January 8th Worship Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, January 8, 2023
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Baptism of the Lord
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”……….UMH 173

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

Leader: Let the heavens declare the glory of the Lord!
All: Let us give unto the Lord all glory and praise!
Leader: Let our lives declare the glory due to our merciful God!
All: For the voice of God fills our ears with beauty and strength.
Leader: Let us lift our voices in praise for God’s kindness and mercy!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

*Gloria Patri…………………….…….….UMH   70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn

”When Jesus Came to Jordan”………………UMH  252

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology…………………….…………UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn
”Spirit Song”………………………..UMH 347

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Isiah 42:1-9…………….Page 584

Epistle Reading
Acts 10:34-48……..……….Page 895

*Gospel Reading
Matthew 3:13-17……………Page 784

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”Witnessing as Disciples”

Prayer

*Hymn

”Wonderful Words of Life”………………UMH 600

*Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist  – Bev Grumm

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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