Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 21 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
February 21st, 2016   11:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand if you are able

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.

Welcome and Announcements

* Opening Litany
L God’s name is more than a label. It is an expression of his nature and being. There is no disjunction between what God does, what God reveals and who God is.

C Our Lord shows us perfectly the meaning of integrity.
L God is utterly consistent. He does not shift or change or drift in his dealings with his creation. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

C Our Lord teaches us what it means to be faithful.
L We can always count on God. Regardless the difficulty or self-sacrifice required, what God promises, he always does.

C Our Lord proves to us what it is to be dependable.
L God is completely in control. He is omnipotent—all the power in the universe is from him and under his authority. He is able to do all that he wills to do.

C Our Lord’s supreme sovereignty means that nothing can stop him from accomplishing his plan. He is trustworthy.

Hymn       “If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee”        Hymnal #142

Prayers of the People

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

Confession And Absolution

L God is God, and we are simply creatures. All that God is and does is infinitely more than we can be or do. Even as human creatures, we fail and we fall short. We are not able to accomplish what God calls us to do as his people.

C We don’t live lives of steady integrity—too often there is an enormous gap between what we say and what we do. We don’t live in our relationships faithfully—we wear out, we lose interest and we decline with the passage of time. We are not dependable—we get distracted, we get tired, we forget our promises. We are not trustworthy—we are weak and frail creatures, and we cannot do all that we hope or intend. We need God’s forgiveness and grace.

L God knows your reality. God knows your limitations. God knows your weakness and your failure. God knows your sin. But God is trustworthy. He does what he promises—every time. When you confess, he forgives. So, you are forgiven; you are made new again. Amen.

First Reading … 2 Samuel 12:1-13
Second Reading … Colossians 3:12-17
Gospel Reading … Matthew 26:14-25

Morning Message – Pastor Terri – “Broken Trust”

*Hymn                     “Trust and Obey”                  Hymnal #467

Prayer and Benediction  

Prayer Concerns

New:  
Betty (Edie Bogart’s friend)
Brenen Twiss

Continuing:
Joe & Ruby Eldridge                
Carol Adams
Kelly White                       
Deb Aebig
George & Kathy Ohman   
Chris Lash
Steven Hicks
Emma Purcell
Roger Rosenwald & Carol Weller   

Church Life

Sunday, February 21st – 2nd Sunday in Lent
10:15am Sunday School
11:30am Worship

Monday, February 22nd
6:30pm Lenten Bible Study
Newsletter Deadline

Sunday, February 28th – 3rd Sunday in Lent
Shalom Sunday
10:15 am Sunday School
11:30 am Worship

 

 

February 7th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
February 7th, 2016   11:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand if you are able

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.

Welcome and Announcements

*Call to Worship
One: Come, Seekers of Life!
All: Let us sow the seeds of our prayers and songs into the fertile soil of God’s Presence.
One: Let life crack open our hearts, and give birth to renewed spirits.
All: Let all that brings death be consumed in the passionate flame of our worship.
One: And let the resurrection power of our God
All: be expressed and made visible in the shared intimacy of the sacred meal we will share.

*Prayer:
Life-Sustaining God, Every living thing in the universe owes its life to You; All things, seen and unseen, have come into being because of Your creative word.  Your gift of life is ours to enjoy also.  You made us in Your image, You breathed the breath of life into each one of us; We live because You spoke our name.  You have made us to be Your children.  Your energizing Spirit flows through every creature, and through each one of us; You have filled the world with Your Presence and Your voice, You have filled our lives with Your compassion; And we are fed by Your bounty.  As our souls are fed by Your hand, we praise and honor you. AMEN

Hymn             “Tell me the stories of Jesus”            Hymnal #277

Prayers of the People

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

 SHARING THE WORD

Scripture Reading – Matthew 3:13-17
Morning Message – “Part 1 – Our Past” – Pastor Terri

Scripture Reading – 1 Corinthians 11:26
Morning Message – “Part 2 – Our Present” –  Pastor Terri

Scripture Reading – John 6:53-55
Morning Message – “Part 3 – Our Future” – Pastor Terri

*Hymn                  “One Bread One Body”               Hymnal #620

Prayer and Benediction  

Prayer Concerns

New:
Ardith Merten (Bev Grumm’s friend)
Lauren Kroll
Brenen Twiss

Continuing:  
Joe & Ruby Eldridge                
Carol Adams
Kelly White                       
Deb Aebig
George & Kathy Ohman
Chris Lash
Steven Hicks
Roger Rosenwald & Carol Weller
Andrea (Carol Royalty’s granddaughter in Iraq)
Lucy (Patsy Schneider’s Sister-in-law)

Church Life

Sunday, February 7, 2016 –Communion Sunday
10:15 am Sunday School
11:30 am Worship
Monday, February 8, 2016
4:00 pm Worship Design Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
2:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service at Claybanks
6:3 pm Ash Wednesday Service at Shelby
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – First Sunday of Lent
10:15 am Sunday School
11:30 am Worship

Organist-  Megan Schihl
Liturgist-Konnie Grant
Nursery-Doris Graham
Ministers-All People As We Live The Good News