Worship Service Jan 8



Call to Worship 

Response to the Call: Sweet, Sweet Spirit  #334


Prayer of Illumination 


Mission Moment: Dedication of Food for ABCCM 

Baptism of Jesus Remembered

Hymn of Remembrance: Open My Eyes  #454 all

Responsive Reading: Psalm 29 hymnal 761 

Apostles Creed: hymnal #881  

Gloria Patri – hymnal #71


Doxology – hymnal #95

Pastor Prayer

Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17

Sermon: Role Reversal

Hymn of Faith: Shall We Gather at River  #723  vs. 1,3,4

Holy Communion: see below

The Communion Table of the United Methodist Church is open to all who are earnestly seeking Christ. You are invited.


Holy Communion for Baptism of Jesus Remembered  

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or you had formed the earth,from everlasting to everlasting, you alone are God. You created light out of darkness and brought forth life on the earth. 

You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.

When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast.You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God,and spoke to us through your prophets. And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ, in whom you have revealed yourself, our light and our salvation. In his baptism and in table fellowship he took his place with sinners.Your Spirit anointed him to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to announce that the time had come

when you would save your people.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death,and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

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

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God), now and forever. Amen.

Now with the confidence of God’s children, let us pray the Lord’s Prayer together:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

ABCCM FOOD DONATIONS: Donation Basket at  Front Door. We dedicate gifts on Communion Sundays

Daily Devotions From Pastor Marjory: If you are not receiving and would like to receive them, send Pastor Marjory an email.

Upper Room Devotionals are available by the front door.

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. 828-658-1351

Prayer Chain: Contact Pastor Marjory if you would like to be added.