Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


Sunday, January 14, 2018

10:00 a.m.


Baptism of the Lord



About Today’s Service

Baptism is the act of the whole church which speaks before the world that God’s love claims us by name. Baptism proclaims our truest identity. Baptism also declares our essential vocation. Today we will reaffirm the promise of our baptism, remembering who we are and who we are to be.

Sunday, January 14, 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          “Up to the Mountain” Griffin


*A Call to Worship

All who hunger, gather around.

There is bread here, for empty bellies.

There is compassion here, for broken hearts. There is grace here, for shattered lives.

There is family here, for lonely souls.

There is hope here, for all who need it.

All who hunger, gather around and lift your hearts to God.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.


*Hymn #664 “Morning Has Broken”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

We are precious in your sight,

yet we often forget that we are your beloved.

We confess that our love is fickle and inconsistent.

We follow selfish goals

and deny that our way of life harms others and

hurts your world.

We are sorry and we want to change.

Create in us a clean heart,

strengthen our resolve,

reconcile us one to another,

and bless us with your peace.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “What Does the Lord Require of You” Hymn #70


What does the Lord require of you?

What does the Lord require of you?


To seek justice and love kindness

and walk humbly with your God.


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.


Music “Borning Cry” Ylvisaker

Words and melody © 1985 by John Ylvisaker. Used by Permission.

This arrangement © 2010 Lorenz Publishing Company, a division of The Lorenz Corporation.


We Listen for the Word of God


Time with the Children Lindsey Hinds-Brown

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


New Testament John 1:29-51 NT page 92

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Meditation “Come and See” John R. Hilley


Time of Reflection


Music “Into the Jordan”

Music by the The Brilliance

Words by Kelly Ann Hall

Adapted by Nate Strasser


We Respond to God’s Love






*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


Hymn #770 “I’m Gonna Eat at the Welcome Table” Vs. 1, 4, 5


Invitation of the Lord’s Table

You are invited to join in the solemn feast commemorating when Jesus spent his final night with his friends…

You are invited to joyfully come to the table, the welcome table. All are invited and welcomed.

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.


Come over here, the table is spread

The feast of the Lord is going on

Drink from the fountain that never runs dry

We're gonna sing hallelujah, Amen

Prayer of Great Thanksgiving


Sharing of the Bread and Cup


Prayers 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 #530 “One Bread, One Body”


*Parting Words







*Please stand if you are able.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Liturgist: Ed Vasilevskis; Guest Musician: Briana Tyson.


This Week in Children's Worship: This week we will hear the story of Jesus' baptism and talk about what baptism means for us! Come celebrate that each of us is a Child of God!


This Week in UPWARDS: This week we continue our study of the sacraments, symbols, liturgy, and music of worship. We will hear the story of Jesus' baptism and talk about why baptism is one of our two sacraments. We will celebrate that God loves us and that we are all part of His family!


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.



Presbyterian Women is on Friday, February 2nd at 9:30 am. They will be studying lesson 5. Everyone is welcome. They will be serving Room In The Inn at the church on Tuesday, February 13th.


If anyone is interested in Patricia Hart Society’s HeART to Heart luncheon for United Way on Friday, Feb. 9th, please contact Martha Wolfe at bmwolfe50@aol.com.


Member Directory Updates for the New Year: Did your address change in 2017? Please send us any updated information or new pictures so we can update our Member Directory for the new year. Please send them to Doug in the church office by emailing him at dhausken@ebpctn.org. Thank you! 


Chloe Glover spent the holidays in the hospital. She is resting at home now aiming to get her energy back. It will still be a couple of weeks before things get “normal” at their house. The family could use our help by offering a meal for them in the coming weeks. To sign up please go to: https://mealtrain.com/yl9zvl.


Many people make worship on Sunday’s possible. To help by volunteering, please sign up at https://goo.gl/1PzcaY. If you have any questions about a particular task, email or call Doug in the church office at dhausken@ebpctn.org or 615-370-4227.


Join us Jan. 21 for EBPC 411: Baptism, Communion, and Children: Baptism and Communion are the two sacraments in the Presbyterian Church, but for both longtime Presbyterians and those from other Faith traditions, navigating the whens. whys, and hows of the sacraments can be perplexing!  Join us after worship on Sunday, January 21 for a light luncheon and rich discussion of the sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective. Please let us know if your family will attend by going to this link: https://goo.gl/YNm4wP. Please note the number of family members attending so we can have enough food for all!


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are very grateful to everyone who gave so generously during 2017. Many of you fulfilled your pledge for the year which we are certainly grateful for, and several more even reached a little deeper to exceed their pledge amount for 2017. With your generous support, we were able to close out 2017 with a much smaller deficit than we expected. And now, we can look to 2018 to continue to provide you and your families with a vibrant worship service, outstanding music and children's programs as well as our many fellowship activities we have planned.
2017 Giving Highlights: 

· Total Pledged: 46 households 

· 74% Completed or exceeded their Pledge 

· 15 households exceeded their pledge; 19 met their pledge

· Pledged Giving: Budget $189,740; Actual $179,903

· Non-Pledged: Budget: $28,260; $ Actual $30,060

· Other Giving: Budget $4,000; Actual  $6,375 


Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, January 14—Communion

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

6:00 p.m. Room In The Inn

Monday, January 15—Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Office closed

Tuesday, January 16

11:00 a.m. Luke 14:12

7:00 p.m. Kindergarten Forum

Wednesday, January 17

9:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m. Choir

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Saturday, January 20

8:30 a.m. Session Retreat with Staff

Sunday, January 21

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

9:15 a.m. Kids’ Music and Drama Club

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. EBPC 411: Baptism, Communion, and Children

3:00 p.m. Yoga

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


Praise and Prayers

† Sympathy to David Thomerson and family following the death of his father, Frank Thomerson. Funeral services were conducted in Oxford, NC on December 29th.

† Chloe Glover who is home recovering.

† Prayers for homeless individuals and families facing severe weather.

† Prayers for Deb Krueger, a one-time employee of EBPC and director of camp NaCoMe, who lost her home in a fire Wednesday. To learn more and provide help, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/63a7u- house-fire-recovery-fund.

† 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.