Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


Sunday, February 4, 2018

10:00 a.m.


5th Sunday after Epiphany



Sunday, February 4, 2018


The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.


We Gather to Worship God


   Welcome & Announcements


   Prelude          “He Never Failed Me Yet”            Robert Ray


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*A Call to Worship

Gather us in, the brokenhearted and the joyful.
Gather us in, the weak and the strong.
Gather us in, the fearful and the brave.
Gather us in, the young and the old.
Gather us in, to sing of God’s works.
Gather us in, to praise Jesus Christ.
Gather us in, to worship and wonder.
Gather us in, to know of God’s love.


*Hymn #327 “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Because we are so focused on ourselves, God of every life,

it is hard to see the lives which others endure.  

When we are so worried about how the economy will affect us,

we do not notice those in need around us. 

As we grumble about our aches and pains,

and about how difficult it is to get out of the bed each day,

we easily ignore the broken.
Forgive us, God of goodness and grace. 

Speak to us of healing, so we might bring help to others.  

Speak to us of grace, so hearing,

we may share it with everyone we meet.  

Speak to us of humility,

so we may see the fruit that blossoms when we see the beauty and humanness of others.

Speak to us of love and life,

so we may offer it as freely as Jesus Christ,

our Lord and Savior, brought it to us.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”


Lord, listen to your children praying.

Lord, send your Spirit in this place.

Lord, listen to your children praying.

Send us love; send us power; send us grace.


Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.


*Passing of the Peace

The Peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.


*Gloria Patri #581

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.

Special Music “For the Beauty of the Earth” Rutter

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Time with the Children Lindsey Hinds-Brown

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


We Listen for the Word of God


Prayer for Illumination


Hebrew Scriptures Isaiah 40:21-31 OT page 668

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


New Testament 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 NT page 171

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Meditation “Humility in the Time of Me” Rev. John R. Hilley


Time of Reflection


We Respond to God’s Love




Offertory “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

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*Doxology #606

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures here below;

praise God above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Holy Communion


Invitation to the Lord’s Table


Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.



Holy, holy, holy, are you, Awesome God.
All creation delights in praising you.
Hosanna in the highest!


Blessed is the One who teaches us with grace.
Hosanna in the highest!


Sharing of the Bread and Cup


Communion Music


Prayer after Communion—Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, as

we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into

temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


We Go from Here to Serve


*Hymn #846 “Fight the Good Fight” Vs. 1, 4


*Parting Words




Postlude “I Will Go”

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*Please stand if you are able.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Liturgist: Brian McGuire; Musicians: the Choir, Praise Band; Elder of the Day: Nancy Diffenbaugh; Acolytes: Vienne and Harrison Bateman.


This morning, communion is served by intinction. The congregation will come forward to receive the bread, which they will then dip into the chalice of grape juice.  Worshippers will return to their pews by the side aisles. If you need a gluten free wafer, please tell the server. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is not just for Presbyterians or “members of the church.” All who confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are invited to partake of the Lord’s Supper. Even one who doubts or whose trust is wavering may receive the bread and grape juice (in place of wine) in order to be assured of God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ.


This Week in Children's Worship: This week we will hear more about how Jesus showed His love for the world by healing the sick. Come learn with us as we explore different ways we can show God's love and help others! 


This Week in UPWARDS: This month we turn our focus to loving others as God loves us. We will hear about how Jesus healed the sick, and how He calls us to show His love to all. Come create with us as we begin a special Valentine's project to show love to others!


Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.


To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the calendar of events for dates and times. Be sure to complete a yellow contact card if you wish to receive future communications from EBPC.


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.


Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.



Get ready to let the good times roll! Next week is our annual Mardi Gras Celebration & Pancake Brunch on Sunday, February 11th at 10 a.m. This fantastic event loved by all will feature jazz music during the worship service that begins at 10 am and will be followed by a pancake brunch with special toppings galore. This is a celebration you don't want to miss! All preschool families and church members are invited!


SnapFaith – A New Sunday morning Learning Circle: Beginning February 18, John Hilley and others will lead a Sunday morning series from 9-9:45 am. Intended for people who are new to EBPC or have a long-time association, SnapFaith will move purposively incorporating visual images, Scripture, and key theological concepts from our tradition.  Here’s the format:  9-9:15  gathering time for people to visit and connect. At  9:15 am the “snap” word is introduced and a visual image(s) is shown to get us started.  John will lead us through four prompts: 1. How do you connect to this word in your life/journey? 2. How does God's Word of Scripture connect to this word? 3. How do we view this word through a theological lens? 4. How does this word connect to our life here at EBPC and the larger world? We will close at 9:45 am just in time to collect our children from Kids Music and Drama and to allow enough time to visit with friends and get into the service in time to hear the opening music of the worship service.


Mark Your Calendars! February 25th from 3-5 pm, youth, parents, teachers, doctors, and anyone who works with youth, mark your calendars now for an important session called: Breaking the Silence - Addressing Youth Substance Abuse. East Brentwood Presbyterian Church and Holy Family Catholic Church have partnered with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to bring together professionals and individuals impacted by teen substance abuse to start a dialogue with teens, parents and practitioners about what are the underlying issues leading to substance abuse in teens and young adults. There will be a series of presentations and small group sessions to inform the audience about this growing epidemic as well as give those attending the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas, opinions and information with the group. To learn more, go to https://goo.gl/UT25fe.


Hemorrhage Control / Tourniquet class this February at EBPC Please join us Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. for a hemorrhage/tourniquet class taught by Vanderbilt Hospital staff members at EBPC. This is part of a nationwide, physician lead movement to try to reduce fatalities that occur at mass casualty events or natural disasters. These are useful skills for everyone to know so they are prepared for any situation that might arise. We hope you will join us. Please go to https://goo.gl/fxQvaj to sign up.


Preschool Registration Now Open! If you know of any neighbors, friends or family that are looking for an excellent preschool program (rated three stars by the State of Tennessee) with loving teachers and top-notch curriculum, we are now accepting registration forms. Contact Sheri Vosel for more information or visit the preschool Facebook page here.


A new group has formed at the church called, Young and Young at Heart (YAYAH), for people who would like to attend social events. Kelly McConnell will be organizing the events. The first outing will be the musical, Broken and Beautiful, at the Franklin Theatre on Thursday, March 1st. The group will leave the church at 6:15 pm with a 7:00 pm start time. Tickets cost $15 and need to be ordered by Monday, January 29th. Please let Kelly know if you would like to go by emailing her at kmcconnell@ebpctn.org.


Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, February 4

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:15 a.m. Kids’ Music and Drama Club

10:00 a.m. Worship

3:00 p.m. Yoga

4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Students

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous

Tuesday, February 6

7:00 p.m. Kindergarten Forum

Wednesday, February 7

9:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m. Choir

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Friday, February 9

5:30 p.m. Preschool Art Walk

Sunday, February 11—Mardi Gras

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:15 a.m. Kids’ Music and Drama Club

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast

3:00 p.m. Yoga

4:00 p.m. Sunday Fun Day for Youth

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous


Praise and Prayers

† Chloe Glover who recently had surgery, please support her by going to www.caringbridge.org/visit/chloeglover.

† Prayers for Barbara Cochran, sister of Clyde Russell, as she faces treatment for a serious health issue.

† We pray for Ruth Miller. She has moved to The Altenheim, 936 Barrett Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204.

† Prayers of healing and strength for Debra Swartz, sister of Mary Ellen Hofstetter, who has multiple health issues.

† Prayers for those who have lost hope.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Kristine Vasilevskis at team5v@att.net or (615) 403-5713.