Worship Service Jan 9

By on January 8, 2022

The Christmas memories video is not part of the recorded service.  Please view it separately.

January 09, 2022 Order of Worship

Prelude

Call to Worship

Response to the Call: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing 400 all

Prayer of Illumination

Welcome

Announcements

Renewal Emphasis

Christmas 2021 Memories – video

 

What Is Spiritual Renewal?

Prayers of the People

Pastor: We pray for your Spirit to lead us each step of this New Year. We ask that you will guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you above all else. We ask that you will open doors needing to be opened and close the ones needing to be shut tight.

People: We ask that you would help us release our grip on the things to which you’ve said “no,” “not yet,” or “wait.” We ask for help to pursue you first, above every dream and desire you’ve put within our hearts.

Pastor: We ask for your wisdom, for your strength and power to be constantly present within us. We pray you will make us strong and courageous for the road ahead. Give us ability beyond what we feel able, let your gifts flow freely through us, so that you would be honored by our lives, and others would be drawn to you.

People: We pray that you’d keep us far from the snares and traps of temptations. That you would whisper in our ear when we need to run, and whisper in our heart when we need to stand our ground.

Pastor: We pray for your protection over our families and friends. We ask for your hand to cover us and keep us distanced from the evil intent of the enemy; that you would be a barrier to surround us, that we’d be safe in your hands. We pray that you would give us discernment and insight beyond our years, to understand your will, hear your voice, and know your ways.

People: Lord, keep our footsteps firm, on solid ground, helping us to be consistent and faithful. Give us supernatural endurance to stay the course, not swerving to the right or to the left, or being too easily distracted by other things that would seek to call us away from a close walk with you. Please, guide and protect Alexander Chapel.

Pastor: Forgive us for the times we have worked so hard to be self-sufficient, forgetting our need for you, living independent of your spirit. Forgive us for letting fear and worry control our minds, and for allowing pride and selfishness to wreak havoc over our lives. Forgive us for not following your ways and being distant from your presence.

People: We confess our need for you… fresh… new… again. We ask that you make all things new, in our hearts, in our minds, in our lives, for this coming year. We pray for your refreshing over us.

Pastor: Keep your words of truth planted firmly within us, help us to keep focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your word. And when the enemy reminds us where we have been, hissing his lies and attacks our way, we trust that your voice speaks louder and stronger, as you remind us we are safe with you and your purposes and plans will not fail. We ask that you will be our defense and rear guard, keeping our way clear, removing the obstacles, and covering the pitfalls. Lord, lead us on your level ground.

People: We ask that you would provide for our needs, we ask for your grace and favor. We pray for your blessings to cover us, we pray that you would help us to prosper and make every plan that you have birthed in our heart to succeed. We pray that others would take notice of your goodness and could not help but to say, “These are the ones that the Lord has blessed.”

Pastor: Help us to be known as great givers, help us to be generous and kind, help us to look to the needs of others and not be consumed by only our own. May we be lovers of truth, may the fruits of your spirit be evident in our lives – your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

People: Shine your light in us, through us, over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Set you way before us. May all your plans succeed. We may reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing. Lord, hear our prayers for those who ask us to intercede.

Pastor: We make our prayer following the example Christ gave his disciples when he prayer . . Lord’s Prayer . . Amen

Hymn of Faith: He Leadeth Me 128 vs. 1,2,3

Psalter: Psalm 29 761

Apostles Creed: 881
Gloria Patri

Offering:
Doxology

Prayer for the Proclamation

Scripture: Philemon 1:1-21

Sermon: A New Opportunity

Closing: Amazing Grace 378 vs. 1,2, 6

Benediction



HOWDY NEIGHBOR
Alexander Chapel UMC January 09, 2022

Alexander Chapel Website: alexanderchapel.org
Medical Lending Closet 828 658 1351

Livestream via Zoom
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Meeting ID is 835 0987 1248, Passcode is 242775

The 11am Service will be Posted Online this Afternoon

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INDOOR WORSHIP Guidelines

COVID-19 transmission is Extremely High. Please practice safer social distancing. Masks and vaccinations are RECOMMENDED; let’s all work together to create a safe environment for worship. If you’ve been exposed to Covid, please follow CDC quarantine guidelines and participate via livestream or the recorded service.

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 – contact 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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