Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


Sunday, January 28, 2018

10:00 a.m.


4th Sunday after Epiphany



Sunday, January 28, 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




*A Call to Worship

In every season,

in every circumstance, worship is what we do:

when we are filled with joy

when we are anxious about the future

when we need a friend when we are full of good news

when we need to hear good news.

We were made to worship God,

and God will always find us here.


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn #291 “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” Vs. 1, 4


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Merciful God,

Our loyalties can be so divided.

We want to serve you, but our own egos are fragile.

We want to fight the good fight, but we are so very tired.

We want to trust you, but our fears roar in the night.

We want to seek peace, but the storms seem relentless.

We want to do right by you, but we keep making mistakes.

We want to be loved, but we push love away.

Forgive us and help us, O God.

Stay with us in our time of need, we pray.


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.


Time with the Children Lindsey Hinds-Brown

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


Anthem “River in Judea”

Copyright © 1989, Jack Feldman, Linda Marcus

Used by permission   International Copyright Secured   All Rights Reserved


We Listen for the Word of God


Prayer for Illumination


New Testament Mark 1:21-28 NT page 35

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Sermon “What’s Driving Your Bus?”

The Rev. Dr. Annette Rogers-Vaughn


Time of Reflection


We Respond to God’s Love


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.


*Hymn #458 “Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet”






*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 #295 “Go to the World!”


*Parting Words







*Please stand if you are able.

The Pastoral Center for Healing is hosting an open house at their office following the worship service. Come for a brief time of fellowship and see the wonderful enhancements they have done to our manse.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Guest Preachers: Bruce and Annette Rogers-Vaughn; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Liturgist: Liz Beatty; Musicians: the Choir; Elder of the Day: Liz Beatty; Acolytes: Hinds-Brown Children.


John Hilley is away today. He will return Thursday night and preach next Sunday.


Annette Rogers-Vaughn (MSW, MDiv, ThD, LCSW) is licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and will also be pursuing Fellow status in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling. She is an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) Minister. Annette has worked in various church and clinical settings over 17 years. She has experience with individuals, couples, families, and groups and has worked with age ranges from adolescents to senior adults.


Bruce Rogers-Vaughn (MDiv, PhD, LCPT) is licensed as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and certified as a Fellow by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. An ordained Baptist minister for 27 years, he is a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Formerly a pastor and chaplain, Bruce has been a pastoral counselor in the Nashville area for over 20 years and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School for over 10 years. He has experience with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with age ranges from adolescents to senior adults. 


This Week in Children's Worship: This week we will hear a story about Jesus healing the sick. Jesus teaches us to stop and listen to others in need even when we are busy. Join us as we make a healing heart to remind us of God's never ending love for us!


This Week in UPWARDS: This week we continue our study of the sacrament, symbols, liturgy, and music of worship. We will focus on the words we use to study, praise, and thank God for his goodness! Join us as we make a mural of words to celebrate all the lessons Jesus teaches us about love, healing, and faith!


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.



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. Lives have been lost in part because the skills and the equipment were not with the real “first responders” who are those citizens caught in the midst of the crisis. 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.


Get ready to let the good times roll! It is almost the end of January which means we are only a few short weeks away from 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, a pancake brunch with special toppings galore, and Mardi Gras-themed activities for the kids. This is a celebration you don't want to miss! All preschool families and church members are invited!


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, 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

Wednesday, January 31

9:45 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:30 p.m. Choir

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Friday, February 2

9:30 a.m. Presbyterian Women

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


Praise and Prayers

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

† Sympathy to Emily Enfinger and her husband, Stephen, following the death of her grandfather recently.

† Prayers for the victims of the school shooting in Marshall County, KY, the 11th of such shootings since January 1st.

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

† 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 bulletin cover is Ann from Detroit. Love and Happiness, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54939 [retrieved January 25, 2018]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Love_and_happiness.jpg.