Epiphany Season * indicates standing 14 January 2018
- MUSICAL PRELUDE
- WELCOMING and ANNOUNCEMENTS
- MINUTE FOR MISSION
- CALL TO WORSHIP *
The lamp of God has never gone out.
The light burns even in the midst of darkness.
The voice of God is never silent.
God speaks even in the midst of confusion.
Our prayer to God is this,
Speak God. Your servants are listening.
Let us worship God.
- INTROIT (Tune: # 161 More Voices)
I have called you by your name, you are mine,
I have gifted you and ask you now to shine.
I will not abandon you, all my promises are true,
You are gifted, called and chosen – you are mine!
- PRAYER OF APPROACH and the LORD’S PRAYER *
Creative God, who constantly calls out to humanity,
from the pages of history,
from the events of each day,
from the voices around us,
and from the conscience within us,
You call out to us.
Help us to pause in our frantic search for purpose
to hear your voice, speaking in a myriad of manners,
and then to yield ourselves to your work,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who taught us to pray, saying,
OUR FATHER…. NOTRE PERE…. AR N-ATHAIR.…
ONZE VADER …VATER UNSER… PADRE NEUSTRO…
- HYMN # 142 (MV) O A SONG MUST RISE *
- PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, You have planned great adventures for your children in this world – yet we prefer to stay where we are. You have dreamed of majestic glory – yet we fear the changing times. You have planted within the hearts of your people the dream of a world that is yet to be – yet we long for a world that was. Forgive what we have done and left undone and set us free from what was. Give us courage to walk into the future holding on to your Hand. This we ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
- SILENT CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
- LEARNING TIME
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.
- SCRIPTURE LESSONS
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 3: 1 – 10
Psalm 139 on page 861 in Voices United
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6: 12 – 20
Gospel Lesson: John 1: 43 – 51 *
- HYMN # 509 (VU) I, THE LORD OF SEA AND SKY *
During this HYMN our offerings will be gathered.
- PASTORAL PRAYER
- HYMN # 481 (VU) SENT FORTH BY GOD’S BLESSING
- COMMISSIONING and BENEDICTION *
- MUSICAL POSTLUDE
A VIEW AHEAD….
Communion will be celebrated on Jan. 21st at 10:30.
Trustees meet Jan. 24th at 7:00 PM.
Confirmation Class initial meeting Feb. 4th at noon.
Annual Meeting – February 11th at Noon.
Baptismal Class on Feb 17th from 10:00-2:00.
Communion will be at 9:15 on Feb. 11th and 10:30 on Feb. 18th.
Lent begins Feb. 14th.
Official Board meets on Feb. 28th at 7:00 PM.