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Third Sunday after

the Epiphany

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS,

and FUNNY STORY

Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS  (Isaiah 9, Psalm 27)

Pastor Bob

Where there is darkness, there is also light. Look for the light – those are the places of love, joy, grace, and hope.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Psalm 27: 1, 4-9    Sharon Stewart

CALL TO WORSHIP    (Psalm 27)

responsive reading    Sharon Stewart

We come seeking God,

The one who guides us and protects us.

People of God, there is nothing to fear,

For God dwells in our hearts.

Let us shout with joy, for God is here!

Let us sing praises to the Holy One!

HYMN:

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

UMC Hymnal    #206

OPENING PRAYER    Sharon Stewart

(Isaiah 9, Psalm 27, Matthew 4)   

Holy One, be our light in the darkness. When we can’t make out the path ahead, guide us and direct us. When we are scared or overwhelmed, reassure us, and remind us not to be afraid. When we can’t turn our head or our attention toward you and your glimmer of light; lift our gaze, turn us, reorient us in the directions that bring life and hope and possibility. Be our light in the darkness, in this time of worship, and always. Amen.

EPISTLE READING

1 Corinthians 1: 10-18       Sharon Stewart

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION to PRAYER

Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

vs 1    UMC Hymnal    #344

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

We Attend to the Word

HYMN:        Jesus Calls Us

UMC Hymnal    #398

GOSPEL READING

John 1: 29-42 & Matthew 4: 12-23

MEDITATION          Pastor Bob

Who is the Other Disciple

with Andrew?

We Gather at Christ's Table

INVITATION to the OFFERING

   (Isaiah 9, Psalm 27)

Pastor Bob

God is our LIGHT and our LOVE. May we joyfully offer our gifts to God as tokens of our gratitude. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

UMC Hymnal    #430

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow

UMC Hymnal    # 94

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING

(Unison)    Pastor Bob

Bless these gifts, O God, and bless the intentions in the hearts of

those who give them. We pray that through them others would hear the good news to find light amidst the darkness. In the name of Jesus, we offer them to you. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

HYMN:       The Summons

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2130

BENEDICTION  (Isaiah 9, Matthew 4)

Pastor Bob

Brothers and Sisters, siblings in Christ, may the light of God shine in our lives.

May the love of Christ fill our days.

And may the power of the Holy Spirit guide us always.

DEPART IN PEACE...SHALOM!

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMC Hymnal #431

SHALOM!

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