January 31, 2021

Thank you for worshipping with us at Calvary Moravian Church.   To support our ministries, you can mail the office a check (948 N. 21st St. Allentown 18104).   An online giving portal is at: https://mmfa.info/calvary-moravian-church-pa-donation-form/.

Zoom (live starting at 10 a.m, Sunday school check-in and 10:45 a.m. Worship)

Youtube (Calvary Moravian Church Allentown channel) – either live at 10:45 a.m. or access later recorded on the Youtube channel.  

Every Sunday morning, continue to use this Zoom address:  

https://zoom.us/j/673028163, Meeting ID: 673 028 163

You can call this number and listen to the service on any telephone as well:

(929) 205-6099 (enter 673028163#).

Bulletins are available from Friday onward in the Little Library on Livingston St. 

Any changes in Address/Email/Phone Number?  Directory updates!

We are preparing a new directory to be shared soon along with updates from church council elections. Please share any updates on address, email, phone number etc. with the church office ASAP (churchcalvarymoravian@gmail.com)

Are you a friend of the church? We would be happy to list your information in our “Friends” section – just let us know!

Looking ahead: Church Council, Feb. 7th at 12 p.m. (Virtual) 

Our Church Council will occur right after worship on Sunday, Feb. 7th at 12 p.m.(with a short break before) – using the same Zoom link.     

Hope you can join us for an important meeting to receive reports, elect our church leadership for Elders and Trustees in 2021, and hear and engage in planning for this year.  

All invited for a Service project!   

If anyone is interested in sending a message of love and good cheer to local residents of Above and Beyond (at the Knights, we have lots of Valentines hearts to write a message of cheer.  Please let Pastor Janel know and you can pick them up at the office.   

Helping our Neighbors at Esperanza Moravian Church! 

Esperanza Moravian Church, a bilingual church and ministry outreach to the neighborhood of South Bethlehem, is collecting food to help hungry kids in the neighborhood.  We will continue to collect  microwaveable Mac and Cheese cups (just the cups not the boxes) to donate as part of this effort or funds to purchase these.   Please call us to arrange a drop-off. 

January 31, 2021 

Introit.  “The Light of the World is Jesus”   P. P. Bliss (1875)

Call to Worship: Cleanse our Spirits, Let us Walk in God’s Light 

Scripture Mark 1:21-28.    Jeff Diehl 

Hymn “Light of the World”. pg. 68 

Light of the World, come near and bless your children here below

Who in your house your name confess on us your grace bestow. 

Light of the world, we worship you; our gifts to you we bring; 

Accept our sinful hearts, O Lord, while praise to you we sing.    

Liturgy for Mercy and Truth 

(Singing from the Heart hymnal, with permission from the IBOC, Moravian Church in America, pg. 34). 

Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.  

In him is the fountain of life, and in his light we see light.  

Enter into his gates with Thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him and bless his name.  

For the Lord is good.  His mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations.  

The sacrifice which God desires is a humble spirit; O God, you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.  

If we confess our sins, you are just and will keep your promise: you will forgive our sins and purify us from all wrongdoing.  

Silent Confession 

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, have mercy upon us. 

Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Christ, hear us. 

Hear what the Lord says: I am the God who forgives your sins, and I do this because of who I am.  I will not hold your sins against you.  Go, and sin no more.   

Having heard God’s gracious word of forgiveness, let us now profess our faith. 

We believe in God as our Creator and loving heavenly Father. 

We believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Sustainer, according to the Holy Scriptures.   

Glory be to the Creator, the Christ and the Holy Spirit; 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen. 

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 457. Immortal, Invisible. (verses 1 and 4). 

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

Almighty, victorious, Your great name we praise.

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light

Your angels adore you, all veiling their sight;

All praise we would render, O help us to see:

The light of your splendor, your love’s majesty.

Gospel of John 9:1-7      

Special Music  “Be Thou My Vision”  (trans. E. Hull)  Bob Kahle, piano

Gospel of John 9:8-12 

Special Music.  Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord.    (P. Baloche)    Sharon Ettinger, soloist  

Gospel of John 9:13-25.   Jeff Diehl 

Hymn “Open My Eyes that I May See”   (C. Scott)  David and Mary Venditta, duet 

Gospel of John 9:35-41. 

Closing Reflection 

Special Music.     Amazing Grace.  (From “Virginia Harmony”  arranged by Jack Schrader) 

 Bob Kahle 

Benediction.  Ephesians 5:8-9. 

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light, for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.

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