Worship Service – February 14, 2021
10:15am In-person & Facebook Live Stream
Opening Prayer: Stay with us, Creator God. Live in us, Christ Jesus. Abide in us, Holy Spirit. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Song: Lift Him Up
CALL TO CONFESSION
Hebrews 4:14 14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: Shine upon us with your grace, that we might see what frightens us and face what threatens us. Flow through us with your mercy, that we might sense your presence, even when we have run away, and that we may know your love, even when we fee most unlovable. Abide in us with your love, for your love claims us and makes us whole. Amen.
Words of Assurance: Even in the darkest of times, the light of God is shining. The light of Christ’s love and mercy are shining now, brightening our lives with mercy and grace.
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 In Memory of Myra Jennings,
Member/Pianist/Organist of EAFUMC and a Servant of God by Sue Keasler
Offering (click to tithe online)
Offertory Prayer: God of light and love, shine through the gifts we bring before you now. Speak through our hearts and our actions. Bless our gifts and offerings, and our very lives, that we may bless others with your presence. Amen.
The Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response Thy Word is a Lamp UMH# 601
Message Jesus Shines through Us by Pastor Ed
Closing Hymn Open My Eyes, that I May See (3 stanzas only) UMH #454