Worship Service – January 31, 2021
10:15am Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday
Opening Prayer: Loving God, love through us, as we worship your holy name. Love through us, as we listen for your holy word. Love through us, as we live your teachings and offer your love to our world. In your majestic name, we pray. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: Today is the Day
CALL TO CONFESSION
Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: When we cry out with words that hurt, silence our cries and speak gently through our words. When we act in ways that hurt, even when help is intended, transform our hurtful actions with your grace. When we forget that we are loved and called to love, love us back into your likeness, that your love might flow freely through us and bring your love to the world. In your holy presence of love, we pray. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Full of mercy and compassion, God knows us to the core of our being, and loves us through all of our days.
Hymn of Illumination Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (1st Verse only) UMH# 349
Offertory call 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: Holy, awesome God, we bring gifts of paper and coin, symbols of our gratitude and our love. Bless these symbols, that they may become acts of love and grace. Bless us and our gifts, that we may transform the world with love and grace. In gratitude and hope, we pray. Amen.
The Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-22 L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response Thy Word is a Lamp UMH# 601
Message A Prophet Like Moses by Frank Akers
Closing Hymn Let there be Peace on Earth UMH #431
(with repeat on “Let peace begin with me” then end…)