Sunday, January 27, 2013 Third Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Third Sunday after Epiphany

God invites Us to worship

The PicUps lead us in singing

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Passing the Peace

Lighting the Christ Candle

Hymn:  VU# 232 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”

Call to Worship:

L:  In the homes, let labour cease

P:  We come to worship God.

L:  In the streets, let there be peace.

P:  We come to worship God.

L:  In the church, let music ring.

P:  We come to worship God.

L:  In each heart, let praises sing.

P:  We come to worship God.

Prayer of Approach:

We come into your presence acknowledging the shallow places of our faith, but seeking completeness in you.  In our hearts our resolve is to be more faithful.  Our desire is to be filled more with hope and love.  Hear our prayer for new beginnings

that comes from our very soul.  May our newness

make us the instruments of your peace.  Amen  

Hymn:  MV# 89 “Love Is the Touch”

Children’s Time: Why do we come to Church?

The Scripture Speaks to us

Scripture: 

     Nehemiah 8: 1-3,5-6,8-10

     Psalm 19 VU# 740-741

     1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

     Luke 4:14-21

Choir Anthem:  “God is Always With Me”

                            Words & music – Nancy Wieder

                                                   Arranged by Jay Althouse

Sermon:  Reflections from Epiphany Explorations

Hymn: VU# 699 “Live into Hope”

God Invites Us to Respond

Offertory Invitation:

Offertory Response: VU #542

         We give you but your own,

         whate’er the gift may be;

         all that we have is yours alone,

         we give it gratefully

  Offertory Prayer

  Prayers of the People

  Lord’s Prayer

Hymn:  VU # 87 “I Am the Light of the World”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

 Choral  Blessing:

                  Amen! Amen!

                  Hallelujah, amen!

 

 

 

Grace United Church