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January 30, 2011 Epiphany 4

WE GATHER TOGETHER

 

MUSIC IN PREPARATION

 

TRINITY IN ACTION              Betty Kelly             JNAC

 

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

 

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: 

Come, all who are poor in spirit; come, all who mourn; come, all who are meek; come, all who hunger and thirst after righteousness.

Come, all who would be merciful; come, all who would be pure in heart; come, all who would be peacemakers.

Let us come together - the weak, the simple, the powerless, the foolish.

Let us worship the God of every blessing.

 

HYMN: Eternal, Unchanging           223

 

PRAYER OF APPROACH:   We have come before you God, like those who gathered around Jesus on a far away hill, long ago, to find meaning for our lives.  We want our lives to sound in harmony with your song of love.  We want to live with integrity and wisdom, with a spirit of truth.  Do not disappoint us God, but allow us to know your presence and hear your voice.  Come among us, Holy God, for we pray in Jesus' way, Our Father...JESUS’ PRAYER

 

A TIME FOR LEARNING

 

HYMN: What Does the Lord Require?                VU   701

 

 

WE LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD

 

Micah 6:1-8

Psalm 15 (VU pg. 736)

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Matthew 5:1-12    Klaus Muller

 

ANTHEM - Rockin' the Boat         Jean Anne Shafferman

 

REFLECTION

AND WE RESPOND

 

HYMN: A Light Is Gleaming          82

 

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:  Thank you God, for hungers satisfied and dreams fulfilled.  We trust you to accomplish good among us through the sharing of these gifts and the re-commitment of our lives.  Help us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you.  Amen.

 

HYMN: "Lord, You Give the Great Commission"

                                                                        512 VU (v1,2&5)

 

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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