January 26 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
January 26, 2020 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Third Sunday After Epiphany

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Shine, Jesus, Shine” v 1-3 TFWS#2173

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​The Lord is our light and our salvation.
All: ​​Whom shall we fear?
Leader: ​The Lord sets us high on a rock, above our enemies.
All: ​​The Lord shelters us in our day of trouble.
Leader: ​We, who have walked in darkness, have seen a great light.
All: ​We, who have dwelled in a land of deep darkness, on us a light has shined.
Leader: ​The Lord is our light and our salvation.
All: ​​Whom shall we fear?

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Immortal, Invisible” v. 1-4 UMH #103

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time. Shalom Sunday

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “The Summons” v. 1-5 TFWS#2130

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament: ​Psalm 27:1, 4-9 ​(Congregation singing ​​​​​​UMH#758)
New Testament: ​1 Corinthians 1:10-18 ​page 926

Message: ​ How Does The Methodist Church Solve Its Problems
Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Blessed be the Tie that Binds” v. 1-4 UMH#557

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship Shalom Sunday

Monday, January 27, 2020
5:30 Potluck & movie night

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship Communion Sunday

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com

Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com
Pianist​​​​: ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Mechelle Schneider
Nursery: Kathy Ohman
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

January 19th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
January 19, 2020 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Second Sunday After Epiphany

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Many Gifts, One Spirit” v.1 UMH#114

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.
.
*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
All:​​ And lean not on your own understanding.
Leader: ​In all your ways acknowledge him.
All:​​ And he will make your pathways straight.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer ​​​The Nicene Creed ​UMH#880

*Hymn “Because He Lives” v.1-3 UMH #364

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time. Doing the Right Thing. Matthew 7:12

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” v. 1-4 UMH#348

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading:​​ Ecclesiastes 3:11​ page 538
New Testament Reading: ​​1 Corinthians 2:9 ​ page 927
1 John 2:17​​ page 990
Hebrews 13:14​ page 979

Message: ​​This Life Is Not All There Is​​ Jim Tanis

Prayer

*Hymn “Mansion Over the Hilltop” v. 1-3 see insert

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, January 19. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Jim Tanis

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Worship Design: 4:30 p.m.; Finance 6:00; Trustees: 6:30; Ad Council: 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship Shalom Sunday

Monday, January 27, 2020
5:30 Potluck & movie night

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​:​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist: Art Grumm
Nursery: June Freeman
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

January 12th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
January 12, 2020 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Spirit Song” v.1 UMH#347

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader:​Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary.
All: ​​Praise God in His mighty firmament!
Leader: ​Praise God for His mighty deeds.
All:​​ Praise God for His exceeding greatness!
Leader: ​Praise God with trumpet sound.
All: ​​Praise God with lute and harp!
Leader: ​Praise God wit tambourine and dance.
All: ​​Praise God with strings and pipe!
Leader: ​Praise God with sounding cymbals.
All: ​​Praise God with loud clashing cymbals!
Leader:​ Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
All: ​​Praise the Lord!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” v.1-4 UMH #344

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Breathe on Me Breath of God” v. 1-4 UMH#420

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading: ​​Isaiah 42:1-9 ​​page 584
*Gospel Reading: ​​​Matthew 3:1-17 ​page 784

Message: ​​From Out of the Water Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Jesus Shall Reign” v. 1-4 UMH#157

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, January 12. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, January 12. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, January 19. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Jim Tanis

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Worship Design: 5:00 p.m.; Trustees: 6:30; Ad Council: 7:00 p.m.

