Bulletin: January 23, 2011

Grace United Church Lloydminster, January 23, 2011
3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Liturgical Colour - Green

God invites us to worship...
Prelude: Brenda and the Pic Ups
Welcome/ Passing the Peace
Life and Work of the Church Family
Lighting of the Christ Candle

Call to Worship:
We come, some weary with the struggles of life.
We come to have our life’s burdens lifted.
We come, some weary of the darkness of the winter weather, and of the soul.
We come to have light shed on us and in us.
We come, some weary of discord and disrespect.
We come to seek the unity of Christ in the midst of tensions and conflicts.
We come, all of us to worship God.
As we come, and we turn to the light.

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

Opening Prayer:
When we walk in darkness, may your light guide us. When we feel hurt and isolated, may we feel the presence of your Spirit. When people turn to your family of faith and feel rejected, may each know your acceptance so we can reach out a healing hand to those who hurt us. When we need to know family love in the Christian family, may we offer it to those around us. Help us in our work of faith as we worship You today. Amen

Children’s Time: “Light”
Hymn: VU # 585 “Jesus Bids Us Shine”

The Scriptures speak to us...
Scripture:
Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27 VU page 754

Anthem: “Walk in the Light”
*Traditional arr. Robert W Houghton

1 Corinthians 1:1-18
Matthew 4:12-23

Sermon:
Hymn: VU # 603 “In Loving Partnership We Come”
God invites us to respond...
Offertory

Offering Invitation
Doxology:
”Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow”
*words by John Oldman; music by Gladys Jack

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures high and low;
give thanks to God in love made known
Creator, Word and Spirit, One.

Offering Prayer:
Prayers of the People, Silent Prayer & Lord’s Prayer:
959 VU
God goes with us in our daily lives...

Hymn: MV # 209 “Go, Make a Difference”

Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Blessing:
#974 VU 3X
Amen! Amen!
Hallelujah, amen!

Postlude

Mission Statement: In response to God’s call, we the congregation of Grace United Church understand our mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all ages. Using the Bible as our guide, we are challenged to worship and praise and celebrate God’s love and accept God’s grace, learn God’s will, live in faith, and reach out in humble service in the community and the world.
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Volunteer Staff Paid Staff:
Music Director: Gladys Jack Interim Minister: Rev. Tom Sawyer
Pianist: Lois Sonnega Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Organist: Linda Anderson Envelope Sec.: Diane Davies
(Medical Leave) Rev. Lyn Lamers
Serving the Community – The congregation

Office hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:00 a.m.–noon & 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Church Office: 780-875-8959; fax: 780-875-5850
email: graceu@telusplanet.net
web site: www.graceunitedchurch.ca
Rev. Tom Sawyer’s email: tomsawyer@telusplanet.net