Come, Let Us Adore Him!
† Indicates to stand if you are able.
Prayer cards may be filled out prior to the first
hymn and placed in the offering plate in the back
of the church, or handed to an usher during the
We Gather as the Body of Christ
PRELUDE Heidi Prior
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT This is the Day / Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP Joan Fossum, Liturgist
† HYMN Gather Us In / # 2236
The Faith We Sing Hymnal
Acolyte(s) will bring in the Light of Christ
OPENING PRAYER (Unison)
Call us, O Lord, in simple, clear ways, so that we can’t interpret your desire that we follow you and leave behind whatever is not of you. Call us, O Lord, in generous, compassionate ways, so that we can move through our resistance and our reluctance to join you on the journey. Call us, O Lord, in creative, compelling ways, so that your purpose and your passion become ours, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Isaiah 9: 1-4 / OT page 604
CHILDREN’S TIME WITH MS. DEB
Nursery aged children may leave for nursery care.
Seek Ye First / # 405 UMC Hymnal
THE LORD’S PRAYER
We Attend to the Word
† HYMN Jesus Calls Us / # 398 UMC Hymnal
† READING FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
Matthew 4: 12-23 / NT page 3
Pastor: This is the Word of God for the
people of God
People: Thanks be to God.
“Will You Come With Me?” / Deb Young
We Gather at Christ's Table
Come to Me / Choir
† DOXOLOGY # 94 UMC HYMNAL
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose
power up-lifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
† BLESSING THE OFFERING (Unison)
Bless these gifts, O Lord, and bless the intentions in the hearts of those who give them. We pray that through them others would hear the good news and 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 I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
# 2129 The Faith We Sing Hymnal
(Please form a circle around the sanctuary to
receive the Benediction and to sing to each other).
Jesus calls us to come follow him. And to invite others into this life-changing
relationship. May you be alert to those who need some good new in their life, and may you have the courage to share in ways that are right for you. May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.
Let There Be Peace on Earth / # 431 UMC Hymnal
POSTLUDE Heidi Prior