January 22nd Worship Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, January 22, 2023
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Third Sunday After the Epiphany
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”……….UMH 103

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: We come seeking God,
All: The one who guides us and protects us.
Leader: People of God, there is nothing to fear,
All: For God dwells in our hearts.
Leader: Let us shout with joy, for God is here!
All: Let us sing praises to the Holy One!

*Gloria Patri……………………..…….….UMH   70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn

”Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”……….UMH  344

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………………….…………UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn
”Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”…………….UMH 361

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 9:1-4…………….Page 555
*Gospel Reading

Matthew 4:12-23..…..…..….Page 785

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”Joy Found in Discipleship”

Prayer

*Hymn

”I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”………..TFWS 2129

*Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist  – Doris Graham

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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