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

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