Worship Service Jan 2

By on December 31, 2021

January 02, 2022 Epiphany Sunday

Prelude

Call to Worship

Response to the Call: The First Noel

Prayer of Illumination

Welcome

Announcements

Introduction to Epiphany

Hymn of Faith: We Three Kings 254 vs. 1, 2, 3, 4

Psalter and Renewal

Psalter: Psalm 51 785 Marjory

Apostle Creed: 881

Gloria Patri

Offering

Doxology

Introduction to Prayer Time

Centering Song: Mary Did You Know

Pastor Prayer

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

Sermon: Aha!

Communion: Liturgy

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

You are holy, our God, and blessed, God-made-flesh, you humbled yourself in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, that in him, you might be God with us, for us.

Just as you led the wise men by a star to the birthplace of Christ, so would Christ himself become a light, leading all people to you. Just as the magi offered their precious gifts to the child in the manger, so would Christ offer himself as the most precious gift of love to all.

Just as the kings obeyed your warning to travel home by a different road, so Christ obediently walked the road to Calvary, that we might find our home in him. By Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, you created your church, saving us from sin and death, and entering into relationship with us anew by water and Spirit.

On the night he was born, Jesus brought new hope to the world and on the night before his betrayal, he promised that hope would be ours always. Taking bread, he thanked you, broke it and shared it with friends, even those who would betray and deny him, saying,

“This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way he took the cup, also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

As we remember the boundless love of your acts in Jesus Christ, We offer ourselves as gifts in gratitude, our lives as holy sacrifices, stars twinkling with the brilliance of Christ’s light, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died;
Christ is risen;
Christ will come again.

Holy Spirit, come be with us here and now. Be upon these gifts of bread and wine. Make them the body and blood of Christ for us, that, nourished by them, we may go out and feed the world.

God, unite us in your Spirit with the infant king, with all your people in every nation, that we might give generously of our gifts in ministry to the world, following where you lead, even when you take us in new directions.

May we be relentless bearers of hope and makers of justice in a world that desperately needs both,
until Christ comes in final victory, and we break bread together at the heavenly table.

Through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we, your church, give you all glory and honor, almighty God, now and always. Amen

Closing: Go, Tell It On the Mountain 251

Benediction/Blessing



HOWDY NEIGHBOR
Alexander Chapel UMC January 2, 2022

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NEXT SUNDAY WORSHIP

Alexander Chapel UMC WORSHIP at 11:00 am – Online by 5pm

INDOOR WORSHIP Guidelines

COVID-19 transmission is High. Please practice safer social distancing. Masks are ENCOURAGED; let’s all work together to create a safe environment for worship.

PLEASE BRING food donations for ABCCM the need is great!

UPCOMING EVENTS – NEWS to KNOW

Ladies Zoom Bible Study will Resume January 24 at 6:30. We will finish the last three lessons in This I Know for Sure by Babbie Mason

ADDITIONAL CHURCH ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Alexander Chapel and Friends Prayer Chain

To send a Prayer Request: The preferred way is to email the prayer chain. But you may also send an email or text to Pastor Marjory

To Receive Prayer Requests
You must sign up to the prayer chain at the following link and be added to the prayer chain address book;

Note: All received requests go out daily around 8pm. For emergency requests, please put Emergency or Urgent in the Subject line and we will send out ASAP. If you have questions – Email Pastor Marjory

Medical Lending Closet: Need Medical Equipment? call the Medical Lending Closet, leave a message, and a representative will get back with you. All lending is done by appointment only. We also accept donations of used medical equipment that is in good working condition. 828-658-135

 

 

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