Third Sunday After Christmas
Welcome and Announcements
Praise Song “Awesome God” SUMH #2040
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
One: Trust in the Lord with all your heart
All: And lean not on your own understanding.
One: In all ways acknowledge him
All: And He will make your paths straight.
Gloria Patri UMH #70
Prayer of Confession:
Lord, we have come to church today seeking a word from you.
We do not care very much how you speak it, whether through the songs or the prayers or the Scriptures: we only know that we must hear your voice today. Help us to hear what you would say to our hearts. Amen
Words of Assurance:
O Generous God, open our hearts to receive all of your gifts. In the name of Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.
*Hymn “Learning How to Lean” Overhead
Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns
Children’s Time – “Joseph: A Lesson on Forgiveness”
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 “Victory in Jesus” UMH #370
SHARING THE WORD
First Reading Galatians 6:7-9 Page 948
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Page 961
Hebrews 3:13 Page 972
*Gospel Reading Matthew 6:19-21 Page 787
Message “Be a Giver…Not a Taker” Jim Tanis
*Hymn “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” Overhead
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – Jim Tanis Guest Speaker
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
Sunday, January 21, 2018
9:45 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Art Grumm
Leader Edie Bogart
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News