Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


Sunday, January 21, 2018

10:00 a.m.


3rd Sunday after Epiphany


Prophet Jonah Before the Walls of Nineveh compressed.jpg

Sunday, January 21, 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          “The Gospel”

CCLI Song # 7068791

Ed Cash | Jonathan David Helser

© 2016 Alletrop Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), Bethel Music Publishing

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

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*A Call to Worship

The buzz of the world interrupts our lives and fills our ears.
Call us into Your way of life, O God.
The complaints of others settle in our mind and cloud our vision.
Lead us into Your vision of life, O God.
The cries of the poor, the oppressed and the outcast pierce our hearts.
Guide us in Your example of living for others, O God.
Fill our hearts, fill our eyes, fill our ears with Your love, O God.
Let us be Your hands and feet in the world, O God.

Let us worship You together.


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn #177 “I Will Come to You” Vs. 1, 4


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

God of abundant goodness,

we confess that we want your grace for ourselves but often wish punishment or exclusion on others.

We judge the efforts and motives of others while ignoring the faults of our own.

Forgive us, we pray, when we let jealousy overtake us.

Forgive us, we pray, when we are petty even in the presence of your generosity.

Forgive us, we pray, when we feel slighted by you.

May we ask once again for your mercy?

Will you help us to be more merciful toward one another?

We pray in the name of Christ Jesus, by whose grace we are saved. Amen.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Trisagion” Ortega

Holy God. Holy and mighty.

Holy Immortal One, Have mercy, have mercy on us.


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.


Time with the Children Lindsey Hinds-Brown

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


Anthem “Grace to You and Peace” Nygard Jr.

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We Listen for the Word of God


Words of Preparation

Listen to the Word that God has spoken;

Listen to the One who is close at hand.

Listen to the Voice that began creation;

Listen even if you don’t understand.


Psalter Psalm 62:5-12 OT page 526


Old Testament Jonah 3:1-10; 4:1-4 OT page 860

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Sermon “#Anger” John R. Hilley


Time of Reflection


Prayers of the People—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 Respond to God’s Love




Offertory “Grace Like Rain”

CCLI Song # 3689877

Chris Collins | Edwin Othello Excell | John Newton | Todd Agnew | William W. Walker

© 2003 Ardent/Koala Music (Admin. by Ardent Music LLC)

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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.


*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

We Go from Here to Serve


*Hymn #545 “Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace”


*Parting Words







*Please stand if you are able.


Please join us after worship for EBPC 411, a light luncheon and rich discussion of the sacraments from a Presbyterian perspective.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Liturgist: Grady Vasilevskis; Musicians: the Praise Band.


This Week in Children's Worship: This week we will hear the story of Jonah and the big fish! We will make sparkly BIG fish to remind us that we cannot hide from God. He is always watching over us and caring for us, no matter what!


This Week in UPWARDS: This week we continue our study of the sacraments, symbols, liturgy, and music of worship. We will use the story of Jonah and the big fish and to remind us that God is in control. We will explore about how music is used in worship to help us reflect upon God's love and praise His name! Come listen and reflect with us!!!


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.



Next Sunday, The Reverend Doctors Bruce and Annette Rogers-Vaughn will lead our service. Annette and Bruce are psychotherapists at The Pastoral Center for Healing which is located on our campus in the manse.


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.


The Congregational Care committee would like to provide a ride for seniors for various reasons like doctor’s appointments, fellowship events, etc. If interested, please let Kelly McConnell (kmcconnell@ebpctn.org; (615) 504-8634) or Kristine Vasilevskis (team5v@att.net; (615) 403-5713) know a week in advance if possible.


Please note the new times our kids' and youth group meetings: The Kids' Music and Drama Club has moved up 15 minutes. The new time will be from 9:15-9:45 am. Refreshments and a fellowship time will be available to parents in the Youth Lounge down the hall. Also, Our PYG meetings will remain on Sundays from 4-5:30 p.m. 608 will meet once a month from 3-4 p.m. The January meeting will be Jan. 28. 608 & PYG will meet once a month for a Sunday Funday event from 4-5:30 p.m. The next one is Feb. 11.


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 and returns for surgery on January 24th. 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.


Happy Birthday to all of our January birthdays! Best wishes for another wonderful year! Bill Wolfe, Andrew Coulam, Ruth Pennington, Christy Lutz, Francis Daniel, Madison Wepking, Douglas Pennington, Phil Wepking, Joseph Rizzo, Tyler Shannon, Stephanie Linzie, Faith Glover, Benjamin Maslyn, Neal Walker, Jessa Rein, Stephen Roadman, Nancy Diffenbaugh and Amory Williams



Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

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

Wednesday, January 24

9:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m. Choir

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Friday, January 26

6:00 p.m. Youth Group Moms

Sunday, January 28

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

3:00 p.m. 608 for Middle School Students

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.


The cover is from Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669. Prophet Jonah Before the Walls of Nineveh, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56387 [retrieved January 18, 2018]. Original source: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rembrandt_Harmenszoon_van_Rijn_-_The_Prophet_Jonah_before_the_Walls_of_Nineveh,_c._1655_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg.