January 16, 2011 Epiphany 2

January 16, 2011 Epiphany 2

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER

MUSIC IN PREPARATION

TRINITY IN ACTION JNAC Representative

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP:
In mystery and grandeur
we see the face of God.
In earthiness and ordinary,
we know the love of Christ.
In heights and depths, in life and death,
the Spirit of God moves among us.
Let us worship God!

HYMN : “God, We Praise You for the Morning” 415 VU

PRAYER OF APPROACH: Loving God, unchanging, ever with us, we praise you! You are the guiding light when the way ahead seems dark. You are the renewing Spirit when despair clouds our path. You are the will to change when old ways hold us bound. You are the touch of compassion when life is harsh. Loving God, hope of the world, giver of Jesus, we praise you! Grant that we may find true joy and peace as we accept the challenge of faithful discipleship. As followers of Jesus, we pray: Our Father…JESUS’ PRAYER

A TIME FOR LEARNING

HYMN : “Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies” VU 336(t.81)

WE LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD
Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 40: 1-11 (VU pg.764)
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1: 29-42 Reader: the Thompson family

Ministry of Music: Anthen " Like a River" words - John Oldham music - Ron Klusmeier

REFLECTION

AND WE RESPOND

HYMN: “I Love to Tell the Story” VU 343

PRAYERS FROM OUR HEARTS

OFFERTORY: "As With Gladness" (81 VU v.3)
As they offered gifts most rare
at that manger crude and bare,
so may we with holy joy,
pure and free from sin's alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to you, our heavenly King.

PRAYER DEDICATING OUR GIFTS: Gracious and Loving God, with hearts filled with love and spirits committed to justice, we offer our gifts. We share our resources so that the troubled may find comfort and the despairing might receive signs of hope. Bless all that we give. Amen.

HYMN: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” VU 264

WE ARE SENT OUT INTO THE WORLD

BLESSING AS WE GO OUT TO BE GOD’S PEOPLE

CHORAL BLESSING: Arise, your light is come! (VU 79 v1&4)
The Spirit's call obey;
show forth the glory of your God,
which shines on you today.
Arise, your light is come!
The mountains burst in song!
Rise up like eagles on the wing;
God's power will make us strong.

Good morning and Welcome to our Worship Service. If you are worshiping with us for the first time, please sign our guest book located in the Narthex. You are invited to join us for coffee following the Service in the Banquet Hall.

 

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