Monthly Archives: December 2018

December 30th Service

December 30, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

First Sunday After Christmas
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Go Tell it on the Mountain” UMH #251

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: We who have knelt in the stable,
All: Let us come and kneel in the temple!
One: Let our hearts give thanks and our hands rejoice!
All: Let our spirits sing and our bodies dance!
One: O children, enter the house of the Lord!
All: Enter God’s presence and be reborn!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Love Came Down at Christmas” UMH #242

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time/Shalom Offering – 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 Carol Suggestion from the Congregation

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Psalm 148 Page #508
*Gospel Reading Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Page #784

Message Pastor Gary
“Jesus and His Family Became Refugees”

Prayer

*Hymn Carol Suggestion from the Congregation

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 30, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, January 6, 2018
9:45 am – Youth 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 Alisa Ross
Liturgist Charlie Pease
Nursery Kathy Ohman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

December 23rd Service

December 23, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” (2 x) UMH #204

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: God has done great things for us!
All: God’s love is heralded in the promise of Christ.
One: Holy is God’s name!
All: God’s promises are fulfilled in the coming of Christ.
One: God’s mercy extends from generation to generation.
All: God’s salvation is offered in the gift of Christ.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” UMH #238

Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle – Love

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 “O Come, All Ye Faithful” UMH #234

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 Page #555
New Testament Readings Galatians 4:1-7 Page #947
Philippians 2:1-11 Page #954

Message Pastor Gary
“Ways We Know Him: Son of God and Lord”

Prayer

*Hymn “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” UMH #218

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 23, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Monday, December 24, 2018
6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 30, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

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

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Mark Gaultney
Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

December 9th Service

December 9, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Second Sunday in Advent
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “O Little Town of Bethlehem” UMH #230

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: Look to the east.
All: Light is dawning this day.
One: Look to the west.
All: Prepare for the journey ahead.
One: Look to the north.
All: God is guiding our steps.
One: Look to the south.
All: God is shining the warmth of love in our lives.
One: Look to the heavens.
All: Christ is coming soon.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “What Child is This” UMH #219

Lighting of Second Advent Candle – Peace

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 “Angels We Have Heard on High” UMH #238

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Daniel 6:13-14 Page #723
*Gospel Reading Matthew 16:13-28 Page #798

Message Pastor Gary
“Ways We Know Him: Son of Man and Lord”

Prayer

*Hymn “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” UMH #385

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
2:30 pm – Caroling at Nursing Home

Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship – Children’s Christmas Program

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

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Art Grumm
Nursery Edith Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

December 2nd Service

December 2, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

First Sunday in Advent
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” UMH #204

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: People of faith, prepare for the coming reign of Christ!
All: As we gather to pray and sing and listen, a spirit of anticipation and hope fills us.
One: The days are surely coming, says Our God, when justice and righteousness will prevail.
All: May our worship illuminate our hearts and minds freeing us to respond joyfully to God’s call in the days to come.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer
*Hymn “People, Look East” UMH #202

Lighting of First Advent Candle – Hope

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 “Hail to The Lord’s Anointed” UMH #203

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 7:10-14 Page #554
*Gospel Reading Matthew 1:18-23 Page #783

Message “Ways We Know Him: Emmanuel” Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” UMH #211

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Communion
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
2:30 pm – Caroling at Nursing Home

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

Pianist Julie Howell
Liturgist Charlie Pease
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News