January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

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Today we Celebrate Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Vow and Receiving of 2019 Financial Pledges

Scripture: Matthew 3:1-17 (p. 880-1, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. (Matthew 3:7-8)

Message: Jesus’ Baptism: Matthew

Theme: Our baptism calls us to fight for justice and peace, not to run or hide

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #409      “God Is Here!”            (ABBOT’S LEIGH)

*HYMN #96  “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” (WINCHESTER NEW)

*HYMN #318 “In Christ There Is No East or West”       (ST. PETER)

 

Prayer of the Day: Dear God, your only son came to impart the Spirit’s power and mercy to all. May our hearts receive him and turn from the ways of selfish pride. Amen.

 

 

January 6, 2019 – Epiphany

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Scripture: Matthew 2:1-23 (p. 879-880, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. (Matthew 2:13-15a)

Message: Epiphany and Special Visitors

Theme: Hope is a powerful survival tool.

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #133       “O Come, All Ye Faithful”            (ADESTE FIDELES)

*HYMN #151    “We Three Kings of Orient Are”    (KINGS OF ORIENT)

 *HYMN #147 “The First Nowell”          (THE FIRST NOWELL)

Prayer of the Day: Extravagant God, you sent Magi with generous gifts to visit the baby Jesus and proclaim his reign to all the world. Make our voices heard when we proclaim God’s love to all. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and Lord. Amen.

December 30, 2018 – First Sunday of Christmas

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Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17

Focus Scripture – An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1)

Message: Genealogy of Jesus

Theme: We are interconnected because of our humanness.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #144       “In the Bleak Midwinter”    (CRANHAM) 

HYMN #135           “There’s a Star in the East”    (FOLLOW)

HYMN #136          “Go Tell It on the Mountain”    (GO TELL IT)

Prayer of the Day: Lord, you blessed all the generations of the earth with the gift of your son. Teach us to honor him and respect our own place within your family of believers. In Jesus’ holy name we pray. Amen.