Worship Service – January 17, 2021
10:15am Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday
Mission Moment- Sleep in Heavenly Peace Shelly Harvey
Opening Prayer: Creating God, how deeply you know us. In the mystery of your love, you see who we are and who we might become. Our bodies are your creation; they are wonderfully made. Our minds reflect your handiwork. Our spirits are a gift from you. You call us by name and invite us to follow. Lead us now into the depths of your love. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: Trading my Sorrows & God of Wonders
CALL TO CONFESSION
Romans 10:9-10 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is LORD,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: O God, you call to us. We hear you, but aren’t sure who is calling. We hear you, but are distracted by many things. We hear you, but are afraid to answer. Open our hearts to your voice. Help us set aside our doubts, our fears, and our distractions, that we may answer you faithfully. Amen.
Words of Assurance: God searches us, knows us, loves us, and forgives us. God’s love shelters us and keeps us safe. Passing the Peace of Christ (Ps 139) Each one of us is wonderfully made, the creation of God’s love. As you greet one another, marvel at God’s wondrous works!
Hymn of Illumination Turn your Eyes Upon Jesus (1st Verse only) UMH# 349
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Offertory Music Sue Keasler
Offering (click to tithe online)
Offertory Prayer: God, you are the source of all goodness and life. We bring our offering to you this day, knowing that all we have comes from you. We hear your call and we answer, bringing all that we have and all that we are. Use our gifts, our talents, and our bodies for your work of peace and justice. Amen.
The Scripture Reading: Psalm 63
Gospel Reading: Matthew 2: 16-18
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response Thy Word is a Lamp UMH# 601
Message What if the TOUGH GETS GOING? by Genesis Granadosin
Closing Hymn O JESUS I HAVE PROMISED (3 Stanzas only) UMH #396