Online Worship for January 16, 2022

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live streaming worship service for January 16, 2022. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below.

Online Worship January 16, 2022
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor


Welcome:                                                                                                   Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Prelude: Aria—Gordon Young                                                           Kayleen Yuda

Call to Worship: based on Isaiah 62:1-5                                         Bob Smith

Leader: The prophet could not be silent, but had to shout good news.
All: Though the suffering could not hope it, still their salvation shone like the sun.

Leader: From loss and sorrow they came to know restoration.
All: Rulers of nations saw the dispossessed restored.

Leader: Come and worship, people of God, for you are those in whom God delights.
All: We come to praise the One who rejoices in our lives.

Invocation: based on Psalm 36:5-10                                                       Bob Smith

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, beyond the stars, beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is more solid than the mountains that rise above us, your judgements more sound than the depths of the ocean. In the precious shelter of your healing love, in the shadow of your gracious wings, we take our refuge, O God. In the fountain of life, may we delight in your light. Amen.

Hymn #497: Guide My Feet                                                                Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Scripture                                                                                                    Bob Smith

1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Let Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

John 2:1-11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Story/Sermon: Fill the Jars                                                                 Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Pastoral Prayer                                                                                       Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Please join me in the 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Instrumental Anthem: Piano sonata K.330 3rd mvt.– Mozart        
                                                                                                                        Kanako Okita

Call to Offering                                                                                        Bob Smith

When our jars are filled, Jesus comes to make us more than we had imagined we could be. There are those around us still whose water levels lie far below the rim. Your gifts help fill needs of body, mind, and spirit, so that all people can celebrate and share. Please send your offering through the mail in an envelope to 440 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo, Hawai’i, 96720, or give online at Let us pray together

Offertory Prayer                                                                                    Bob Smith

As we are not full, O God, we pray that your fullness may overflow in us. As we are full, O God, we pray that we might be an aid to celebration. As we overflow, O God, we pray that we might fill others to overflowing by your grace. Amen.

Vocal Anthem: #39: Cantemos al Creador                                    Eric Anderson
                                                                                                                        Doug Albertson
                                                                                                                      Movement led by Genie Phillips

Announcements                                                                                     Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Benediction                                                                                               Rev. Eric S. Anderson

Postlude: Festive Postlude—Sharon Rogers                                 Kayleen Yuda


Aria—Gordon Young
© 1985 The Sacred Music Press, a division of The Lorenz Corporation
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Guide My Feet
Lyrics: trad. African American spiritual
Tune: GUIDE MY FEET, Trad.
Public Domain

Piano sonata K.330 3rd mvt.—Mozart
Public Domain

Cantemos al Creador
Lyrics: Carlos Rosas, 1976, trans. Dimas Planas-Belfort
Tune: ROSAS by Carlos Rosas, 1976
Spanish text and tune (© 1976) under OCP
Text: English text © 1989 Augsburg Fortress
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Festive Postlude—Sharon Rogers
Streamed by permission ONELICENSE A-735890

Pastor                                                          Rev. Eric S. Anderson
Moderator                                                 Woody Kita
Lay Reader                                                Bob Smith
Chapel Decorations
                             Joyce Nakamoto
Choir Accompanist                                Kanako Okita
Choir Director                                         Doug Albertson
Organist                                                     Kayleen Yuda
Hand Bell Director                                Anna Kennedy
Childcare Coordinator                        Evonne Shioshita
Movement Leader                                 Genie Phillips
Projected Imagery                                Sue Smith
Web Master                                              Ruth Niino-DuPonte  
Videographers                                        Eric Tanouye, Bob Smith

                                                                  Dates to Remember
Today, January 16 – Deacons meeting after worship
Monday, January 17 – Annual Board reports due

This week at the Church of the Holy Cross

  • Pickleball: Mondays, 12 noon, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m., Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Saturdays 12:00 p.m., Sundays 1:30 p.m. Building of Faith—limited to 10 attendees
  • Bible Study with Pastor Eric: Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
  • Online Song – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. online.
  • Community Concert – 2nd and 4th Fridays, 6:00 p.m. online.

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