Category Archives: Weekly Service

February 3rd Service

February 3rd, 2019 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” UMH #349

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 God, come hear the good news.
All: But we hear the voice of God calling us to places we do not want to go.
One: People of God, take courage in the loving, sustaining presence of God.
All: We are here to find strength and courage, to find faith and hope, to lean on the everlasting arms of God.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” UMH #384

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 “Take My Life And Let it Be” UMH #399

SHARING THE WORD

Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 1:4-10 Page#613
New Testament Reading 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Page #934

Response to the Word see insert

Message “Love is a Gift” Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Victory in Jesus” UMH #370

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, February 3, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, February 10, 2019
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, February 17, 2019
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Dr. Kamp

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

Pianist
Liturgist Tom Jackson
Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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

November 25th Service

November 25, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Christ the King Sunday
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “As the Deer” TFWS #2025

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: Let’s enter God’s dwelling place.
All: Let’s worship in the house of God!
One: Let’s enter with thanksgiving and praise.
All: Let’s worship with joy of the Lord!
One: Let’s worship with our word and our lives.
All: Let’s live as the household of God!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “We Gather Together” UMH #131

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time/Shalom – 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 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” UMH #694

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Page #261
*Gospel Reading John 18:33-37 Page #881

Message “King of Kings” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns” UMH #327

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, November 25, 2018 – Shalom Sunday
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Monday, November 26, 2018
5:30 pm – Movie/Potluck

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:15 pm – SPRC Meeting
7:00 pm – Church Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 pm – UMW Pizza/Decorating Party

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Communion
9:30 am – Advent Study
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 Kathy Ohman
Nursery Carol Adams

November 11th Service

November 11 , 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Veterans Day
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Family Song” Overhead

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: What do you bring before the Lord this day?
All: We bring our hopes and our dreams to the Lord.
One: What do you seek?
All: We seek peace for our weary souls.
One You will find it in this place for this is the house of the Lord.
All: Open our hearts and our spirits, O Lord, to hear your words of comfort and peace. Amen.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “We Are the Church” UMH #558

Remembering and Recognizing our Veterans

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 “America” UMH #697

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Ruth 1:1-2a, 3-8, 14-16 Page #210
*Gospel Reading Mark 12:28-34 Page #825

Message “Who is Our Family?” Edith Bogart

Prayer

*Hymn “They’ll Know We Are Christians” UMH #2223

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff

Sunday, November 11, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship (Edie Bogart Leading Worship)
Food Drive Ending

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 pm – Trustees Meeting
7:00 pm – Ad Council Meeting

Sunday, November 18, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
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 Megan Schihl
Liturgist Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News