Worship Service January 24

By on January 24, 2021

Jan 24, 2020 Order of Worship

Memorial Remembrance

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship:

Let the bells ring out calling us as we are to join together in worship of Christ our Lord.

Let us turn our eyes upon Jesus
As we let the things of the world grow dim
In the light of God’s glory and grace

Choral Response: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Prayer of Illumination:

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer… Lord, we come here today to offer you praise and worship. Speak to us as we hear your Word proclaimed. We pray for a transformation of our hearts. Make us ready to faithfully serve your kingdom. Speak Lord your servants are listening. Amen

Psalter: Psalm 62

Hymn of Faith: Open My Eyes

Affirmation of Faith and Gloria Patri

Offering and Doxology

Meditation Music

Pastor Prayer (see below) and the Lord’s Prayer

Sermon Scripture: Matthew 12:33-37; James 3:6-12

Sermon: Communicate from the Heart

Closing Hymn: My Hope is Built

Benediction: Eph. 3:20-21

– Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Go and tell the story, Go and be the Church


Prayers of the People: A Responsive Prayer

Pastor: Gracious God, you are Lord of our beginnings and our endings and all
that lies between.

People: We praise you for how you have poured out upon us blessing after blessing; for how you have reached out to us; for how you have come to us and how you have spoken to us.

Pastor: Help us to live our faith in ways that bring honor to your name. We confess that we often fail to be your faithful people. Hear us as we individually confess our sins, repent and seek to draw closer to you.

People: Lord, hear our prayer, forgive and draw us close to you.

Pastor: We give thanks that Christ took our sins upon himself – suffering pain and death. It is with thanksgiving and praise that we rejoice in your resurrection and our salvation. We pray for those who are persecuted around the world for faithfully sharing the gospel and living their faith. Lord, grant them strength.

People: Lord, hear our prayers for the saints. Help us to commit ourselves to you more fully than ever before.

Pastor: We pray for those who are sick and for those grieving many kinds of loss. We pray for all who are traveling. Hear our prayers for those mentioned by name in the service today and meet their needs as only you can.


Pastor: Today we pray for America and our leaders. Lord, be our guide and send holy revival to our land. Be with all who place themselves in dangerous for our safety and care for their families. Make us mindful of our many blessings.

People: Lord, hear our prayer. Guide and strengthen our pastor as she leads us.

Pastor: We ask for your continued guidance and protection upon Alexander Chapel UMC. Make us good stewards of all you have entrusted to our care. Guide our church leaders and the mission you have for this church.

People: Lord, hear our prayers and lead us. Send friends to join us in ministry.

Pastor: Lord, pour out your Holy Spirit upon Pastor Ray as he proclaims your Word today. Let his words be your message of holy transformation. We make our prayer following the example Christ gave his disciples when he prayed. Our Father who art in heaven . . . Amen


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