2nd Sunday After

Epiphany

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY

CALL TO WORSHIP

          “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” How do you think that sentence might have been asked? With sarcasm? With surprise? With hope?

          We don’t know how Nathaniel said these words to Phillip. But we do know that he said them. And that Jesus’ background as one from Nazareth led others to question whether his background would allow him to be the good teacher and leader, he was showing himself to be.

          “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” The answer is a definitive Yes! Let us worship God together!

HYMN:                                     Step by Step

#3004 Worship & Song Hymnal

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

Debbie Young-Liturgist

You are with us, O Lord, calling to each one of us. Calling us by name. Reminding us that we are not alone. As we worship you this day, allow us to bask in the glory of your presence and feel the comfort of your companionship and the deep rest that only you can offer. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

1 Samuel 3: 1-10

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

#2193 The Faith We Sing Hymnal

HYMN:                                          Sanctuary

#2164 The Faith We Sing Hymnal

GOSPEL LESSON                    John 1: 43-51

MEDITATION                               Pastor Bob

God Whispers Your Name

OFFERTORY           Many Gifts, One Spirit

Choir / January 2020

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)

Bless, O Lord, these gifts. May they join with others given in this community, and around the world, to do your good work in this world, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

HYMN:                                Here I am, Lord

#593 UMC Hymnal

BENEDICTION

This week I encourage you to listen…for God calling your name and inviting you to respond in faith.

 

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the nurturing presence of the Holy Spirit be with you always. Amen.

DEPART IN PEACE...Shalom!

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Shalom to You             UMC Hymnal #666

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