from Romans 15:1–6, 13, and his sermon will be titled “Advent Waiting: Personal Hope.” Special prelude music will begin at 10:50 am, featuring the ELPC Handbell Choir and holiday caroling.

    Taizé Prayer Service | Wednesday, at 7 pm
    Led by the Rev. Mary Lynn Callahan, our hour-long Taizé service includes sung prayers; simple, beautiful music; a time of silence; spoken and silent prayers; and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. If you’re unable to participate in person, join our live stream on your computer or mobile device.

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