Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 23 January 2022
10:00 am
Via Zoom

Series - Image of group standing on summit with text overlaid, "Anchored in Community"


Call to Worship

Adapted from the Brief Statement of Faith

In life and in death
we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
we trust in the one triune God,
the Holy One of Israel,
whom alone we worship and serve.

With believers in every time and place,
we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
Amen.


Family Praise

This Little Light of Mine
Led by Arya & Esme Kim



NextGen Video

Jesus Calls the Disciples
from Holy Moly




Worship Song

How Great is Our God / How Great Thou Art

The splendor of the King
clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice
all the earth rejoice

He wraps Himself in light
and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
and trembles at His voice

How great is our God… sing with me…
How great is our God… and all will see…
How great… how great… is our God

And age to age He stands
and time is in His hands
Beginning and the End
Beginning and the End

The Godhead, three in One…
Father, Spirit, Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb

Name above all names…
Worthy of all praise…
My heart will sing…
How great… is our God

Then sings my soul
my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art



Prayer of Confession

Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in Canada

God of grace and unity,
we confess we can be quarrelsome
when You call us to seek peace,
critical rather than caring.
We have grown used to our own ways,
often lacking Gospel imagination.

Forgive us
when we mistake our familiar traditions
for Your loving truth.
Show us how to be Your witnesses
through our work and worship together.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession —

Creator, Christ, and Spirit;
You are the Maker of a better world.
In You is fullness of peace.
Inspire us to believe our work in Your name
does make a difference.
Help us to bring glory to You
as a community of faithful disciples.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.




Assurance of Forgiveness

God’s mercy is from everlasting to everlasting.
It shines into the world and scatters the darkness.
Know that you are forgiven,
and forgive one another.

Be at peace,
and walk in the newness of life,
led by God’s light.
Thanks be to God. Amen.




Prayers of the People

From our Anchor City community

Dear God,
Today we pray for all the angry people in the world.
Please help heal them
so they are not angry anymore.
Give them peace in their hearts
from knowing You are in control.

We pray for the people in this world
to overcome their brokenness and hurt.
Despite this time of loneliness,
You are with us
and we pray that You will touch the lives
of Your children.

Use us as beacons of hope
to share the Good News of Jesus Christ
and hope for this world. 
Amen.




Passing of the Peace

Together

Please take a moment to greet one another! You can also send a text message to share Christ’s peace with someone outside of our worship gathering.





Scripture Reading

John 4:1-42

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” —although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized— he left Judea and started back to Galilee. But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.

A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!” 19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.”

27 Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?” 28 Then the woman left her water jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, 29 “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?” 30 They left the city and were on their way to him.

31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Surely no one has brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. 36 The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

39 Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.”

Presider: This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God!



Sermon

Led by Pastor Jeya

Series - Image of group standing on summit with text overlaid, "Anchored in Community"

Anchored in Community




Announcements

Reset Sunday

Next week is a fifth Sunday, which is a Reset Sunday — our church will not gather as a community for worship. Instead, we invite you to connect with God and with others around you in a way that helps you live as the church in the world! We will send out resources this week, so keep an eye on your email


2021 Tax Forms

Please reach out Sejun if you need a tax letter for 2021 from Anchor City


Youth Group Zoom

Our next youth group gathering will be Friday, February 4th via Zoom


Sundays In-Person

We’re hoping to resume in-person worship gatherings on Sunday, February 6th at 1:00 pm at the Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church campus. We’ll keep you updated :)


Winter Bible Study

Our plans are on hold for the moment, but please feel free to reach out to Pastor Jeya if you’re interested


Pastoral Meet Ups!

If you’d ever like to meet up with Pastors Jeya or Dan for coffee or a meal (being mindful of keeping everyone healthy & safe, of course), please let us know. We’d love to spend some time with you!





Closing Song

Shine

Lord, we have seen the rising sun
awakening the early dawn
And we’re rising up
to give You praise

Lord, we have seen the stars and moon
See how they shine
they shine for You
And You’re calling us
to do the same

So we rise up with a song
and we rise up with a cry
And we’re giving You our lives…

We will shine like stars
in the universe
Holding out Your truth
in the darkest place
We’ll be living for Your glory
Jesus, we’ll be living for Your glory

We will burn so bright
with Your praise, O God
And declare Your light
to this broken world
We’ll be living for Your glory
Jesus, we’ll be living for Your glory

Like the sun so radiantly
sending light for all to see
Let Your holy Church arise…

Exploding into life
like a supernova’s light
Set Your holy church on fire…
We will shine…




Benediction

Led by Pastor Jeya

Being sent with God’s blessing into the world
to join Jesus’ mission of redemption




Fellowship and Conversation

Together

We will hang out if you’re available!