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​:​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Doris Graham
Nursery: Liz Grossman
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

January 5th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
January 5, 2020 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “There’s a Spirit in the Air” v.1,6 UMH#192

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Arise, shine! Your light has come.
All: ​​The glory of the Lord shines like the sun.
Leader:​ Behold, the nations have come to witness God’s light.
All:​​ Kings have come to behold Christ’s brightness.
Leader: ​Lift up your eyes and look around.
All:​​The glory of the Lord is all around.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “God of Grace, God of Glory” v. 1-4 UMH #577

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” v. 1-3 TFWS#2158

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament: ​​​Jeremiah 31:7-14 ​page 641
Epistle Lesson: ​​​Ephesians 1:3-14​page 949
*Gospel Reading: ​​​Matthew 2:1-12​page 783

Message: From Blessings in our Past Come our Promise in the
Future Pastor Gary
Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Shall We Gather at the River” v. 1-3 UMH#723

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, January 5, 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Communion Sunday

Sunday, January 12. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, January 12. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, January 19. 2020
Sunday School 9:30 Youth 9:45
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Jim Tanis

Tuesday, January 21, 20202
Worship Design: 5:00 p.m.; Trustees: 6:30; Ad Council: 7:00 p.m.

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​:​​ ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist:
Nursery: Carol Adams
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

Good News Letter

You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness” (Psalm 65:11).

I remember when the Christian church used to celebrate New Year’s Day by attending worship services on New Year’s Day. In some denominations even today New Year’s Day considered a Christian Holiday. In the United Methodist Book of Worship it is still considered a special day so we should pay particular attention to the selection of New Year wishes that we extend to others. The New Year gives us an opportunity in 2020 to make new resolutions and continue a tradition that has long been a staple of how we greet others when we asked them, “What New Year’s Resolutions are you making for this year”? Or maybe we have an opportunity to tell them what is going to be different for you in 2020 than in previous years. For me I am going to try something different in my resolutions for this year. I am going to only make one resolution even though there could have been many others as in years past I believe that if I keep this one resolution for 2020 all of my thoughts and needs will fall into place. The resolution will be this, “Happy New Year, God is all I need”. I will let spirituality be my New Year’s resolution; for God is all I need to succeed.

Let us pray:
Thank you Lord for giving me
This brand-new year ahead.
Help me live the way I should
As each new day I tread.
Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend,
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.
The year ahead is empty.
Help me fill it with good things.
Each new day with joy
And happiness it brings.
Amen.

Happy New Year, “May God give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed” (Psalm 20:4) and “Let the favor of our Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands and heart.” (Psalm 90:17)

Announcements and Stuff

Special Thank You

Reba and I thank you for the blessing of the gift that we received from our Claybanks United Methodist Church family. We will set it aside and use when we want to do some special things together during the 2020 year. You bless us each day by allowing us to be a part of the Claybanks United Methodist Church Family.

Also, thank you for allowing me to be away from you for one weekend in January and one weekend in February to be a part of the Keryx Team as we bring Christ’s love to those men incarcerated in the Carson City Correctional Facility. It is not easy in this modern-day world to visit those in prison as Christ has instructed us to do. By allowing me to be a part 30 men who are allowed to bring Christ into the prison system you are fulfilling Christ commandment from Matthew 25:39 “And when was it that you saw me sick or in prison and visited me”. By allowing me to be part of the Keryx Clergy team we as Claybanks United Methodist Church work to fulfill Jesus command to visit those in prison. This work is part of the active mission we have at Claybanks United Methodist Church for 2020.

Nursery Schedule

Jan 5​ – Carol Adams
Jan 12 – Liz Grossman
Jan 19​ – June Freeman
Jan 26​ – Kathy Ohman

Ragnar Relay Update

This year we were paid $725. $600 is the standard site fee & an additional $125 for
our awesome spirit. Thank you to all who help and support with this important community event. We have already been asked to serve next year. Mark your calendar for September 25, 2020.

Upcoming Worship Schedule

January 5, 2020 – Epiphany Sunday
Communion
From Blessings in the Past Comes Our Promises for the Future
Jeremiah 31:7-14 / Ephesians 1:3-14 / Matthew 1:1-12

January 12, 2020
From Out of the Water
Isaiah 42:1-9 / Matthew 3:1-17

January 19, 2020
Kerch Ministry Weekend
Guest Worship Leader

January 26, 2020
Shalom Sunday
How Does the Methodist Church Solve Its Problems?
Psalm 27:1, 4-9 (UMH#758) / 1 Corinthians 1:1-18