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Sunday Feb 6 - Epiphany 5

February 6, 2011     Epiphany 5

 

WE GATHER TOGETHER

MUSIC IN PREPARATION

TRINITY IN ACTION

 

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

 

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP: 

We have been called the salt of the earth.

Let us remain hidden and distinctive.

We have been called the light of the world.

Let us shine brightly in the midst of pain or confusion.

We have been called a city set on a hill.

Let us lift our gates, lift our hearts, and lift our voices in the worship of God.

 

HYMN : O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing                 326 VU

 

PRAYER OF APPROACH:  God of Light, you have called us to follow Jesus.  As we worship you this day, help us to know who we are more surely.  Help us shine for you more clearly, as individuals and as your church.  Through our worship of you, may our doubts disappear, our faith increase, and the light of Christ's indwelling spread from us to other’s.  Source of life and light, be with us as we pray together, Our Father...

 

JESUS’ PRAYER

 

A TIME FOR LEARNING

 

HYMN :  There's a Spirit in the Air                   528 VU (v1,2&6)

 

WE LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD

 

Isaiah 58:1-9

Psalm 122 (VU pg. 845)

1 Corinthians 2:1-12

Matthew 5:13-20   Reader:  Irene Carswell

 

Ministry of Music:  Halle, Halle, Hallelu!  (Samuel Cooper)

REFLECTION

AND WE RESPOND

HYMN: O Splendour of God's Glory Bright         413 VU

 

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  God of light and love, use these offerings to bring light into the dark places of the world, into places of injustice, pain, hunger, and desolation.  May you, O God, be glorified in our giving. Amen.

 

HYMN: Lead On, O Cloud of Presence               421 VU

 

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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