January 6, 2019 – Epiphany

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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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

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.

 

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.

Christmas Eve Plans

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Lessons and Carols with Communion Service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, December 24, here in the sanctuary of FPCU. Again this year, we will include Communion by Intinction as part of the service. All are welcome to participate. This gives everyone, including those who may not be with us often, the opportunity to take Communion on this Holy Night. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to join you at our Christmas Eve service. The music is beautiful, the Story of God’s gift of the Messiah to the world is inspiring and it is a wonderful experience!