January 14th Service

Third Sunday After Christmas

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Awesome God” SUMH #2040

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
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

Prayer

*Hymn “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” Overhead

Benediction

Church Life
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

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

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Art Grumm
Leader Edie Bogart
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News
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